Monthly Archives: March 2011

Tillamook is up next

OK, this will be fun. Speaking at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Tillamook County Library, Main Branch, 1716 Third St., Tillamook (home of the fighting Cheesemakers). Would love to meet up with mystery and thriller fans from northwestern Oregon, if you’re around this weekend.

You can learn more at the library’s website.


The Oregonian

Ah. Nice write-up in The Oregonian’s on-line version about the Spotted Owl award.

Thank you, writer Jeff Baker!



Friends, indeed!

I have just learned that I have been named the winner of the 2011 Spotted Owl Award from the Friend of Mystery, for my thriller “Crashers.”

The Friends is an Oregon-based society of mystery and thriller enthusiasts. The Spotted Owl is given to the best mystery novel written by Northwest author.

I couldn’t be more honored!

Past winners have included the likes of Kate Wilhelm, Earl Emerson and Phillip Margolin. It’s more than a little surreal to think my name will be linked with the likes of these terrific storytellers.

This is the 16th year that the Friends of Mystery have handed out the Spotted Owl. This year’s list of candidates included more than 60 novels!

I am humbled. And stunned.


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