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A Mystery/Suspense Boxed Set!

I’m thrilled to announce that the first book in my Anna Denning mystery series, The Witch Tree, is now part of Fatal 5, a boxed set of five full-length mystery and suspense novels by today’s bestselling Christian authors. A boxed set like this has been a dream of mine for a long time.

The other four novels in the set are Random Acts of Murder by Christy Barritt, Miranda Warning by Heather Day Gilbert, Stranded by Don & Stephanie Prichard, and When Night Comes by Dan Walsh. Fantastic authors, all of them.

The set is now available for pre-order on Amazon for the bargain price of only 99 cents and will be released on November 2. That’s five great novels for less than 20 cents each!


Audiobooks and a New Mystery

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!

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

The Second Anna Denning Mystery

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

Guest Blogger Gail M. Baugniet

Guest Blogger Gail M. Baugniet

It’s my pleasure to welcome author Gail M. Baugniet as guest blogger today. Gail’s first self-published novel, FOR EVERY ACTION There Are Consequences, released in 2011, introduces Hawaiian-born Pepper Bibeau as an insurance investigator whose routine assignments lead her through a maze of suspense. (Note to my blog readers: If you love a good mystery,Continue Reading

Guest Blogger Amy Maddox

Guest Blogger Amy Maddox

I’m happy to welcome my friend Amy Maddox as guest blogger today. Amy is a talented writer who is working on her first novel while raising a husband and three children. You can read more of Amy’s thoughts—and see photos of her artwork—on her own blog, Something Deep and Witty. Without further ado, here’s Amy. ForContinue Reading