How Did Your Favorite Silver Hills Characters Meet?

I'll let you in on a little secret! This is a temporary cover, made by moi, because my artist couldn't schedule the book until next week. So please excuse the cheesiness… LOL I promise it will have a wonderful cover in a few days! xx


Let's face it, most readers would love to know everything there is to know about their favorite characters…likes and dislikes, phobias, backgrounds, families, reasons for why they do what they do… You get the picture. But a great book finds it expedient to stay pretty much in the here and now, with only a taste of the past and a glimpse of the future to spice up the story line. There are, of course, exceptions. Some authors use flashbacks fairly effectively to give the reader more information on their characters than the “here and now” provides. But many of us find flashbacks confusing and annoying. Soooo, what's a kind-hearted author to do when she feels the need to give her readers the gift of character background? Why, she writes a prequel of course! Well, that's what this author did anyway. #:0)

I've gone back into Flo and Agnes' past, to the place where they first met, and let you experience for yourself how they became best friends. Of course it all began with a murder and, obviously, they felt the need to solve the mystery. That's what makes it all so much fun!

Along the way we learn that Agnes has an uncommon talent for tampering with a crime scene and we discover why the residents at Silver Hills think Tolstoy's the grim reaper.

We get to meet new characters that might return in future books…not all of them human. We witness the beginning of Flo and TC's friendship too, and watch them work together in their very first murder mystery. Even Celia Angonetti and Old Mrs. Peoples (a young and pithy octogenarian in this story) show up to enhance the fun. #:0) But most importantly, we start to understand why Flo and Agnes work so well together and why their friendship is so strong and important. Oh…and of course Vlad the Repeller is there to serve as everybody's favorite vampire slash (see what I did there? hehehe) night manager to hate.

To top it all off — you get a fun mystery filled with lots of Agnes-isms! What more could you possibly want?

I hope you'll grab a copy of Flo Charts. Even if you've already read the rest of the series, there's much gold to be mined in this one. Oh, and have I left the best for last?

It's FREE!

Happy Reading!


Come to Silver Hills. Where new friends are made and a grim reaper is born.

Agnes Willard is moving into Silver Hills. She’s worried about the change and concerned about fitting in. Luckily for her, Florence Bee has decided to take Agnes under her wing.

When Agnes’ cat Tolstoy escapes as they’re getting Agnes settled into her new apartment, they quickly find him across the hall, perched on a dying woman’s chest.

The new friends soon learn three things from the experience:

  1. The cat definitely has an instinct for and proclivity toward people who are on death’s doorstep.
  2. Finding and avoiding a killer is a really tough way to spend your first days in a new place.
  3. Agnes truly does have a unique talent for debauching a crime scene.

Grab your copy NOW! (Erm, sorry for yelling at you there. #:0)





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Mystery of the Missing Storyline

Just finished a book and looking for your next mystery read? Don't know what you're in the mood for? Take this fun, short quiz and find that missing storyline.

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Bots — The Future in Communication?

You've probably already used chat bots even if you don't realize it. Facebook's Messenger is a chat bot so if you've used that you've dipped your toes into those waters. It's a fun idea. You can chat in real time with people you know only online, it costs nothing and protects everybody's privacy. Facebook used to be like that. But changes in Facebook which limit everybody's view of their followers and friends are actually inspiring a new direction for people like me, who make a living selling stuff and who need to get the word out to our connections when we have something to sell.


Bots are cool for a few reasons:

1. You can subscribe to them without giving away any personal information like an email. So, if you're one of those people who's fed up with getting dozens of emails from news lists every day, being subscribed to bots doesn't feed that beast.

2. You can stay up to date with Facebook connections you might not otherwise see in your feed because Facebook is limiting them and you. For example, if you want to know when I have a new book coming out in your favorite series, you can subscribe to my bot on Facebook and I'll send you a Direct Message when I have a new release or any other fun news, such as appearances, sneak previews, contests and more!

3. Bots are easy, fun and interactive. I currently have a couple of bots that allow you to “chat” with two of my favorite characters. Joss from my Yesterday's Mysteries and Flo from my Silver Hills Cozy mysteries. This type of bot offers information you want in a fun and entertaining way.

Bots, I believe, are the wave of the future for online communications. I think the potential is exciting and, as more and more people use the technology, I think we'll see it grow and change to become even more useful.

Want to give my bot a try? Click the link below to Subscribe to my Welcome bot and enjoy!





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