Progress Report on “A Body in the Belfry”

Just a short post, since we are all still tired from this week’s Back-to-School Book & Blog Block Party and the big Facebook Mystery Writers Revealed event last weekend.  I had a blast at both celebrations and hope you did, … Continued

Mystery Writers Revealed Facebook Event

This coming Saturday, September 12 is the Big Event on Facebook, Mystery Writers Revealed. On that day only, many of your favorite cozy mystery, romantic mystery and mystery/thriller writers will be logged in to answer your questions. All the books … Continued

Launch Team Volunteers Wanted

My current work in progress,  A Body in the Belfry, the second book in The First Ladies Club series, releases in mid-December, so now is a great time to join my Launch Team. Members of the launch team will receive … Continued

Upcoming September Excitement

We’re still sweltering in August heat here in Northern California, but September will arrive soon. Many of our California schools resume classes in the second week of August, but in my heart September remains the beginning of the year and … Continued

New First Ladies Club Cover Reveal

First Ladies Club final new cover revealed! We went in a lot of directions with this one, but thanks to some super advice from my friends and supporters, including the Sweet Cozy Mystery Writers Support Group and Clean Indie Reads Facebook … Continued

Writing to the Review is like Teaching to the Test

Working in the education field, I sometimes hear teachers lamenting about how the Federal regulations have them teaching to the tests, rather than teaching children the love of learning. They say this is taking much of the joy out of … Continued

What have I done?!

Being an independent author/publisher/marketer/promoter takes an inordinate amount of time, I was surprised to discover. Add in the occasional Beta review for fellow authors and a full-time day job and that leaves precious little time for reading for pleasure.  However, … Continued

Author, know your reader

I’ve been reading a bit about the importance of knowing my target audience. Naturally, I want the whole world to read and love my books, but that’s simply not practical. Although I’m sure anyone who reads my work will become … Continued

Face-to-Face with Readers

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Last weekend I was privileged to have been invited to speak at a Christian women’s retreat in beautiful Montana. The organizers encouraged me to bring some of my books to sell and sign during the weekend.  I was a little … Continued

With a little (or a lot) of help from my friends

I belong to an online support group for indie authors, and the wonderful folks who read them, called The Rave Reviews Book Club. The driving force behind this smaller, more intimate Goodreads-type group is Nonnie Jules, a powerhouse of energy … Continued

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