Audiobooks and a New Mystery

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Where has the time gone? Just yesterday it was spring, and now, in a couple of days, it will be autumn. My pre-New Year’s resolution is to keep up with my website’s blog, posting here at least twice a month, hopefully more.

But I haven’t been goofing off all spring and summer. I wrote a new Anna Denning mystery, The Sacrifice, which will be available on Amazon on September 26 and Kobo and Barnes & Noble soon after. Once again Anna faces sinister goings-on in Elk Park, Colorado, and this time the story revolves around Halloween. I had a lot of fun writing this one.

I’ve also been working with Becky Doughty of BraveHeart Audiobooks to produce audiobook versions of the first two Anna Denning mysteries, The Witch Tree and Sparrow House (a cozy but spooky ghost story that would be perfect for Halloween, by the way). Becky did a fantastic job on the narration.

Happy autumn, everyone. Enjoy the crisp, cool air and soak in the changing colors. It’s a great time of year!

Finally. Shut up.

I love cemeteries. I walk my dogs in a local cemetery and solve plot problems while I walk. And occasionally I come across a charming headstone such as the one pictured above. Look closely at the words above Rosetta’s name: “Finally. Shut up.” I like headstone humor, but this is a little strange even forContinue Reading

All Souls on Sale

From now until New Year’s Day, All Souls: A Gatehouse Thriller, is on sale for 99 cents at Amazon.com, Barnes & Noble, and Kobo. Merry Christmas, everybody! After watching her sister die at the hands of a vicious killer, Jane Piper received an invitation. She answered it. At twenty-eight she became an assassin, a hunterContinue Reading

The New Storytelling World

These are exciting times for storytellers. Ebooks and interactive ebooks, Netflix original series and content aired exclusively online. New opportunities, new ways to tell stories, are opening up all the time. Last May, another first in storytelling was launched: Haunting Melissa, an app-only movie written by mystery and thriller author Andrew Klavan and developed exclusivelyContinue Reading

Two Podcasts No Indie Writer Should Miss

The Self Publishing Podcast (SPP) Hosted by authors Johnny B. Truant, Sean Platt, and David Wright, this podcast is currently on its sixty-ninth episode. Most often a discussion of writing and the self-publishing business among the three hosts, SPP sometimes features guests—and great ones at that: C.J. Lyons, Joanna Penn, Edward W. Robertson, and Kobo’s MarkContinue Reading

You keep using that word. I do not think it means . . .

I’ve finally done something I’ve been wanting to do for months: merge my blog with my website. Moving from Blogger to WordPress has allowed that, as has using the Headway framework to build my theme. If the last part of the preceding sentence makes no sense to you, then you’ll recognize this still from aContinue Reading

Palming the Magazine

Photo: Steve McQueen At some point or another in my life, I’ve had the opportunity to shoot rifles, pump-action shotguns, revolvers, and pistols—all of which came in handy when I wrote my soon-to-be-out thriller, All Souls (due June 2013). My experiences with these weapons, and with talking to experts like my father, who knows just about everythingContinue Reading

A Writer’s New Year’s Resolution: Write

I have plans to write two novels in 2013, the third Anna Denning mystery and a suspense novel. Even if I didn’t work full time at my “day job,” that would be a tall order. Add to that all the marketing an unknown writer is supposed to do and it would be crazy-making impossible. AboutContinue Reading

The Layman vs. the Vicar

One of my favorite C.S. Lewis quotes is “Once the layman was anxious to hide the fact that he believed so much less than the vicar; now he tends to hide the fact that he believes so much more.” I knew Rob Bell left his church in Grandville, Michigan, for southern California, but I didn’tContinue Reading

The Second Anna Denning Mystery

I haven’t posted in a while, but there’s a good reason for my long absence. I’ve been working furiously on Sparrow House, the second book in my Anna Denning mystery series. I just got the cover for it (left), and I think the artist nailed it. I wanted spooky but fun, creepy but cozy. The kind of mysteryContinue Reading

I write mysteries under the name Karin Kaufman and thrillers under the name K.T. Kaufman. When I'm not causing mayhem in the lives of my novels' characters, I enjoy reading, drinking far too much writer fuel (a.k.a. coffee and tea), and taking walks in the foothills of the Colorado Rockies with my two rescue dogs, Sophie and Cooper.

My Books

GATEHOUSE THRILLER #1

ANNA DENNING MYSTERY #2

ANNA DENNING MYSTERY #1

Finalist for a 2011 Grace Award

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