Hotel California, an anthology Now Available

In 2020, I was asked to be a part of an anthology of thriller stories. It was a bit of surprise because I’m a cozy author. I have never written a thriller before. However, it seemed like the perfect challenge for me to stretch my writing muscles. The stories and anthology are inspired by the Eagle album Hotel California. That anthology is Hotel California, and it’s not available for purchase. I’m so thrilled to be included in this list of accomplished authors that include Heather Graham, Don Bruns, Andrew Child, Jennifer Dornbush, John Gilstrap, Reed Coleman, and Rick Bleiweiss.

I hope you will give it a try!

My story is call “Try and Love Again.” Here is a snippet of the story:

“Ernie, I know that you took the money.” I leaned my back against the bar and watched the thin, sixty-something man tap the side of the beer glass with his blunt fingertips. It was in the middle of the day, but you wouldn’t know it walking down Catawba Avenue in the village of Put-in-Bay, located in one corner of South Bass Island just five miles from the Ohio’s Lake Erie coast.

The village was notorious for drinking and a good time. Hundreds of thousands of visitors crossed from the mainland on the ferry to get away from it all every year. Less than two hundred of us live here year-round. Not many people outside of the Great Lakes Region or outside of Ohio knew there was such an island in Lake Erie. I’d known all my life since I was born and raised here. I loved the island and didn’t want to leave. That wasn’t the norm. Not many people stay.

“Try and Love Again” by Amanda Flower. Copyright 2022 Amanda Flower. All rights reserved.

Keep Reading! Order the book here!

Pre-order Because I Could Not Stop For Death for a free Cheeps and Tummy key chain. You must register your pre-order at the link and complete the online form to receive your gift.

Key chains will be mailed within three weeks after the novel  is released. This promotion is good for U.S. postal addresses only.

You must register your pre-order before 9/20/22 on my website to receive you key chain. Visit to register your pre-order.

Additionally, pre-order from the Learned Owl Bookshop to receive the key chain, a signed copy of the BECAUSE I COULD NOT STOP FOR DEATH, a signed paperback novel from my backlist. You still need to register on my website for the key chain. Visit here to register.

Possible places to Pre-order

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More about the novel:
Emily Dickinson and her housemaid, Willa Noble, realize there is nothing poetic about murder in this first book in an all-new series from USA Today bestselling and Agatha Award–winning author Amanda Flower.

January 1855 Willa Noble knew it was bad luck when it was pouring rain on the day of her ever-important job interview at the Dickinson home in Amherst, Massachusetts. When she arrived late, disheveled with her skirts sodden and filthy, she’d lost all hope of being hired for the position. As the housekeeper politely told her they’d be in touch, Willa started toward the door of the stately home only to be called back by the soft but strong voice of Emily Dickinson. What begins as tenuous employment turns to friendship as the reclusive poet takes Willa under her wing. 

Tragedy soon strikes and Willa’s beloved brother, Henry, is killed in a tragic accident at the town stables. With no other family and nowhere else to turn, Willa tells Emily about her brother’s death and why she believes it was no accident. Willa is convinced it was murder. Henry had been very secretive of late, only hinting to Willa that he’d found a way to earn money to take care of them both. Viewing it first as a puzzle to piece together, Emily offers to help, only to realize that she and Willa are caught in a deadly game of cat and mouse that reveals corruption in Amherst that is generations deep. Some very high-powered people will stop at nothing to keep their profitable secrets even if that means forever silencing Willa and her new mistress….


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