I'm celebrating the upcoming release of the 3rd Amish Quilt Shop Mystery, MURDER, SERVED SIMPLY, on December 2, 2014 by giving away an adorable 2"x3" magnet of the novel's cover to everyone who pre-orders the MURDER, SERVED SIMPLY. To get your adorable magnet pre-order the book in either print or electronic and complete the form … Continue reading Murder, Served Simply by Isabella Alan Pre-Order Giveaway!
Last week, I was in Florida on a writing retreat. It was a great time spent on the west coast with writing friends. Lots of wonderful things happened while I was there: I started a new project, I spent time with my super agent/friend, and I saw a baby dolphin off the coast of Sanibel … Continue reading Dead Fred Goes to Florida
When I was a young writer and wanted to sell just one mystery novel to a publisher, I never dreamed that one day my publisher would fly me across the country to sign books. I've been blessed enough that I have had this oporunity several times over the last few years. However, this upcoming weekend … Continue reading ALA Bound! Vegas, baby!
Happy Murder, Simply Stitched Release Day! I'm so happy share this novel with you and introduce you to Petunia the Goat! Order Now! Amazon | B&N | Books-A-Million | CBD About the novel: When Angela Braddock enters her quilts in an Amish auction, she never expects one of her neighbors to end up going, going, … Continue reading MURDER, SIMPLY STITCHED Release Day & Giveaway!
Last week my prequel e-novella to the Amish Quilt Shop Series, which I write as Isabella Alan released! It's know available on all ebook formats for $2.99! Order now at Kindle, Nook, Kobo, iBooks Here's the first chapter, to introduce you to my Amish town of Rolling Brook. Enjoy! Plainly Murder An Amish Quilt … Continue reading Sneak Peak of PLAINLY MURDER! (Chapter One)
I’m giving away a signed advanced reader’s copy of MURDER, PLAIN AND SIMPLE, the first mystery in the Amish Quilt Shop Mystery Series that I write as Isabella Alan, on Goodreads. Contest runs from June 28, 2013- August 23, 2013. Click on the link below to enter! Goodreads MURDER, PLAIN AND SIMPLE Giveaway About Murder, … Continue reading Murder, Plain and Simple- Goodreads GIVEAWAY
Finally, I can share the adorable covers for MURDER, PLAIN AND SIMPLE (book one in my Amish Quilt Shop Mystery Series) and PLAINLY MURDER (the prequel e-novella to the series). I write this series under the pen name Isabella Alan. Here's a teaser to the novella cover. That's Oliver there. He's my protagonist's, Angie Braddock's, … Continue reading Murder, Plain and Simple Cover Reveal and Giveaway!
Last weekend, Dead Fred and I traveled to Galvenston, Texas. I was there to get a break from my day job and plan out my my second Amish Quilt Shop Series novel, which I am writing under my pen name Isabella Alan. As usual, it was all vacation for Fred. The weather was perfect and … Continue reading Dead Fred Goes to Galveston, Texas!
People ask me all the time how I sustain two full time jobs: one as a writer and one as a librarian. Usually, I say, “I have no idea.” However with further thought, I realized I have a set of guidelines I *try* to follow to keep me from going around the bend. Here they … Continue reading Author with a Day Job Survival Guide: tips to maintain sanity
This week I'm hosting a very special giveaway here on my blog. The prize is an Advanced Readers Copy of A Plain Scandal, a Amish-made mouse potholder (I'm not kidding. See the photos below.) from Charm, Ohio, and a buggy decoration from Berlin, Ohio to ONE lucky winner. Sounds pretty great, right? About A Plain … Continue reading A Plain Scandal ARC and More Giveaway!