Wednesday, July 31, 2013

We have winners! Free copies of "Stone and Silt"

We've drawn our winners for free e-copies and signed print copies of "Stone and Silt," the historical mystery that's about to be released on August 19th.

Thank you for all the interest in this, my first novel. We had 2,665 entries from over 800 people. Wow!

The 18 winners are listed below. The first 16 will receive e-copies of the book - viewable on Kindle, Nook, Kobo, PC, Mac, and smart phones. The last 2 people listed will receive signed print copies of the book.

E-mail notifications will be going out shortly to our winners. Thanks to everyone who participated. And stay tuned for news about a special price on the book, available *only* on August 19th.

(Stone and Silt is a historical mystery, based in 1860s British Columbia, and a cozy read for young adults as well as older readers. Here's a synopsis of the book.)

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Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Book goodies

My journey into the world of book-writing continues. Here are some of the book-related goodies that have arrived in the mail as part of the Stone and Silt launch.

I'll be using the bookmarks, counter-cards, and poster pictured above for book signings and readings. I think I have everything I need - except, of course, the book itself! Paperback copies of the book (as well as ebook copies) will become available on August 19th, from Amazon and other online retailers.

If you want a free copy of the book, you still have a few days to throw your name into the pre-release drawing. Here's the link to enter.

Saturday, July 20, 2013

The "Stone and Silt" tour bus

My publisher has arranged a Blog Tour, in which prominent book review sites will feature my upcoming historical mystery, Stone and Silt. The tour will begin shortly after the book is published on August 19th.

So far 18 events are planned, including reviews of the book, interviews, and guest posts. The book launch is less than a month away now!

If you blog, and are interested in posting a review, get on board the tour bus! Just email my publisher at

Here's the schedule of events so far:

August 21: Guest Post on author Bryan Alaspa's blog

August 21: Guest Post on "A Knife and a Quill"

August 22: Interview on "Laurie’s Thoughts & Reviews"

August 23: Interview on author Imogen Rose's blog

August 23: Blog Radio Interview on WebbWeaver Books

August 24: Interview on "Into the Land of Books"

August 26: Guest Post on "Big Al’s Books & Pals"

August 27: Review on "Random Musings of a Curious Mind"

August 30: Review on "Literary Musings"

August 30: Review on "I’m a Voracious Reader"

August 30: Guest Post on "My Book and My Coffee"

September 2: Guest Post on "Page Flipperz"

September 4: Review on "Big Al’s Books & Pals"

September 4: Review on "Bookend Babes"

September 6: Guest Post on "Read for Your Future"

September 8: Interview on "The IndieView"

September 11: Review on "Book Babe"

September 13: Guest Post on "Omnimystery News"

Saturday, July 13, 2013

A chance to win a free copy of Stone and Silt

My publisher is offering to give away fifteen FREE pre-release copies of "Stone and Silt"..!

And, two more people will receive signed print copies of the book.

The release date for Stone and Silt is August 19th, but the 15 winners will receive an e-copy of the book early, after the drawing on July 31st. The e-copy is readable on your PC, Mac, or e-reader.

You can sign up below to enter. And there are ways you can get additional entries - see the form below!

On July 31st, a random drawing will determine the winners. 

(Stone and Silt is a historical mystery, based in 1860s British Columbia, and a cozy read for young adults as well as we older readers. Here's a synopsis of the book.)

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Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Sneak Peek! Excerpt of "Stone and Silt"

Getting close now... my new mystery novel "Stone and Silt" is through proof-reading and is on its way to final formatting. All of this is in preparation for its August 19th release.

And now, my publisher has released a sneak preview of the book. You can read its first chapter at the link below!