If you enjoyed Murder on the Mullet Express, you will be pleased to learn that the sequel, Murder at the Million Dollar Pier, will be coming out this September. Our intrepid snowbirds from the first novel, Cornelia Pettijohn, Teddy Lawless, and Uncle Percival, arrive in Saint Petersburg, Florida, and take lodgings in the then-new Vinoy Hotel. Uncle Percival selected the hotel for its excellent view of the construction on the Million Dollar Pier, but when Teddy Lawless sees her ex-fiance in the dining room, trouble follows.
Like the first novel, this one will be published by Mystery and Horror, LLC.
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The next event I will be attending is Bouchercon 2018, which will be held at the Vinoy Renaissance St Petersburg Resort. The location is practically in my back yard, and it's a beautiful, historic one.
Bouchercon is an enormous mystery and crime fiction festival held annually. Both fans and authors attend the conference, and it's a great place to meet people you've admired from afar.
Sarah Glenn and I will both be attending, as will several members of the different Sisters in Crime chapters we belong to. I'm looking forward to catching up with my friends from Kentucky.
Sarah and I were part of the crew at the Florida Writers Association booth for the festival. It was held on the USF campus in downtown St. Petersburg. It was nice to see so many authors in one place.
The people overseeing the 2018 Bouchercon Mystery Convention also had a booth. Expect to see us there!
This was a busy summer. Sarah and I toured the Tampa Bay area with Murder on the Mullet Express, meeting new people and generally having a good time.
On August 5th, we won the silver at the Florida Authors & Publishers Association President’s Awards. We saw many familiar faces from the book fairs we’ve attended this year, including other members of our Sisters in Crime chapter. It’s very rewarding to have the work we put into the book recognized by our peers.
Writers in attendance will include:
The Amelia Island Book Fair was a great opportunity to make new friends and network. We were at the table with the Golden Crown Literary Society authors.
Sarah takes a break from her new Instagram feed to watch me ply the trade.
After the fair was over, we explored the historical side of the island and did some touristy things.
It is my great pleasure to announce that we will have a table at this Saturday's Local Author Fair in Homosassa, the location of our novel. We'll be there from 11 am to 3pm. Drop on by!
January 16th, 2017
Launch Party for Murder on the Mullet Express
Books at Park Place
10468 Roosevelt Blvd N
St. Petersburg, FL
February 18th, 2017
Amelia Island Book Festival
Author Expo/Reader's Extravaganza
Fernandina Beach Middle School
315 Citrona Drive
Fernandina Beach, FL