California is very much on my mind. I have family and friends there, up and down the state, and they're all being affected by the continuing deluge. We used to think we'd move there one day but honestly, it's not looking likely anymore.
Sending wishes for everyone's safety.
I'm not sure how long this promotion will run. It's up to the publisher. But if you are a KU customer, it's free, and I'd be happy if this promo introduces you to a new series. There are 7 books in the series, soon to be one more (Sept 2023).
To be precise, picture books of about 700 words maximum, for young children. I took a course in this the other day from Lucky Platt, online. Learned a lot. Probably mostly learned that children's books are a lot harder to write than they look! Also, that I'm probably more a Young Adult writer than a Picture Book writer. ;-)
This delivery date snuck up on me, as I was busy writing and editing other things. But INVITATION TO A KILLER ships February 7 and is available for preorder now, wherever you buy books.
This day of Epiphany is the first day I've had to just breathe, but yesterday I started making notes for a screenplay. NOT a mystery, for a change. Just a story in the headlines that really grabbed me. Fingers crossed I'll find time to finish it.
In our household, all the decorations come down after Epiphany. This guy stands guard throughout the year. I just like the way he looks in the room, so, why not?
Today I'm sending the initial draft of THE WASHING AWAY OF WRONGS, the eighth Max Tudor, to my editor at Hachette/Little, Brown. I can't wait to show you the cover! Should be any week now; I haven't seen any mockups yet. The actual book goes on sale September 28 this year but is available for preorder now. September 2023! That's how far in advance these things start, behind the curtain.
Mine never really change. Learn more, go outside the comfort zone of learning and exploring when you can. I've signed up for a course in #writing children's #books. Will I ever use this knowledge? Always, yes, somewhere down the road.
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Also resolved to always try to remember to "Be where your feet are." Excellent advice, when you think about it. Appreciate where you are and what you've got, is how I read this.
.Agatha Award-winning author of the DCI St. Just mysteries, Max Tudor mysteries, standalone suspense novel WEYCOMBE, Augusta Hawke mysteries, and dozens of short stories. Books offered in all formats, including large print, e-Book, and audio.