Category: the belinda and bennett mysteries

6th Annual Authors in Bloom Hop

6th Annual Authors in Bloom Hop

Welcome to the Authors in Bloom Blog Hop, where you’ll find recipes, gardening tips, and, of course, prizes! This year’s Grand Prize is a Kindle Fire or Nook with a 2nd prize of a $25 gift card. And each author is giving away a prize as well! Right on my blog, you can enter to win a Belinda & Bennett Mysteries Ebook Bundle. It includes Auf’d, Drive-Bye, and Overkill – books two through four of the series! (If you’re new to the series, you can download the first book free.) On to the details! How to Win The Grand Prize To […]

Clean Break (A Belinda & Bennett Short Story)

Clean Break (A Belinda & Bennett Short Story)

A short story featuring characters from The Belinda & Bennett Mysteries. The first thing Belinda did after her twin brother, Kyle, left was clean his room top to bottom. He’d taken most of his possessions with him on his sailing excursion to Australia, so his bedroom was as stripped down as it was going to get. No clothes on the floor. No change splattered on top of the dresser. No bed linens sagging off one corner. It was the perfect time to deep clean. After stripping the bed, Belinda threw open the windows that faced the side of the driveway. […]

Behind-the-Book: The Inspiration for Misfortune

Behind-the-Book: The Inspiration for Misfortune

One of the most thrilling parts of writing a book is when you get THAT idea. The one that gives you butterflies all over the place and makes you want to drop everything and start writing. And when you’re writing a series, this feeling can be especially important to keep the romance alive for your characters and setting and, well, for you. Going into the fifth book of The Belinda & Bennett Mysteries, I knew I wanted to take a different approach to keep it fresh for readers and for me. In the end, two main things became inspiration for […]

2017: Upcoming Releases, A New Project, & More Posts

2017: Upcoming Releases, A New Project, & More Posts

It’s incredible that another year is in full swing already. Last year saw three book releases and a major home renovation (while trying to finish Misfortune–oh, what fun!). But I’m sure, like me, you’re already neck-deep in new projects and goals, and last year is, well, so last year. So what’s in the works for 2017? New Book Releases Of course, I’ve been planning for this year’s releases. It’s scary thinking about the end of this year when it’s just started, but it must be done. The year is getting off the ground with book three of The Birthright series, […]

14 Fun Short Stories

14 Fun Short Stories

Sometimes when I’m working on one of my books, I’ll get ideas that are cute or fun or interesting, but they don’t fit in the context of a book. And almost every week, my sister and I do a writing exercise together. These regular practice sessions keep my writing gears nimble, and sometimes produce ideas I can use in a book, but a lot of the time it’s just for fun. So partly for those reasons, I started taking some of those snippets and character moments and fleshed them out into short stories. It was something fun to post on my blog for readers and for me! The number […]

New Release: Misfortune (The Belinda & Bennett Mysteries, Book Five)

New Release: Misfortune (The Belinda & Bennett Mysteries, Book Five)

I’m excited to announce the release of book five in The Belinda & Bennett Mysteries – Misfortune! It doesn’t feel like that long ago when I ventured into my first series, but here we are, five books and a few shorter works along. It’s been an amazing experience, and I kind of feel like Belinda and I have grown together in a way. We’re not quite the same people we were when we started out on this journey, and that’s a good thing! Misfortune takes a slightly different track from the previous novels. I had a lot of fun planning this one […]

Misfortune Cover Reveal

Misfortune Cover Reveal

Today is the official unveiling of the cover for Misfortune (The Belinda & Bennett Mysteries, Book Five)! Release day is October 18, but you can pre-order Misfortune now on Amazon, iBookstore, B&N, and Kobo. Thanks to all the bloggers who participated in the cover reveal! You can see the full list over at CLP Blog Tours. If you’re new to The Belinda & Bennett Mysteries, you can start the series for free on Amazon, iBookstore, B&N, and Kobo!