An early holiday treat for you!

Hello and happy holiday-season-eve! Yes, it’s a little early to start with the celebrations, but I wanted you to have a treat for yourself before you head out to tackle your holiday shopping. So for a limited time, you can download an ebook of Chasing Tinsel, a Miranda Vaughn Mystery holiday novella, for FREE!tinsel-ad

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Summer Sale!

Readers, this is an excellent deal! Killer Beach Reads, a collection of 22 short mysteries, is on sale for one week only! And it’s only 99 cents. That’s a five dollar savings and you get a lot of fun, quick reads—perfect for the beach.

The collection includes my short story, One Red Cent. If you’ve read the Miranda Vaughn books and wondered what Sarah’s story was, this is your chance to get to know Miranda’s fearless sidekick a little better.


Hurry! The sale ends July 9th!

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Countdown to release day!

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Counting down the days til the release of Cozy Christmas Capers! Nineteen holiday-themed short stories from Gemma Halliday Publishing, including Chasing Tinsel, a Miranda Vaughn Mystery novella. All for only $1.99!

Preorder now at these retailers!



Available everywhere on December 1. But remember, it’s only available until January 31st. Get your copy before it’s gone!



Road Trip, part 3

More road trip photos! Of a different trip, though.

Here’s the Loretto Chapel in Santa Fe. The tree outside the door to the chapel is laden with rosaries.

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The famous staircase to the choir loft.

2014-11-15 at 11-12-04 2014-11-15 at 11-13-56 The shopping is nice. Maybe I should say, the browsing is nice. Most shopping in Santa Fe is a bit outside my budget.

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Holiday Box Set Sale!

[Ed.’s note:  Oops. I meant to schedule this for release on Nov. 23. Honest, I didn’t mean to open the floodgates of holiday-season shopping mania. But I hate unpublishing something once it’s out there. And the pre-order links are active, so… Sorry.]

CozyChristmasCapers_coverNineteen holiday short stories by New York Times, USA Today and award-winning authors!

Enjoy these tales of mystery, romance, and laughter amid the backdrop of pine trees, gingerbread men, and Santas galore! The perfect short bites for cozying up by the fire with a cup of cocoa…or waiting in line at gift wrapping!

But get your copy now because Cozy Christmas Capers is only available December 1 through January 31!

Stories include:

Rosolio Red (Franki Amato Mysteries) by Traci Andrighetti
Chasing Tinsel (Miranda Vaughn Mysteries ) by Ellie Ashe
Death of a Christmas Witch (A Crewel to be Kind Mini Mystery) by Diane Bator
Queenie Baby: Pass the Eggnog (Queenie Baby Mysteries) by Christina A. Burke
The Holiday Inside Job by Mary Jo Burke
Hard to Catch a Christmas Thief (Hard Targets) by Wendy Byrne
A Christmas Ghost & Zero Regrets (Dead by the Numbers Mysteries) by Jennifer Fischetto
Christmas Canapés & Sabotage (Culinary Competition Mysteries) by Janel Gradowski
Christmas in High Heels (High Heels Mysteries) by Gemma Halliday
Christmas Al Dente (Southern Pasta Shop Mysteries) by Jennifer L. Hart
Santa Claus, Lies, and Murder (Amber Fox Mysteries) by Sibel Hodge
A (Gingerbread) Diorama of Death (Helen Binney Mysteries) by Gin Jones
Mini Pie the Christmas Spy! (Mini Pie Mysteries) by Libby LaManna
Have Yourself a Deadly Little Christmas (Greatest Hits Mysteries) by Leslie Langtry Ornamental Danger (Working Stiff Mysteries) by Kerri Nelson
Motion for Mistletoe (Jamie Winters Mysteries) by Kelly Rey
Christmas in Venice by Maria Grazia Swan
Baby, It’s Cold Outside (Tahoe Tessie Mysteries) by T. Sue VerSteeg
Santa’s Little Mistake by Stacey Wiedower

All that for only $1.99. Pre-order now at these online booksellers!

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Available everywhere on December 1st!

My book is available for pre-order!

You guys! Chasing the Dollar is available for pre-order for the introductory sales price of 99 cents at Barnes & NobleiBookKobo, and Smashwords! Get yours now and on September 22, it will appear on your ereader like magic, or Christmas morning, or like someone who cares for you surprised you with a good book to read.

Sign up for my newsletter and read Chapter 1 before the book is released!

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Too many good choices

Now that the weather has cooled off to just unpleasantly warm, it seems like a good time to spruce up the patio. I’ve been looking at pots, but still can’t choose just one. So many beautiful colors and shapes.

May 2013 19I’m leaning toward the blues. Maybe.

May 2013 16Of course, I do love the color red. And it would look nice with the green mint spilling over the top.

Pottery ShoppingOr maybe one of each?

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May have jumped the gun on this

The weather has been so lovely that I just couldn’t resist a little wardrobe overhaul. Out with the dark and gray work clothes, the black tights, the boots, the sweaters. And welcome, my new little friends.

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Viva Zappos!

Unfortunately, their arrival coincided with a sudden shift in the weather.

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Now where did I stash those nice warm sweaters?