12 May 2011

A Girl Squishy and White (Short Story)

Suzy Kramer called me two days after she died. I was surprised. My family had gone to bed and I’d stayed up late to do homework, which sat on the coffee table, abandoned in lieu of a late-night movie. When Suzy called, a swamp monster had draped a beautiful girl over his arms to carry into the…

03 May 2011

The Magic of Poetry

I've been sampling a lot of poetry lately. Writing poetry is almost the polar opposite of writing novels. Such a different focus and perspective. I started writing poetry, like many writers, at a very young age, when my discovery of the written word was new and fantastical. But the magic has…

22 April 2011


Yeah, knew that would get your attention. 😊 If you plan to be in the Clovis, NM, area on Friday April 29th, stop by the Clovis Community College for a reading, a fun discussion and FREE PIZZA!!! Wow, that pic is really blurry.

14 February 2011

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We interrupt this commercial break with a very important message… Before you Read FIRST GRAVE ON THE RIGHT (Message from Charlotte Davidson): If you’re going to read my story, there’s something you should know. Despite what your mother told you, despite what your father promised, there are…

09 February 2011

Salute to First Grave!

Had to share! This was done by Tricia Pickyme Schmitt.

01 February 2011


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28 January 2011

Starred Review from Booklist!

Starred Review! Woohoo! BOOKLIST Advanced Review – Uncorrected Proof Issue: February 1, 2011 First Grave on the Right. Jones, Darynda (Author) Feb 2011. 320 p. St. Martin's, hardcover, $21.99. (9780312662752). Charley Davidson’s police-officer father and uncle began consulting her for…

30 December 2010

The Joy of Audiobooks

As an avid reader, I really enjoy audiobooks. With audiobooks, I can still "read" while driving, exercising, staring off into space. (I'm a writer.) It helps me keep up with my ever-growing and overwhelming TBR pile. (I'm trying to learn to speed read as well.) The one…