My big news for this week is that I really will have a draft of Death By Library ready for beta-readers  within the next few days. I have two readers lined up (I hope you remember who you are!) but would love to have some more. Please contact me or leave a comment if you would like to read a draft form of the 4th book in the Pismawallops PTA mystery series. I will warn that this is definitely a working read; there is quite a bit of work to be done yet. I am sending it out sooner than I might ordinarily do largely because I’ll be on the road for the next two months, so unable to do much on it myself.

If I were really organized, I’d have a blurb ready to entice you to want to beta-read. I’ve been too busy trying to get the draft done, though, so I’ll just have to say...

JJ has a new job at the library, where things turn deadly when a local news gadfly goes a bit too far...

Of course, her personal life is as chaotic as ever, as she prepares for Thanksgiving with her mother in her way, and an unexpected visitor complicating matters, all of which leaves her far too little time to spend with Ron Karlson!


Work has begun on the cover, as well, and I’m excited about the possibilties there. Danielle English promises to make another perfect cover!

In other news, we are down to our last few days in Christchurch, NZ. We hit the road again April 1, and won’t really stop moving until... June? So I’m not expecting a lot to happen with my

writing in that time, though I’ll take a shot at some short stories.

The blog will also go back to occasional and random postings, once I run out of the reviews, photos, and comments and getting queued up now!

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