Tuesday, April 5, 2022

Claws for Suspicion Giveaway


OMG! I don't know how it happened, but we're just a month away from the release of CLAWS FOR SUSPICION the third book in the Catskills Pet Rescue cozy mystery series. If you've been following me for more than a minute, you know what that means--time for a giveaway!

I really, really want to spread the word about the book and the series (because there's a very good chance there won't  be any more books in the series otherwise, alas), and I could really, really use your help. Plus, I think you're going to love this book.

I mean, just check out this fabulous cover!

It's even got beer. And a kitten, of course.

Here's the description of the book, along with some buy links:

When someone from her past comes to town to cause trouble, Kari Stuart and her sassy kitten Queenie will have to work hard to protect the Serenity Sanctuary in this new Catskills Pet Rescue Mystery.

Kari Stuart is finally starting to relax into her role as the new owner of the Serenity Sanctuary and is looking forward to the various fun autumn activities in the beautiful Catskills town of Lakeview, like the annual Oktoberfest celebration. It’s time for friends and quality bonding with handsome vet Angus McCoy. Until the unexpected arrival of her unpleasant ex-husband, Charlie Smith.

He comes bearing a shocking revelation—the paperwork on their divorce never went through, and they are still married. Worse yet, he thinks this entitles him to half of her lottery winnings—although he’ll happily take partial ownership of the sanctuary instead. Kari isn’t sure if he’s telling the truth, or if it’s just another one of Charlie’s lies. 
But things go from bad to worse when an unexpected death makes Kari the main suspect in a murder investigation. Will she and Queenie be able to find the real killer and keep the home they’ve built at the sanctuary safe, or is their string of luck finally tapped out? 

Buy Links

Amazon |Amazon Print |Penguin|Nook |Kobo |Apple

 And here is the giveaway! It includes a $25 Amazon gift card (so you can buy yourself a copy of the book, of course), plus a fun cat and dog themed coloring book, a set of watercolor pencils, a cute pen, and some bookmarks. Who wouldn't want all that?

So hurry up and enter--all you have to do is fill out the Rafflecopter entry below. No purchase necessary. And don't forget to tell all your friends!

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Monday, March 14, 2022

Endings and Beginnings


It has been a strange couple of years, full of changes many of us could never have predicted. For me, it has just gotten stranger, although not in a bad way. Tuesday, March 15th marks my last day as manager and executive director of The Artisans’ Guild, the artists’ cooperative shop my friend Ellie and I started over 22 years ago. As of Wednesday the 16th, I will officially be a full-time writer.

The Guild has been the center of my universe for a long time, and I have been blessed to have a job that I loved (most days), and to have spent my life surrounded by beautiful things and fabulous, creative people. But in the end, trying to balance the demands of the shop and the demands of writing because impossible, and I had to make a choice. Thankfully, we were able to find someone to step into my shoes who I believe can help the Guild to continue to prosper and grow.

People have asked me how I am going to celebrate leaving the shop, and to be honest, I don’t really feel like celebrating letting go of such an important piece of my life and my identity. It is, I won’t kid you, a loss in many ways. Instead, I will celebrate embracing my role as author, and hopefully, my increasing success in the days ahead. I guess we’ll see, won’t we. Life is full of difficult choices, and there is no progress without change.

All shall be well, and all shall be well, and all manner of things shall be well. Fingers crossed.


Tuesday, November 16, 2021

Doggone Deadly Release Day Giveaway


 It's here! After a two week delay (due to supply chain issues, of course), DOGGONE DEADLY is finally out in the world.

 I'm so excited to share this second book in my Catskills Pet Rescue series with you. Hopefully you've already read and loved the first book, FURBIDDEN FATALITY featuring Kari Stuart, her friends at the Serenity Sanctuary, and of course, her feisty little black kitten Queenie. In the second book, Kari's friend Suz is accused of murder at a dog show, and things, well, go to the dogs.
Here are some handy buy links:

To celebrate the book release, I'm going to be doing a fun giveaway, as usual. (You know I love giveaways.) Since so many of you loved the pictures I posted of the amazing tiny painting my tarot illustrator Elisabeth Alba did of me recently, I've ordered a cool totebag from RedBubble with that picture on it.

Inside the bag is going to be this fabulous gift pack of an Amazon Fire 7 tablet, a signed copy of the book, a cute stuffed kitten and a white dog (there are Bichons in the book), a pen, a bookmark, and a magnet. Who wouldn't want that? 


All you have to do to enter is fill out the Rafflecopter form below. Obviously, I'd love it if you would buy the book (or ask your library to buy it), spread the word far and wide, and of course, put up a short review once you've read it. But either way, feel free to enter. Happy book day!

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