I appreciate this review by Amos Lassen of my latest book: Find Me When I’m Lost.
I am not really much of a mystery reader but Cheryl Head’s Charlie Mack’s series are something else. No sooner do I finish one, I begin waiting for the next one. She has the ability to create characters and plots that we love and look forward to— but sometimes it can be a long wait in between books. When a new one does come it is cause for celebration but I really must stop reading them so quickly.
Well, it’s time to give away more Free Books. This weekend, I’ll draw two additional names to receive signed copies of the Charlie Mack Motown Mystery series.
All Four Books!
All you have to do is be a new, or current subscriber to my blog.
Winners of the April 1 drawing have received their books, and I hope are enjoying them.
Here’s Penelope with her set of free books.
So. Sign up by hitting the follow button on the bottom right of the page. I’ll notify the two winners by email for a mailing address. Shipping is on me!
Thank You, and Stay Safe!
Well, what do you write about when you don’t have any particular thing to talk about, but haven’t posted in a while….coronavirous.
Like so many people around the world, and more recently in the U.S., I’ve been thinking about Coronavirus. I’m not quite in the worry stage yet. Although, I’m in the “worry- about” age demographic.
I’m a news junkie. The American media began reporting about coronavirus in earnest after Super Tuesday. But months before, the BBC and NHK media were reporting on the spread of the virus in the Wuhan province of China, South Korea, Iran, and Italy. I’ve been paying attention to the rapid spread of the virus in China and beyond. I replenished my supply of anti-bacterial hand soap weeks before the CDC told me to sing Happy Birthday and wash my hands.
Truth is I’ve always been a bit of a germophobe. I wash my hands a half-dozen times or more on an average day, and when I’m cooking, I double that. I have hand sanitizer in my car, my bathrooms, my purse, my luggage. I have hand wipes, on hand. I have tree/grass allergies, so I had masks in my house even before the virus concerns. I love having guests in for dinner, and my regular diners know to wash their hands before they even think about heading to my kitchen.
Good news. I’ve been writing and editing the past few weeks, and staying close to home. So, I haven’t been among the masses. I have a new Charlie Mack book out this spring. I’m also working on a stand-alone crime book set, in Washington, DC, I’m planning to shop to an agent.
Bad news: It’s difficult to stay focused on writing when talk of the coronavirus outbreak swirls around you, and the details change on an hour-by-hour basis.
I have a lot of travel planned in the next few weeks. So, I’m mulling over the decisions to go, or stay.
I’ll play it by ear, nose and throat.
I’ve been talking, and writing, a lot about my life recently. Believe me, that’s a big deal for an introvert like me. I especially enjoyed my discussion in late summer with Wayne Goodman on the Queer Words Podcast. I talk about my writing, my queer heroes, I read an excerpt of my book: Catch Me When I”m Falling, and I talk about my media career, and work in the LGBTQ community. I also give advice to people who want to write. It was a fun interview, and as you will hear I giggle and laugh way too much.
Thank you, Wayne!
The link is below.
Indie bookstores are gems in the crowns of our literary community. This July, in the great American city of Pittsburgh, I had the opportunity to read from my book, Catch Me When I’m Falling. I was invited by author/teacher, Paula Martinac, and we interspersed a bit of writer conversation with our readings. Great questions from an overflowing audience. Thank you, White Whale Bookstore.
….and a new baby is due in October 2019.
This is my favorite writing shirt. Book 5, here I come!!