New Secret Sleuth
When Sheila and Clara stop by the local chain grocery store on a mundane errand, they discover the chain’s unpopular CEO is there for a surprise visit. Grocery shopping soon becomes anything but mundane when the CEO is murdered. No matter what ex-cop Teague says, how could they possibly resist investigating when they’re right in the middle of it?
Sheila’s plan to escape to a quiet life in small-town Kentucky keeps hitting bumps in the road. In Death on Shady Bridge, a friend of Clara’s comes to Sheila and Clara about the death of a cousin, because she has her suspicions. Pre-order is now available at all major ebook retailers. Scheduled release date is late fall 2020.
Writer’s Corner: A Discussion on Publishing
I gave a talk on trends in book publishing at the Boone County Public Library, Main Library, in Burlington, Ky., on Jan. 9. It’s a fascinating time to be an author, with opportunities and choices not imagined even a few years ago and change the only constant. All that also brings complications, including balancing the conflicting demands of business and creativity.
Here are handouts from this talk:
To Have and to Hold
All seven of The Wedding Series romances and two prequels are now available in paperback from Amazon and Barnes & Noble. Would you like to see this series in your local library? Just ask the librarian to order a copy for their shelves from Ingram Spark.
The Ultimate Wedding Series Bundle
The seven romances of The Wedding Series, plus two prequels and a bonus short story, are now available in an ebook boxed set called The Wedding Series: The Complete Collection, out now at Apple Books, Barnes & Noble, Kobo and Google Play. The bundle is not available on Amazon, but don’t worry, Kindle readers. You can get mobi format versions of The Complete Collection directly at Patricia’s eBookstore here. The series starts with three stories of Chicago-area college friends embarking on the greatest education of all — falling in love. Book 4 takes readers to Wyoming with a runaway bride and Book 5 introduces a king in search of a long-lost granddaughter and a reluctant princess in Washington, D.C. In Books 6 and 7, royal matchmaking roils a small-town Wisconsin college basketball community and upends a Wyoming rancher who finds he may be destined for a crown instead of cowboy hat.
Taking Aim on Reaction Shot
The next Caught Dead in Wyoming cozy mystery after Hot Roll (Book 8) will be Reaction Shot, coming in May. Three things to tell you about it now: grazing association, cattle rustling, dating. Did you enjoy reading about the quirks of Wyoming’s water rights in Last Ditch? Then you’ll love the entanglements created by pastureland management in Reaction Shot. It’s now available for pre-order at all the major ebook retailers.
Workshop to Page
Are you a writer? A writer who doesn’t write “right”? Or do you have a friend who is? Then Survival Kit for Writers Who Don’t Write Right is for you to get or give. Support, hard-won wisdom, and nitty-gritty tools and tips pack this short book, inspired by workshops I have given. It’s available as an ebook at the major retailers for $2.99 or at my ebookstore for only 99 cents. You can also buy it in paperback at Amazon, Barnes & Noble and other booksellers, and it’s available for libraries and schools as well through Ingram.
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