Thanks to Promoting Crime Fiction for the Great Review

Just discovered a lovely review of THE SILVER FOXES in the British blog, “Promoting Crime Fiction,” another enterprise of Lizzie Sirett, editor of Mystery People. Among reviewer Carol Wetron’s welcome praise: “superb skill in bringing these characters to life…all engaging and beautifully portrayed… thoroughly enjoyable read.”


What a happy way to start the holiday week: Readers’ Favorite just gave The Silver Foxes a 5-star review: “…intriguing mystery…interesting cast of characters…If readers find this book first, most likely they will want to read the previous two books!”

Nancy Swing published a Peer Profile about my starting to write mysteries after retirement from a career as an international consultant. It was a fun interview, covering lots of topics, including building skills, avoiding a roman a clef, the challenges of an indie author, marketing and what comes next after publishing four books in four years. …

Thanks to “Mystery People” for Their LAZARUS Review

This UK website did a fine job of explaining a novel set in the hills of West Virginia to foreign readers: “a most appealing character…a very illuminating depiction of life and attitudes.” One of the reasons I like to read mysteries set in unfamiliar locations is that I learn more about the humanity we share, …

Five Stars for LAZARUS!

Thrilled to learn that LAZARUS received a five-star review from Readers’ Favorite. Among the phrases: “Swing’s writing is lyrical and lovely…and her characters are quite unforgettable.”

Page Turners Book Fest

A great afternoon at the Page Turners Book Fest in Monterey, CA earlier this month. Met lots of readers, exchanged thoughts with other authors and sold books too. Talking with readers really sparks my creativity.

Appearing at Local Author Book Fest

Pleased to be among 44 local authors featured at Page Turners Book Fest, Sunday, July 15, Elks Lodge, 150 Mar Vista, Monterey, CA. 1:00, former Spy D.S. Kane will share ideas on “How to Write a Thriller.” 2:00-5:00, authors will sign and sell books in many genres, including children’s, fantasy, memoir, mystery, poetry, sci fi …

Video Appearance

Recently made an appearance on Kyle Elizabeth Wood’s “Bohemia Live.” You can view the whole thing on YouTube or a short video on my Amazon Author’s Page. The video clip features my response to Kyle’s question about why I write mysteries.

Fun Interview on the Gary Bowden Show

Really had fun doing Gary Bowden’s radio interview, broadcast on WAJR-FM, Clarksburg; WBTQ-FM, Buckhannon and WSWW-FM, Summerville during my book tour of West Virginia. Gary asked thought-provoking questions, and I later heard from listeners that they enjoyed the program. If you like, you can listen to the podcast via the link below. My interview comes …

High Praise from Mystery People

“a fascinating study of the damage dark secrets can do to an individual, a family and a community…at the same time, a lot of gentle humor…two unusual but thoroughly engaging protagonists…an excellent crime novel but also a story of redemption” – Carol Westron, mystery