That’s right, three of my fellow authors and I will be hosting a murder mystery train ride–THE CAT SCREAMED AT MIDNIGHT–in Jackson, Missouri (100 miles south of St. Louis) on October 1, 2016.
The train will leave the station at 5:30 p.m. You’ll be served dinner…and mystery! Yes, you’ll be involved in the mystery as it unfolds. Once the murder mystery has been solved, the train will stop at an old time town so we can put the murderer in jail (photo ops!) and then stay and enjoy s’mores (I looovvveee s’mores) over a fire before heading back on the train to our original departure point.
After the train ride, we’ll continue the fun back at the Drury Inn (our event hotel) until 10 p.m. with soda, popcorn, and a goodie bag.
The next morning, we’ll meet up at the hotel’s complimentary (and very good) hot breakfast before following each other over to the local Barnes & Noble for a book signing.
Sounds awesome, doesn’t it? I am so excited about this!
I hope you’ll join me, along with my fellow mystery authors Tonya Kappes, Duffy Brown, and Kathi Daley, for this fun-filled reader weekend.
For details (including train and hotel costs) and/or to register, visit the Cat Screamed At Midnight event information by clicking on this link. But hurry, there’s only 60 spots available for our train ride and I sure would love to meet you!!
I’m thrilled to share with you the cover for A CHURN FOR THE WORSE (Amish Mysteries #5)!!!! Once again, my cover artist hit a homerun. The shovel, the horse, the candies on the ground–all important in this story.
The book will release on March 1st and is currently available for pre-order. For what it’s worth, pre-orders will be a very big factor in whether this series continues beyond this book.
Thank you for being readers and for loving this series as much as I do!
Next year’s installment in my Amish Mysteries (aka Amish # 5), finally has a title.
A CHURN FOR THE WORSE will release on March 1, 2016.
As for what the book is about, here’s the back cover copy for your enjoyment…
The national bestselling author of Suspendered Sentence returns to Heavenly, Pennsylvania, where shop owner Claire Weatherby and Detective Jakob Fisher must put on their thinking kapps to solve a string of robberies and a murder in the Amish community…
When an Amish farmer is found dead in his barn, his family accepts his death as God’s will. But Detective Jakob Fisher knows the farmer didn’t hit himself in the head with the shovel lying beside his body. And when it comes to light that a stranger appeared at the farmer’s home and now money is missing from their milk can, Fisher suspects robbery as the motive—especially when another Amish family is victimized.
Getting to the truth proves difficult, however, since Fisher has two strikes against him in the eyes of the Amish—his chosen career, and the Amish roots he left behind. Desperate to stop a murderous thief, Fisher turns to Heavenly Treasures shop owner Claire Weatherly for help. The trust she’s earned from the Amish community enables her to go where the detective cannot—straight into the path of a killer…
Pre-order links for A CHURN FOR THE WORSE are starting to pop up with vendors, so check your favorite place to shop for books and see if you can pre-order now. For now, here’s pre-order information for Amazon.
Always wanted to go to a mystery conference to meet authors?
“Murder As You Like It” is a one-day conference for mystery readers/fans and writers. It’s a chance to rub elbows with your favorite authors (I’ll be there) and to meet new ones. Authors will talk about writing their novels and you’ll have a chance to ask questions. You’ll have a chance to get “up close and personal” during Author Speed Dating (each author will go to a table where they will talk with readers about their books. After a few minutes, the authors move to the next table). There will be panels, lunch, and book signing opportunities, too.
When? September 26th.
Early registration (which includes lunch) until 9/1 is just $25.
For more information, check out this flyer. 2015 Conf Reg Brochure for Authors Websites
Hope to see you there!