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For Sale: A slightly used 2020 planner

With a lot of white out.

If 2020 was going to have a theme, it would be this. -"Man plans, God laughs."

I had toned down my events this year, mostly hitting cozy cons and a few local events to get me out with the fans. 2021 was going to be an all out travel push since I'm launching a new series in February (Kitchen Witch Mysteries.)

Now, I have no idea.

I still have events on my calendar. And the PA cozy con has been rescheduled for March, but who knows. And that's the worst thing for someone like me who loves their plans. I've had to slow down. Read more. Sleep more. Think more. Cook more.

I'm part of an essay anthology that released today. Check it out at your local indie bookstore or other on line venues.


In this thrilling anthology, bestselling mystery writers abandon the cloak of fiction to investigate the suspenseful secrets in their own lives.

For many of us, a good, heart-pounding mystery is the perfect escape from real-world confusion and chaos. But what about the writers who create those stories of suspense and intrigue? How do our favorite novelists cope with our perplexing world, and what mysteries keep them up at night?

InPrivate Investigations, twenty fan-favorite mystery writers share first-person tales of mysteries they've encountered at home and in the world. Caroline Leavitt regales us with a medical mystery, recounting a time when she lost her voice and doctors couldn't find a cure, Martin Limón travels back to his military stint in Korea to grapple with the crimes of war, Anne Perry ponders the magical powers of stories conjured from writers' imaginations, and more.

Exploring all the tropes of the genre -- from haunted houses and elusive perpetrators to regrouping after missed signals have derailed them -- these writers' true tales show just how much art imitates life, and how, ultimately, we are all private investigators in our own real-world dramas.


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