As many of you know, I’ve been writing for thirty-five years. I started this amazing career with romantic comedy, and had the good fortune to see my first book, Taming Maggie, become a number one bestseller in the romance genre. More than thirty-five romantic comedies followed Maggie, but during that time I was also writing suspense, more serious women’s fiction and even time travel.
I had fun taking my characters back in time to periods and historical events that interested me–the sinking of the Titanic, the Arthurian Knights of the Round Table, and World War II. Separately, the three books in the Time’s Embrace box set would cost just under $10.00. March will soon be here, and I’m doing an early bird blowout sale. From now until the end of February, the Time’s Embrace box set will be on sale for only $2.99. I hope you enjoy reading these three books as much as I loved writing them.
My later career took a big turn when Elvis entered my life. I wanted to try my hand at cozy mysteries, and because I live in the King’s birthplace, I decided to make Elvis a ghost. My muse had other ideas. After I’d saved my notes for the mystery series and turned in for the evening, Elvis started talking to me. “Nobody asks my opinion around here, but if they did I’d tell them basset hounds are the most brilliant dogs on earth. Of course, around here I’m lucky if I get to rule over the oak tree I consider my pissing post. After all, I was the first dog around these premises, and if you ask me, that makes me the King. Not to mention that I had umpteen hit records in my other life as a handsome man in a white sequined jumpsuit.” That became the first paragraph in Elvis and the Dearly Departed, book one of the series.
I brought my humorous touch to the comedic cozy series, named it Southern Cousins and made Elvis, the sleuthing basset hound, one of the two narrators. He has been a huge hit with fans. I use his name each title.
Currently, I’m writing Elvis and the Heartbreak Hotel Murders. It will be available for preorder by April 1. Pub day is May 1. Each Southern Cousins Mystery is a standalone book with no cliffhangers. The books are more fun read in order, but you don’t have to. Elvis will bring you up to date at the beginning of each book. Watch my blog and my Facebook page for giveaways during the Elvis launch.
I’m also happy to report that I recently I did a deal for all the Southern Cousins Mysteries with Red Sky Entertainment, specialists in books to film. This series is ready made for film, and I can’t wait to see it on the screen! I’ll keep you posted as developments occur.
Stay tuned here and on my social media for the cover reveal and more information about Elvis and the Heartbreak Hotel Murders. Meanwhile, enjoy the three time travel romances in Time’s Embrace.
Here’s an update on my latest suspense novel. Snow Brides continues to garner praise from readers who absolutely love my empowered female character, Katie. If you don’t have your copy yet, do grab one now. It’s part of the STORMWATCH series, but there are no cliffhangers. Each book stands alone. All six books in the series can be read in any order.
Whew! That’s a lot of news…and that’s it for today.
Blessings and Happy Reading!