Archive for December, 2012

We Have A Winner!

Monday, December 17th, 2012

Congratulations to Sandra M. of Monroe, N.C.  Sandra won the Amish Goodies (details in post below) prize packet.

Sandra, I hope you enjoy your autographed copy of HEARSE AND BUGGY, the Amish 2013 wall calendar, the Amish 2013 pocket calendar, and the Lancaster County cookbook!


Amish Goodies

Friday, December 7th, 2012

I love this time of year, don’t you?

I love the anticipation, the inner warmth, the cozy-ness of it all.

I also love coming up with ways to thank the special people in my life…like you, my readers.

To that end, I’ve decided to give away a special Amish-themed holiday package to celebrate all of you–my fans. The package itself, contains:

*A 2013 Amish Country wall calendar (with a different Amish picture featured on each month)
*A smaller, pocket-sized Amish Country 2013 calendar also with darling photographs on each page.
*Amish Cooking, featuring favorite Lancaster County recipes
*An autographed copy of the first book in my Amish Mysteries, HEARSE AND BUGGY.

And all you have to do is email me at: and say, “Enter Me!” One lucky winner will be drawn randomly on December 17, 2012 at 12 p.m. EST! That lucky winner will be notified later that evening via email.

Good luck!

Three Books in One Set

Wednesday, December 5th, 2012

For those of you who are new to my work, I officially broke into the mystery writing world back in 2005 when my first book–JURY OF ONE–was published by a small press out of Virginia. Two more books in what became known as the Jenkins & Burns series, followed in 2006 and 2007. All three books went on to be picked up by Worldwide Mystery (a mystery reprint arm of Harlequin) for their book club.

About a year ago, I got the rights back to those three books and have since re-released them (with new covers/titles) as e-books. A few weeks ago, we decided to release them as a boxed set and price it at just $4.99 for the month of December for Kindle and Nook users. That’s all three books for just $4.99.

If you’re curious about these earlier books (now called; DEADLY READINGS, DEADLY GETAWAY, and DEADLY EXPRESSIONS), you can email me at: and request a PDF that contains the first chapter of each of the three books. That way, you can check them out and see if you’d like to keep reading. If you do, then you can opt to head on over to Amazon or Barnes and Noble’s online site and order the complete books in the boxed set for just $4.99.

But remember, this special price is only good for the month of December.

And finally, for those of you who have read my first series and have sent me an email asking whether there will be a 4th book one day…time will tell. 🙂

Happy Reading!

Upcoming Events

(more being added all the time)

Windsor Locks, CT
Wednesday, March 15, 6:30 p.m.
Windsor Locks Public Library
28 Main Street

Scottsdale, AZ
Saturday, March 18, 2 p.m.
The Poisoned Pen Bookstore
4014 N Goldwater Blvd #101

Tucson, AZ
Sunday, March 19, 1 p.m.
Barnes & Noble Booksellers

Scarsdale, NY
Wednesday, March 29, 1 p.m.
Scarsdale Women's Club
(private event)

Colchester, CT
Tuesday, June 20, 6:30 p.m.
Cragin Memorial Library
8 Linwood Ave.
Colchester CT 06415

Lockport, NY
Sunday, October 8.
Murder Mystery Train
**Ticketed event--limited seats left! $66 includes 6 hour train ride, interactive mystery, stop at vineyard, dinner on lake.
For info, go HERE.

Toronto, Canada
Oct. 12-15
Bouchercon Mystery Conference

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