Tuesday, July 30, 2019

I'm Featured on a Blog, and Portland Book Signing Saturday

As a member of the New England Chapter of Sisters in Crime, I love the support and encouragement given by the organization members. We have a strong, vibrant, community of mystery writers, and the Sisters group provides so many opportunities for career advancement, with workshops, speaking engagements, and fun get-togethers.

And promotion... today they feature... me!
Here's a Q&A with Kathryn Gandek-Tighe about my new book, the sixth Zack Taylor mystery, A Darkened Room, coming out later this month.

And to prime the pump for the new release, I'll be signing books at Sherman's in Portland, Maine, this Saturday, August 3rd, from 11-12. They're down on 49 Exchange Street, so come to this beautiful city, do some shopping and sightseeing, buy some books, and check out my mystery series- set in Portland!

Friday, July 19, 2019

Writers at Moxie Festival 2019

We had a terrific day at the annual Moxie Festival, held in Lisbon, Maine.
(To see a report of last year's festival, click here.)

Selling books there was a contingent of the New England Horror Writers, where I was joined by Peter Dudar (our gracious host), Tom and Sheila Deady, Scott Goudsward, April Hawks, and Sylvia Morgan.
To see an interview with Peter, click here
 L to R below: Peter, Sheila, Tom, Scott

The fun thing about this event is that apart from meeting new fans and selling books, we also have a ringside seat for the big parade, a real slice of Americana, of small-town pride and life. It's a blast, and worth getting up there to participate in all things Moxie. Here's a sample of the floats and sights.

Okay, nothing says Maine like a giant L.L. Bean boot!

Along with the Moxiemobile

And it wouldn't be Maine without a moose!

The obligatory fife and drum band

And the other kind

There was art as well

Lots of tiny vehicles- having them in the parade is a fundraising thing. Always wondered.

Self-powered vehicles

And clowns! Gotta have clowns.

Betcha don't see an orange Darth Vader most places... 

It was so hot, even the horses were tired...

Geckos, Tigers, and whatever...


 And trucks!

While selling books there, we get to meet all new people. Here's the self-proclaimed Bug Girl, interested in the bug horror anthology, which Scott presents. April on R.

Here's Scott with his own books

So much to do in Maine. The state is getting some great new fun places, like the Side by Each Brewery, in the same building as Pinky D's, the home of great poutine (which we discovered at the Moxie Fest)

Reading and Signing at Dracut Arts

Hello again. It's been a busy time. Last week was the Moxie Festival up in Maine, and tomorrow I'm doing a reading and book signing at Dracut Arts!

Now we know it's gonna be HOT weather- but we will have lovely air conditioning- so come and enjoy!

Come for an author reading and meet & greet:
Saturday, July 20, 2019 at 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM
Dracut Arts, Christ Church United, 10 Arlington St., Dracut, MA

Facebook event 

To see my interview on Dracut TV, click here

And tonight, catch the Art Show Open, with Chelmsford Visual Artist Donna Berger
July 19 @ 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm 

Saturday, July 6, 2019

Cover Reveal for A Darkened Room- Zack Taylor #6

Am putting the finishing touches on the latest Zack Taylor mystery, A Darkened Room.
Then it goes off to the editor. Two years in the making, now it's getting close to release!

I love the cover- exactly what I wanted.
For me, the value in being an Independent author means I get the covers I want, not some idiotic green garage door (like Barry Eisler). The image goes with the brand we've established for this series, and evokes the theme.

What do you think?