Saturday, April 1, 2017

April News

This month is the five year anniversary of the publication of my first Malone mystery, Mixed Messages. I can’t believe so much time has passed and that, since then, I’ve added four other books to the series.

On April 1st and 2nd, author Marilyn Meredith will host me on her blog. My topic is “The Last Malone Mystery.”

On Saturday, the 15th, I’ll participate in the Get Lit festival hosted by my publisher, Eric Beebe, of Postmortem Press. If you're in the area, I hope you’ll stop by to visit. I think it will be a lot of fun!

Update 4/11: I'm thrilled to be a guest on Sharon Vertetis Aguanno's blog. Sharon is an avid reader (not a writer) and she posts author interviews and book reviews. She does a fantastic job and I hope you'll stop by.

And, of course, Easter is the day after the event, which reminds me to mention that my third Malone mystery, Desperate Deeds, takes place at this time of year. Since each of my books may be read as a standalone, this might be a good time to pick up a copy for yourself or as a gift.

As Ann Malone Kern starts her new business as an interior decorator, the temperatures have risen, tulips and daffodils are in bloom and there’s a feeling of endless possibilities in the air. She has no idea that her world is about to be turned upside down.

When Janis Riley, a woman for whom money is no object, contacts Ann to redecorate her house, she is elated. But the initial visit with her first client leaves her with mixed emotions. Why did Janis react so strangely to seeing a photo of Ann’s six-year-old son?

But Ann has bigger problems. Her husband, David, a recovering alcoholic, has lost both his mother and his job and Ann worries that he’ll start drinking again. To add to her concerns, their next-door-neighbor, Dorothy Baker, is severely depressed but Ann’s efforts to help her are rebuffed.

Ann is terrified when she wakes up the day before Easter to find Davey gone. Another child, Kelly Kramer, has been missing since December. Where are the children? And what, if anything, can Ann do to get her son back?

And, as always, HAPPY READING!