HOW I LOST CONTROL OF MY JAYNE CASTLE WORLD

If you know me you probably know by now that I write psychic romantic suspense under three different names:  Jayne Ann Krentz for contemporaries, Amanda Quick for historicals and Jayne Castle for my futuristic stories. Things were going swell until I realized the horrifying truth.  The dust bunnies had taken control of my Jayne Castle… Read More

“Hey, Doc. You Know That Patient You Saw . . .”

An emergency physician never wants to hear those words. The next line won’t be, “He stopped by the ER today to say he’s doing well.” Instead, the inevitable bad news will ignite emotions somewhere between regret and outright terror. Sometimes the bearer of bad news won’t make the slightest effort to spare your feelings. As… Read More

America Needs Westerns

My third western, A Score to Settle, was recently released by The Wild Rose Press. It’s set in 1870 New Mexico Territory and unfolds on the notorious Goodnight-Loving cattle trail. My first two western mysteries, The Reckoning, and The Renewal, are set about the same timeframe in Colorado. Are westerns coming back? Seems like it…. Read More

Time is Life

Excerpt from DEAD ALREADY by Mike Krentz One person who comments on today’s blog will win a $25 BN gift card! (Dr. Zack Winston cannot fathom why his former patient, Carl Barnett, succumbed to sudden cardiac arrest. Perplexed or not, he must cover his assigned duty shifts in the ER. His boss, Dr. Dennis King,… Read More

Emergency, Emergency!

Excerpt from DEAD ALREADY by Mike Krentz (Young Dr. Zack Winston, a US Navy flight surgeon, met his true love, aviator Noelle Robinson, while serving with a carrier air wing based in Japan. Their torrid affair culminated in a rushed marriage that enabled them to deploy together on USS Kitty Hawk, albeit in separate male… Read More

Tales from The Pit

When I showed up in the ER many years ago for my first shift as an emergency physician, I didn’t consider myself a pioneer. The American Board of Medical Specialties had not yet recognized emergency medicine as a bona fide clinical discipline. In those days, physicians often referred to the ER as “The Pit.”  To… Read More

1 Confessions of a True Crime Addict

I am an addict of true crime documentaries and ripped from the headline stories! That’s why it was so exciting when Harlequin asked me to participate in their Unsolved Mystery series by writing Cold Case Reopened. It seemed like a natural fit since I am such a fan and surprise, so are many women. Why… Read More

Beyond Disney’s Magic and Miami’s Glitz

When you think of Florida, do you immediately think 1) Spring break on the beach or 2) Disney? If so, you’re not alone. But Florida, believe it or not, offers much more than that. I live in Central Florida, and when we moved up here from S. Florida’s hustle and bustle 25 years ago, we… Read More

Just Like Her (Neighbor)

Be Ready to Have Chills Run Down Your Spine… As an author, we regularly (at least pre-2020) had days in which odd things happen because of our profession. Yet, odd doesn’t even begin to touch the events that led to the writing of my latest novel Just Like Her, Book 1 of the True Crimes Series. This novel is based on a true story—and not just any true story, but that of my neighbor, Glenn Dibley—the perpetrator of the crimes and homicides showcased on its pages.

Long Summer at Home

Since I’m housebound like the rest of the country, and unable to make my usual summer treks to see friends and attend various conferences, I thought I would wistfully talk about my summer plans. Fortunately, my home state of Montana is one of the nicest places in the world to spend the summer.  Mountains so… Read More