Wednesday, April 13, 2016

The Official Release of DYING FOR A TASTE!

It has finally arrived—the day my very first published book is being released! (Okay, so it was actually yesterday. But in my defense, I was on the road, driving from LA to Santa Cruz, with several stops along the way, and didn’t get home till 6:00 p.m. Which of course is well past cocktail hour, so this post just had to wait until today.)

Dying for a Taste,
release date April 12, 2016

And in conjunction with the book’s release, my very first author interview has also just been published—by the talented editor, Kristen Weber, for the website Shelf Pleasure. (You can read it here.) Huzzah!

Right. So now for a confession: I know I’m supposed to be ecstatic and overjoyed and thrilled and any number of other things right now. And I am indeed experiencing all of those emotions—and more.

But really, it mostly feels incredibly surreal.

I mean, I’ve been working so hard for so many years to get to this exact point, but now that I’m here, it’s hard truly absorbing that it has finally happened. (I’m guessing this might be a normal reaction, and that it just take a while for it all to sink in. Other authors out there: Was this your experience when your first book was released?)

But don’t get me wrong. I am over the moon, and so very appreciative of everyone who helped to get me here (beta-readers, my wonderful agent, and everyone at Crooked Lane Books), and especially to all of you who have been buying the book.



  1. Yeah, I'm dying for a taste of this one myself!

  2. Just finished reading your book. LOVED IT!!!! I cannot wait to read more.

  3. Read 17 chapters today with two young boys at home - just can't put it down! Loving this book :)
    Can't wait for the next Sally Solari mystery.

  4. Thank you, Kelly! So glad you're enjoying it!

  5. What a great ride! Dying for a Taste is just my cup of murder tea. Eagerly awaiting the next case.