I’m visiting my very good friend Dana Corbit Nussio today for some AUTHOR SPEED DATING! Stop on by, check out my answers to some pretty unique interview questions, read an excerpt from my book BRINGING IN THE THIEVES and join the conversation!!!
Please join me April 4th at 6:00 pm with other Michigan authors at the Cascade Township Branch of the Kent District Library for a fun author reading event! I’ll be reading from my latest release, BRINGING IN THE THIEVES, and discussing my writing process. I look forward to seeing you there!
Book 1 of The Joyful Noise Mysteries
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Frankie Lou’s back and Poppy’s madder than a wet hen.
Create a church choir filled with teenage misfits?
Over Poppy’s dead body.
Minister’s daughter Frankie Lou McMasters has come back to Ruby Springs, Texas with her daughter, Betsy, eleven years after running off to marry the town bad boy. Her mild notoriety as a bad girl is prime gossip for her childhood enemy, Poppy Fremont, now choir director of Faith Community Church – where Frankie Lou’s daddy, now retired to Florida, was the preacher.
When Frankie Lou comes to the deacons with a request to add a youth choir of at-risk teens she’s been coaching, Poppy throws a fit. A few hours later, Frankie Lou finds her dead in the baptistery pool. And Poppy’s not playing possum.
Frankie Lou sets out to clear her name as the main suspect, and tries to locate the real killer. Could he be sexy Joe Camps, the father of one of her teen singers? In the meantime, her momma shows up from Florida to take charge of Frankie Lou’s life. Bless her heart.
Join the Facebook group Inside the Tower and comment on my question to be eligible for the giveaway. Drawing will be held and winner’s choice of print copy (US only) or digital version of Bringing in the Thieves will be announced on Christmas Day! Don’t miss the fun – join now and be sure to check out the other authors’ events beginning Dec. 9. Invite your friends to join.
The Great Lakes Book Bash is an event designed around the one thing we all love: books! Meet your favorite authors at an enormous book signing! Meet models, designers, bloggers and connect with readers! Did I mention the “Readers Are Our Rock Stars” after-party?
The 1st Annual Great Lakes Book Bash!
A book conference in Kalamazoo, Michigan. Registration will open at 4:00 pm on Friday, October 9, 2015. Opening ceremonies will be held at 9:00 am on Saturday, October 10, 2015. The keynote speaker is NYT and USA Today Best Selling Author, Emily Snow! Following the ceremonies will be a book signing and conference lasting from 11:00 am until 4:00 pm. Saturday night there will be a “Readers are our Rock Stars” party. Closing ceremonies for the conference will be held on Sunday, October 11, 2015 at 9:00 am.
I’m visiting downtown Saranac, Michigan today from 4:00 to 8:00 pm to participate in Girls’ Night Out and the Michigan Author Event, hosted by the Saranac Public Library. Stop by and say “Howdy” to the 24 Michigan authors participating in the event. I’ll be signing copies of my book BRINGING IN THE THIEVES – I hope to see you there!
The truth is I never intended to write a cozy mystery. Honest! I had three contemporary romances published and figured I would stick with that genre. I loved writing romances. Loved reading them, too. But one day in a flurry of free-writing, trying to fill my creativity well when I’d hit a brick wall with a current romance project, a character developed along with a story that wasn’t a romance. Where in the world did that come from? And what should I do with it? The story flowed easily from my imagination as I played with it. No pressure, no deadline – just writing for fun. I had no plans for the project because it didn’t fit the market I was targeting. But the characters stuck in my mind, so one day I showed it to my critique group. They agreed it wasn’t a romance but told me it sounded like a fit for the cozy mystery genre. That’s all it took to jump start the Joyful Noise Mysteries.