Archive for December, 2017


Tuesday, December 19th, 2017

achristmasmourningsmallerI have lots of fun news to share with fans of my Amish Mysteries, so let’s get to it!!

**For today (Dec. 19th) only, my E-short Christmas story, A Christmas Mourning, is free at all online vendors. If you don’t have an e-reader,  you can get a free reading app (also available from online vendors) that will enable you to download the story onto your computer.






**In March, I’ll be releasing a new E-short story for Jakob and Claire. PLAIN AS DAY will be just 99 cents and it is available for pre-order now.




***And, the best news of all?  Berkley Prime Crime/Penguin has decided they would like another book in my Amish Mysteries!  So, there 6th book in the series will release on Dec. 4, 2018.  It will be called JUST PLAIN MURDER!!  When I can pass along the cover for this, I will. When it can be pre-ordered, I’ll let you know that, too. And like the first 5 full length books in the series, JUST PLAIN MURDER will be available in mass market paperback and E.

Exciting stuff, isn’t it?


A New Book and Some Holiday Fun!

Tuesday, December 5th, 2017

Feeling a little overwhelmed by your holiday to-do list? Well, sometimes the best way to feel a little less overwhelmed is to take some time for yourself…with a cup of hot cocoa and a book.

ipadvertical_768x1024deathgoesIf that sounds good to you, might I suggest the just-released AND DEATH GOES TO… (Tobi Tobias Mystery # 3)?  This book is chock full of laugh out loud moments that make that much needed “you” time even more fun!

From the back of the book:

The Tobias Ad Agency is in the running for the coveted Golden Storyboard, and Tobi couldn’t be more thrilled—until she discovers it’s literally an award to die for.

It’s an honor just to be nominated. But, let’s get real, Tobi wants to win. The St. Louis Advertising Awards are like the Oscars for her field, and Tobi is up for its most prestigious prize, Best Overall Ad Campaign. The competition is always fierce, but this year it’s killer . . .

Despite her high hopes, Tobi isn’t exactly shocked when she doesn’t win. But she is shocked when the winner, Deidre Ryan, takes the stage only to plummet to her death as a platform suddenly gives way. After the police discover foul play, Tobi’s Grandpa Stu wastes no time in nominating suspects. But was Deidre the intended victim—or was someone else meant to take the fatal fall? Now it’s a race to catch a killer in the spotlight, before another nominee gets the booby prize and Tobi gets trapped in a no-win situation.


AND DEATH GOES TO… is available in e-format ($5.99) and a trade paperback ($15)–both which can be purchased from all your favorite online book vendors. Purchase links can be found Here on my website.


Basic RGBIn other news, I’m  hosting a “Big News” Countdown on my Facebook author page from now until Dec. 19th (when I reveal all three parts of my “big news”–news I think you, my readers, are really going to like). So if you’re on Facebook, be sure to pop onto my page every day and see what’s up for grabs that day. Hope to see you there!


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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