In 2017, I went to Scotland to research Flower and Foul Play. While I was there, I may have eaten my weight in Scottish shortbread cookies. It seemed to me there was a Walkers Shortbread shop in every city I visited and even in many of the villages. When I went back to my B&B … Continue reading Easy Scottish Shortbread Cookies #Recipe
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!
I'm packing for the Malice Domestic Convention, and I cannot wait to get there to see old and new friends and to meet readers. I love my readers! I'm still pinching myself that Andi Unexpected was nominated for an Agatha Award for Best Children's/YA mystery. It's my second nomination and first for the children's/YA category. … Continue reading Malice Domestic Bound
Last week Dead Fred and I were in Spain, Portugal, and France with my dear friend Mariellyn. Here are the top ten lessons I learned on the trip. 1) I've traveled to over 20 countries now, and Spaniards are some of the nicest people I have met. 2) You can wash your hair with hand … Continue reading Dead Fred Goes to Europe
Dead Fred and I traveled to Indianapolis, IN last week for the American Christian Fiction Writers National Conference. We have a great time! I met with my agent and Zonderkidz editor. It was also nice to meet so many others who work for Zondervan and are helping launch Andi Unexpected, which releases on Tuesday, September … Continue reading Dead Fred Goes to ACFW 2013
Dead Fred and I traveled to Atlanta, GA last week for the Romance Writers of America National Conference. We have a wonderful time! It was great getting to meet agency siblings I've known for years online in person, and I definitely made some new friends. I was able convince some of them to leave the … Continue reading Dead Fred Goes to Romance Writers of America 2013
Last weekend, Dead Fred and I traveled to Chicago, IL. Zonderkidz sent me to sign advance copies of Andi Unexpected at the the American Library Association Annual Conference. I was only there for twenty-four hours, but in that time, I got to hang out with Zonderkidz team, including my awesome editor and YA authors Carey … Continue reading Dead Fred Goes to ALA 2013
Last weekend, Dead Fred and I traveled to Fort Worth, Texas. My publisher sent me to sign copies of A Plain Scandal at the the Texas Library Association Convention. We were only there for 24 hours, but in that time, I got to hang out with the B&H sales team, run into and chat with … Continue reading Dead Fred Goes to TLA!
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!