What’s New and Free Wednesday?

I realize it’s been a while since this blog has posted one of the Wednesday info blasts for new and free. It’s not from lack of trying, but rather from an extraordinarily challenging year that has seemed to derail my writing projects with a kind of focused consistency of a toddler walking through a shop filled with crystal. I’ll switch things up a little and start with What’s Free.  For anyone who hasn’t read the summer Organized Mystery short story “Organized for Labor Day Foul Play,” that was available for a short time in ebook, and later as a quick fun giveaway here on my blog, it’s available free again right now on Wattpad at  https://www.wattpad.com/story/118778329-organized-for-labor-day-foul-play?   You will have to be signed up to Wattpad, but membership is free and the story read is free. I’ll only have it available there a few more weeks, so don’t miss it. Read more…

Halloween is Coming and Fun on the Schedule Today

Is everyone ready for Halloween? Yes, this is Halloween week, and I’m celebrating the fact today over at a weeklong Facebook event Kathi Daley is hosting that she’s calling a Halloween Spooktacular. Trust me, that event name sums it up nicely. Different review bloggers each day invited their favorite authors to come and takeover an hour of the event. Today’s blogger is Girl with Book Lungs and I’m filling her 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. EDT takover hour (1-2 p.m. CDT, noon-1 p.m. MDT, and 11 a.m. to noon PDT). Here’s the link if you want to come and join us Kathi Daley’s Halloween Spooktacular on Facebook and click Discussion to see all the posts and follow all the fun. Lots of terrific things planned, and I’ve even had some help with my posts by a few of the other authors in our MIDNIGHT MYSTERIES anthology. I’ll be giving away a copy of that ebook and some Read more…

Friday Preview–Midnight Mysteries

I thought today would be a good day for a sneak peek at the short stories coming in a couple of weeks in MIDNIGHT MYSTERIES: 9 Cozy Tales by 9 Bestselling Mystery Authors. As I already mentioned in an earlier post, this collection has All Brand New, Never Before Published Stories from favorite mystery authors and feature bestselling mystery series. The book tops 400 pages, and I’ll post the buy link in a couple of weeks. In the meantime, look forward to these stories– Ritter Ames – “Organized for Masked Motives” (from the Organized Mysteries series) Kate McKenzie never dreamed when she started her business, Stacked in Your Favor, that she’d spend nearly as much time crime solving as organizing. But with Halloween approaching, and too many items on the to-do list, she and Meg Berman find themselves in another puzzling dilemma—where every answer leads to another question. Morgana Best – “No Read more…

Evolution of a book cover

A few weeks ago, I offered a sneak peek here on the blog of a new Halloween Organized Mystery I’d written for an upcoming fall anthology that will be released the middle of next month. We authors have moved past the writing and editing stages now and onto the graphic portion of our program, so I thought I’d offer a little behind the scenes cover action. Sound interesting? There is nothing more fun than working with terrific author friends on an exciting project we’re doing for our fans, and this anthology has been a blast. All of the stories are brand new, all are 40 pages or more long–two are twice that length–and most of them tie to favorite mystery series we already love to write and our fans have told us they love to read. We wanted our book cover to not only translate that series fun into the Read more…