Prose and Cons Giveback Video

There’s still time to take part in the PROSE AND CONS GIVEBACK.  Watch the video about the Landing HERE!

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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 Owl will be donating an additional $1 for every copy of Prose and Cons it sells to the Landing. Learn more HERE!

In Cascade Springs, New York, Violet Waverly and her grandma, Daisy, are the proprietors of Charming Books, where the power of the written word is positively enchanting…

October in Cascade Springs means tourists are pouring in for the annual Food and Wine Festival, and Daisy hopes to draw those crowds to the store. She asks Violet and the local writing group, the Red Inkers, to give a reading of the works of Edgar Allan Poe in the shop’s back garden to entertain the revelers. Everyone eagerly agrees.
Yet their enthusiasm is soon extinguished when Violet discovers one of the writers dead in the shop during the event. After the shop magically tells Violet she’ll need to rely on Poe’s works to solve the murder, she enlists the help of her trusty tuxedo cat, Emerson, and the shop’s crow, Faulkner. But they must act fast before someone else’s heart beats nevermore…

RELEASE DECEMBER 6, 2016

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Meet Amanda Flower/Isabella Alan this Spring!

9780451477446-1Amanda 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 featured author in fiction this year!)
Columbus, OH
April 23, 10am-4pm

Malice Domestic Convention
(Amanda is an Agatha Award nominee for the 4th time!
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Bethesda, MD
April 29-May 1

Girlfriends Weekend with Shelley Shepard Gray & Vannetta Chapman
Charm, OH
May 21-22

Booktalk & Signing
Ada Public Library
Ada, OH
June 18

Hope to see you at one of these events this spring! And don’t forget to enter the CRIME AND POETRY countdown giveaway! Chance to win a $50 gift card from B&N or Amazon. Winners choice!

❤ Amanda

CRIME AND POETRY Countdown Giveaway!

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 to release on March 15th, March 22nd, March 29th, and April 5th (RELEASE DAY!).

If you pre-order the novel and provide a valid receipt number in the space provide, you will receive five extra entries into the giveaway.

No purchase necessary. There will be four winners. Limited to US and Canada residents.

Enter here: http://www.amandaflower.com/Giveaways.html

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Magical Bookshop Mystery #1
Penguin Random House

Published/Released: April 2016

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From 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…


“An enchanting tale of mystery, magical books, and endearing characters. Prepare to be charmed.”
Heather Blake, National Bestselling Author of Some Like it Witchy

 

 

MAID OF MURDER 5th Anniversary Giveback!

June 16, 2010 was a monumental day in my life. It was the release day of Maid of Murder, my very first mysMaidOfMurderFront newtery novel. The book went on to be nominated for an Agatha Award for Best First Novel, attracted the attention of the world’s best literary agent, and led to the release of twelve more novels over the next five years. I can never express how grateful I am for that day and everything that came after because of it.

When I was a little girl I wanted one published novel with my name on it. Nothing more, nothing less. It has become so much more, and every day there is a new surprise, which leaves me humbly thanking God for every blessing and challenge it brings.

To celebrate the fifth anniversary of this great day, I have decided to donate all of the royalties that I earn June 1, 2015-September 1, 2015 from the two novels in the India Hayes Mystery Series, Maid of Murder and Murder in a Basket,  to charity. There is no better way to celebrate my 5th anniversary as a published author.

After the great success of The A Plain Malice Giveback last fall, I have chosen another local charity close to my heart, The Charitable Pharmacy of Central Ohio. My dear friend Mariellyn Dunlap Grace, who has been with me every step of the way through my writing/publishing roller coaster, works for the ministry as Patient Services Coordinator.

DSC_0051The Charitable Pharmacy of Central Ohio provides free medications to low-income, uninsured, and under-insured residents of Franklin County, OH. Since opening on February 26, 2010, the Charitable Pharmacy has served 4,250 patients and dispensed over 200,000 prescriptions valued at more than $17 million. All the money raised will go to this worthy cause.

Please watch this video to learn more about the pharmacy or visit their website for more information.

The cost of all ebook editions of both novels is $1.99!

  • Order Kindle of Maid of Murder HERE!
  • Order Kindle of Murder in a Basket HERE!
  • Order Nook of Maid of Murder HERE!
  • Order Nook of Murder in a Basket HERE!

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E-Book covers of the India Hayes Mysteries

Buy a mystery and care for a community! And as always thank you for reading!

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Summer 2013 Book Tour

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 1, 12-2pm

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Medina County District Library, Panel & Signing
Medina, OH

June 8, 10:30am

Sparrow Christian Bookshop, Signing
with Kathleen Fuller & Mary Ellis
Middlefield, OH
June 15, TBA

Lake Community Branch Library, Book Talk
Uniontown, OH
June 18, 7pm

Author Alley Loganberry Books
Shaker Heights, OH
July 6 12-4pm

Killer Heat
Beachwood Brach Library (sponsored by NEO Sisters in Crime and CCPL)173610732
July 14, 1:30-4:30pm

Romance Writers of America Annual Conference
Atlanta, GA
July 17-20

 

See even more events on my Website!

Murder, Plain and Simple Cover Reveal and Giveaway!

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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, darling French bulldog, who both helps and hinders her investigations.
To see the entire cover of each book, visit
Cozy Mystery Book Reviews
and
Destination Amish
On both websites, I am giving away an Amish Prize package, but you must visit their websites to enter. You can enter the giveaway on both websites to double your chances of winning! Good Luck!
Special thank to Cozy Mystery Book Reviews and Destination Amish for taking part in the big reveal!!!

Andi Unexpected 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 formed and wouldn’t go away until I wrote her adventure. I was beyond thrilled when my superhero agent Nicole sold it to Zondervan, and I’m looking forward to sharing this story with you and the kids in your life.

About the novel:

After the sudden death of their parents in the jungles of Central America, twelve-year-old science geek Andora “Andi” Boggs and her diva teenaged sister Bethany move to rural Killdeer, Ohio to live with their eccentric twenty-something aunt. The timeworn house has been home to the Boggs family for generations. Exploring the attic in her grief, Andi discovers proof of another Andora Boggs in the family tree hidden in a Depression-era trunk. Despite the meddling of the citizens of Killdeer, Andi and her new friend, Colin Carter, are determined to find out who this first Andora was, how she vanished, and why no one in town wants to talk about her. As more and more unanswered questions pile up, Andi and Colin must decide who they can trust with their secrets and who is interested in Andora’s story for the wrong reasons. (Middle Grade Mystery, target age 8-12)

 Without further ado…

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What do you think? For me, the cover looks like a glimpse into my own childhood which was filled with adventure, mystery, and wonder too. I could not be happier. To celebrate this gorgeous cover, I’m hosting a giveaway here on my blog. See below for details.

What you will win:

A $20 gift card from Books-A-Million and a cupcake bookmark. Even if there isn’t a BAM in your area, you can use the gift card on their website.

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How to Enter:

1) Leave the title of your favorite children’s book in the comments. I’m looking forward to learning your favorite titles.

Extra entries!

With this contest you will have two more chances to enter, giving you THREE chances to win! You have the opportunity to enter two more times by doing the following. Be sure to leave a comment letting me know you did one or both of these.

1) Like my author page on Facebook.

2) Like my pen name Isabella Alan on Facebook

The winner will be randomly selected from those who entered. Contest ends Tuesday, April 2nd, 2013 at 5pm (EDT). Winners will be announced here on my blog on Wednesday, April 3rd, 2013.
Thank you again for following me on Facebook ! Good luck!