Las Comadres & Friends National Latino Book Club just announced a baker’s dozen literary works of all genres for their 2017 Summer Reading List. Blood’s Echo was listed at number 3! I’m very humbled and honored to be included in such a prestigious group of talented writers. Click to link to the press release.
LESA HOLSTEIN, book reviewer for the Poisoned Pen, interviewed me for her blog. One of her questions tugged at my heart: Readers will undoubtedly think of your career when they think of Veranda. What was your most unusual experience that you can tell us about? When I was a uniform patrol officer early in my […]
From the March/April edition of Suspense Magazine: “In her debut novel Maldonado pulls from her personal experience as a former cop to provide readers with a highly entertaining police procedural—a thriller with more than a touch of reality, pulled from today’s headlines. Detective Veranda Cruz, a Phoenix Police Drug Enforcement Agent and a first-generation Phoenician, is […]
This post originally ran in the Midnight Ink blog, Under Cover of Midnight. The Latino equivalent of Windex is Vicks VapoRub, which is used to treat everything from a head cold to a sucking chest wound. Now you know. When I retired from crime fighting and took up crime writing, I decided to create a […]
People ask me how to give themselves the proverbial kick in the pants to get their draft finished and out into the world. My best advice is to make a declaration. Say it out loud. Set a date for completion, and commit. No one will ever know how brilliant your manuscript is while it’s still […]
This post originally ran in the Femme Fatales blog site. As a crime fiction writer and reader, did a ripple of unease just go down your spine when you read the title of this post? What if every time you published a book, a renegade website released the first and last page of your story? […]