To celebrate the upcoming release of CRIME AND POETRY, the first novel in the Magical Bookshop Mysteries, on April 5, 2016, Amanda Flower will be giving away four $50 gift cards from Barnes and Noble or Amazon. Winners can choose either Barnes and Noble or Amazon. Winners will be chosen the four weeks leading up … Continue reading CRIME AND POETRY Countdown Giveaway!
Last weekend, Dead Fred and I traveled to Chicago, IL. Zonderkidz sent me to sign advance copies of Andi Unexpected at the the American Library Association Annual Conference. I was only there for twenty-four hours, but in that time, I got to hang out with Zonderkidz team, including my awesome editor and YA authors Carey … Continue reading Dead Fred Goes to ALA 2013
Great news! Both India Hayes Mysteries are now available on Kindle and Nook. Maid of Murder, book one, has been in ebook for a while, but Murder in a Basket, book two, just went to ebook last week. And check out these cute ebook covers made by my friend Sara Smith! Murder in a Basket, … Continue reading India Hayes Mysteries Now in Ebook!
I have one niece and one nephew, and I’mconvinced they are perfect. You cannot tell me otherwise. I have a terrible Sweet Tooth. My favorite color is pink. 95% of the time I am cold. Ground Hog Day is my favorite minor holiday. I won my first writing contest when I was in third grade. … Continue reading 33 Things About Me on my 33rd Birthday- in no particular order
Last weekend, I was the Malice Domestic Convention in Bethseda, Maryland. It was my third time at Malice and the best one yet. I had a wonderful time seeing old friends, making new ones, and meeting readers. Thank you to everyone who organizes this celebration of the traditional mystery each year. I have two highlights … Continue reading Dead Fred goes to Malice Domestic
I was at a library conference earlier this week in Chicago, and my buddy Dead Fred tagged along. Here is his photo journal of the trip. More travel to come! This coming weekend, I will be my best friend's wedding and will serve as Maid of Honor. The last weekend of April, I'm traveling to … Continue reading Dead Fred Goes to Chicago & Back in 40 Hours
I had heard muttering about Pinterest for a few months and tried to ignore it. The thought of another social media site to join and maintain was overwhelming. However finally the techie geek in me had to find out what it was all about, and I joined. I’m so glad I did! Pinning is one … Continue reading Pinterest Addiction
Today is release day for my second India Hayes mystery, Murder in a Basket! Now available at Amazon.com, Five Star, Barnes and Noble & Books-A-Million If you can’t find the mystery at your favorite bookstore, please ask the shopkeeper to order it. Remember, you can always suggest Murder in a Basket to your local library … Continue reading Happy Murder in a Basket Release Day!
This might sound strange, but I love January. It’s one of my favorite months because it symbolizes a new year with new beginnings. I love nothing better than a fresh start and am happy January is able to deliver. I began each new year thinking, this year will be better than the last one. Sometimes … Continue reading January, New Beginnings
Congratulations to Cari!!! You said you enjoy mysteries set in England and Ireland. 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 … Continue reading Fourth (Final) Week Murder in a Basket ARC Winner Announced!