I Guess I Have the Bargain of the Week

I have two books coming out soon. The first, Organized for Homicide, is another featuring organizational expert Kate McKenzie as chief sleuth and bottle organizer. To coincide with this September 8th release, my publisher has discounted book#1 in the series, Organized for Murder, to 99 cents for a short time in all ebook formats. And the rest of this week I’ll be posting excerpts of the new book, Organized for Homicide, so everyone can get a sampling of that story as well. In my Organized Mysteries series, Kate and her sidekick, Meg Berman, find that starting a small business sometimes leads to having to do more than your mission statement implies. Sometimes it means figuring out whodunit when someone involved in their business contract gets killed, and law enforcement focuses on the wrong person as the murder suspect. In the first book, Kate is in the hot seat herself, so she is absolutely sure the state police Read more…

Bargain this Week & Great New Mystery Series

Whenever I’ve had a chance these past few days, I’ve been reading the first book in a great new mystery series by Jennifer L. Hart. Murder Al Dente had an official release date yesterday in all bookseller venues, but Amazon jumped the gun and released the Kindle version last Saturday afternoon and I snatched one up right away–at the release week bargain price of 99 cents! While I may be on deadline for the next Bodies of Art Book, and for the Sept 8th release of Organized for Homicide, I still suffer from a reading addiction that makes me an absolute b*tch if I don’t get my fix. My family puts up with me for awhile, but I don’t like to push their patience, so I try to at least read a little each day (it’s truly the least I can do to save family harmony–I am the glue that holds my loved ones Read more…

Day in the Life of an Artist

In the spring when my kid was in the third grade, she said she wanted to grow up to be Mary Englebreit. Not that she wanted to be an artist like M.E.–she wanted to be Mary Englebreit. After we explained the difference in terminology, she seemed okay with just studying to be an artist, and has always been unbelievably creative in her own right, but I’m not sure DD was every completely happy with the fact that she couldn’t just assume the persona of her favorite. Her words at the time made me contemplate who I’d wanted to be at her age. In the first part of 4th grade I read Little Women, and for the first time realized I could grow up to be an author. Before that I’d thought books just magically appeared on library shelves. My daughter was obviously much brighter than I at an early age.   Just now, Read more…