What’s New and Free Wednesday–New Website Edition

Happy Wednesday, everyone, and welcome to my new revamped website. I spent the last couple of weeks working with a fabulous website designer who gave my URL the full Elizabeth Arden treatment. What do you think of the new look? When you have a minute, feel free to check out the other pages using the top of page links and the Explore the Site links in the right column. And you can always return to my home page by clicking “Ritter Ames Mysteries” in the top left corner of the banner. That shortcut works on every page on this site. Now, on to more news! Tomorrow, please make sure you drop by the Sleuthing Women Author’s reader site on Facebook at  https://www.facebook.com/groups/Sleuthingwomanauthorcollective/ I’ve mentioned before what a great group the Sleuthing Women Authors are — We’re a group of women sleuths, cozy, and traditional mystery authors looking to connect with Read more…

Time for Thursday Thoughts, Boughts, and Things Going On–

Hey there! Hope everyone is settling into the changing seasons. I know I’ve been enjoying the return of long sleeves to my wardrobe, and I have a fun new hoodie I just love. I’ve also ordered a gorgeous new scarf that I’ll try to remember to post when it arrives. I love autumn in America! Speaking of fall, have you been enjoying the new television season? I recently subscribed to BritBox, and I am finding SO MANY shows I hadn’t seen before and love! That’s another “new bought” for me, along with a recent release from Nancy Atherton–I just cannot get enough Aunt Dimity and Reginald! If you’ve liked My FB Author Page keep an eye on there and/or on your FB notifications tomorrow so you won’t miss out on another fun giveaway I have planned. For now, I’ll keep the details a surprise, but there will be multiple winners for Kindle ebook Read more…

Friday Giveaway–YAY!

Check out the pinned post on my FB Author Page for a chance to win one of five copies of Carolyn Haines’s CLACKING BONES that I’ll give away tomorrow. This is a fabulous Sarah Booth Delaney short mystery with a terrifically creepy Halloween feel. Love this story! If you’re ready for a Halloween read and want to win a copy, CLICK HERE! to go to my FB Author Page and leave a comment telling your favorite thing about Halloween. That’s all–do that and you’re entered. I’ll take names through tomorrow morning, and my neighbor’s granddaughter will be by to pick the winners. Be sure to Like my FB Author page if you want to receive a notification when the winners’ names are drawn. Good luck–and BOO!  

What’s New Wednesday?

In the last few weeks, I’ve been polishing and adding new content to Organized for Masked Motives, which first appeared in the Halloween Anthology, Midnight Mysteries. The anthology was only available in fall 2016 & 2017 and is now completely off-sale, never to return again in that format. It was fun getting this title ready as an individual release because I could lengthen it a bit and give it the kind of extra content always included in the rest of my Organized Mysteries series–something I couldn’t do with the anthology. This time, Kate & Meg are up to their costumed necks in trouble on Halloween, when they find ghosts, ghouls and witches are not the only ones to beware of on fright night. But our dynamic organizing duo are on the case, as they multitask their normal mix of mom chores and business scores, all with volunteering at a school carnival in the same week. Oh, Read more…

National Coloring Book Day 2018

Well, I almost did it again. I almost missed celebrating National Coloring Book Day–which would have meant a post for tomorrow instead with a few mea culpas to type. But this year, I made it! Well, by evening across North America anyway (if you’re already at tomorrow on your calendar, I apologize, as usual). But if you love to color with crayons or pencils or paints or pens…Today’s the Day. And besides my own page full of Free and Downloadable Coloring Pages at   https://ritterames.com/coloring-pages-to-download/  where you can always find famous cities, landmarks, and art-themed coloring pages, if you want more here are some other free coloring options I’ve noticed recently: If you’re planning a coloring party today or in the future, get ideas and want to find links to clickable downloadable monthly coloring page samples, check out — https://nationaldaycalendar.com/national-coloring-book-day-august-2/   And if you’d like downloadable coloring pages, puzzles and book Read more…

Is There a Signed Book in Your Future?

Happy Thursday, everyone! No better way to spend a Thursday than telling my readers that Dru’s Book Musing interviewed Laurel Beacham today over on the blog. Fun stuff! And Laurel kept back nothing! To top that, one lucky commenter on the blog will win a Signed Copy of BRONZED BETRAYALS too. So if you want a chance at a signed copy of the book, be sure to CLICK HERE to get to the Dru’s Book Musing blog. Leave a comment, and you could be the winner of the latest in the Bodies of Art Mysteries. Good Luck!

Totally Self-Promoting Tuesday & Happy Book Birthday to Me!

I believe in truth in advertising, hence the blog title, but I hope someone out there is as excited as I am today to say “It’s Here!” Preordered copies of Bronzed Betrayals hit e-readers around midnight last night. I’m assuming print copies have been mailed out too. This is the fifth book in the Bodies of Art Mysteries, and once I get enough coffee inside me we’re going to be doing some partying about this all day on My Facebook Author Page. So if you have a minute, join me over there for fun, trivia, giveaways, and all the kind of stuff that makes days like this one worthwhile 🙂 If you haven’t yet checked out Bronzed Betrayals, here’s what some of the early reviewers have said– “Bronzed Betrayals is a sophisticated and intelligent contemporary suspense novel with a classic feel.  The book is riveting from the first page; the combination of high-intensity action, intricate Read more…

What’s New, Free or On Sale Wednesday?

Hey gang, I took part in a huge blowout event last night on Facebook to officially open up the Sleuthing Women Author group. What a blast. My head is still spinning from all the new readers I met, and I was so excited to pick my winner this morning. If you were a part of that event, all the winners will be posted on one big list about 5 p.m. EDT tonight. But in the meantime, a lot of my friends are running great summer reads on sale or even free, and others have terrific new releases I want to make sure everyone knows about.

Friday Sneak Peeks — Bronzed Betrayals Chapter 3

Happy Friday, Everyone! Ready for some weekend reading? I’ve put the third chapter of Bronzed Betrayals up on Wattpad, and it’s ready a sneak peek, just Click Here If you missed either Chapter One or Chapter Two, you’ll find links to those on a Previous Blog Post–click here  Hope everyone enjoys the sneak peek! Happy Weekend Reading, Everyone!   .

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.