Friday, April 9, 2021

Truth Is Stranger Than Fiction :-)

Dear Readers, 

If you've read my latest Jamie Quinn Mystery, Malice in Miami, you know the surprise in store for our favorite P.I., Marmaduke Broussard, III. But, for those of you who think I have an overactive imagination, I offer Exhibit A:

https://www.thedailybeast.com/37-sperm-donor-siblings-join-forces-to-look-for-dad-in-future-people-the-family-of-donor-5114?ref=home

What do you think about that? :-D

 


Monday, April 5, 2021

I Need Your Vote :-)

Happy Monday! My book cover for Malice in Miami is competing in a contest for best cover in In D'Tale Magazine. If you have a minute, could you please vote for me? You have to subscribe in order to cast a vote but then you can unsubscribe easily. It's a wonderful magazine and it's free, so you might want to keep subscribing.

Here's the website:https://indtale.com/  The subscribe button is at the top of the page, the contest is towards the middle of the page, you can't miss it. :-D

Thanks! xo


Thursday, March 18, 2021

March Mystery Madness :-)

Check out my fun interview for March Mystery Madness. :-D While you're there check out all of Elizabeth's YouTube videos.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_yFxDgwpx_M

 


Sunday, March 14, 2021

Free book on Kindle 3/14-3/18 :-D

Would you care for a cup of tea? Mrs. Grammar Person cordially invites you to join her for her free book promo 3/14-3/18. Amateur grammarians welcome!

Fear not, Gentle Writer, Mrs. Grammar Person is here and she has the answers to all of the questions you never thought to ask. As a dedicated and serious grammarian, she will do what it takes to be entertaining and enlightening, but never vulgar or coarse. Heavens, no! Where are her smelling salts? Warm and witty, Mrs. G.P. makes grammar interesting with rhyming, wishful thinking, story-telling and a champagne toast. You are cordially invited to join her for a spot of tea!

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00RUQY6B6/ref=dbs_a_def_rwt_hsch_vapi_tkin_p1_i10


Saturday, February 27, 2021

Florida Bar Journal! :-D

Check out the fantastic review in the Florida Bar Journal for our book, Accidental Activist: Justice for the Groveland Four. :-)

https://www.floridabar.org/the-florida-bar-journal/accidental-activist-justice-for-the-groveland-four/

 


Friday, February 26, 2021

Humble Pie :-D

I was taking a Masterclass on writing and one of the exercises was to write about a time you were embarrassed or frightened. It's an excellent exercise and one I recommend to improve your writing, with a little bit of therapy thrown in.  :-D Recalling one of my more embarrassing days I wrote this:  

HUMBLE PIE

Being catty makes my throat tickle like I have a giant hairball but I must confess I used to be quite snarky. Until the day it backfired. My public humiliation was served with cake, it was my cake of shame and I'm embarrassed to say I ate it anyway…

Louis was a challenging client. His custody case didn't warrant his endless phone calls and questions but since he had some issues I tried to be patient.  

When Louis discovered I was Jewish he imagined we had a kinship. The week of Passover I took a day off but stopped by my office for my paycheck. As I chatted with a co-worker the receptionist buzzed on the intercom to ask if I wanted to speak with Louis. Since he was one of the reasons I needed a day off I couldn't believe she was asking.

"Of course I don't want to speak with Louis," I said, exasperated. "He's the last person I want to speak with!"   

"Well, he's standing here with a gift for you," she replied coolly. "And you're on speaker phone."

It was like a bad dream, but worse than dreaming you forgot your clothes or a final exam. I was too horrified to face him. After minutes that seemed like hours I worked up the nerve to go see him. He was despondent as he handed me a Passover cake purchased from a Jewish bakery. For once, he was silent.

I tried to apologize for my rudeness explaining that it was my day off and how I was annoyed with the receptionist. He said he understood but left quickly, head down, convinced he would always be supremely annoying and all the baked goods in the world couldn't fix it. 

What did I learn? That being mean leaves a bad taste in your mouth that won't go away. Even if you eat an entire cake in one sitting.

Wednesday, February 10, 2021

New book on free promo thru 2/14 :-D

Just in time for Valentine's Day, our fun new book of Valentine Flash Fiction is free on Kindle through 2/14. Check it out:

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B08W9WDR3R?pf_rd_r=497YF4DEJ2D03KV3KG5Z&pf_rd_p=5ae2c7f8-e0c6-4f35-9071-dc3240e894a8&pd_rd_r=e759d779-96e6-4e39-a455-ab25756edd58&pd_rd_w=xviAh&pd_rd_wg=CA5I1&ref_=pd_gw_unk