What a Decade!

I’ve been offline for much of December, but I’ve still seen plenty of retrospectives. And they’re not just memorializing the past year, but the last decade. It’s been a wonderful ride for me. In 2010, I published my debut novel, THE DAMAGE DONE, which went on the win the Anthony Award for Best First Novel. Since then, I’ve gone on to publish five more books and roughly forty short stories, plus a slew of articles and essays. I’ve won a second Anthony Award and a Derringer Award. My 2019 novel, ONE SMALL SACRIFICE, became a bestseller. I’ve had the opportunity to travel across North America and to travel abroad, visiting Argentina, Germany, Israel, Scotland, and Sweden. Best of all, I’ve met so many incredible people and made wonderful new friends. I can honestly say that I have the best job in the world.

Still, some things don’t change. My favorite travel companion is still my husband, Dan (a fact that seems fitting, since we met while traveling in Italy, many, many years ago). My biggest fans are still my parents, who have no reservations about cheering on their daughter’s murderous impulses. And I have an amazing group of friends who’ve known my for most of my life. I’m grateful for all of you, and I’m looking forward to what the next decade brings. Happy new year!

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