I love making New Year's Resolutions, and I'm sharing some of my resolution for 2013. 1. Write more. This will not be a problem as I have four books due this year and five in 2014. I guess the resolution should be, don’t freak out about the amount to which I am committed. 2. Run … Continue reading Happy New Year’s Resolutions
Happy Advent! Christmas is almost here, and if you're like me, you're excited. I have a three-year-old niece and a one-year-old nephew, and it's so much fun to experience Christmas through the eyes of a child again. My niece especially is looking forward to opening her Christmas presents and has already tricked me into telling … Continue reading Amish Spotlight: Amish Christmas Facts & Amish Gift Giveaway
Congratulations to Ellyn Dunlap!!! You said you would make your sleuth a teacher or retired teacher. Your name was pulled out of the snowman's hat. See photo below. You are the lucky winner of a signed Advanced Reader Copy of Murder in a Basket! And since it's Christmas, you also win an Amanda Flower tote … Continue reading Third Week Murder in a Basket ARC Winner Announced!
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!
Congratulations to CYNTHIA WONG!!!! Your name was pulled out of the snowman's hat. See photo below. You are the lucky winner of a signed Advanced Reader Copy of Murder in a Basket! Please email me your snail mail address to firstname.lastname@example.org to claim your prize, and I will mail you the ARC right away. You … Continue reading First Week Murder in a Basket ARC Winner Announced!
For an author it’s always scary waiting for reviews of your novel to come it. Will the reviewer like it, hate it, or be indifferent? It’s only two and half months from release of Murder in a Basket, and the reviews are starting to arrive. Thankfully, most have been good. I just recieved one from … Continue reading Publishers Weekly review of Murder in a Basket!
Congratulations to JILL CARROLL!!!! You are the lucky winner of a signed Advanced Reader Copy of Maid of Murder! Please email me your snail mail address to email@example.com to claim your prize, and I will mail you the ARC right away. You have five days to contact me or a new winner will be chosen, … Continue reading Maid of Murder ARC Contest Winner Announced!
I’ve always thought that joy is one of those most surreal emotions, and I have been blessed to experience it many times throughout my life. I’ve felt joy when I held my newborn niece for the first time, when I rode a camel on the Mount of Olives in Jerusalem, when I climbed to the … Continue reading The Surrealism of Joy
A few summers ago, I backpacked through Italy with my dear friend Mariellyn. The adventure could fill a book of its own (maybe it will someday) because several events happened that would make the shenanigans in Maid of Murder look like child’s play. To this day, I’m still convinced Rome is the most difficult city … Continue reading Fontanini Heaven