Hello friends! Lots going on now that I’ve “retired” from my “real” job to fulfill my desire to write. I spent the first week on vacation in Mazatlán with my husband for our 20th wedding anniversary, so I’ve really only been off the job for a week. Among things I’ve learned so far:
- It’s true what they say about retirement, that you’ll be so busy you’ll wonder how you ever found time to go to work.
- I now love Mondays.
Upcoming Book News:
Placid River Runs Deep
When Ember Mackay learns she has a life-threatening illness, she flees to the old Placid River cabin, but instead of solace, she finds mystery, murder and a revenge plot that has taken a generation to unfold.
Placid River Runs Deep is a non-cat mystery. It takes place in 2010, involving a woman who has just found out she has hepatitis C. This is before the “cure”, remember, and as she awaits the results of her medical tests, she is terrified. Then a neighbor is murdered and another dies a mysterious death, giving her something else to think about. A handsome artist whom she hasn’t seen since childhood becomes friend, lover, and then protector, but his care may be coming too late.
Placid River is currently at the editor’s, hopefully for the final time. I am looking toward a launch very soon and/or availability at the AAUW Sisters in Crime panel. (see Upcoming Events)
New Covers! I am excited to announce the Crazy Cat Lady mystery series will soon be getting new cover art by cat artist, Leslie Cobb. Cats’ Eyes and Copy Cats will be reissued with the new cat artwork. Cat’s Paw, coming this summer, will feature her lovely cats from first print. Check out her work at: http://www.lesliecobb.com/
Cat’s Cradle, a Crazy Cat Lady Mystery short story Giveaway free for Kindle, sometime in April. It’s the story that was published last October in the 9 Deadly Lives Anthology, but with a crazy cat lady twist.
Cat’s Paw, a Crazy Cat Lady Mystery #3 Launch: Summer. Date TBA
Twilight Rummage Sale – “It’s an indoor swap meet with a full bar.” February 20, 2016 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm, Eagles Lodge (F.O.E.#3256), 4904 SE Hawthorne, Portland, OR, https://www.facebook.com/TwilightSale/
American Association of University Women-sponsored Sisters in Crime panel: Sunday, March 13, from 1:30 pm to 4:00 pm, Clark Public Utilities Community Room, 1200 Fort Vancouver Way, Vancouver, Washington.
8th Annual NW Book Festival: July 30, 2016 11:00 am – 5:00 pm, Portland’s Pioneer Courthouse Square, http://www.nwbookfestival.com/
Conversations with Writers: a Hillsboro, Oregon group that invites writers to read and tell about their work and their writing methods. September 26, 2016 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm. Hillsboro Main Library, 2850 Brookwood Pkwy, Hillsboro http://cwwor.weebly.com/
Thanks for playing along. I love hearing comments and suggestions.