At Indigo Guelph

Yesterday, I participated in a book signing at Indigo Guelph. I enjoyed meeting with the many readers and wannabe writers who stopped to chat and express an interest in my cozy mysteries and paranormal romances. As always, creative conversations are lively and full of surprises.

A special thanks to Events Manager Earl Townsend for organizing this event.










Attention: Canadian Readers

Print copies of A Different Kind of Reunion are now available at Indigo.



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Giveaway–Sizzling Summer Reads

Today, I’m participating in a Sizzling Summer Reads party sponsored by The Romance Reviews. Along with six other authors, I’m offering a prize to one lucky winner. Scroll down here and look for my question:

How many former students agreed to participate in the seance? (Note: You will get a clue)

Answer correctly and you could win an e-book of A Different Kind of Reunion.


On Tour with A Different Kind of Reunion

Starting tomorrow and continuing until the middle of June, twenty-four of my author friends will host me on their blogs. I will be sharing posts, excerpts, and recipes with wonderful companions who have provided support and encouragement on my writing journey.

I’m hoping you’ll visit their blogs and enter the Rafflecopter Giveaway. You could win a $10 Amazon gift card.

Check daily for link updates.

May 18 – Mysteriastis Blog
May 18 – Nancy Lee Badger
May 21 – Word Wranglers
May 22 – Jacquie Biggar
May 23 – Mrs N
May 23 – Ally Shields
May 25 – Notes from a Romantic’s Heart
May 25 – Carly’s View
May 28 – Brenda Whiteside
May 29 – Killer Crafts & Crafty Killers
May 30 – Romancing the Book Blog
June 1 – Claire Gem
June 2 – Writers Who Kill Blog
June 4 – Kristina Stanley
June 5 – Sue James
June 5 – Sharon Wray
June 8 – Anna Dowdall
June 8 – Sisterhood of Suspense Blog
June 10 – That’s What I’m Talking About Blog
June 11 – Vicki Batman
June 12 – Sorchia’s Universe
June 13 – Peggy Jaeger
June 14 – Just Romantic Suspense Blog
June 15 – Buried Under Books Blog


In Praise of Audiobooks

The numbers are mind-boggling!

• In 2017, the audiobook market captured over $2.5 billion in sales. HarperCollins, Hachette, Simon & Schuster, and Penguin Random House have all verified that profits in their digital units were due primarily to audiobooks. (E-book sales declined by about 5%)
• Forty-eight percent of all listeners are under the age of 35. Members of that cohort listen to an average of 15 books per year.
• Seventy-seven percent of frequent listeners claim that audiobooks have helped them finish more books.

(Source: Audiobook Publishers Association)

At first skeptical, I hesitated when Senior Editor Rhonda Penders introduced the idea of audiobook publishing with ACX to The Wild Rose Press authors. But my well-honed left brain simply couldn’t ignore the numbers and the following benefits.

Continue reading on the Just Romantic Suspense blog.


On Erin Radio 91.7 FM

Last month, I participated in an interview with Music Director and Producer Phil Taylor on Erin Radio 91.7 FM.

We chatted about my writing journey, cozy mysteries, and paranormal romances. I also shared excerpts from A Season for Killing Blondes, Too Many Women in the Room, and A Different Kind of Reunion.

The interview aired at 10 p.m. on Easter Sunday. You can listen here.

Note: There are two musical breaks during the 30-minute program.


Giveaway–7th Anniversary Party for TRR

Today, I’m participating in an anniversary party for The Romance Reviews. Along with three other authors, I’m offering a prize to one lucky winner. Scroll down here and look for my question:

What is the name of the Greek restaurant in this novel? (Note: You will get a clue)

Answer correctly and you could win an e-book of Too Many Women in the Room.