Friday, March 29, 2013

Wishing You a Joyful and Happy Easter


In this very important season for followers of Jesus Christ, 

I wish you a joyful and blessed Easter.

Monday, March 25, 2013

Meet Author Janie Franz



Please say hello to author Janie Franz, a multi-talented lady. She says she "comes from a long line of liars and storytellers." That quote is straight from her bio at the end of the page. She is a woman of many interests.


Is keeping a promise to a dying woman more important
than personal friendships and safety ? Only Jan-nell can decide.


Jan-nell Speaks of Growing Things by Janie Franz

[Today, Jan-nell, the main character in the Bowdancer Saga of which The Lost Song: Verses is a part, speaks about her love of growing things.]
When I have my hands plunged deep into fertile soil, I feel more connected to the One and all living things. I lived on the horse plains as a child and trained as The Bowdancer, the spiritual leader and healer of my village. I grew herbs there and some vegetables. I fed myself and made salves and tinctures and teas for those who came for healing.
But I left that safety and lived on the Wayfarer’s Road, foraging for things to eat and herbs for cures and comforts. I taught my daughter all I knew and eventually how to grow some meager fare up on the mountain where she lives with the famed warrior women.
Since I left my babe with those kind hearts there, I have spent my days raising my son and growing new things in this fertile land of his father’s people. I have tomatoes and cucumbers and potatoes and lots of leafy greens to cook. I have an abundance of herbs for healing and for herbing a hen or a fine rabbit my son brings home when he is out hunting with his teacher, Bekar, the Master Hunter of the Sisterhood, the inner circle of hunters and trackfinders on the mountain. It is forbidden that she teaches him. But she honors a pledge she made to the babe when he was born and I had to bring him down mountain to raise. I wonder what else Bekar teaches him.
I have taught him all I know about growing things in this rich soil. He could tend my garden now without my eye on him and herb a stew as well as his sister or as I. I just hope he feels the same connection I do with the powers within the ground and the rain and sun.
[I smile at Jan-nell’s deep connection with the earth. I, too, feel it here in the mountains of Santa Fe as I dig and build, creating my first garden in this new home of mine. I would like to think that I will be as skilled as she not only in the growing of green things but in the culinary and healing arts she possesses.]

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Excerpt:
Jan-nell frowned into her tea. “I never did craft the story-song of your history.”
“Well, that is one of the reasons Leyton sent me down in the middle of hunting. She wants you to hear Dekla’s gossip before the old woman passes into the winter snows. Leyton says there is a song that no one has heard.”
“Is Dekla dying?”
“Not yet, but she is ill, and at her age, we do not know if this might be the time the Maker will take her.”
A hail interrupted their conversation, and they looked up to see young Bearin, coming across the meadowland with his bow and quiver across his back. Striding beside him was another tall woman in hunting leathers like Chandro’s, also bearing a long bow and quiver and something suspended from a cord over her shoulder and falling behind her back. The woman’s dark hair had been shaved on one side of her head and hung down to her mid ear on the other side. She moved with a catlike grace, and young Bearin was making a good show of copying her agile movements.
Jan-nell stood and ran to meet Bearin, stopping short of enfolding him in her arms.



About Janie Franz

Janie Franz comes from a long line of liars and storytellers with roots deep in east Tennessee. Honed by the frigid Northern Plains and a degree in anthropology, her writing skill and curiosity have generated thousands of feature and cover articles over a vast range of topics for more than a hundred regional, national, and international publications for over a decade.

She has co-written two books with Texas wedding DJ, Bill Cox (The Ultimate Wedding Ceremony Book and The Ultimate Wedding Reception Book), and has self-published a writing manual, Freelance Writing: It’s a Business, Stupid!

Janie runs her own online music publication, Refrain Magazine, and she is a book and music reviewer, and was a radio announcer, a booking agent/publicist for a groove/funk band, and a yoga/relaxation instructor.

Janie's Website:
 


Saturday, March 23, 2013

Winners of the Coda to Murder Book Tour Drawing


Thanks so much to my hosts for inviting me to stop on the Coda to Murder Book Tour. I had a blast working with them and getting to know them better. Many of the hosts swapped blogs with me and often we blogged on the same day inviting readers to hop over to each other's site.

Here's a list of my wonderful hosts so you can visit them when you get time.

FEBRUARY

Janie Franz
Lorrie Struiff

MARCH
Margaret Fieland
Kim Cresswell
Tess Grant
W S Gager
Joselyn Vaughn
Nancy Wood 
Scott Caseley
Viola Ryan
Gail Roughton



Thank you to everyone who visited along the tour with us. You are all winners to me. 
But as far as the drawing is concerned, 
congratulations to the winners of the prizes for the Coda to Murder Book Tour!!! 

Drum roll, please <Applause>


$10.00 MuseItUp Publishing Gift Certificate--Marian Lanouette



Sunshine Boulevard E-book--Marsha West



Coda to Murder E-book--Kay Lalone



Friday, March 22, 2013

Discover Author Lorrie Unites-Struiff


I'm thrilled to have a chance to introduce you to multi-genre author Lorrie Unites-Struiff. She tells her clever stories with so much humor that you just have to smile after reading her work. She'll put a spring in your step once you experience her writing.

Let me tell you more about her. Lorrie Unites-Struiff is a native of West Mifflin, twenty minutes from downtown, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She writes in different genres for the pure enjoyment of entertaining readers. When she is not sitting in front of her computer, she’s often found checking out bookstores, leading her writing workshops, or having lunch with local authors.

Today Lorrie shares her inspiration for writing the paranormal romance and mystery, Gypsy Blood.

Welcome readers and authors,

 Thank you for being here with me today.
Let me tell you how I got my inspiration for Gypsy Blood.

Once upon a time, a good friend, an author in her own right, insisted she treat me for my birthday.
I won’t tell you which birthday, so don’t ask.
My friend took me to a quaint little restaurant where the food was scrumptious. Lo and behold, they had a gypsy fortuneteller seated at a table in the corner. Of course we indulged in both the food and having our fortunes told. The gypsy fascinated me and most of her predictions have come true. She nailed my lifestyle and my hopes.
It was an interesting and fun birthday celebration.
            When I returned home, my thoughts stayed with the gypsy. Being an author, I love to take interesting characters, mix in a few troublemakers and plot storylines for them. This gypsy impressed me with her intelligence and her thoughtfully chosen words, so I researched the gypsies of yore and found some very interesting reading. Their mysticism and beliefs held me captive. I admit, I am often carried away with research. The Romani have rich, colorful traditions, which I included in the book.
Isn’t every writer a research hound?
            Hence, Rita Muldova came to life, a homicide detective of pure Roma blood, her mother a gypsy seer with great mystic powers and her uncle, a great baker and violinist.
            Following today’s popular trend of many readers, I decided to use, and yes, add a little… well…okay, a lot of mysticism.
            What is a story without a love interest? I gave her a handsome hunk of a FBI agent from Voodoo City. Yum. My kind of guy.
          Her best friend on the force, Della, is a character unto herself. She has Rita’s back.
          When I threw in an odd serial killer, it turned into a heck of a wild ride. A fast paced read for all you paranormal/romance/thriller readers out there.
Try it, I think you’ll enjoy the ride.
Lorrie.
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EXCERPT

Detective Rita Moldova peeked around the corner to make sure the hallway was empty. Making a quick right turn, she slipped into the autopsy lab to have a few minutes alone with the body. She tucked her white shirt tighter into her jeans and zipped her windbreaker to stay warm in the chilly room. The harsh odor of formaldehyde hit her nostrils and stung her throat.
Her heart twisted at the sight of the young, auburn-haired woman lying on the stainless steel table. A white sheet covered her to the navel; bruises blemished the once pretty face. Contusions marred the pallid skin from elbow to shoulder. The gash on the front of her neck gaped, exposing open veins and torn tissue.
        Rita flipped her thick, dark braid back over her shoulder, snapped on one latex glove, leaned over the corpse, and peeled back an eyelid. In her bare hand, she clasped a star-shaped crystal hanging from the gold chain around her neck, an endowment from her maternal Roma bloodline. The crystal heated in her palm, warm energy pulsing up her arm to her shoulder. The face captured in the victim’s eye coalesced and stared back. Rita drew in a sharp breath. Bobby Driscoll! She had known him since high school, and now he worked as a uniform in her precinct.
    
Check Lorrie's website or write her for more info and the reviews.

Gypsy Blood is now available in e-book format at Amazon

Other links:




Thank you, Lorrie for visiting today. Love your excerpt!

Today is the final day for the Coda to Murder tour. Race on over to Gail Roughton's Flowers on the Fence where we are discussing conflict in stories (and life.) Leave a comment to win prizes. They will be awarded after 9 pm tonight (Friday, March 22) Hope to see you there!!







Thursday, March 21, 2013

Meet Me at Gail Roughton's Flowers on the Fence

Today is March 21 and my last stop on the Coda to Murder Book Tour is at that Southern belle's site, Gail Roughton's Flowers on the Fence. This is a great place to be talking about conflict in stories because Gail is a master at bringing on the conflict and her characters facing it head-on whether it's between a witch and a warlock or a Georgia police man and a bad guy--can't say who because it would ruin the story!!

Please pop on over to Gail's site and let's discuss the conflict in a story you read or wrote. There's always got to be a guy in a white hat vs a guy in a black hat.

Be sure to leave a comment to enter the drawing for prizes to be awarded on Friday, March 22 at 9 pm.



Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Meet Paranormal/Romance Author Viola Ryan and Giveaway



I am so happy to welcome author Viola Ryan to the J.Q. Rose blog. She is on the Holy Hell Tour from March 1-31. Be sure to register to win the Grand Prize--a $50. Amazon gift card and more prizes at the end of her guest post.

Viola and I are swapping blogs today. Be sure to stop at Viola's blog and leave a comment to enter the drawing for prizes at the conclusion of my Coda to Murder blog tour.


Is a frustrated artist Lucifer’s ticket back to heaven
or will falling in love with her reawaken the compassion that got him expelled?

Welcome, Viola!

Thank you for having me my Muse, sister.



Not Another Vampire or Fallen Angel novel....Wait which is it?

  

The Mark of Abel started in 2003 with an image--a vampire biting the woman he loved so he could turn her, giving her the greatest gift he knew.  She didn’t understand, was abhorred and rejected him. The original title was Rejection: A Vampire’s Tale. That got filed away until National Novel Writing Month 2007.

Lucifer found his way into the hero’s role. After all, what rejection is bigger than Lucifer being kicked out of heaven? Having the original fallen angel be a vampire made sense to me. Vampires are demons. Fallen angels are demons. According to math, if A=B and B=C then A=C.

I needed to play with Lucifer’s mythology in order to turn him into a hero. It wasn’t that difficult. Motivation and backstory allow the reader to excuse bad actions. I love dark wounded heroes. Lucifer fit perfectly with that.

Lucifer may be the first fallen angel, therefore the first vampire, but he isn’t the only one. The Grigori or Watchers from Genesis are the main fallen angels. Playing with their story was fun. First I needed to find  a way for them to drink blood. As angels they can’t harm a human, so they convinced Cain to murder Abel, so they could drink his blood and become vampires.  The Mark of Abel is vampirism. Since unlike Lucifer, their transformation is built on murder, they became evil vampires.

Lucifer can’t be the only non-evil vampire. Someone has to keep the Grigori in line. First I had Lucifer turn Mary Magdalene (Maggie) and she turned the Gnostics, early Christians. These are the good vampires in the series.

So the book is both a vampire story complete with the standard mythos associated with that and a fallen angel story. These aren’t generic fallen angels. They are the Watchers/Grigori from Genesis. As the series progresses, their role will expand as I incorporate more of the Book of Enoch. 

Back of the cover:

Lucifer is fed up with humanity. He created hell to deter evil, but man’s inhumanity is only escalating. He just wants to return home to heaven, but ever since that little problem in the Garden of Eden, the Pearly Gates remain firmly shut to him. It doesn’t help that he’s the first vampire, an abomination in God’s sight.

Fortunately, two thousand years ago Lucifer’s estranged brother, Jesus, gave him a prophecy. To fulfill it, all Lucifer has to do is find the right artist, study her artwork and the path back to heaven will be revealed. The artist even bears a symbol so he knows who she is. Too bad she is murdered every time he finds her.

Janie’s a frustrated artist and college art teacher who wants two things—a guy she can show her paintings to and a night without nightmares. Each nightmare plagues her until she paints it. She doesn’t realize these paintings are key to unlocking her destiny, one that could redeem the original fallen angel.

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About Viola Ryan


A very good friend of Viola Ryan in high school said, “You don’t think outside the box. You blow the thing up.” Sometimes boxes need exploding. That’s why she’s here. She has a whole bag of C4 and isn’t afraid to use it. She’s blessed with people who treasure her eccentricities or at least put up with them.

Sometimes the box can be a cozy place. Without some sort of stability, her two daughters’ and her life would be unmanageable. That stability comes from her husband. He’s the rock holding her family together.

On the flip side, his career is anything but stable. He’s a Chief Marine Safety Technician in the US Coast Guard. They’ve lived from Kittery, Maine to Yorktown, Virginia. Fortunately, the moves have all been on the east coast. Then again, the Coast Guard tends to guard the coast.

Her oldest daughter (16) was born on Cape Cod, not far from Plymouth. Massachusetts. Her youngest (12) was born in Yorktown, Virginia, down the road from Williamsburg. Viola jokes they’re doing the colonial America tour.

Find Viola on the Web:

Amazon Author Page: http://www.amazon.com/author/violaryan


Enter to win Viola's $50. Amazon Grand Prize Gift Certificate a Rafflecopter giveaway


 The Holy Hell Tour

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Final Week of Coda to Murder Book Tour


The Coda to Murder Book Tour winds down this week. I've enjoyed meeting new authors and re-visiting, I can't say old authors, so I'll say author friends. We connected to swap blogs, but we also had a chance to swap experiences and everyday chit chat. It has been a very satisfying experience.

Needless to say a book tour is an exciting time running around cyberspace, meeting new folks, receiving comments and well wishes. I hate to see that end. I guess I'll just have to get another book ready so I can do it all over again, eh?

This week you will find me visiting three more generous hosts.

TODAY Monday, March 18--Scott Caseley--Lacey tells about her experience in helping out her best friend, Pastor Christine. 

Tuesday, March 19--Viola Ryan--My inspiration for writing this story

Thursday, March 21-- Gail Roughton--Conflict

Winners of the random drawing will be selected on Friday, March 22, 9:00 pm, so be sure to leave a comment in any of the stops along the tour.


You can win:


$$$$$  $10.00 MuseItUp Publishing Gift Card  $$$$$


E-book Giveaway



E-book Giveaway

Friday, March 15, 2013

Meet Crime Fiction Author Nancy Wood

Surrogate mother Shelby McDougall just fell for the biggest con of all
—a scam that risks her life and the lives of her unborn twins.

What a great way to kick-off the St.Patrick's Day weekend by introducing you to crime fiction author, Nancy Wood. Nancy and I are swapping blogs today. After reading her article, please hop over to Nancy's Author Interviews page at her website for my turn as her guest. She asks some serious and fun questions.

Enter to win a PDF copy of Due Date by leaving a comment below. Winner will be chosen Sunday, March 17 at 9 pm.

Nancy, please tell us how you decided to write crime fiction.


Why I tried my hand at crime fiction by Nancy Wood

There’s the old saying: “Write what you know.” Well, I tried that, and failed, miserably! I thought my manuscript, a coming-of-age story, threw new light on a popular genre. But agents and publishers steered clear. Wondering what I could change, I attended a workshop advertised as a “commercial fiction publishing workshop.” There, I learned a new saying: “Before you write anything, think about your genre.” And that’s when I decided to give crime fiction a try.
Before this decision, I hadn’t done much reading in the genre. As I child, I read the standard mysteries—Nancy Drew, the Hardy Boys, Encyclopedia Brown—but I loved adventure books even more. I devoured books like The Phantom Tollbooth, James and the Giant Peach, Charlotte’s Web, The Chronicles of Narnia. As I teen, I did read Agatha Christie and found them delightful. However, two stories by Edgar Allen Poe, The Cask of Amontillado and The Pit and the Pendulum scared me so much that I steered clear of the genre for years, not returning until I chanced upon P.D. James.
Once I decided to write crime fiction, I began to read it, exclusively. And I got hooked. The modern-day genre offers such a range and depth, encompassing engaging characters who we grow to know and love (think Sue Gratfon’s Kinsey Milhone and Janet Evanovich’s Stephanie Plum). The variety of topics is impressive, from sordid who-done-its to white-knuckle page turners that are as lyrical and nuanced as any work of literary fiction I’ve ever read.
My first drafts of Due Date were light-weight. The suspense was not there; the who-done-it aspect was too obvious; and my character, Shelby McDougall, was almost a caricature. But each time I went through the manuscript, taking out huge sections and adding new ones back in, layering and re-layering what was there, the story began to take shape. The cliff-hangers became more dramatic and with every chapter, I began to think of ways to up the stakes. As with all writing, what wasn’t on the page was just as important as what was.
I found that writing a book of crime fiction engaged me in a way that my other writing attempts had not. I created notebooks of timelines and plot outlines. I’d place clues here and there, then move them around. I played with chapter pacing and tension, adjusting action scenes with down time scenes. Deciding what to reveal and when to reveal was probably the hardest part: because Due Date is written from Shelby’s point of view, I had to structure the book so that the reader didn’t throw the book down in frustration over Shelby’s naiveté.
Writing crime fiction is challenging. I’m inspired and humbled by all the books I’ve read in this genre: mysteries, thrillers, suspense, YA mysteries, romantic suspense, geezer lit mysteries, hardboiled, paranormal romantic mysteries, PI mysteries, political thrillers. The writing is impressive and I could spend the rest of my life reading in this genre and still feel like there was more to read. If you don’t read crime fiction, I suggest you give it a try, and would be honored if you’d take a chance on Due Date.

Back of the cover

Twenty-three year-old Shelby McDougall is facing a mountain of student debt and a memory she’d just as soon forget. A Rolling Stone ad for a surrogate mother offers her a way to erase the loans and right her karmic place in the cosmos. Within a month, she's signed a contract, relocated to Santa Cruz, California, and started fertility treatments.
But intended parents Jackson and Diane Entwistle have their own agendaone that has nothing to do with diapers and lullabies. With her due date looming, and the clues piling up, Shelby must save herself and her twins. As she uses her wits to survive, Shelby learns the real meaning of the word “family.”

About Nancy


Nancy lives in Santa Cruz, California, with her family, where she’s been lucky enough to make writing her career. For many years she made her living as a technical writer, working in software documentation. About six years ago, she set up her own shop and is now a writing consultant and contractor, happy to spend every day grappling with words and sentences.

Due Date is Nancy’s first published book and she’s now hard at work on the second book in the Shelby McDougall series.

Connect with Nancy here:



Thursday, March 14, 2013

Coda to Murder Tour Continues at Joselyn Vaughn's Site





You're invited to come on over to sweet romance author Joselyn Vaughn's blog today. She is hosting authors  for her Fueling Creativity event where authors talk about their crafty side. So what is my creative side--besides spinning stories? After twenty years in the floral business, I offer tips on flower arranging. Yeah, really. Even  if you don't know a rose from a dandelion, I think you'll get some helpful information to inspire you to "plunk" some flowers in a vase!!

Don't forget to leave a comment for the random drawing 
to win prizes at the conclusion of the tour!!!

I hope to see you at Joselyn's website 
where you will discover her creatively written witty books. 

                                                                



Monday, March 11, 2013

Meet Mystery Author W.S. Gager

Hapless reporter avenges his date’s death only to find the body count building. Will Mitch Malone get his exclusive before he is featured in the obituaries?


I'm thrilled to welcome my friend and mystery author, W.S. Gager, to the J.Q. Rose blog. Wendy just released her fourth book in the Mitch Malone Mystery Series, A Case of Volatile Deeds. We are swapping blogs today, so click on over to Wendy's blog to take in Mitch Malone's interview of Pastor Christine. Oh yes, he's always looking for a story!

Mitch Malone finally scores a weekend dinner with a cute receptionist, but true to his reporter instincts, an explosion in a high rise office building makes him stand up his date as he runs for an exclusive.
Mitch learns that much of what he knows about his date and her work aren’t what they seem. His world continues to twist when the police captain asks for his help and a city hall informant is found floating in the river. Mitch must keep his head down or a cute dog with a knack for finding dead bodies will be sniffing out his corpse.



Wendy is here today to let us in on some of the research she did for her latest release.


In A CASE OF VOLATILE DEEDS my crime-beat reporter/sleuth is given a dog by an anonymous source. Mitch is not a good person to take care of a pet and tends to forget everything but the story he is working on. This creates some complications for him especially when he has a female guest but the dog, a cocker spaniel named Molly, quickly proves her worth as she has an odd skill—she sniffs out dead bodies.
I did a bit of research on dogs and their noses. These specialized animals are called cadaver dogs and are used to locate dead bodies from killers, lost hikers or avalanche victims.
According to an article by two Miami Dade Police officers, in the last ten years these dogs called Human Remain Detectors and can distinguish between human remains, animal remains and other scents in various locations despite a criminal’s attempt to hide them.
Most cadaver dogs require training but Mitch’s Molly comes by the skill rather by accident. Mitch grumbles about having to take the dog for a walk for her basic necessities. The first body she finds is in the middle of the night and has washed up along the river. 
The second body she finds is buried at a construction site and it really makes Mitch think about her special talents and how it helps him find his exclusives. However, it makes the police a little suspicious when he finds two bodies within a 24-hour period.
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Here is an excerpt from A CASE OF VOLATILE DEEDS from the second body:
Molly sniffed along the base of the sand pile and my impatience grew.
“Come on,” I yelled. I just wanted her to do her business and come back. I did have a job to do. With my seniority and stories, I didn’t have to punch a time clock but it was Saturday night in the big city and I had crime to follow up. I needed answers to make sense of Tasha’s death.
Then, thanks to Molly’s bodily functions leading to the discovery of the body that washed up on the river last night, I made a mental note to get an identification and cause of death and hoped it wasn’t the man Donna asked about earlier.
Molly did a little circle and then started pawing the ground.
“Just get it over with.”
She stopped and looked back at me and did a little yip like I had given her permission for something. The digging started in earnest. “Molly, come.” If she wasn’t going to go, then we
needed to get going. This wasn’t her personal sandbox where she could get her digging fix.
She barked again and again and then dug. Had my dog been possessed? When had she become my dog? That thought stopped me. Did I want a dog? Could I take care of a dog? Did I really want to keep her? No. I wasn’t made to have pets and certainly not a dog who needed to be walked all the time. Not Mitch Malone. My motto was no entanglements. Unbiased observation of the human condition. Reporter extraordinaire, not parent to a pet. Nope. No way. Wasn’t going to happen.
I heard a muffled yip and brought my attention back to Molly. The dirt stopped piling up behind her and she turned, something in her mouth.
I rubbed my eyes to make sure I was seeing correctly. Molly held a pant leg with a shoe hanging out the end of it.

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BUY LINKS:
Amazon  E-book
Amazon Paperback
Barnes and Noble Paperback



About W.S. Gager 
Award winning mystery author W.S. Gager has lived in Michigan for most of her life except when she was interviewing race car drivers or professional woman's golfers. She enjoyed the fast-paced life of a newspaper reporter until deciding to settle down and realized babies didn't adapt well to running down story details on deadline. Since then she honed her skills on other forms of writing before deciding to do what she always wanted with her life and that was to write mystery novels. Her main character is Mitch Malone who is an edgy crime-beat reporter always on the hunt for the next Pulitzer and won't let anyone stop him. Her third book, A CASE OF HOMETOWN BLUES, was a finalist in the 2012 Daphne Du Maurier Award for Excellence in Mystery/Suspense. A CASE OF VOLATILE DEEDS is the latest in the Mitch series.

Monday, March 4, 2013

Exciting Events This Week



This week is full of wonderful, exciting events. My daughter's birthday is on 
Thursday March 7. 
Happy birthday, Lee Ann oxoxox

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Release day is today for my writing buddy, Tess Grant! Book Three of the Kitty Irish Trilogy is out. Flying in the Dark is available at AmazonSmashwords, and on sale at Turquoise Morning Press! It’s on the way at Barnes and Noble and in paperback. Congratulations, Tess.!
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High school senior Kitty Irish knows exactly what Daniel Phinney expected of her—eradicate the werewolves haunting the Manistee National Forest—until her father comes home from Iraq and takes over.
Too bad Kitty’s plan unravels. 


I will be hopping around cyberspace. I look forward to visiting with readers at the following stops this week--


Today through Thursday at Rosemary Gemmell's blog talking about what inspired me to write a non-fiction book for girls, Girls Succeed: Stories Behind the Careers of Successful Women.



Tuesday, March 5 at Kim Creswell's blog. She asks lots of questions to make me think.

Thursday, March 7 at Tess Grant's blog about choosing a title for a book.  (yes, this is my friend who just released her book. I'm visiting her on Thursday. I hope she has come down from Cloud 9 by then.)

I hope you'll join me this week. And don't forget to leave a comment on the Coda to Murder book tour visits to win prizes!!

Thank you!!




Friday, March 1, 2013

Coda to Murder Book Tour Continues and Thank Yous



Happy March 1st! So why do I have February's red heart I Love Books badge still up? 



Because I wanted to say THANK YOU to all the wonderful authors who visited my blog in February. Please take some time and visit their sites because many of the authors have more books than the one spotlighted here. I included the dates in case you missed their visit on the J. Q. Rose blog. 

2/5/2013 C.K. Volnek


2/11/2013
Kim Creswell

2/13/2013
Kay Lalone

2/20/2013
A,M Roelke

2/25/2013
Margaret Fieland



I am thrilled to be able to continue taking my new mystery, romance on the road in March. Coda to Murder Book Tour Continues. Join us as I talk about writing the story, emotions, behind the scenes, character interview, even a post on flower arranging! And of course you'll want to leave comments along the way to enter the random drawing for prizes awarded on March 22.


A big THANK YOU to these generous authors who are sharing their blogs to help me spread the word about Coda to Murder.

2/25/2013  Janie Franz

2/26/2013  Lorrie Struiff

3/1/2013Margaret Fieland
3/5/2013Kim Cresswell
3/7/2013Tess Grant

3/11/2013
W S Gager
3/14/2013Joselyn Vaughn


3/15/2013
Nancy Wood Books
3/18/2013Scott Caseley


3/19/2013
Jean Viola
 Ryan
3/21/2013Gail Branan


Please note: I am meeting readers at Margaret Fieland's blog, Unique Visions today! Come on over to say hi!