Showing posts from May, 2022

Day in the Life of Ana Callahan

With the release of book 2 in my series happening this summer, here’s a replay of a guest post I did on Dru Ann Love’s blog last fall when book 1 debuted. It depicts a Day in the Life of Ana Callahan, the local gal who left Moccasin Cove fifteen years earlier to save the world—one failing school at a time. In ChainLinked, Book 1 in the Moccasin Cove Mystery Series , Ana has come back home to rescue her childhood elementary from state closure.   ***************   My typical workday starts when I creep onto campus under the cover of darkness just to get a thing or two done before the whirlwind kicks in. But that doesn’t stop the interlopers from interrupting my first sip of coffee from the office pot. Hot, half and half, no sugar. The coffee, not the interlopers.   Eighty-something, Miss Etha, is usually the first caller. The neighborhood snoop occupies the front corner lot in her trailer across the street, ever ready with her laundry list of complaints about some aspect o

Read Any Good BLURBS Lately?

(This is an updated post from May 2021.) Has your schedule shifted in the past two years? Does less time commuting mean more time for reading? Gee, I hope so. If you’re like me, when you have a spare second, your thoughts naturally run to books. So many books and suddenly, a little more time, right? According to the website, in 2020, trade book sales were up close to ten percent and audio books made a sonic leap in sales to over 16%. If you find yourself in the catbird seat of the reader with a little time to spare, how do you choose what book you’ll read next? Do you check out the online reviews, front cover, first page, or the back cover blurb first? Whether you head to the Amazon to search virtually or venture out F2S   (face to stacks,) most folks have a go-to routine for zeroing in on the next occupant of their e-reader or trusty nightstand. My style? I thought you’d never ask. My well-honed, Five-Step method is guaranteed to work in any venue-re