We have a winner for a free paperback copy of Doggone Dead in my Goodreads Giveaway! Julie from Minnesota, you will need to dig your way through the snow to your mailbox in the next week because your signed book is on the way! Okay, maybe I shouldn’t make the assumption that it is always snowing in Minnesota, the same way everyone in Texas doesn’t wear a cowboy hat. Also, thank you to the 259 people who entered.
I am busy working away on my fourth cozy mystery. Here are some hints, or should I say “clues” about the book:
It continues with the life of Betsy, our helpful hints writer and the ever-growing cast of characters in Pecan Bayou, Texas. I really wanted to explore what would happen if she were to give bad advice in one of her columns. I originally wrote this book during NaNoWriMo and since writing it, have taken out a major plot element and reversed a character. Doing this greatly slows down my writing process, but hopefully it improves it as well. I can’t disclose too much, but I have been researching plenty about bees and looking at book cover designs with bees on them. My oldest son is terrified of bees because the two of us were caught in a swarm many years ago when he was a small child. So, he has made it pretty clear he doesn’t want to talk to me about this book even if he is a high-felootin literature major.
April 2 is Autism Awareness Day! Take a minute to reflect on people you know with autism and their families. We’re an autism/Down Syndrome family and always appreciate the people who go out of their way to show acceptance, patience and kindness.