I can't believe it's December! I know I'm not alone in being caught up in the holiday frenzy. It's such a stressful time - especially now I'm commuting back and forth from Portland to Los Angeles for work. Oh well ... at least I'm racking up the airmiles.
Luckily, I find I can write on airplanes. In fact, I can write in the departure lounge, waiting for my luggage (just kidding on that one). A long time ago I read Dorothea Brande's book Becoming A Writer. Her tips and advice have enabled me to be able to write anywhere. In fact, I'm including a link here to an excellent blog post by Stuart Aken who reviewed the book for anyone who is interested in finding out a bit more about Dorothea Brande's teaching methods.
But I digress! Here is the book cover for Murder at Honeychurch Hall (May 13, 2014) and now available for pre-order. I love the cover. I especially love the little Jack Russell on the front. His name is Mr. Chips.
Thanks to all for entering the contest and for those who haven't signed up yet for my newsletter, send me an email at email@example.com. The next free contest will be in February when I will be giving away an advanced reading copy of Murder at Honeychurch Hall and some other country house themed goodies.
In the meantime, have a wonderful festive season!
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