Upcoming Events

    Talk/Book Signing
    Wednesday, April 15th
    6:30 p.m.
    Windsor Locks Public Library
    28 Main Street
    Windsor Locks, CT

    Panel/Book Signing
    May 1-3
    Malice Domestic Mystery Conference
    Hyatt
    Bethesda, MD

    Book Signing/Discussion
    Wednesday, July 15th

    6:30 p.m.
    Aaron's Books
    35 East Main Street
    Lititz, PA

    Book Signing/Discussion
    Thursday, July 16th

    7:00-8:30 p.m.
    Harleysville Books
    680 Main Street
    Harleysville, PA

    Panel/"Author Speed Dating"/Signing
    Murder As You Like It (one-day conference)
    Saturday, September 26th

    Mechanicsburg Mystery Bookshop
    6 Clouser Road
    Mechanicsburg PA 17055
    (For conference info, call: 717-795-7470)

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Amish #5 Has a Cover

June 30th, 2015

A CHURN FOR THE WORSEfinalI’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!

~Laura


Amish # 5 Has A Title!

June 10th, 2015

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…

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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.

~Laura


One Day Mystery Conference in PA

May 24th, 2015

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!

~Laura


When Research Turns Into Life Tips

May 5th, 2015

In preparation for the writing phase of each new book in my Amish Mysteries series, I take a trip down to Lancaster County, PA for research. Each time I go, I come away with greater knowledge of the Amish. This last trip, however, had me leaving with new ideas for my life.

I tell how and why over at Amish Wisdom in this post.

Enjoy!

~Laura


Upcoming Events

Talk/Book Signing
Wednesday, April 15th
6:30 p.m.
Windsor Locks Public Library
28 Main Street
Windsor Locks, CT

Panel/Book Signing
May 1-3
Malice Domestic Mystery Conference
Hyatt
Bethesda, MD

Book Signing/Discussion
Wednesday, July 15th

6:30 p.m.
Aaron's Books
35 East Main Street
Lititz, PA

Book Signing/Discussion
Thursday, July 16th

7:00-8:30 p.m.
Harleysville Books
680 Main Street
Harleysville, PA

Panel/"Author Speed Dating"/Signing
Murder As You Like It (one-day conference)
Saturday, September 26th

Mechanicsburg Mystery Bookshop
6 Clouser Road
Mechanicsburg PA 17055
(For conference info, call: 717-795-7470)

Like to see Laura do an event at your library or store? Click here to contact her.



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