Thinking of writing a mystery? You are invited to the Writing Mystery Workshop on October 25, 2018 at the Parker Library, 6:30-8:30 pm!
We’ll cover genres and characteristics, strategies for writing your draft, techniques for developing your manuscript, and information about how and where to submit your work. In short: we will discuss the path from idea to submission!
Hosted by Douglas County Libraries. Free and open to the public.
→ Click here to register.
[Update: registration is waitlist-only now.]
October 8-21, 2018
Many thanks to the wonderful Great Escapes Virtual Book Tours and to all of the kind hosts.
October 8 – Island Confidential – REVIEW, CHARACTER INTERVIEW
October 8 – Babs Book Bistro – SPOTLIGHT
October 8 – Books Direct – SPOTLIGHT
October 9 – Cozy Up With Kathy – AUTHOR INTERVIEW
October 9 – Varietats – SPOTLIGHT
October 9 – Handcrafted Reviews – SPOTLIGHT
October 10 – The Pulp and Mystery Shelf – AUTHOR INTERVIEW
October 10 – Celticlady’s Reviews – SPOTLIGHT
October 11 – MJB Reviewers – AUTHOR INTERVIEW
October 12 – Mallory Hearts Cozies – REVIEW, CHARACTER GUEST POST
October 13 – StoreyBook Reviews – GUEST POST
October 14 – The Book’s the Thing – REVIEW
October 15 – Ruff Drafts – SPOTLIGHT
October 15 – I’m All About Books – SPOTLIGHT
October 16 – Book Club Librarian – REVIEW
October 16 – Mysteries with Character – AUTHOR INTERVIEW
October 17 – A Blue Million Books – AUTHOR INTERVIEW
October 17 – Bibliophile Reviews – REVIEW
October 18 – Cassidy’s Bookshelves – GUEST POST
October 18 – A Cozy Experience– REVIEW
October 19 – Devilishly Delicious Book Reviews – REVIEW
October 19 – Teresa Trent Author Blog – AUTHOR INTERVIEW
October 20 – Jane Reads – CHARACTER GUEST POST
October 21 – A Chick Who Reads – REVIEW
October 21 – Escape with Dollycas Into a Good Book – SPOTLIGHT
The Spirit in Question (Lila Maclean Academic Mystery #3) is now available wherever books are sold! And here’s your VIP invite to the Facebook launch party: Wednesday October 3, 2018 at 7 pm CDT.
Visit the event page, click “going,” and invite your friends! The more, the merrier. Once the party begins, all you have to do is click on the discussions tab to participate.
About the book:
English professor Lila Maclean knew drama would be involved when she agreed to consult on Stonedale University’s production of Puzzled: The Musical. But she didn’t expect to find herself cast into such chaos: the incomprehensible play is a disaster, the crumbling theater appears to be haunted, and, before long, murder takes center stage. The show must go on—yet as they speed toward opening night, it becomes clear that other members of the company may be targeted as well. Lila searches for answers while contending with a tenacious historical society, an eccentric playwright, an unsettling psychic, an enigmatic apparition, and a paranormal search squad. With all of this in play, will she be able to identify who killed her colleague…or will it soon be curtains for Lila too?
Barnes and Noble: bit.ly/2NlGFXe
Indie Bound: bit.ly/2vH7ChC
October 9, 2018 ~ Tattered Cover Bookstore (Aspen Grove) ~ 7 pm
Please join Scott Graham, Margaret Mizushima, Barbara Nickless, Nora Page, and me at Tattered Cover Aspen Grove for a panel discussion on crime writing.
Book clubs are the BEST. If you’re looking for new reads for your book club, Book Club Central is a terrific resource.
It’s a thrill to be included in this list of academic mysteries, with these wonderful books from authors Mary Angela, Carole B. Shmurak, and Lori Rader-Day–have read and enjoyed them all!
The Colorado Gold Conference is happening this week, September 6-9! If you’re attending, please say hello–I’ll be at the Friday night author signing as well as the Cozy Mystery Roundtable and the “How to Write a Traditional/Cozy Mystery Series” presentation with Linda Joffe Hull on Saturday.
You’re invited to the Facebook launch party for The Spirit in Question, hosted by A Cozy Experience!
Join us on Wednesday October 3, 2018 at 7 pm CDT for fun, special guests, and giveaways. In the meantime, please visit the event page (and click “going”) and feel free to invite your friends! The more, the merrier. Once the party begins, all you have to do is click on the discussions tab to participate. Hope to see you there.
English professor Lila Maclean knew drama would be involved when she agreed to consult on Stonedale University’s production of Puzzled: The Musical. But she didn’t expect murder to take center stage…
“An A+ academic mystery! This delightful cozy deserves extra credit for its clever protagonist, laugh-out-loud dramatics, and layers of mystery. Add in ghostly intrigue and a haunted opera house, and The Spirit in Question is the perfect Halloween read.” — Nora Page, author of the Bookmobile Mysteries