Hi there, guys and dolls! I’m very happy to announce that I have sent off my manuscript for my second Poppy Cove Mystery to my publisher, Cozy Cat Press. I’ll keep you all in the know on the progress.
There’s no rest for the wicked; I’m living proof of that! Andrea and Heather, the ones behind me are already plotting fiendishly and feverishly, giggling with glee as they map out book three. Their moods got even brighter when they realized that they had a solid plot hatching for book four hot on its trail.
Whew! Well, I had to put up my kitten (heels, that is) and tell them to take a deep breath and let me and the rest of their lives catch up. They’ve got plans for me as well. Being that STRANGLED BY SILK is still just the beginning, they’re now taking the time to find more ways to reach new friends through cozy mystery lover sites and groups and meeting potential new Santa Lucia visitors by getting involved with people sharing my era and fashion interests.
And what’s the point of dreaming if you don’t go past your horizons? The girls would like to take my show on the road and are looking at scheduling readings, appearances and getting to conferences (Left Coast Crime looked like way too much fun and brought a tear to yours truly’s eye when attendance this year was not in the cards). Plans are in the works for more interviews and blog tours, both contributing and hosting, promoting and celebrating the Poppy Cove folks and the works of our fellow authors and kindred spirits. There’s a website needing to be created and some kooky goodies still too new and fresh to speak of yet, but rest assured, I love your company — so happy and grateful to be in your presence and carving my own little niche in the world to stay! Thank you for traveling the road with me.