Crime and Poetry Tea Party


On Saturday, April 16th, the Twinsburg Public Library hosted An Amanda Flower / Emily Dickinson Tea Party to celebrate the release of my seventeenth book, Crime and Poetry. The novel is the first book in my Magical Bookshop Mystery Series. The tea celebrated both my new book and the work of Emily Dickinson because my sleuth, Violet Waverly, uses Dickinson’s poems to solve the mystery. What a great way to celebrate National Poetry Month too!

The tea was a wonderful event, and we had a full house of fabulous readers. I was truly blessed and humbled by the response that the tea received. Thank you to everyone who came. You made the day so special!

Special thanks to the Twinsburg Public Library that hosted the tea, Super Librarian Cari Dubiel who planned so much, The Friends of the Twinsburg Public Library that provided the tea and desserts, the Learned Owl that sold my books, and my friends Molly, Bobby, and Samantha for helping with set up and clean up.

Please enjoy these photos from the event!

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More about Crime and Poetry:

9780451477446-1From Amanda Flower—who writes the USA Today bestselling Amish Quilt Shop Mysteries as Isabella Alan—comes the first in the new Magical Bookshop Mystery series.

Rushing home to sit by her ailing grandmother’s bedside, Violet Waverly is shocked to find Grandma Daisy the picture of perfect health. Violet doesn’t need to read between the lines: her grandma wants Violet back home and working in her magical store, Charming Books. It’s where the perfect book tends to fly off the shelf and pick you…

Violet has every intention to hightail it back to Chicago, but then a dead man is discovered clutching a volume of Emily Dickinson’s poems from Grandma Daisy’s shop. The victim is Benedict Raisin, who recently put Grandma Daisy in his will, making her a prime suspect. Now, with the help of a tuxedo cat named Emerson, Violet will have to find a killer to keep Grandma from getting booked for good…

Watch the Crime and Poetry Book Trailer now!

Maid of Murder is Launched!

Saturday, July 17, 2010 was the official Maid of Murder Launch Party at Goodyear Height Presbyterian Church, my home church, in Akron, and I’m still glowing from the day. So many wonderful people in my life braved the 90 degree heat and came out in support of my novel, my family, and me. I was overwhelmed by the response.

Although there is not an official count, there were over a hundred guests at the party from every facet of my life from my childhood up to the present. I want to take this opportunity to thank everyone who came. You’re each amazing and a blessing in my life.

It was a fabulous day that I will always remember. Oh, and the cherry on top was we sold out of copies of Maid of Murder! A reprint is in the works!

I know some of you weren’t able to attend the party but never fear you have many more opportunities to catch up with me at a signing through the rest of the summer and into the fall.

Here’s what’s on the docket for August.

Book Talk

Cuyahoga Falls Library

August 9, 7pm, Cuyahoga Falls, OH


Discussion and Signing

Foul Play Books

August 11, 6-7pm, Westerville, OH


Book Signing

Cuyahoga Falls Borders

August 14, 1-3pm, Cuyahoga Falls, OH


Local Author Night

Joseph-Beth Booksellers-Cleveland

August 25, 7pm, Lyndhurst, OH


Below are some of my favorite photos from the launch.

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