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Blog Tour

I've been blog touring this week to celebrate the official release of Circle of Influence, which is much less stressful than actual travel. I can meet and greet readers while sitting here in my PJs and slippers!

I have two stops today.

Mysteristas interviewed me with a lot of good questions that made me stop and think. I hope my answers entertain you.

At Pens Fatales, I'm telling tales on my mom. We love each other dearly, but she is totally bamboozled by this thing I do for a living.

I did a few blogs earlier in the week, too, and if you missed them, here are the links.

Monday, I was interviewed by Canyon Mason on Thoughts in Progress.

Tuesday, Zoe Chambers, the "star" of Circle of Influence, took over the writing duties and shared a typical day in her life at Dru's Book Musings.

I also was given the floor at my wonderful publisher, Henery Press' blog.

Next week, I'm taking a blog break so I can finish my revisions on Lost Legacy, the next Zoe Chambers my…

Book Launch for Circle of Influence!

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Yesterday, my dream came true.
Yes, signing a three-book contract was also a dream come true. As was holding my finished book in REAL BOOK form in my hands.

But yesterday was my launch party. I’ve been a bunch of these and other author events/book signings and such. I’ve longed for the day when it would be me. I’ve feared that no one would show up.
I’ve wanted to sign the Mystery Lovers Bookshop’s bathroom wall with a passion that bordered on lust.


Yesterday, it happened. My fear that no one would come was more than unfounded. The place was packed with family and friends from all over the state and even from Virginia!
Here is my dear friend and owner of Mystery Lovers Bookshop, Laurie Stephens, introducing me.  I babbled on about the book and Pete and Zoe for a while. Hopefully not TOO long.
 Then I read a couple of pages. People laughed in the right places. THAT was good!
 Three of my fellow Pittsburgh authors elbowed their way to the front of the signing line: Rebecca Drake, Ka…

T minus 3 days and counting.

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Saturday is the publication party for Circle of Influence at Mystery Lovers Bookshop. I liken the feeling to being inside a rocket on the launch pad. I can feel the engines rumbling beneath me as I wait for take-off.

All right, so that’s a tad over-dramatic. The only thing rumbling beneath me is my nerves.
Folks have been RSVPing, so I’m not so much afraid no one will show up as I once was. The books are at the store, ready to be unpacked. Check that one off the list. I’m worried about the weather—although the forecast for Saturday looks okay at the moment.
So just when it seems I should be able to relax—Hubby gets sick. Poor baby. But I dare his cold germs to think about attacking me next. Don’t EVEN. I’m sure the day will be a blur without the added benefit of me being doped up on antihistamines and decongestants.
Germs, if you ARE insistent on taking me as your next victim, at least have the decency to wait until Sunday to strike.
As a prelude to the party, I’m heading north to …

Blog Tour: Writers Who Kill

I'm launching my blog tour with a fun interview at Writers Who Kill. E.B. Davis posed some wonderfully interesting question to me. Plus, anyone who comments on the WWK blog will be entered to win a signed ARC of Circle of Influence.

Speaking of giveaways, I still have one running at Goodreads, too!

And as of last night, you can pre-order a print copy at Barnes and Noble! Of course, if you want a signed copy, those can be ordered through my always favorite indy bookstore, Mystery Lovers Bookshop.

In other news, it looks like winter might finally be loosening its strangle hold on us. I decided yesterday that Tuesday morning's zero temperature was the LAST of the wicked cold. And if anyone tells me something different, they're in danger or serious harm.

Are you listening, weathermen??? NO MORE WICKED COLD.

Hubby reported seeing a groundhog killed on the road yesterday. I wasn't surprised. Some motorist went gunning for ol' Phil, I'm sure.

Come on, Spring!