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 … Continue reading Crime and Poetry Tea Party
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!
Last week, I was in Florida on a writing retreat. It was a great time spent on the west coast with writing friends. Lots of wonderful things happened while I was there: I started a new project, I spent time with my super agent/friend, and I saw a baby dolphin off the coast of Sanibel … Continue reading Dead Fred Goes to Florida
Going to the Romance Writers of America National Conference in Atlanta in July? The agents and authors from the Seymour Agency want to meet you there! Enter, Cupcakes, Cocktails & Critiques, the Seymour Agency’s novel blurb and elevator pitch contest, to have you work crtitqued by authors and considered by top-selling agents. Submissions are open … Continue reading Cupcakes, Cocktails, and Critiques-Blurb Submissions Open!
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!
Last weekend, Dead Fred and I traveled to Fort Worth, Texas. My publisher sent me to sign copies of A Plain Scandal at the the Texas Library Association Convention. We were only there for 24 hours, but in that time, I got to hang out with the B&H sales team, run into and chat with … Continue reading Dead Fred Goes to TLA!
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
Check calendar and realize a new novel is due in 4-5 months. Panic ensues. Sit down to start writing with nothing: no outline, no idea. Try not to cry. Check calendar, book due date looks suspiciously closer. With shaking hands, begin to write, write, and write. Know most of the words are no good but … Continue reading My writing process in bullet points
Thank you to everyone who entered the Three Book Giveaway for the Seymour Agency Blog Hop Last Week! And the winners are: Maid of Murder -- Nancee Murder in a Basket-- Joeym11 A Plain Death-- Shirley Blanchard Winners please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org to claim your prizes. You have one week to claim your books. … Continue reading Winners from the Seymour Agency Blog Hop