I've never made bread before and I'm trying to eat healthier this year. Aren't we all after 2020? In any case, I decided my first attempt at bread would be a vegan version of Irish soda bread in honor of St. Patrick's Day. I had my doubt as to how it would go, but it … Continue reading Irish Soda Bread #Recipe
There's still time to take part in the PROSE AND CONS GIVEBACK. Watch the video about the Landing HERE! Buy A Mystery and Help Feed A Community! I will donate $1 for every copy of PROSE AND CONS sold by December 20th 2016 to a local food pantry, The Landing, in Akron, Ohio. The Learned … Continue reading Prose and Cons Giveback Video
Amanda Flower’s Spring Book Signing Schedule NEO Sisters in Crime Death March Cuyahoga County Public Library Cleveland, OH March 12, 9:30am-5pm Sisters in Crime Hollywood Conference Hollywood, CA April 1-3 CRIME AND POETRY LAUNCH PARTY An Amanda Flower/Emily Dickinson Tea Party Twinsburg, Public Library Twinsburg, OH April 16, 2pm Ohioana Book Festival (Amanda is the … Continue reading Meet Amanda Flower/Isabella Alan this Spring!
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!
To celebrate the fifth anniversary of this great day, I have decided to donate all of my royalties for the two novels in the India Hayes Mystery Series, Maid of Murder and Murder in a Basket, which I earn June 1, 2015-September 1, 2015 to charity. There is no better way to celebrate my 5th anniversary of being a published author.
I have so many book signings coming up this summer, I decided to call it a BOOK TOUR. I will be at the following locations signing copies of A Plain Death and A Plain Scandal! I hope to meet you at one of these stops! Have a Blessed Summer! LifeWay Bookstore, Signing Reynoldsburg, OH June … Continue reading Summer 2013 Book Tour
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!
It's finally here! The cover for Andi Unexpected, my first mystery for children. I wrote this novel in 2006 and thought it would never be published. Even though I believed that, I wrote it because the main character, twelve-year-old Andora "Andi" Boggs, with frizzy strawberry-blonde hair, braces, and cheerful resilience, popped into my head fully … Continue reading Andi Unexpected Cover Reveal and Giveaway
People ask me all the time how I sustain two full time jobs: one as a writer and one as a librarian. Usually, I say, “I have no idea.” However with further thought, I realized I have a set of guidelines I *try* to follow to keep me from going around the bend. Here they … Continue reading Author with a Day Job Survival Guide: tips to maintain sanity
After signing me, Nicole Resciniti gave me a hug good-bye, and I stumbled through the mall in a confused haze. What just happened? By the time, I reached my car I was skipping and proceeded to call my mom and my closest friends. I think every conversation started with, “Holy cow! I got an agent!! … Continue reading Seymour Agency “THE CALL” Blog Hop- After the Call