Wow. It has been a wild season of change which has kept me away from my blog.
I’ve been crazy busy. Mostly dealing with life. The ups and downs of it. The personal things that can drain your energy, and monopolize your time and attention.
Not necessarily listed in order of importance, but just as the events present themselves in my mind right now:
I’m helping my brothers and sister to find an Assisted Living Facility for my 90-year old
Mom. She is feisty, and extroverted, and opinionated, and a force of life to be reckoned with. It is only in the last 3 months that she has decided she doesn’t want to live independently. We all love her, and want what’s best for her. She will stay with my sister and her family, for now. It is a good, short-term solution.
I live in a home in Washington, DC that was built in 1850. The city Historical Homeowner’s Office wants me to rehabilitate the front facade of my Capitol Hill row house to its original look.
It has been a one-year back-and-forth to apply and receive a grant to do this work which is now scheduled for this already disruptive summer.
I’ve had a change in my relationship status. That’s all I’ll say about that.
My ex-husband passed in May. He was a good man who helped everyone he could, whenever he could. He was full of jokes, laughter and fun. Our child, AJ, and I are still grieving his loss.
I had a new book released in late May. I have not had the time or space to be out and about with my latest Charlie Mack Motown Mystery, but she has received some positive reader reviews which I hope will continue. I’ll be out on the first phase of a book tour starting in July at the Golden Crown Literary Society (GCLS) annual meeting in Vegas in July. I’m also happy to announce a mini-book reading/signing tour in Michigan in late August where I will appear at two Detroit Public Library branches for book club discussions, as well as a reading at Pages Bookshop in the Detroit neighborhood where I lived twenty-five years ago. I’m so excited to be promoting my book in the city that gave me my roots.
There will be more details on the Book Tour on my Events page. Please come out and see me if you can, and feel free to drop me a note, or comment, as the spirit moves you to do so.
What happens when Charlie Mack and her small team of private investigators are asked to stop a terrorist plot against the largest automobile show in the world?
There is the unraveling of a complex set of motives, the identification of the primary players, the murder of a team member, the clock ticking toward the cancellation of the show, and a final cat-and-mouse chase to find, and disarm, dozens of lethal bombs.
Oh, and there’s No Time for Sleep.
discounted eBook download available here (Bywater Books). Also available at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, or wherever you purchase your books.
Check out the book trailer.
The look on my face when I get my hands on my new book for the first time!
First Breath of Air
The Wail of Life
It’s A Book
By Cheryl A. Head
Award-winning mystery web blogger Dru Ann Love, was kind enough to post my book cover reveal for Wake Me When It’s Over, the second book in the Charlie Mack Motown Mystery Series.
Also a love shout out to the Michigan Chronicle of Detroit who posted a blurb about WMWIO in the city and lifestyle section of their online newspaper.
You can find the Michigan Chronicle post Here. Thank you Michigan Chronicle.
Available where you buy your books on May 15, 2018
….and Dru’s Musing post Here. Thank you Dru Ann!!
My first mystery novel is Trouble in Birmingham and follows female sleuth, Charlie Mack and her team from Detroit to Birmingham, Alabama in search of a missing person. It seems a fairly straightforward case until they run into a double murder, an FBI undercover operation and a black, southern patriarch with secrets dating back forty years. When Charlie is cold-cocked on a neighborhood street corner in north Birmingham, the case becomes personal and lethal.