Since my husband and I are building a new house on our farm, we are trying to save money anywhere we can. One way to do that is buying furniture secondhand. If you are willing to put in the time and effort you can make older pieces that have been in your family for generations … Continue reading How to Refinish a Dresser
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!
It's my birthday this week, and to celebrate, I'm giving away copies of my mystery novels written under my own name and my pen name Isabella Alan!! There will be three winners. Winners can choose one novel from the following: Murder in a Basket Andi Unexpected A Plain Death A Plain Scandal A Plain Disappearance … Continue reading Birthday Book Giveaway!
I am happy to welcome Kathleen Kaminski to the blog today. I know Kathy through the cozy mystery community. She be a book reviewer and blogger. You may know her as Katreader, a commenter on many mystery blogs, or as Cozy Up With Kathy, the cozy mystery blog she writes (http://cozyupwithkathy.blogspot.com/) and it's corresponding Facebook … Continue reading Guest post: Scent of Mystery and Giveaway
Come meet me at a Book Talk or Signing this Fall! Super September 2013 A Plain Disappearance by Amanda Flower Release September 1 Murder, Plain and Simple Release September 3 American Christian Fiction Writers Annual Conference Indianapolis, IN September 12-16 Annual Conference of Northern Ohio Chapter of Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators Cleveland, … Continue reading Super September Events and Beyond
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 thrilled to share that I received two wonderful reviews in the September 2013 issue of RT Book Reviews. The first is a 4 1/2 STAR TOP PICK review for A PLAIN DISAPPEARANCE, the third Appleseed Creek Mystery. This is what reviewer Patsy Glans writes: "The third installment of the outstanding Appleseed Creek series is … Continue reading Best Issue of RT Book Reviews EVER!
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!