To all of my lovely subscribers, I wish you a Happy New Year!!!
And, as promised, you are the very first to see the cover of my new book! Isn’t it gorgeous?! I’m so grateful to Julie Metz, art director at She Writes Press, for designing another standout cover!
Here’s the official description:
A spiritualist, an insane asylum, a lost little girl . . .
When Clive, anxious to distract a depressed Henrietta, begs Sergeant Frank Davis for a case, he is assigned to investigating a seemingly boring affair: a spiritualist woman operating in an abandoned schoolhouse on the edge of town who is suspected of robbing people of their valuables. What begins as an open and shut case becomes more complicated, however, when Henrietta—much to Clive’s dismay—begins to believe the spiritualist's strange ramblings.
Meanwhile, Elsie implores Clive and Henrietta to help her and the object of her budding love, Gunther, locate the whereabouts of one Liesel Klinkhammer, the German woman Gunther has traveled to America to find and the mother of the little girl, Anna, whom he has brought along with him. The search leads them to Dunning Asylum, where they discover some terrible truths about Liesel. When the child, Anna, is herself mistakenly admitted to the asylum after an epileptic fit, Clive and Henrietta return to Dunning to retrieve her. This time, however, Henrietta begins to suspect that something darker may be happening. When Clive doesn’t believe her, she decides to take matters into her own hands . . . with horrifying results.
Release date: April 30, 2019Pre-Orderyour copy today!
And In The News . . .
An exciting new adventure! Introducing…
The Elite Audio Reviewer Club!
Here’s how it works:
1. Sign up – for free! – to be a part of my Audio Review Team (50 people only!).
2. I’ll send you a free code to access book 1 (A Girl Like You) of my Henrietta and Inspector Howard series. Listen, enjoy (hopefully!), and review.
3. Send me a copy or screen shot of the review, and I’ll send you another code for the next book in the series. Easy!
Last year at about this time, I created a street team to help me with the launch of A Veil Removed. It was so successful and so much fun that I decided to do it again for the release of A Child Lost!
What is a street team, you might ask?
A street team is a fun group of superfans dedicated to spreading the word about the release of the new book. In exchange for an ARC (Advanced Reader Copy) of A Child Lost, the street team puts up honest reviews on various sites (like Amazon, Goodreads, and Bookbub) and commits to calling their local library and indie bookstore, among other things, to get the word out. And at the end of the campaign, each team member receives a special little treat from me!
Several members of last year’s team have already signed on to be part of the launch of A Child Lost, but I’m opening up the list to add a few more people, if you’d like to join. Bonus points if you’ve already read books 1-4 of the series.
Recently, I decided to partner with a variety of other authors on Book Funnel, which delivers FREE or discounted books – via any platform or device! Each month I’ll include the link to the current bundle of free or discounted books I’m grouped with for your perusal. Hopefully you’ll be able to discover some new great reads!
It’s the Pulpwood Queens Girlfriend Weekend in Jefferson, Tx. this weekend (Jan 16-19, 2020)! Hope to see some of you there! Tickets still available: https://buff.ly/2t2UohdYou don’t want to miss this one-of-a-kind event!
Chicago Writers Conference: Allerton Hotel, March 21-22
Chanticleer Awards and Conference: Bellingham, WA. April 17-19
Malice Domestic Conference: Bethesda, MD. May 1- 3
Literary Ladies of the Lakes Book Club: Grayslake, IL. May 7
Winfield Library Book Club: Winfield, IL. Sept. 16