Susan Van KirkAuthor
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I am generally professional about keeping up with blog posts. However, this summer I missed July since I had a mishap that resulted in a broken vertebrae. No blog posts showed up on their own. No writing was done by my computer. That month was just a blur. August has...
October thru December, 2016: Advertising and Promotion
The latest Endurance mystery, Marry in Haste, will launch on November 16. However, the work of promoting and advertising begins well in advance.
Cover Reveal for “Marry in Haste” July 22, 2016
The cover for Marry in Haste is done, and you can see it on the tab above titled “Endurance Mysteries.” Five Star has designed a wonderful cover with a dark, hazy house that figures prominently in the story. It is Lockwood House, home to Judge Charles Lockwood and his wife in the 1890s, and a restoration project for Grace’s love interest, Jeff Maitlin, in the 21st century.
Dru’s Book Musings and a Free Giveaway
On July 9 and 10, 2016, The Locket: From the Casebook of TJ Sweeney will be FREE to download to your Kindle from the Amazon Kindle Bookstore. You can download it here. On Saturday, July 9, 2016, you can read all about a day in the life of TJ Sweeney, a detective at the Endurance Police Department. Just go to Dru’s Book Musings here. If you’ve been missing the town of Endurance and Grace Kimball and friends, this novella is a great opportunity to catch up on an adventure that falls between Three May Keep a Secret and Marry in Haste (out November 16, 2016.)
Kindle Now Available
If you live locally, the Warren County Public Library now has a Kindle you may check out just like a book. My novella, The Locket: From the Casebook of TJ Sweeney, is already preloaded so you can read it if you don’t have your own Kindle. This service begins on May 10, 2016.
During the month of April, I’ll be appearing on Wicked Cozy Authors website, Kevin’s Corner, Debra Goldstein’s website, and Barb Schlichting’s Author Spotlight on her website. Currently, I have a post up at Comma Sense Editing. All of these appearances promote my novella, The Locket: From the Casebook of TJ Sweeney. I’ll be guest posting into the summer also with this particular book.
The Locket: From the Casebook of TJ Sweeney
A new novella about TJ Sweeney’s most personal case will be released as an ebook on April 10, 2016. It can now be pre-ordered at the Kindle store on Amazon.com. While it occurs between the first and second Endurance mysteries, it can be read as a standalone.
New Launch Date for “Marry in Haste”
My publisher just informed me that Marry in Haste, the second book of the Endurance series, will not come out June 22, 2016, as planned, but instead will come out November 16, 2016. While this is a great date for Christmas buying, it isn’t such a wonderful surprise for readers who have had to wait two years between books. I’m disappointed too, but we’ll carry on.
And a Mystery in Between
And I’ve started writing the fourth mystery…a very short mystery called a novella, but Grace Kimball is not the main character. Hoping to have it out as an ebook in spring, 2016. The working title is “The Locket: From the Casebook of TJ Sweeney.”
Marry in Haste, edited, August 14, 2015
Marry in Haste, the second title for The Endurance Mysteries, is now edited and back with Five Star Publishing. Watch for more announcements about Advanced Readers Copy giveaways as we near the publishing date of November 16, 2016.
“Second Acts,” a blog by Joanne Guidoccio, invited me to stop by and visit today.
You can see my progression from teacher to writer if you check out her blog at http://joanneguidoccio.com/