Wednesday, January 30, 2019

The Authors Page on WUOT radio

I’m so pleased to be featured on the weekly radio segment byJody Sims! This was broadcast on Sunday, 1/27, while I was out of town, so I just got to listen to it this morning.

The reviewer quoted in the broadcast is none other the M. K. Waller, whose stories are included with mine in the Austin Mystery Writers anthologies, MURDER ON WHEELS (Silver Falchion winner) and LONE STAR LAWLESS.

This broadcast is mostly about Tennessee writers, but the members of the Authors Guild of TN are featured once a month. Have a listen at some of the other broadcasts if you have time.

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Projects, Projects, Projects!

I always think it’s better to have too much work than not enough. Maybe that’s why I get myself so involved in projects.

I’m very happy that my new agent is trying to find a home for a series I dreamed up awhile back, the Texas Festival Mysteries. I envision my sleuth driving her Cookie Cart (a cookie food truck) from one Texas festival to the next, selling cookies that are themed to the celebration. Let me tell you, Texas has enough strange and wonderful festivals to keep that series going for many years to come. Like this one!

Meanwhile, I turned the second Vintage Sweets mystery, DEADLY SWEET TOOTH, in to my editor at Lyrical Press. That series will also take place in Texas, but will mostly stay rooted in lovely touristy Fredericksburg, nestled in amongst a lot of wineries in picturesque Texas Hill country.

Meanwhile, I’m working on a short story to submit to an upcoming anthology with a deadline looming very soon.

Meanwhile, I need to tell you about an exciting event coming up the last Sunday of this month—a radio broadcast about me! A short piece about me and my work will be read by Jody Sims on WUOT, the local public radio station. The program is called TheAuthors Page and comes on at 8:35 am EST. But don’t worry, they shows are all recorded and can be heard any time.

Most of the programs are about famous TN writers. These were written by the member of the Authors Guild of Tennessee, of which I’m a member. (I wrote one of the scripts that will appear later.) Check out some of these while you’re there. The broadcasts are short, about five minutes. The last Sunday of the month, however, is devoted to telling you about the members of our group. And mine is coming up this month!

 all photos are mine

Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Busy Busy Busy

 I find myself in the midst of putting together 1 novel and 3 short stories at the same time. So this will be short and sweet.

This is an important day. It’s not only National Static Electricity Day, it’s also National Word Nerd Day!

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Wednesday, January 2, 2019

Traveling on a New Road

morguefile photo from coachlaura
  I’m going down a completely new road this year! I have a new agent, Dawn Dowdle of Blue Ridge Literary Agency, LLC. I decided to try to pursue cozies plus other avenues that may not be so cozy, so wanted a change of direction, to have someone to handle my other writing as well as the cozies.

I’m excited about the change. The first project we’re doing together is humorous, Texan, and a little bit like my Imogene Duckworthy series. I hope we find a publisher so you can read it soon.

Meanwhile, HAPPY 2019, and may it bring you everything you hope for, plus a little more.