It's been a long time coming, but I can finally share with you the cover of the mass market paperback edition of MAID OF MURDER. This new edition will be published by Harlequin in July 2014, just a few weeks from now and is available to purchase through Harlequin's website. Click here to see the … Continue reading India Got Paperback! New edition of Maid of Murder
It's been a busy couple of weeks as I've held signings around Ohio for Murder in a Basket. On Saturday, March 10th, I had the official launch party for the book at my home church, Goodyear Heights Presbyterian Church, in Akron. It was a fun event with great tea-style food made by the ladies of … Continue reading Murder in a Basket is Launched & Upcoming Event
Today is release day for my second India Hayes mystery, Murder in a Basket! Now available at Amazon.com, Five Star, Barnes and Noble & Books-A-Million If you can’t find the mystery at your favorite bookstore, please ask the shopkeeper to order it. Remember, you can always suggest Murder in a Basket to your local library … Continue reading Happy Murder in a Basket Release Day!
The holiday cheer continues with another chance to win an ARC copy of MURDER IN A BASKET! Here’s your chance to be one of the first to read my second novel in the Agatha Award-nominated India Hayes Mystery Series. I have two more Advance Reader Copies (ARCs) available to give away, and you can win … Continue reading Murder in a Basket ARC Giveaway- Week Three
Congratulations to KIM!!!! You said you liked "a sense of humor and wit" in a sleuth. Your name was pulled out of the snowman's hat. See photo below. My cat Reepicheep assisted with this week's selection. You are the lucky winner of a signed Advanced Reader Copy of Murder in a Basket! Please email me … Continue reading Second Week Murder in a Basket ARC Winner Announced!
One of the most exciting and terrifying things for an author is seeing your book cover for the first time because the truth is covers sell books. Last week, I received an email from my publisher saying the cover for Murder in a Basket was complete. With trepidation, I opened the photo file for a … Continue reading Murder in a Basket’s Book Cover
When I was in my twenties, I traveled a lot. I rode the Eurail through Europe, a “Chicken bus” across Guatemala, and a camel in Israel. One of the best skills I picked up from those experiences was the ability to sleep anywhere and at any time. Sleep on the dirty floor of train station, … Continue reading Writing Any Time and Anywhere
It’s been a non-stop summer as I’ve visited bookstores and libraries discussing and signing Maid of Murder. Thanks to everyone who has come out for these events. In addition to signings, I’ve been hopping around the web on a blog tour and writing a new mystery, which I’m really excited about. However a few weeks … Continue reading Novel Reprieve
Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Borders should have copies of Maid of Murder available on July 7, 2010. India Hayes, a college librarian and reluctant bridesmaid, is thrown into the role of amateur sleuth as she hunts down the person who murdered her childhood friend and framed her brother for the crime. When bride-to-be Olivia … Continue reading MAID OF MURDER is released today!
You keep researching a reference question long after the patron has left the building. You use the phrase “Boolean operator” in everyday speech. You know what OCLC does… you know OCLC exists. You have trouble remembering facts because you know where to look them up. Cutter numbers make perfect sense to you. You find the … Continue reading Ten Clues You Might be a Library Geek