Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Cover makeover alert

Senior Snoops just had a cover makeover by http://www.coverkicks.com/Susan Coils did an excellent job and I finally got exactly the look I have always wanted for a book cover! I just love working with people across the pond!

True to his words, Sheriff Clem Peterson sends Agnes Barton and Eleanor Mason packing to Florida via a Cessna, but things go haywire when during a fuel stop, two men shoot the pilot. Agnes springs into action slamming the door just as shots are fired while Frank Alton jumps into the cockpit flying them out of there.

When they land in Florida, they’re asked tough questions by Putner and Palmer from Homeland Security. They keep asking if they found a packet on board the plane, a packet that Agnes has tucked in her purse, but they never mention what’s in the packet. She decides to hold onto it; after all it contains twenty-five thousand in cash.

Sheriff Calvin Peterson, Sheriff Clem Peterson’s brother, picks them up from the airport in Florida, but tells them the bad news. His brother Clem made arrangements for them to stay at Sunny Brooke Retirement Village and work as the hired help to pay for their room and board. They go unwillingly, but discover in town that two maids have disappeared at Sunny Brooke.

It’s a race against the clock; will Agnes and Eleanor solve the case of the missing maids and finally figure out what happened to their pilot before they also show up on a milk jug?

Saturday, August 3, 2013

Writers Block and new beginnings

Summer hasn't been the best for me writing wise, but I'm trying to put an end to that. I'm beginning to work on my forth installment of my Agnes Barton mysteries, Trouble in Tawas. It's time for Sheriff Peterson to run for office. What will Agnes do? Will she cause conflict, support the other opponent? Another person from Agnes' past comes into town with a mission in mind. Will Agnes figure out what it is or will she retire? Whatever she plans I'm sure it will involve that meddling partner of hers, Eleanor Mason.

I have a personal plea via the optician I go to. He wants a character named after him, well sort of. Lem McGroovy is that character. Will he be friend of foe or will he be Eleanor's lasted obsession?

I have some great ideas and did I mention that Sheriff Peterson's dad is missing! I'm planning to do my best to both finish this novel and have it published by Christmas!

Wish me luck!
Smiles :)

Thursday, August 1, 2013

It's official ~ Agnes Barton is a hit!

Two promos I did in June carried over into July and my book Grannies, Guns and Ghosts is a proven winner. With the reduced price of $.99 my book stayed on the Amazon bestsellers list for the entire month of July in the humor category! 

I'm completely blown away with my sales and past happy. Of course I know the price point is the only reason my book fared well, and it's the only reason it still is doing so. I also know there have been websites and blogs that have posted my book on them.

They say there is a point when your books start to sell themselves and I believe I have reached that fork in the road. This too will change in time, but for now, I'm humble and thankful. Agnes and Eleanor deserve to have their shining moment and all they can say is, "We told you grannies rule!" 

I have decided for the time being to leave Grannies, Guns and Ghosts at $.99 for the time being. I hope you all take advantage of the great price point.

I want to thank all of my readers — thanks for all your shares and book suggestions. You are the best for I could do none of this without you!