For me, June was filled with excitement and the release of Left Fur Dead, my first in the series of Jules & Bun cozy mystery novels. It is so thrilling to see how well the book has been received. It’s not only in paperback and eBook formats, it’s also available in audio. How awesome is that?
Seeming like each day held a new surprise, kind of like Christmas presents, they just kept on coming. Invitations to do guest blogs, book signings, and fan get togethers, were the best of all. The second book in the series, Who’s Dead, Doc?, is ready for preorder at all online outlets, not only as a gorgeous cover, but Bun and Jules are up to their necks in danger while solving another mystery. The novels release is set for February 2020. Again, I’m quite excited and anxious for the release of this new story featuring these amateur sleuths.
Earlier in the spring, I was told I needed surgery on my left upper arm bone (the humerus), and a complete rebuild of that portion of the arm would be done. I wasn’t shocked by the news, since I was aware there was a problem and thought (prayed) the treatment would only be surgical, and it was. What I didn’t realize was how long my recovery would take. All went well in the surgical department, and I’ve been in physical therapy (Torture Tuesday & Torture Thursday) since June, which coincided with the release of the book. It has given me a chance to concentrate on something other than physical therapy, which is definitely running neck in neck with Bun. :>) I have another 2-3 months of therapy to go, but my progress is moving along faster than anyone had imagined, so maybe it won’t be that long before I’m right as rain. My surgeon and his secretary are surprised and now call me Super Woman. If only! (she chuckles)
As I grow stronger and more able to use my left hand and wrist, (thankfully I’m right handed), I look forward to staying on top of this website, blogging weekly, and hopefully hearing from you all.
Lastly, I thank you for waiting patiently to hear what’s going on. I’ll be in touch soon!
We have ten more days to get our Merry Christmas on! Where does the time go, I wonder?
Anyway, allow me to recap my last few months. My first and only post went out in August. I apologize for my neglect. My second humorous rabbit mystery was due on December 3rd and I hadn’t finished it, so I plunked my butt in the chair at my computer desk and worked consistently on that project.
In between, I made a trip to Florida to the Novelist’s Inc. conference in St. Pete. What a week that was! I returned to Rhode Island excited by the information and inspiration gleaned from Damon Suede, Mark Dawson, Damon Courtney, the Draft2Digital crew, and many others. I was exhilarated and exhausted, but it was worth every second of the time I took to be there. When I caught a break between speakers and meals, I wrote to stay on track to finish the book.
Ears to the Ground, went to the publisher on the due date. That’s when I took the time to get my Merry Christmas on! Creating surprises for peeps I teach art to, and the close friends that I always hand make special gifts for, I have leaned toward armchair shopping for family and utilized the internet as my go-to place for gifts. Whew! How are you handling this season?
This time of year is enjoyable for me (though autumn is my favorite). There’s something quite special about the hustle and bustle of Christmas, attending church bazaars, lunching with friends, and especially celebrating the birth of Jesus. I am grateful for so much in my life, and having you all as friends is part of that gratefulness.
I have the first rabbit mystery (Left Fur Dead) book cover and find it adorable, thank you Kensington Publishing. The book is available for preorder. It will be released in late June next year, so if you place your order now it will seem like Christmas in June when the book automatically arrives. Pretty neat, huh?
I’ve added the links below where you can find Left Fur Dead. I must say the rabbit, BUN, is quite a character!
That said, I wish you all a very Merry Christmas and hope you’ve taken the Time To Get Your Christmas On!!
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It has been a busy summer here, hot and cool, then hot . . . probably the same as at your house, or not. New England has cool nights for the most part, but a week of nothing but cool days was most appreciated. Thank you, Mother Nature!
To catch you up on what’s been happening, my rights to self-publish the Vinnie Esposito series was returned to me this year. It has taken some time to re-edit and update the books, but 3 of the 7 books have been published with new covers. I’m steadily working on the rest for you to enjoy. I also have book 8, Down Dirty Dead, in the works. For those who haven’t read this series, I promise you’ll find humor and an assortment of quirky characters that will tickle your funnybone. No heavy sex, but there is romance, too.
I am writing a three book cozy mystery series for Kensington Publishing. The first book, Left Fur Dead, is already in the hands of the editor and is moving through the paces Kensington puts all their books through. The release date is set for July 2019, and the book will also be out in audio form. How exciting is that??
The main characters in the series are Juliette (Jules) Bridge, who has a rabbit farm. Bun, a black and white rescued rabbit, talks to Jules by way of mental telepathy. He’s quite a character our Bun. He’s a confident fellow, who insists he has super powers, but truly has incredible senses. His favorite pastime is solving mysteries. Jules and Bun, find themselves on shaky ground with the sheriff, with the people who are causing all sorts of problems and who may have even murdered Arty the Mime! That’s all I’ll say about them for now.
The second book in this series, Ears to the Ground, is due on the editor’s desk in November of this year, so you can see why I say this has been a busy place. Between writing, artwork, teaching, and family, it feels like I’m on a roller coaster that doesn’t stop. It’s okay, though. I wouldn’t have it any other way. Whew!!
I hope your summer has been great and that you’re looking forward to Fall as much as I am. If you’d like to read one of my books for free, just head on over and sign up for my mailing list, (I won’t hound you or share your info, I promise), to get your free book.
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Best to you all!