A dream come true!

On the weekend of Nov. 7-8, I joined thirty-two other authors for Mystery To Me’s Author Slam in Madison Wisconsin. What a thrill–and yet terrifying. Me. An author. Speaking to readers and other authors. I had fifteen minutes to share whatever I wanted. My “fifteen minutes of fame.” I pondered …

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My head is spinning!

Not literally, so let’s not call in Father Merrin, but it’s been a crazy month. When you publish a book, you need to promote, and I’ve worked at it pretty much every day. I’ve had some wonderful help from friends and mentors.  I’m including links to various articles and interviews, many …

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I’m going home!

Next weekend I’ll travel home, to Stratford, Wis., for a “meet the author” event. I hope to reach town in time to watch the Tigers play–I haven’t been to a football game since I graduated. Although I’m not thrilled to face autumn already, I look forward to the trek northward and …

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Friends and Family Celebrate Debut of TOURIST TRAPPED

What happens when you combine family, friends and a little wine? A smashing book release party for Tourist Trapped. About 40 people gathered at The Ruby Tap in Wauwatosa, Wis., on Thursday, Sept. 25, to celebrate. I’m thrilled that the feedback has been so positive. One party-goer, Mike, said his …

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Please join me for my Book Release Party!

TOURIST TRAPPED is available!

What a whirlwind–but nothing is more exciting than holding your book in your hands. Even if so far it’s just been the proof! When I have a chance to catch my breath, I’d love to share with you a few snippets of life as an “almost author,” which I lived …

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I’m on pre-order!

Well…not me, but my book is! The Kindle edition of TOURIST TRAPPED can be pre-ordered this very moment on Amazon.

Lauren Kessler and Amanda Sloane in TOURIST TRAPPED

The sounds of a woman choking echoed through the phone. “You? Engaged? To Matthew Baird?” Lauren said. “You? Engaged?” “Yeah, well, under duress.” “I can’t, in my wildest dreams, imagine a situation where you’d agree to marry. What did he do, threaten to impale you with a red-hot pitchfork? Press …

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Don’t want to wait until September 1 to meet Amanda Sloane? Well…you’ve come to the right place! The first three chapters of her adventure are available here. Click “Tourist Trapped” on the header bar and enjoy a taste of the upcoming action!

TOURIST TRAPPED cover reveal!

I’m thrilled to share with you the beautiful cover of my debut suspense novel, Tourist Trapped. Absolutely gorgeous, isn’t it? My heartfelt thanks to Toni Kroeplin from Kroeplin Design for applying her creativity and graphic talents to this project. She’s patient, enthusiastic, flexible–wonderful to work with! Now the challenge–to publish a book …

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