Same Book, Three Covers

We all know that book covers sell books. Duh. Cover artists and publishers connect complicated pieces and parts to come up with covers that sell, reflect the contents, promote a brand for a series, and fit the publisher’s catalog. I had not thought about all those...

Small Towns, Dark Secrets

This is the first of a series of posts about my upcoming mystery, A Death at Tippitt Pond. It’s  no secret that I’m crazy about history. Currently, I’m moving away from cozy mysteries and into a nebulous genre that resides somewhere between cozy and traditional....

A Tale of Two Book Cover Designers

I have been blessed with a miracle: two talented cover designers for my mysteries. One fell into my lap, and the other I hired based on her previous work. Both have such talent.       According to Bowker’s annual report, over one million books were...

Writing “The End” to the Endurance Mysteries

This past week I had the pleasure of seeing the last installment of my Endurance Mystery series launch on Amazon. Death Takes No Bribes is the finale of a trilogy that began with Three May Keep a Secret, and Marry in Haste. I have been fortunate to have had steadfast...

Cats, Dogs and Mystery Novels

In my earlier years when I taught an occasional Shakespeare play at Monmouth High School, I used to enjoy explaining to my students the origin of the saying, “It’s raining cats and dogs.” In the era of the British thatched roof and William Shakespeare, a homeowner...

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