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Guest Post: Lois Winston, Author of Stitch, Bake, Die!

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  I am so pleased to welcome author Lois Winston to the blog today. She has a new, tenth installment to her wildly popular cozy mystery series out, and I am excited to be able to interview her about her writing! Liz:      Tell us a little about your current project/release. Lois: Stitch, Bake, Die! is the 10 th book in my Anastasia Pollack Crafting Mystery Series. It’s a semi-locked room mystery. Anastasia and food editor Cloris McWerther are presenting a series of workshops at a local conference but are forced to spend the night after an ice storm shuts down the roads. One of the conference attendees is found to have died in her sleep the previous night, but Anastasia begins to suspect foul play.   Liz:     Mystery series can run from three to dozens of books. How can an author keep it fresh-characters, storylines, setting, etc.? Lois: Throughout my series, I’ve introduced new characters who make occasional return appearances in other books. These include Anastasia’s previously unkn

Visit my guest post about crafting and writing!

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Happy Today, Readers!  I'm thrilled to divert you to a different website today where I am guest posting about art, crafts, and writing.  After pummeling my main character with problems, how do I allow her a breather so she can regroup to fight another day? Read all about it in my guest post at Lois Winston’s anastasiapollack.blogspot .

CREATIVES Make the Book a Reality!

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Have you ever noticed how expressing genuine gratitude and constantly saying, “thank you,” can wear you down after a while? Especially after you’ve repeated the mantra for months and years on end to all points on the virtual globe. Geez, can’t a woman just write the book and get it out there into the world, all on her own, in like, one click? Whatever happened to that big red EASY button? Sorry, I may need a nap for all the appreciation coursing through my veins, sapping my energy. But while I’m at it, I’m sure I’ll have sweet dreams about two of the folks who work quietly in the background, LABORING IN LOVE to ensure my work puts its best foot forward.  I’m talking about the CREATIVES: my cover artist DAR ALBERT and interior formatting designer DEBORA LEWIS. Did you hear the ethereal soundtrack kick in just now at the mention of their names? creative [krēˈādiv] NOUN creatives  (plural noun) 1.      a person who is creative, typically in a professional context.   Oxfor

Book Birthday Bash Afterparty!

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As promised, here is the photo of the CRIME SCENE I set up in my front yard to celebrate my book birthday. It did not get the gruesome reaction I imagined it might, since I've known most of my neighbors for a couple of decades. But it was fun. I put little cards in the baggie with the Amazon QR code and book title for those who wanted to order it when they got home.

Happy Book Birthday to ChainLinked

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  Today is my book birthday!   No, I don't plan to smash my face into a perfectly good cake, but then again!   ChainLinked is my publishing debut, whoo-hoo! Some of you have already ordered and received the print book, but the ebook launches today, therefore this is my official book birthday. I have so many folks to thank for this milestone and for already purchasing the book. Please send those happy reviews to Amazon and spread the word! But why did I choose August 30 th  ? Two reasons. Picnic Island Park-Port Tampa It is National Beach Day , and ChainLinked is set on an island off Florida’s Gulf coast. It features both gulf and bayside beaches and the estuaries connecting the two. Beaches of course, are picturesque for their many moods and opportunities for adventure. I love the beach and my writing allowed for vicarious visits through the experiences of my protagonist. Celebrations, youthful exploration, respite, and finding closure all come to mind when I imagine the reaso

BLOG TOUR & Book Review News!

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  ChainLinked has earned its first review on Amazon--FIVE STARS!! Active Links: 8/18   #WriterWednesday Interview with Author Liz Boeger — Heather Weidner 8/25   Ally Shield's Coffee Chat Books Blog Active Links: 8/18   #WriterWednesday Interview with Author Liz Boeger — Heather Weidner 8/25  Ally Shield's Coffee Chat Books Blog

ChainLinked Blog Tour—All Aboard!

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  ChainLinked Blog Tour—All Aboard! My journey to become a published author has included many great acquaintances and wonderful supporters in the writing community. One of those early friends, whose detective novels I get a kick out of reading is Heather Weidner. http://www.heatherweidner.com/books I’m a guest at her Crazy For Words blog today, where I reveal a little about myself, some things about my writing, my characters, my fabric hoarding issues…you know, this or that. Hope you stop by! Writer Wednesday Blog