How to Refinish a Dresser

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

ALA Bound! Vegas, baby!

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!

Guest post: Scent of Mystery and 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

Super September Events and Beyond

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

Murder, Plain and Simple Cover Reveal and 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!