First of all, a belated Happy Thanksgiving to those in the U.S. who celebrated the holiday yesterday! If you’re not out braving the crowds or the weather, or you’ve already done both, I wanted to take a couple of minutes to share some exciting news about what’s been going on behind the scenes.
A BRAND NEW ME!
Well, sort of.
I primarily write mystery and crime related fiction and urban fantasy. When my muse struck me over the head recently with a clue-by-four and I surfaced with the idea for not one, but a series of sweet romance novels and stories, I figured it would be best to split my writerly personality in two. In other words, I’m now going to be writing sweet romance under the pen name Liz McKnight. The first novel will be out shortly, but in the meantime, here’s a sneak peek at the cover:
Wedding Belle Blues, the first in the Liberty Springs series of sweet romance novels, will be available at your favorite e-book retailer on December 10th, and will be available in print shortly thereafter. I hope you have as much fun reading it as I did writing it.
And if you’d like a sneak peek one of my romance stories, check back here on Sunday, December 1st, for a special holiday story I’ll be sharing on my website for one week only!
NEW DIZ & DEE STORY!
That’s right, our favorite detective duo are back for a brand new holiday story “Gobbler, Gobbler, Who’s Got the Gobbler?” which will be exclusively available in The Diz & Dee Holiday Mysteries:
As you might guess, “Gobbler” is Diz & Dee’s first Thanksgiving mystery, and tells the story of our detectives’ attempts to locate Dee’s mother’s missing rescue turkey Simpkins before the very special bird becomes someone’s very special dinner.
The Diz & Dee Holiday Mysteries will be available on December 3rd. Look for it at your favorite e-book distributor!
THE UNCOLLECTED ANTHOLOGY TURNS 20!
No, not twenty years old, but twenty issues strong!
Wow. That’s hard for me to wrap my mind around, but the Uncollected Anthology, which started out as a “let’s try it for a year and see how it goes” project among a group of friends who also happened to write urban fantasy is now twenty issues strong and still going. We’ve got great issues planned for the foreseeable future, but in the meantime, we did something extra special for our twentieth.
This time around, we not only decided to write on a common theme, but also in a common location: The Crossroads Hotel.
Each of the stories in The Crossroads Hotel issue starts with a very Twilight Zone-esque opening, and then dives into a story set in each writer’s vision of the hotel. My story is “Room 308” and tells the story of a performer who returns to the hotel on Christmas Eve to keep a promise she made twenty-five years ago.