Let’s face it, it’s an odd time right now for everyone, and sadly, many of the conferences and in-person events I had scheduled have been canceled due to Coronavirus. Things will pick up again, but in the meantime, I hope you and yours are well and that you remain safe. ~Micki

Now – October 2 ~ Goodreads Giveaway! Sign up for your chance to win one of five copies of Shadow Ridge! Follow this link, or visit my Shadow Ridge book page.

October 1 ~ Shadow Ridge preview in The Big Thrill Magazine. Learn what draws me to the genre, who has influenced my writing (and why), plus one thing you won’t find on the jacket copy!

October 4 ~ Fellow crime writer Elena Taylor interrogates me in this author interview. Check back for the link!

October 6 ~ Shadow Ridge launches!

October 6, 6:00 p.m. ~ Join the party! To celebrate the launch of Shadow Ridge, I’ll be joined by a very special guest ~ Award-Winning Author Hank Phillippi Ryan! This Zoom event is hosted by the fabulous Murder on the Beach Bookstore. It’s free with the purchase of a book, or $5.00 which is creditable toward Shadow Ridge. Reservations are required, so be sure to call Murder on the Beach at 561.279.7790!

October 7, 7 p.m. ~ Authors on the Air interview by Pam Stack.

October 7 ~ Shadow Ridge book review and author interview on Writers Who Kill.

October 9 ~ Fellow crime writer Donnell Ann Bell shines the spotlight on my writing process, my love/hate relationship with snow, and what’s next for Detective Jo Wyatt in her Help From My Friends, Friday Interview. Link coming soon!

October 9 ~ Author extraordinaire Marni Graff reviews Shadow Ridge on Auntie M Crime Review.

October 10 ~ Learn about A Day in the Life of Jo Wyatt at Dru’s Book Musings! Link coming soon!

October 11 ~ Join me on Murder Books where I blog with such notables as Bruce Robert Coffin, Roger Johns, Ben Keller, Isabella Maldonado, Lissa Marie Redmond, Mark Thielman, and Brian Thiem.

October 14 ~ Guest blog at Chicks on the Case. Link coming soon!

October 15 – 18 ~ Cancelled Bouchercon 2020 ~ Where Murder is a Capital Crime! Sacramento, California.

December ~ I’ll be on tour all month with Partners in Crime! Stay tuned for where I’ll be when–and what I’ll be doing!


April 8-11 ~ Take a left at Albuquerque and join the fun at the 31st annual Left Coast Crime convention! Left Coast Crime is an annual mystery convention sponsored by mystery fans, both readers and authors. This event is now virtual!

Links to Previous Events


August 2 ~ Law enforcement officers spend a tremendous amount of time talking to people, and the better they are at communicating, the more effective they are in their job. Join me on Women Writers, Women(‘s) Books where I talk about tactical communications–and how it may be just what your story needs–or not.

July 15 ~ Jurisdiction is confusing, and if you don’t get it right, as a writer, you risk losing your audience. Here are some tips to help make sure the officer, deputy, or agent you create shows up in the right scene. Join me on Women Writers, Women(‘s) Books to find out how!


October 31 – November 3 ~ Bouchercon 2019 –  The world’s premier crime fiction event visits Dallas this year for “Denim, Diamonds, and Death!

October 23, 6:30 p.m. ~ A Night of Mystery & Suspense at Murder on the Beach Bookstore in Delray Beach, Florida. Keynote speaker for Women’s National Book Association.

October 17 – 21 ~ The Florida Writers Association Annual Conference in Orlando/Alamonte Springs. I’m proud to announce I’ve been named the Person of Renown for the 2019 FWA Collection #11: Writers @ Work! I’ll be signing on Friday morning and speaking during Friday’s luncheon.

August 10Murder on the Beach Bookstore  “Mystery Writing: It starts with a crime” writers workshop

June 28 – 30Mystery Fest Key West – Presented Underwater Investigations and included in a faculty lineup with Jeffery Deaver, Heather Graham, Carla Norton and plenty of other intriguing mystery writers. Check out my author interview!

March 9 ~ Keynote speaker at the American Association of University Women’s annual fund-raising gala and book signing, Lighthouse Point Yacht Club.

January 19 – 28Writers In Paradise, The Eckerd College Writer’s Conference in St. Petersburg, Florida

January 13 ~ Facebook Live discussion of the Mer Cavallo Mysteries with the Girls that Scuba Book Club


November 17 ~ Presenting “Into the Depths: Mysteries with a Splash”  Florida Chapter of Mystery Writers of America luncheon Boca Raton, FL

November 9Royal Palm Literary Award Showcase ~ Winner interview and link to a preview of Beached.

October 20 ~ Royal Palm Literary Award Banquet at the Florida Writers Association annual conference. My novel, Beached, awarded the Royal Palm Literary Award for both Best Mystery and Published Book of the Year.

June 24~ Author Interview and Mer Cavallo Mysteries review on Auntie M Writes

April 27-30Malice Domestic! New Kids on the Block panelist (moderated by the amazing Margaret Maron)

The Agatha Award for Best First Novel Nominee Blog Hop! Join the debut novelist nominees as we visit the following blogs!  April 19 ~Mysteristas leaves us on a deserted island; April 13 ~ Wicked Cozy Authors asks us about superstitions; April 3 ~ Sleuthsayers puts us on the spot about what makes each of us special; March 31 ~ Jungle Red Writers invites us to talk about our first byline; March 27 ~ Femme Fatales Hey! Nobody’s Perfect…; March 19 ~ Stiletto Gang Interview with Agatha Nominees; March 12 ~ Miss Demeanors What a Bunch of Characters!; March 2 ~ Chicks on the Case Central Casting – who do you see portraying Mer?; February 20 ~ Writers Who Kill start with writing and ends at the Olympics.

March 23 ~ Social Night and book signing at Pura Vida Divers!

February 24 ~ Book signing at Jupiter Dive Center.

February 4 ~ Author interview on Murder Books. I dish with Bruce Robert Coffin about nuns, cops, drinks, and murder. What could possibly go wrong?

January 22-28 ~  ITW Members offer their sage advice to the next generation of thriller writers. Join the week-long discussion here.

January 24 ~ Author interview at Ally Shields’ Coffee Chat.

January 15 ~  Beached is spotlighted on One Writer’s Journey.

January 13 ~  A Day in the Keys with Dr. Mer Cavallo on Dru’s Book Musings.

January 12 ~ Author interview at Scandals. Strong Women. Second Chances.

January 10 ~  Launch day for Beached!

January 9 ~ Learn what I hoped to accomplish in the opening chapter of Beached at The First Two Pages.

January 8 ~ I discuss short story writing on Cozy in Miami.

January 5 ~  I share why authors must know how to plot a crime before they can write about one at  The Writing Train .

January 1 ~ Review of Beach and author profile in The Big Thrill magazine!