Thursday, September 19, 2013

Fresh Fiction Today... check it out!

Hello, everyone!

It's almost autumn. Nights are getting noticeably chillier and the days are shorter. Canadians are already looking forward to Thanksgiving, which is the second Monday of October.

I am - with regret - winding down my blogging and promotion of Bran New Death. Why am I a little sad? This series is special to me because it is written in first person, like most of my favorite series to read. It was a dream of mine to write a mystery in first person, and with the character of Merry Wynter I have been able to do just that.

I have been overwhelmed by the positive feedback, and can officially say that Bran New Death is a national bestseller. It made it to #3 on the Barnes & Noble mystery list, #35 among paperbacks overall.

So today is one of my very last blog stops for Bran New Death. I am at Fresh Fiction, writing about... how I juggle writing three series!

Funny story about this: on September 4th I got an automated email saying I needed to send in my Fresh Fiction guest blog entry for... wait for it... September 4th! I had messed up, I thought, a hideous idea to me because I am reasonably well organized and had them down for September 19th. I just hate making that kind of mistake because it means I let someone down.

I had a VERY busy day that day - company coming from out of town and cooking and cleaning still to do - but I sat down and dashed off a quick blog, and sent it to them with a million effusive apologies, hoping they'd still be able to do it. I checked back often over the day, thinking I had blown it big time.

The next morning I got a lovely email telling me I was right about my day being September 19th, and that it was just a little mix-up.

BIG sigh of relief.

I had a chance for a redo... I could rewrite my hastily written blog if I wanted. But when I reread the blog, I thought... I'm just going to let it stand. It expresses completely how fortunate I feel having three mystery series!

So here is the link, and I would love it if you would drop in an read about how I juggle three mystery series. BTW, it doesn't say much about HOW I do it, I realize, but I hope you enjoy it anyway!

Fresh Fiction - Bran New Death

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Where in the World is Autumn Vale?

There are good points and bad points about creating a fictional universe, and one of the bad points is, no one is quite sure where the heck this fictional universe is, in the real world.

Well, here you go. Autumn Vale, New York, scene of much of Bran New Death, is a tiny, quirky little town about forty to forty-five minutes south of Batavia, New York. And if you're wondering where Batavia, New York, is, then I have spotted it on a map!

Hope this helps!!

Happy release day to myself and many of my Killer Character sisters!