Wednesday, February 25, 2015

What's Happening!

Hi readers (and writers). Just wanted to bring y'all up-to-date on what I've been doing lately. This past October (2014) I had my fourth Trixie Montgomery Cozy Mystery published - "Chilled in Chattanooga." Trixie goes to Chattanooga, Tenn. to an intensive writer's conference and is accompanied by her best friend Dee Dee and her great-aunt Nana. While at the conference Trixie finds a body (that's all I can tell ya!) and becomes the prime suspect. Of, course, she is being framed so she along with Dee Dee and Nana have to find the real culprit before her caboose is thrown in the caboose.

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Speaking of Writer's Conferences I love to go to conferences, literary festivals, books clubs, libraries, and reader's venues - just about anywhere that someone will listen to me about my books. A couple of weeks ago I was in Birmingham, Alabama for "Murder in the Magic City" where readers and fans can come and listen to mystery authors talk about their books and writing - and they can buy books. That was on a Saturday. I meant to tell you that Birmingham is the home to Anne George, one of the greatest cozy mystery writers in my opinion. But I am biased. :)

Murder in the Magic City

The top picture is of writers one of the panels. I'm second from the left in the white shirt. The picture below is with a fan during the book signing time. It was so much fun. That was on Saturday. Then we all packed up and drove to Wetumpka, Alabama (where The Big Fish was filmed) and we had "Murder on the Menu." We sat at tables with readers and fans while they ate lunch. It was so much fun to meet readers and talk to them about what they liked in a mystery.

Some ladies I talked with at "Murder on the Menu." I love to talk with my readers. I encourage them to write me an email and let me know how they like my books. Oh, just a little tidbit, the man in the picture is my fiancĂ©, Travis Williams. He is so good to go with me and help me carry books, encouragement, etc.  I could go on, but I won't bore you any longer. I look forward to a productive 2015. I have a story plotted out for another Trixie Montgomery book "Homicide in Helen." And I have the first book finished in a new series - Skye Southerland Cozy Mystery Series. I'm just looking for a home for it. I have several venues to attend this next year so I'm looking forward to those. Hope you enjoyed this little bit of news. Let me hear about your plans or goals for 2015. 


  1. Sounds like you've been busy. Great to hear things are going so well. I'm hoping to finish a couple of projects this year...

  2. Sounds like you've been busy. Great to hear things are going so well. I'm hoping to finish a couple of projects this year...


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