A Little Note About Apple

I’ve been working on moving my books that are listed on Apple from a distributor to direct. Normally this isn’t something that would impact any readers so it isn’t something I’d mention, but I just realized there is one thing that will impact Apple readers, which is reviews.

Because of how Apple is set up I can’t link the old version of each book to the new one so any reviews that were left on the old version of the book are going to be lost when it unpublishes in the next day or so. I’m very sorry about that for anyone who took the time to leave a review and thank you for doing so. So if you’re wondering what happened, that’s what it was.

The new version of the book on Apple is available here. (It’s currently the version without reviews but that will hopefully change over time.)

And as a thank you for letting me interrupt you with this administrivia, have a picture of what I now get to see from my desk every single day. A picture of my pup telling me to get back to work (while the real one sleeps down the hall from me) and a picture of New Zealand to remind me of the beauty in this world.

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Nosy Newfie Cozy Mysteries

Write What You Love

I’m about to hit publish on my first-ever cozy mystery. And while it’s not the first novel I’ve written (I have two romances and a YA fantasy series published under other names), it is the first time I gave myself free rein to simply write what I love.

Often writers are given the advice to write what you know, but this summer at RWA I heard a speaker, Jennifer Lynn Barnes, talking about writing for your Id. Basically, her arguments was that if you love something enough as a writer and include it in your books that you’ll find readers who love it just as much as you do.

I hope she was right. Because that’s exactly what I did in writing A Dead Man and Doggie Delights, the first in my Nosy Newfie Cozy Mystery Series. This series of books is going to be all about what I love.

Colorado mountains? Check

Crazy family that you still love despite everything? Check

A good friend that you can run a business with? Check

A Newfie that’s as much a part of your life as any person? Check

A tall, dark, and handsome man you don’t have time to fall for? Check

Coke and toasted PBJ sandwiches? Check and Check

And, of course, there’s the added bonus of being able to kill off in a book that person who barked at my dog who I wasn’t allowed to kill off in real life. I hope you enjoy reading it as much as I enjoyed writing it.

(If you don’t, that’s okay, too, because this was the most fun I’ve had writing a novel yet and I can’t wait to do it again.)