Tuesday, November 18, 2014

And now for something completely different

Would you just look at this little Beefeater?  My friend Gwen sent him to me.  She said, "I stumbled across something that made me laugh myself silly, and I couldn't think of who else might think it was funny but you,  so I wrapped it up and sent it to you."

French knitter

A Beefeater French knitter?

Well, I think he's absolutely adorable.  I'm going to hang him on my Christmas tree. And then he can come and live in my office so I can admire him every day.

Have you ever played with a French knitter?  (I think I did when I was a kid, but I can't be sure.)

Monday, November 17, 2014

I love Public Television

I love public television so much, I've been donating books to the New Hampshire Public Television station's auctions for several years now.

You can bid on autographed copies of Murder on The Half Shelf, Not The Killing Type, and Book Clubbed.

Just click here!  Hurry -- the bidding ends on November 18th.

Friday, November 7, 2014

Ready for Pre-Order! A Fatal Chapter

I'm tickled pink that the next Booktown Mystery, A FATAL CHAPTER, is now available for pre-order.

How about this cover?  Don't you love it? I think it's the prettiest so far.  I love Miss Marple in the picnic basket (although, to tell you the truth, Tricia left her at home).

Here's the official back cover copy.

While out walking Sarge, Tricia is led by the agitated dog to a man lying in a gazebo. She’s startled when she recognizes Pete Renquist, the president of  the Stoneham Historical Society, who appears to be suffering from cardiac arrest. When Pete later dies in the hospital, the discovery of a suspicious
bruise and a puncture mark on his arm suggests he may have been murdered.

Haunted by Pete’s enigmatic last words to her, Tricia begins to consider who had a motive to kill her friend. Did Pete take his flirting too far, only to have a jealous husband teach him a lesson? Or did he discover something in the town’s historical records that his killer wanted kept secret? Tricia is
determined to get to the bottom of things before someone else becomes history…

It's good, but misses my favorite part of the plot.  So here's a short version that I wrote.

The Stoneham Historical Society plans to give nighttime tours--ghost walks--of the Stoneham Rural Cemetery, but someone wants to prevent that--taking extreme measures. Can Tricia figure out who is behind the attacks before someone else becomes the cemetery's newest resident?

A Fatal Chapter will be released on June 2nd. It is now ready for preorder from the following places:

Amazon  |  Kindle  |  Barnes & Noble  |  Nook  |  iBooks  |  Kobo
Chapters | Book Depository | Books A Million

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Are you an iBooks reader?

At the recent Novelists Inc. writers conference, a number of authors said many of their readers download their books from iBooks for their iPads and iPhones.  I'm curious to know how many of MY readers do the same.

Ibooks logo

I'll give away one of my titles from iBooks and randomly choose from someone who leaves a comment.  Thanks!