Meet Amanda Flower/Isabella Alan this Fall!

pslFall means two things to me: Pumpkin Spice Lattes and Book Fair Season. Yes, I am one of the hordes who goes absolutely gaga over Starbucks’ PSL. When September strikes, I begin asking my local barista if the PSL has arrived. It officially launched on September 8th, but I got one a few days earlier at my local Starbucks. Nothing can compare to the Starbucks version of the pumpkin spice latte. I tried one by an unnamed competitor over the weekend and it wasn’t even close.

So with my PSL in hand, I face the fall and book fair season. In Ohio and in neighboring states many book fairs are held in the beautiful Midwestern autumn, and I will be appearing at several. I would love to meet you at one of the below events! If you can’t make one of these, check your local paper and see what book events are happening in your own area.

Amanda Flower’s Fall Book Signing Schedule

NEO Sisters in Crime One Day Conference
Twinsburg Public Library
Twinsburg, OH
September 12 10am-4:30pm

Kerrytown Book Festival
Ann Arbor, MI
September 13 11am-5pm

Medina Library Event
Medina, OH
September 16 12pm

Hiram Book Fair
Hiram College
Hiram, OH
September 19 10am-12pm

Northwest Branch Library
Akron, OH
October 21 1pm

Buckeye Book Fair
Wooster, OH
November 7 9:30am-4pm

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Malice Domestic Bound! Appearance Schedule!

I’m heading to 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 Under Pressure was nominated for an Agatha Award for Best Children’s/YA mystery. It’s my third nomination and second for the children’s/YA category. The winner will be announced at the Agatha Banquet on Saturday (5/2/15).

If you see me at the convention, stop me to say “hello.” I will be in the hotel all weekend. Please don’t be afraid to stop me, but you can also see me at these times and places:

Friday, May 1 @ 5pm : Opening Ceremonies

Friday, May 1 @ 9:15pm: Welcome Reception. Since it is co-hosted by Midnight Ink, the publisher of The Final Reveille, Midnight Ink will be giving away signed copies of the novel at the reception!!

Saturday, May 2 @ 9am: My panel, Kids Love A Mystery: Our Agatha Best Children’s/Young Adult Novel Nominees, along with my fellow nominees.

Saturday, May 2 @ 11am: Signing in the Atrium

Saturday, May 2 @ 7pm: Agatha Awards Banquet. I will be hosting a table, and we will find out if Andi it the winner!

I hope to see you there! Oh and be on the lookout for Dead Fred photos at the convention on my Facebook Page. Andi Under Pressure

Super September Events and Beyond

superseptemberfinalCome 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, OH
September 21

Andi Unexpected by Amanda Flower Release
September 24

Twitter Chat about ANDI UNEXPECTED
September 24, 2-3pm

Goodyear Heights Presbyterian Church, Akron, OH
September 28, 2-4pm

October 2013
Westerville Public Library
Amish Fiction Panel & Signing
Westerville, OH
October 3, 7pm

Danville Public Library, Book Talk
Danville, OH
October 5, TBA

Tallmadge Branch Library, Book Talk
Tallmadge, OH
October 7, 7pm

Granville Public Library, Book Talk
Granville, OH
October 26, 2pm

Stow-Munroe Falls Public Library, Book Talk
Stow, OH
October 28, 7pm

November 2013
Buckeye Book Fair
Wooster, OH
November 2, 10-4

Plain Community Branch Library, Book Talk
Canton, OH
November 16, 2pm

McKinley Memorial Library
event with Mary Ellis and Kathy Fuller
Niles, OH
November 23, 1pm


P1030606-quiltDon’t forget to enter my Amish Quilt Giveaway!

It’s SUPER SEPTEMBER! Amanda Flower (also writing as Isabella Alan) has three novels releasing in September 2013. To celebrate, she is giving away an authentic Amish Quilt hand-stitched by Amish in Holmes County, Ohio.

Enter to Win an Authentic Amish Quilt from author Amanda Flower! Click here to Enter!

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Dead Fred Goes to Bouchercon

Dead Fred and I went to Bouchercon last weekend. It was a wonderful event. I participate in the Cleveland panel, Amish mystery panel, and the Cozy in Cleveland Luncheon. The Cozy in Cleveland Luncheon hosted by the Cuyahoga County Public Library, Sisters in Crime, and Berkley Prime Crime/Penguin was the highlight of the convention for me. Congratualtions to Marjory Mogg, Kim Hammond, and the rest of the Bouchercon Planning Committee on throwing a fabulous event that made the city of Cleveland proud.

Enjoy Fred’s photo journal!

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Dead Fred Goes to ACFW & Amish Gift Giveaway!

This past weekend Dead Fred and I were in Dallas, Texas for the American Christian Fiction Writers Conference. It was a wonderful weekend and one of the best writing conference that I have attended. My agent Nicole Resciniti won 2012 Agent of the Year. It was such an amazing moment, and I’m so blessed to have been a part of it. Other good things happened at the conference, but I will have to keep those under Dead Fred’s straw hat for now. I will let you know as soon as I can.

Enjoy Fred’s Photo Journal & Don’t Forget to Enter the Drawing for Amish Gifts at the end of this post.

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Great News! We reached 600 Fans on my Facebook Page.  That means it’s time for an Amish Gift Giveaway!

Thank you to everyone for joining my Author Page on Facebook. I love connecting with readers there. As promised since we have reached the 600 fan mark, I am hosting an Amish-made gift giveaway.
Two winners will have their choice between an Amish-quilted wall pocket

Or a painting of an Amish Country scene

Because Facebook has restrictions on how authors and businesses can post giveaways on Facebook, the giveaway will be hosted here through my blog.

How to Enter:

1) If you aren’t one already, become a Facebook Fan of my Author Page.
2) Comment on this post to tell me which gift you would like to win. Please only choose one.

Easy, right?

Winners will be randomly selected from those who entered. Contest ends Tuesday, October 2nd, 2012 at 5pm (EDT). Winners will be announced here on my blog on Wednesday, October 3rd, 2012.
Thank you again for following me on Facebook! Good luck!

A Plain Death Book Tour Recap

Thank you to everyone who came to one of my signings over the last two months. It was a great book tour! Special thanks to B&H Publishing and all the bookstores and libraries that hosted me.

Hugs to Mary Ellis, who signed with me at a couple of stops. You should check out her books. They are wonderful portrayals of Amish Life.

Here are some photos from the road. Enjoy!

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Also thanks to all my fantastic Facebook Fans for their support. We are marching our way to 600 fans. When we reach it, I will give away two more Amish gifts!! Tell your friends!

Giveaways: Copies of A Plain Death & Amish Gifts!

It’s A Plain Death release week and to celebrate I’m giving away Amish-made gifts straight from Holmes County, Ohio. See below how you can enter.

Giveaway #1

There will be a special Amish Gift Drawing only for e-newsletter subscribers. Sign up today here! You can also sign up on my website. The prize is a magnetic note holder for your refrigerator or file cabinet. Pen and sticky notes included. I love sticky notes… you can never go wrong with sticky notes. You must subscribe to the e-newslestter by 12am July 6th to be eligible for the drawing.  The winner will be announced here on my blog Wednesday, July 11th.

Giveaway #2

Currently, we are at 470 fans on my Facebook Page.  We are so close to 500. When we reach 500, I will give away two Amish quilted gifts. The winners have a choice between the Log Cabin Quilted Wall Pouch or the Quilted Eyeglass/Cell Phone Case. The Wall Pouch is big enough to hold one trade paperback.  I bought these from my friend Anna Hochstelter’s quilt shop in Sugar Creek, Ohio. If you are ever in Sugar Creek, be sure to visit Swiss Village Quilts and Crafts on Broadway. It’s one of my favorite places in Ohio’s Amish Country. Suggest my Facebook Page with your Facebook friends to get us over the 500 hump!

Also several websites are giving away FREE copies of A Plain Death!

Destination Amish is giving away 3 copies. You can enter through their website. Giveaway ends July 5th.

Dru’s Book Musing is giving away 1 copy. You can enter through their website. Giveaway ends July 5th.