Monday, February 13, 2006

NEW PICTURE! It's about time, isn't it? The one I have on current book covers and bookmarks is from seven years and thirty pounds ago.

I've got two books in the works, both of them in the Maryvale series. The first of the series, THE DEVIL IN MARYVALE is already listed on the net from and Barnes & Noble to Wal-Mart.

The second, THE NELSON SCANDAL, is in the works and I'm waiting for the first galley on it.

The third in the series, RECIPE FOR TROUBLE, I've just sent back the signed contract on it and will post a notice when it will be ppublished as soon as I know.

Being a member of SinC International and SinC-ic, I've taken advantage of Amazon's shipping break and ordered four of my sib's books. With the work on these two books in the works and the order from Amazon, I'm set for the winter weather. Let it snow! Let it snow! Let it snow! Break's over!

Monday, February 06, 2006

I'm back! My thirty pounds of smart metal is still recovering from its time in the shop, got a new mouse, working to catch up on all the things put on hold. My current book 'in the works' now has permission to use a quote from a fellow writer so I'm happy about her generous permission to use it. The quote is "Ignorance killed the cat. Curiosity was framed." by C. J. Cherryh. The book is the second in my Maryvale series of cozy mysteries and I needed it to use when the sheriff is trying to shame his match-making wife into minding her own business. (Nope, it didn't work - LOL.) She goes right on happily and alternatively helping and nosing into everything around her, including the local library's haunted basement.
Also, have received and returned signed contracts for the third Maryvale series. The third one is to be published by Five Star, I'll announce it on my page ( and probably here too when it comes out.
The first Maryvale is THE DEVIL IN MARYVALE complete with a body, devil worship, cattle rustling and the good citizens of Maryvale, gifted and all. It introduces a psychic. The second is THE NELSON SCANDAL (the one now 'in the works') and has a medium in it (yes, she holds a seance). The third is the one on which I've just got a contract, RECIPE FOR TROUBLE. In it you will meet a healer (she may even be a guardian angel?)
Since 2006 has started out with all these machines working, there's no excuse not to get to work. Break's over!