Over the weekend, I signed a contract with New American Library for a new Amish Quilting Mystery Series.The first book, MURDER, PLAIN AND SIMPLE will be released late 2013. When I write for New American Library, I will be using the pen name Isabella Alan. It’s common for a publisher to ask an author to … Continue reading Author’s Namesakes
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 think all mystery writers are tempted to write a story that takes place around Halloween. Mentioning of the holiday immediately sets that spooky mood we try so hard to create in our writing. Even for a cozy mystery author like myself, it’s hard to resist Halloween even though my style and tone are not … Continue reading Halloween in a Toy Box