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, …

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.” https://readersfavorite.com/book-review/lazarus/1

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.

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 …

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.

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 …

“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 people.co.uk.

“A lovely and transcendent reminder of how powerful Southern fiction can be….keeps the reader on edge…I loved this book and looked forward to every moment I spent reading it. Child’s Play is a powerful coming of age novel with an unforgettable cast of characters. It’s most highly recommended.” – Jack Magnus, Readers’ Favorite

Many thanks to crime mystery author Sally Spedding for crafting such a fun interview and Mystery People Editor Lizzie Hayes for publishing it both on the MP website and on Lizzie’s blog. Sally asked really thoughtful questions, and I had to go deep in some cases to make sure I did them justice. I had fun doing the …

So exciting to learn that the Readers’ Favorite Website has awarded Malice on the Mekong five stars! Here are a few excerpts: “Great entertainment…breathtaking language..powerful and evocative..a beautiful tapestry on which the gripping story is masterfully designed…hard to put down…classic story that will be remembered for the beautiful characters, the unforgettable setting, and events so …