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Live Near Suffolk, VA? Come see me this Saturday, August 10th!
If you live in or near Suffolk, Virginia, come out this Saturday, August 10th, to the Suffolk Mystery Authors Festival! There will be lots of authors, readers, and great panel discussions about all sorts of topics related to mysteries. I’ll be on the panel called “So Much for Stereotypes: Strong Women in Fiction and Why We Love Them.”
Happy 4th of July!
I hope you all enjoy a fun Independence Day with friends and family! We’re expecting rain in our town. Is it weird that I’m happy about that? It means I can read all day! Yay!
Book Bloggers Bring Book People Together!
Book bloggers are heroes to both authors and readers alike, helping authors grow their audience and helping readers find great books. Many thanks to all of the book bloggers who’ve hosted me on their sites or reviewed my books over the years! Here’s a great article about bloggers that features an industry favorite, Dru Ann Love of the Dru’s Book Musing Blog. If you haven’t visited her blog yet, take a look! She’ll help you find some great reads.
Now Hear This!
Hooray! You asked for it and you got it! The first two books in the Death & Taxes series are now available in audio!
DEATH, TAXES, AND A FRENCH MANICURE:
DEATH, TAXES, AND A SKINNY NO-WHIP LATTE:
Support K-9 Teams and Get Free Autographed Books!
It’s a fall fundraiser! Author DD Ayres and I have teamed up with nonprofit K-9s United to further their mission of supporting K-9 teams throughout the U.S. K-9s United was formed after the tragic death of K-9 officer Baron in the line of duty. K-9 teams do so much to keep us all safe, and their work is absolutely fascinating. That’s why DD and I write about them!
For a minimum donation of just $25.00 to K-9s United, you will get two free books, one from me and one from DD. Want more books? Donate more $!
Get details and make a donation here: Fundraiser Page
Learn more about K-9s United here: K-9s United
Thanks to all of you for supporting this worthy cause!
Just One More Week to Buy Tickets to Buns & Roses Literacy Tea!
Just one more week to get tickets for the Buns & Roses romance tea for literacy! Have a great time with fellow book lovers and help others learn to read! The event will be held Sunday, Oct. 22nd in Richardson, Texas (just north of Dallas). Attendees will receive hostess gifts from their table’s author host, and get to hear a wonderful keynote speaker Ilona Andrews. It’s so much fun! Details here: Buns & Roses
Big Fun at the West Texas Book Festival!
I had such a great time at the West Texas Book Festival this weekend! Met author Preston Lewis and his wife. Everyone kept telling me how funny his book The Fleecing of Fort Griffin was so I snagged an autographed copy and began it last night. Loving it! Also had a chance to hear children’s authors Dr. Steven Moore, Penny Klostermann, and Jennifer Ziegler. Got to hear fun, folksy music, too, and meet the Texas Library Association’s President, Dr. Jeng. Thanks to author and festival chairperson Glenn Dromgoole for organizing the event! Glenn is the author of many great books that you can find here: Glenn Dromgoole’s Books Thanks, too, to all the others who worked hard to make the event so much fun for readers and authors alike!
99 Cent Sale!
Huge 99 cent sale on e-book romances! Includes LOVE UNLEASHED! Woo hoo! Don’t miss out – this limited time sale ends September 25th. 99 Cent Sale
Doggie Pool Party This Sunday!
Come on out to Hawaiian Falls in Mansfield, Texas this Sunday, Sept. 10th from noon to 4:00 for a doggie pool party! The event benefits the Made in Texas Assistance Dogs organization. Author D.D. Ayres and I will be there selling books, with profits supporting the organization. Details here: Hounds at Hawaiian Falls Hope to see you and your four-legged friends there!
Hounds at Hawaiian Falls!
Come join me and fellow K-9 author DD Ayres at Hawaiian Falls water park in Mansfield, Texas on Sunday, September 10th! All proceeds from book sales will benefit Made in Texas Assistance Dogs. Event Details Here!