The Soundtrack of My Working Life

One thing that keeps me energized as an author is playing music as I write. My daughter used to always say she could tell which writing project I was currently working on based on what music came out of my home office. Her favorite was when I worked on a suspense/thriller with a particularly no-nonsense reporter as the protagonist, because I played Sheryl Crow all day. I’m not sure why, but the music perfectly fit that particular character. Right now, I’m on deadline for the next book in my Bodies of Art Mysteries series, and beyond watching YouTube videos of Barcelona and Switzerland (that’s all the clues I’m giving, no spoilers) I added new music to my “escape in Europe” repetoire. Have been writing to the soundtracks of the Oceans movies, thanks to a tip from terrific author Ellie Ashe. But a couple of weeks ago I saw the new The Man Read more…

Another Giveaway Day & Fun Trivia

Thrilled to say the International Cozy Mystery Bundle is out and a hit on the charts, and we’re over at Laffeinated Ink today talking trivia about the featured books and giving away copies of the bundle! Best of all, my book, Counterfeit Conspiracies is smack in the middle of books by three of my favorite authors! The four-book mystery bundle includes: Fashion, Lies, and Murder (Amber Fox Mysteries book #1) by Sibel Hodge Counterfeit Conspiracies (Bodies of Art Mysteries book #1) by Ritter Ames Death Under the Venice Moon (Lella York Mysteries book #2) by Maria Grazia Swan Chasing the Dollar (Miranda Vaughn Mysteries book #1) by Ellie Ashe Here’s more great news, while it’ll be a steal at the $6.99 regular price next week, Get it This Week when it’s on sale for only 99 cents! So drop by the Laffeinated Ink blog if you have a minute and answer the easy question to enter the giveaway, and celebrate our bundle that’s already at Read more…