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The Seventh Book in the Pecan Bayou Series is ON ITS WAY!

I have written six books in the Pecan Bayou Series where Betsy, The Happy Hinter has tripped over bodies in a haunted hospital, in a library, in a swarm of bees, by a cowboy fountain, in a burned out building and even fought off a hurricane while being chased by a murderer while in labor. Okay, that last one is a little much for any woman, but now my Betsy is off another adventure. I’m not ready to reveal all yet, other than Pecan Bayou #7 will be available in the last week of April 2017.  The book will also be FREE for the first five days in May so as much as I want you to buy the book, I’d love for you to pick it up for free and leave a review on Amazon.

Here is a little corner of the book cover. And now, all of you cozy detectives out there–what do you see? What will this book be about?

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Last Day of Color Me Dead Will Be Free on Kindle

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Goliath, the wonder beagle. Still, miss you!

Wow! What a week. This has been a fantastic tour, and I can’t believe we’re on the last day already. Thank you to my tour hosts on Thursday and all of the kind people who visited and downloaded the book. I’ve appreciated your comments and support this week. This is the last day Color Me Dead will be free on Kindle. If you’ve already downloaded it, I’d love it if you would share this information with someone else.  So, here are my last three stops.  All aboard! Stop by and comment so I know you were there.

January 27 – Cozy Up With Kathy – REVIEW, INTERVIEW

January 27 – Jersey Girl Book Reviews – REVIEW

January 27 – Turning the Pages – REVIEW

 

For my last beagle picture this week, I am posting the only picture I can find of my own beagle, Goliath.  This photo was taken in Colorado back when I was a teenager. I had to wake him up to take the picture. If I remember right, this was actually a polaroid that was scanned. (That sure dates it!)

Color Me Dead Still Free! Blog Tour Day Two

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Where to next? Will there be Cheetos dropped?

What a great Monday! Thank you to all of the sites who hosted Color Me Dead yesterday. The book is still FREE on Kindle today, so make sure you pick up a copy.  Here’s where I’ll be today.

January 24 – 3 Partners in Shopping, Nana, Mommy, &, Sissy, Too! – SPOTLIGHT

January 24 – Books Direct – GUEST POST

January 24 – Community Bookstop – REVIEW

January 24 – Island Confidential – SPOTLIGHT

 

 

 

 

This beagle’s real name is Baxter and is available for adoption in Tampa, Florida.

Color Me Dead is Free on Kindle This Week

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Luigi says “Tour Time! Maybe there’ll be snacks later!!”

What a crazy week! Not only is Color Me Dead free on Kindle but I am on a whirlwind blog tour promoting my book!  I am on four different blogs today so click on the links below and come by and say “Hi” in comments.

January 23 – Valerie’s Musings – REVIEW

January 23 – Books,Dreams,Life – SPOTLIGHT

January 23 – StoreyBook Reviews – REVIEW

January 23 – Readeropolis – INTERVIEW

 

 

 

Come Find Me on Pinterest!

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Did you know I’m on Pinterest? I’ve have had the Happy Hinter Board up for awhile and enjoy finding helpful hints like my main character Betsy Livingston, helpful hints columnist at the Pecan Bayou Gazette. I created that board for research, personal use, and for my readers.  Click on the board below to catch up on all the great ideas out there to make life easier!

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I have also created a Pecan Bayou Cozy Mystery Series Board complete with information on all of the books, reviews and guest posts I’ve written around the web.  I’ve sprinkled a few helpful hints in on this board as well. Click on the board to check it out or follow.

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Finally, I was thrilled when the writers of the Happy Homicides Anthology Series put together a board of their own and asked me to be a part of it. Find out about upcoming installments in the Happy Homicides and all of the terrific cozy mystery authors involved in this project. Click on the board to check it out or follow.

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I will be creating a new board for The Henry Park Series. Just a reminder, COLOR ME DEAD will be free on Amazon January 23-27. There’s a money-saving tip for ya!

Color Me Dead is Now Available on Amazon

colormedeadcoverJanuary is a big month for me! My new Henry Park series starts today with psychic artist Gabby Wolfe in her first mystery solving adventure COLOR ME DEAD. I’ve moved from the warm comforts of Texas to the spectacular Rocky Mountains in Colorado.

Artist Gabby Wolfe has the ability to see not only the beauty of the living but the despair of the dead. When she returns to her childhood home in Henry Park Colorado, she is forced to bring along her younger brother Mitch. He is on a “break” from college where he was majoring in wine, women. and song. If that isn’t enough they also have Mitch’s rambunctious beagle Luigi along who prefers to spend his days wallowing in junk food. When Gabby draws the death of a young woman before it happens, she knows she must tell someone and risk a new job and her professional credibility. Will she reveal her secret in time to save the woman in the water or will it be too late?

I moved from Colorado years ago, but a part of my heart has always stayed there. Living in Texas with my family, it’s not always easy to travel with my son, so in a way, I get to go back and visit every day I work on the series.  The character of Gigi, who has cerebral palsy was a challenge to write because she is “on the case” with Gabby and can only communicate through a Tobii, an augmented communication device. Just because Gigi is in a wheelchair doesn’t mean she isn’t going to let you know how she feels! Her character was inspired by people I’ve known while being a part of the disability community with my son, and Gigi will be a recurring character.

Now here’s a little secret. Color Me Dead is only available on Amazon at this time and will be on a blog tour January 23 through 27. I am so excited that Escape With Dollycas Tours has booked me on three and even four blogs a day during that time! Not only can you follow me on the tour for interviews and reviews but you can pick up a copy of the book for FREE during those days. That’s January 23-27 so mark it on your calendar right now!

New Release: Color Me Dead is Now On Pre-order!

colormedeadcoverI am happy to announce I have a new book coming out in January 2017!  I am introducing the Henry Park Series with my new book, Color Me Dead. Right now, it is still on preorder at Amazon and I plan to coordinate my blog tour with the days the book will be free on Kindle, so I’ll keep you posted. If you can wait, you can get it free in January, if you can’t wait and want to preorder- I like the way you think!

My family moved to Colorado when I was a preteen, and it was where I called home for many years.   As much as I love Texas, there will always be a little of that mountain girl  in me. The town of Henry Park is a mixture of several communities along the front range and I loved creating it, along with a whole new set of characters and a loveable beagle named Luigi.

My main character, Gabby, is a talented illustrator who is also psychic. She moves back to her childhood home of Henry Park to work on a book and begins having visions that end up on her sketchpad. She is accompanied by her little brother, Mitch, who has just finished six years of college with no degree, unless you count beer pong as a major.

Now, if you are still hoping for the next Pecan Bayou book, don’t worry. That’s in the works also and will be out in 2017.  More surprises to come…