Mystery Sails Into Kentucky
I ended 2018 with the December release of DEATH ON THE DIVERSION, the first book in my new Secret Sleuth cozy mystery series. And I’m starting 2019 with the sequel, DEATH ON TORRID AVE., which is available now at your favorite online retailer or my Patricia’s eBookstore. You first meet Sheila Mackey on a transatlantic cruise ship, but in Book 2 she is settling in to her new home and new life in Kentucky, along with a rescue collie named Gracie. That is, until Gracie discovers a dead body at the Torrid Avenue dog park.
New Year, New Season
Season 2 of my weekly podcast, Authors Love Readers, started in January after a holiday vacation and with some Patreon supporters — thank you! Guests have included mystery writers Rebecca Forster and R.J. Patterson, and I’ll add in a historical romance author later this year, along with some Author World updates. I enjoy interviewing fellow writers about books and life and quirky, fun things. I’m always open to interview ideas, so if you have some to contribute, just send them here.
A Bun in the Oven
Yes, the Caught Dead in Wyoming series is continuing! I can’t write as fast as you can read, but the next book (No. 8) is titled HOT ROLL and is scheduled to arrive in June. The title refers to a broadcast term that can mean cutting away from an interview to “b-roll” (scene-setting or explanatory footage) or, in more dramatic situations, reporting live from a bureau or TV truck because of time constraints. You can pre-order this new cozy mystery now at Apple Books, but soon it will be available at other online bookstores.
Patricia McLinn is the USA Today bestselling author of mystery, romance, women’s fiction known for strong characters, touches of humor, connected stories, and settings that make you want to move in. She had 27 books in 25 years in traditional publishing. Having secured the rights back to a number of her earlier books, she began indie publishing in early 2010. That made her officially a hybrid author, since she also still had books under traditional contracts. In mid-2015 she left the final traditional publisher and has been happily 100% independent since.
Patricia is also the host of Authors Love Readers, a weekly conversation between authors about how and why they create stories. The podcast covers lots of genres and all kinds of books, so if you love reading, visit every Wednesday for a new episode.