Ritter Ames — USA TODAY Bestselling Mystery Author of the Bodies of Art Mysteries series and the Organized Mysteries series

Archive for June 2015

Wanted to mention that I’ve finally taken the leap and started a Facebook Author Page at Ritter Ames Books. It has details right now about an FB event I’m participating in this Thursday, and how to enter for some of the prizes. And I’m planning a big giveaway by the end of the month to celebrate the new page–I’ll give the details once the Thursday Facebook event is no longer on the horizon. This is the page where I’ll post a fun or interesting thing I’ve discovered that relates to mysteries, as well as giveaways I learn that my fellow (and favorite) authors are doing at the moment. I’ll also be able to add first news easier there about my books too, just a brief post when there’s something my readers want to know. But I know Facebook isn’t for everyone, so I’ll still be posting info here–the blog process just doesn’t always have the brevity and immediacy options that a quick FB post achieves. Especially if it also relates to FB events, and there are more and more such events getting scheduled on FB all the time. So, feel free to like my author page if this sounds interesting. I promise not to swamp you with ads 🙂

 

 

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I’m trying to turn over a new leaf and blog more regularly, so since Wednesday is usually when the unexpected happens I’m starting here with a new feature on anything I find New or Free. Yeah, I know that sounds oxymoronic to start something on the day of the week I can usually control the least, but I’m always up for a challenge. So, here’s a potpourri of things I found interesting and/or free that I thought y’all might be interested in seeing, too.

Make Your Own Pallet BookshelfThis first idea is one that involves repurposing items with a little ingenuity and creativity. So items get recycled instead of ending up in landfills. I love projects like this–especially when you can get the materials cheaply or for just the cost of hauling it away for someone who doesn’t want the stuff anymore. This is a “Make Your Own Pallet Bookshelf” and a mini-tutorial can be found online–just Click Here

Adult Coloring PagesAre you a little stressed, and feel you need to let your inner child out to play? Well, go to Zen Downloadable Color Pages for Adults to not only find intricate color pages to make you forget your stress as you fill in the spaces with crayons, colored pencils or ink–but the site also gives a bit of information about why these kinds of designs help calm the soul.

If you want more coloring options, Mum in the Madhouse has a whole blog page full of downloadable coloring page options for every kind of taste and talent. Check it out and see 🙂

Carina Press is Celebrating their 5th Anniversary with a Giveaway on their blog. Check out the great books on offer and sign up for your own chance to win.

And if you’re looking for Free Mysteries to read over your summer vacation, Amazon’s Free Mystery Pages offer hundreds of great choices right now. Just click Next Page to get to the next set of books in the list.

I’m going to be looking for new things to send out next week. Let me know if you know about something you think I should include in a coming post.


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