I have to admit that this is the first time I'm going solo. On a blog, I mean. For the last four and a half years, I've been a part of the First Offenders with Jeff Shelby, Alison Gaylin, Lori Armstrong, and Anthony Neil Smith. We are all writers, and Jeff, Alison, Lori and I met at Bouchercon in Chicago in 2005 and decided we'd start blogging together. We were one of the first group blogs by mystery writers. But all things must come to an end, and we all have many other commitments. So we have decided to close up shop over at First Offenders.
Striking out on my own seemed logical, only because my website lacks a place where I can post breaking news, and without First Offenders, I could wallow in obscurity. Except, of course, for my Facebook page. But not everyone is on Facebook, even though it might seem like it.
So please come back occasionally and see what's here. I can't promise to blog every day—I do have a book to write—but I hope to generate some conversation at times. I hope you'll join in.