What’s New & Free Wednesday — New Group Edition

Have you been looking for a place where you can get to know your favorite mystery authors, meet a few new to you authors, and have a behind the crime scene tape view of their worlds?
Then come join me in the Sleuthing Women…Read, sleuth, solve, repeat community on Facebook. https://www.facebook.com/groups/Sleuthingwomanauthorcollective/

I’m excited to announce my involvement in this collection of amazing women authors focused on female sleuth mysteries. The collective includes authors from various genres including cozy, private detective, police procedural and paranormal, so, you’re sure to find something you’ll love.

In the Collective you’ll have access to not only me but thirty-plus other authors, many with highly acclaimed best-selling books!

Join Abby L. Vandiver, Anne R. Tan, Ava Mallory, Caroline Fardig, Carolyn Haines, Carolyn L. Dean, Carolyn Ridder Aspenson, CeeCee James, Gina LaManna, K.E. O’Connor, Kathi Daley, Jenna St. James, Larissa Reinhart, Madison Johns, Nancy J. Coco, Patti Larsen, Sheryl Babin, Stephanie Damore, Tara Ellis, Tara Meyers, Teri Woods, Tonya Kappes, Tricia Sanders, Wendy Meadows, Wendy Roberts, and me (of course) and go behind the crime scene tape with each and every one of us. Sleuthing Women…Read, sleuth, solve, repeat. Join our new community and come celebrate our grand-opening party on June 12th from 7 PM – 9 PM in our group.
https://www.facebook.com/groups/Sleuthingwomanauthorcollective/

You can also subscribe to the group’s newsletter and you will receive a free e-book when signing up, as well as behind the crime tape access to the collective group of authors. The sign up link is: https://mailchi.mp/cc95873f1055/sleuthing-women-author-collective-newsletter-sign-up

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Travel Tuesday–Heist Edition

Due to some unforeseen computer problems last week (thanks so much Microsoft), I had a couple of days when I had to work at simply getting my laptop up and running correctly again. Which meant I lost two days of actual worktime and didn’t get to post a Friday Freebie highlighting the Chapter Two excerpt of Bronzed Betrayals on Wattpad. So, since versatility is my middle name anymore, I’m posting the link here to the excerpt and calling it a Travel Tuesday offering because the excerpt lets readers follow behind Laurel as she journeys to her latest “reclamation” destination. Today’s location is the Knightsbridge area in London, and you can Read the Excerpt for Chapter Two for free on Wattpad.

If you missed reading the Chapter One excerpt, you can Click Here to read from the beginning on Wattpad. If you start with Chapter One, at the very bottom of the excerpt is an orange Continuation bar that you can click to shoot over to Chapter Two and keep reading. And yes, I will be posting Chapter Three soon so keep an eye on this blog space 🙂

In the meantime, don your black catsuit, grab your electronic gizmos, and follow Laurel Beacham on this Travel Tuesday–Heist Edition to see if she can reclaim the stolen art!

What’s New and Free Wednesday Edition–

If you want to read the early chapters of BRONZED BETRAYALS while it’s still in preorder, just stop by Wattpad ahead of the title’s release date. This week, I’ve added an excerpt of Chapter One on Wattpad, and in the coming weeks I’ll be adding Chapter Two and Chapter Three. Stop by and see what kind of trouble Laurel and the gang get into this time. BRONZED BETRAYALS on Wattpad

 

 

 

 

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An Artistic Approach to My Personal Word Doodling

I’ve often said that I don’t always know what I think about anything until I write about it. Oh sure, I talk a good game, but there’s something about sitting down with paper and pen or balancing a laptop on my lap that allows my thoughts, feelings, fears, frustrations, joys, and–yes–a little intelligence to finally seem to coalesce in the way I truly need it to. I doodle with words, there isn’t any other way to describe it, and those doodled words help me understand everything much better. But I’ve found as I wait for all my thoughts to come together, I tend to doodle with pen and ink as well–drawing (badly) and shading in different shapes and angles. But I’m no artist, and I need all the help I can get.

Last year, I received a daily devotional book created by S.E. Foster that I posted about on one of my Facebook pages. This gifted artist not only created a daily devotional book for people like me to write in, with prompts to use as springboards to inner thoughts but as a bonus, the book also included images to color–to let the inner creative out in another way. I truly enjoyed taking my own meditative moment each day to stop and breathe and write about what I personally needed to say to myself. Some of it was slightly religious, a little of it was decidedly humorous, but all of it was deeply personal to me and my life. None of what I wrote would mean much to anyone else–but it was what I needed to hear myself say through ink on the page. 

So when I discovered S.E. Foster just published her second book, I ordered a copy, and Amazon notified me this afternoon that it and the other item I ordered at the time of purchase have been shipped. I have a feeling a lot of my Christmas shopping will be completed early this year, as I plan to give copies of this book to several people on my list. But everyone better keep their hands off mine–my ink pen is ready and my colored pencils are on hand for backup!

If you’d like to check out this new release for yourself, here’s the Amazon Link

 

 

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