Novel in progress

I finished a novel this winter — a stand-alone, darker and more brooding than the Branigan Powers series. It’s called “Murder, Forgotten.”

Now I’m looking for an agent. The only thing keeping me sane is those stories of writers who were turned down 40, 50, 60 times before an agent took a chance.

I cannot wait to write that blog!

 

New release! Sort of….

Lion Hudson has released “Death of a Jester,” the third Branigan Powers mystery, in the UK and for online orders. However, it will not reach American bookstores until August.

The staggered release is due to Lion Hudson changing its American distributor. The new sales team needed more time to get the book into stores in the U.S.

Watch for an announcement in late summer of a book launch party in Greenville, SC. I hope you can be there!

New book in the works

My English publisher underwent a downsizing then a buy-out, so I wasn’t at all sure that it would accept the third book in the Branigan Powers series. But Lion Hudson has indeed taken it.

The tentatively titled Death of a Jester is in the editing and cover-producing process. I hope to report a launch date for some time this year.

Launch Party!

 
I hope you will join me on July 13 at Fiction Addiction, 1175 Woods Crossing Rd. in Greenville, for a drop-in to celebrate the launch of “The Cover Story.” Come any time between 5:30 and 8 PM.
 Fiction Addiction is a small independent bookstore, but we can spread out into a courtyard for wine and refreshments.
“The Cover Story” is the second in the Branigan Powers mystery series.
The Cover Story
A fatal crash involving two college students  seems like an unfortunate accident. But when the surviving girl wakens, she tells a curious story of the vehicle that forced them off the road — an old-fashioned, 1950s-style hearse.
Branigan delves into the mystery that takes her to a college campus, and leads her into dangerous fraternity and sorority pledge parties.
Reunited with the homeless Malachi Martin, who is so adept at seeing what isn’t there rather than what is, Branigan must uncover what is really going on at the college before other students are put in danger.
Hope to see you there!