Thursday, November 22, 2012

Mystery We Write Blog Tour Giveaways

From Monday, November 26, through Monday, December 10, I will be participating in the Mystery We Write Blog Tour. Each day, I will feature one of 15 mystery authors. Here’s what I asked each author to write about for their post on my blog: 
I would like each of you to write an article about one of the characters in your novel. The focus should be on how you created and developed the character. Also, if your character experienced change/growth in the book, please tell us about that.

Each day will be a new opportunity for you to enter to win one or all of the fantastic novels that will be featured. Follow the online tour by visiting these authors’ blogs. Leave a comment and you’re automatically entered to win. I will be giving away a free copy of the second novel in my Malone mystery series, Unfinished Business, which takes place the week of Christmas. 

Winners will be announced on Tuesday, December 11, the final day of the tour, so please remember to check back to see if you’ve won. Best of luck!
Here’s a slideshow of the books that will be given away! 

Monday, November 19, 2012

"Unfinished Business" is now available on Amazon

Well, my publisher surprised me yesterday when he told me that Unfinished Business was released that morning. The original release date was Tuesday, November 20th. If you'd like to buy a copy in paper or Kindle format, here's the link: 

Happy Reading!

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Today's the Big Day

Well, today is the day of my book launch event for Unfinished Business, the sequel to Mixed Messages. I will be selling and signing copies from 1-3 p.m. at Higher Ground Coffee House in Cheviot, Ohio. And, for those of you who haven’t yet purchased a copy of Mixed Messages, the first novel in my Malone Mystery Series, I’ll be sure to have several copies on hand.
Think Christmas! In a little over five weeks, the holiday will be here and, if you plan to buy gifts for any avid mystery readers, this will be the perfect opportunity to cross their names off your shopping list. If you aren’t able to attend the event, please note that Unfinished Business will be available at in two days, on Tuesday, November 20th.
Unfinished Business takes place the week of Christmas. 
The Westwood Strangler is dead. Or so everyone believes.

Ann Kern is busy preparing for her favorite holiday. She’s especially looking forward to her sister’s annual Christmas visit. But, several things threaten to ruin her festive mood.

The National Weather Service issues a severe winter storm warning for the Cincinnati area, predicting blizzard conditions, and Ann worries that her sister and her new boyfriend won’t be able to make the drive from South Carolina.

Then, a woman is found strangled in Ann’s neighborhood and everyone, including the police, assumes it’s the work of a copycat killer. However, when two more women are murdered in their homes, the police announce their conviction that the Westwood Strangler is responsible.

When Ann hears the news, the sense of safety and security she’s worked so hard to recapture since her attack on Halloween night, shatters. If the intruder who died in her apartment wasn’t the Westwood Strangler, who is? And, who will be the next victim?

I hope to see you today! Happy Reading!