Meanwhile, a lot of things have happened since I wrote my first book back in 2011. Back then, I'd never heard of Goodreads, sort of a Facebook for those who love books. Out of curiosity, I decided to give away a copy of "Teatime Tales" on Goodreads to see if that would prompt any new readers to add it to their virtual bookshelves. Happily, many have, and when I checked my giveaway entries this week, it reminded me that I should encourage any of you who would like a copy of the book to enter as well, since the giveaway runs through June 18. US and Canada residents can enter by clicking on the box in the top right column of this page.
And what's on the horizon:
• Because I need to have the thing ready to pitch at a mystery writers conference I'm planning to attend, I have until August to finish editing my first cozy mystery, which is about a young jewelry designer (and former newspaper reporter) who haunts garage sales and antique malls for junk jewelry with which she makes her one-of-a-kind "upcycled" jewelry creations—when she's not solving murders.
• In May, I finished writing my second cozy mystery, the first book in series number two, which is about two middle-aged sisters who enjoy "glamping" and run a junk emporium and solve murders on the side. They're a lot of fun!
• And on the nonfiction front, looking back at "Dainty Dining" reminded me of how much I enjoyed researching that book, and I've got almost enough recipes collected to start baking away in preparation for a second book, tentatively titled "Dainty Desserts." (Or as my husband has referred to it, "Dainty Diabetes." Humph.)
I hope I haven't bored you with today's bookworm news, so thanks for reading, and if you entered the Goodreads giveaway, good luck!