What would you like readers to know about you? I am a busy mom of two little boys. In many ways, I’m very much like Jennifer Temple, the MC in Red Picket Fences. We’re both out of shape moms who love true crime, as well as keeping chickens. However, unlike Jennifer, I love to cook, […]
I enjoyed a brief reprieve from writing and blogging, but I’m back in action. Sometimes one must take the time to step away and refresh. I binged reality television, read books, enjoyed time with my kids, and basked in lots of time in the sunshine (slathered in SPF of course!).
In essence, I took a vacation from myself, and from what usually makes me tick. It was much needed. Jennifer Temple, and Pembury Acres was far from my mind for a bit and while I missed them I needed to regroup before diving back into their world.
Oddly, I pictured them all patiently waiting around for me eager to know what they are supposed to say or do next. To my surprise, they happily went on with their lives solving murders, going for morning walks, getting coffee, & eating salami sandwiches from Lacy’s Deli. I’m the one that needs to catch up with them. Not the other way around.
I also had a great one-on-one consultation with a big name in the indie world, and I left the session feeling re-invigorated. I’ve had a few personal issues in the last few weeks that took the wind out of my sails, but I’m ready to dive back in and bring you Body in the Begonias and Death at a Dinner Party. They are both coming very soon.
In the meantime, I have some great cozy mystery recommendations for you this week!
A Saucerful of Death (Starlight Cozy Mystery Book 1)
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Darren Nelson stars as a United States Space Explorer who finds himself entangled in more than just intergalactic intrigue when he falls for an interstellar beauty. Not only does he have to divert attention from a lovely alien, who hitched a ride on his return capsule, but when a fellow astronaut he clashed with is found dead, he must find a way to clear his own name. He must constantly discourage his best friend and mission team member, Stephen, from aiding and abetting the lovely alien that has began to fall for Darren. Jeannie is determined to save him herself and thanks to retro tv, she is sure she knows just how to go about it.
Wishing Well (Chapel End Mysteries Series Book 4)
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If a party brings life to a village…
…why does it end in death?
Postwoman Jenny Reid’s interest is piqued when a tramp is discovered on the outskirts, but no one admits to knowing who he is.
The fun evening out descends into chaos with old rivalries erupting from jealous spats. Jenny is caught in the middle, her desolate love life paraded for all to see. When the tramp makes his entrance attentions are diverted, but that isn’t necessarily a good thing.
Revelry turns to tragedy.
Once again, Jenny is dragged back to the past by the appearance of a diary. Someone is clearly trying to tell her something, but will she work out the clues before it’s too late?
Grab this fast-paced mystery today.
Red Rover, Red Rover
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Of course, he doesn’t know a latte from a cappuccino . . . Brent Peterson is actually a spy! When things go south, Emily, a young coffee barista, is thrown into a world of espionage, danger, and humorous codenames. The first in a series of clean spy-comedy novellas.
That’s all for now. Until next time!
Last week was a bit crazy so apologies for not getting this out on my regular Friday schedule. The kids and I are adjusting well to our new sports schedule, and we’re even finding time for neat little craft projects! I’ll post a picture of the dino playset we created below.
I’m still working on Body In The Begonias it’s longer than I expected it to be!!
There really isn’t much to update you on. This month has been a blur, and I’m looking forward to our upcoming spring break! I hope to finish the story by then and get it off to an editor.
In the meantime, check out this Witchy cozy it’s on sale for $0.99 until 4/19!
The Ghosts of Wonky Inn: Wonky Inn Book 2
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Alf has tried to banish her demons.
And her ghosts.
But memories of her recent past linger and keep her awake.
Every night it’s the same. Insomnia.
When she does eventually drift off, she’s woken almost immediately by a sobbing spirit.
He says he’s lost.
And worse than that, someone is trying to kill him.
Who is this sad specimen of a spirit? And where does he belong?
And how do you kill someone … who is already dead?
Find out what Alf gets up to next as the Wonky Inn adventures continue.
Read The Ghosts of Wonky Inn today.
As promised, here are pictures of the playset the kids and I created this weekend!
I hope everyone is well today! As always it’s been a long week, and I’m extremely excited for some downtime. My oldest just started little league and the schedule is already stressing me out. I’m a new “sports mom” and I have a feeling this will be our normal for years to come. The first game is this weekend, and I’m really excited to see my kid in uniform!
We went to the bookstore as a family yesterday for a school fundraiser, and I was in heaven!!! I bought a new book about writing mysteries that I can’t wait to delve into with some coffee on my couch!
What are all of you up to this weekend?
I’m still plugging away at Body in the Begonias, and I should hopefully have it complete by the end of this week! I guess I didn’t realize how easily Red Picket Fences flowed out of me until I tried to sit down and write another book! Remember, this is going to be a free short story for my newsletter subscribers only. Click here to sign up for my newsletter.
In the meantime, I have another great book recommendation for you!
Once Upon A Murder (A Fairy Tale Mystery Book 1)
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In the town of Castle Rock, many residents live a fairy tale life but not all get a fairy tale ending.
The home of Michael Grimm is a unique place where the line between the haves and the have-nots might as well have been a canyon. The gated community of Fairy Tails houses the wealthy, royal, and connected while the simple townsfolk they ignore putter about their lives on the other side.
Despite the embittered classes, not much happens in their divided town and Michael, along with his sister Monica, struggle to keep the doors of Grimm Investigations open.
That is until Preston Charming, the wealthy son of one of the most powerful families in Fairy Tails, is found murdered in Siren Woods. The Grimm siblings eagerly take the case, but soon Michael finds himself on a collision course with the scars of the past and people who inflicted them.
Amid old enemies, abandoned shoes, hardened servant girls, and infamous parties; will Michael solve this homicidal puzzle before the killer sees to it he doesn’t get his happy ever after?
Don’t forget about the multi-author promotion!
That’s all for now!
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