Bookmarks 2017 Festival of Books and Authors

Thanks to my local chapter of Sisters in Crime –Murder We Write —  I was able to participate in the annual book festival sponsored by Bookmarks this year.

The event is held in Winston-Salem, NC every year and it is wonderful gathering of authors and readers.

Here are some photos from our booth at this great event —

COVER REVEAL for A MURDER FOR THE BOOKS!

I’ve gotten the “go-ahead” to reveal my fabulous cover for the first book in The Blue Ridge Library Mystery series, A MURDER FOR THE BOOKS. So, without further ado, here it is!!

Thanks to Crooked Lane Books for the wonderful cover!

 

Addicted to History!

I’ve always loved history, which is one reason I studied art history in college, and became a librarian and researcher.

So when my brother discovered a trunk full of old family photo albums and postcard albums as we were helping my mom pack up her house this week, I was in history heaven!

Just a few of the photos (wish we knew who all the people were — the photos were not labeled) and postcards.  The photos appear to be from the 1800s. The postcards are dated from around 1906 to 1927.

Now I must figure out how to preserve all this history!

 

 

 

 

 

PUBLICATION NEWS — 3-BOOK DEAL ON MY COZY MYSTERY SERIES!

I am thrilled to announce that I have signed a three book contract with Crooked Lane Books for my Blue Ridge Library Mystery Series.

Book One — A MURDER FOR THE BOOKS — will be published in December 2017, with the next two books releasing later in 2018 and in early 2019.

My editor is Faith Black Ross, who acquired the books for Crooked Lane. My agent, Frances Black of Literary Counsel, brokered the deal.

I’ve discovered a great love for writing mysteries (it makes sense, as I have always loved to read them) so I am very excited to embark on this new writing adventure.