Ah, summer. How you’ve been flying by.

Granted, I’ve been pretty busy. There’s been the epic, middle-age soccer playing on my part. There’s also been the equally epic snipping on the part of my children who are home for the summer #back2school. There’s been a little of this:



(aw…they don’t look so horrible there). There’s definitely been some Gilmore Girls binge watching – hey, don’t judge me! It’s something I can watch with my 8 and 10 year old (the 4 year old is not impressed), and the dialogue is snappy…although I do worry it is giving me a cavity. And there’s been lots of me lying on the couch while the kids draw “tattoos” on my legs. It’s my favorite game. It doesn’t require anything from me but the ability to tolerate the scratch of pen on flesh.

What there has not been enough of, however, is the promotion of Book 2 in the Otter Lake Mystery series, the wonderful, marvelous PUMPKIN PICKING WITH MURDER, out August 30th!

But before I do that, I thought I would first take this opportunity to thank everyone who picked up SKINNY DIPPING WITH MURDER. I know my sense of humor can be a little wild for some, but so far sales have been good (yay!) so I think there must be at least a few of you readers out there who are picking up what I’m putting down. My especial thanks to those of you who have passed my book along, given it a review online, or recommended it to a friend (and some more thanks to those of you who are still planning to do those things…hint, hint). Publishing is a tough business, and it all helps.

Now, on to the GIVEAWAYS!

Dru’s Book Musings – August 26th

I will be guest blogging for the site’s A Day in the Life feature where Erica Bloom will give you a glimpse into her day-to-day activities. I will also be giving away 2 books (Canadian and US residents only). So drop by! Leave a comment! Make a connection in this lonely world…

Too much? Got it. Moving on.

Night Owl Reviews Chat – August 29th

Okay, I’m not going to lie. This one has me a little nervous. I’ve never done an online chat before. I mean, I did drop in on one of their chats a week or so ago, and the people/avatars  seemed quite lovely and engaged, but that hasn’t quite quelled my fear that this could end up like that party I threw back in high school where nobody showed up. Yup, there was adolescent Auralee sitting all alone on her couch, crying into her punch. Okay, that never happened. But…is it weird that I feel like it did? 🙂

Anyway, if you’d like to RSVP in advance (please, please, please, please), go to:


If not, just visit the site 8 pm EST, and say hello.

Kings River Life Magazine – TBA 

Now, if you end up missing the first two giveaways (which *not cool* BTW) then stop by the Coming Attractions feature in Kings River Life Magazine. They were kind enough to feature PUMPKIN PICKING WITH MURDER on July 30th, and I will be doing at least one, maybe two, upcoming giveaways with them in the near future. I’ll post the dates once I have them.


And, once again, PUMPKIN PICKING WITH MURDER is out August 30th.

Why not just pre-order now? Beat the rush…of people asking themselves what is wrong with this author? Kidding. It’s awesome. Buy it.

pumpkin picking cover


PUMPKIN PICKING WITH MURDER Upcoming Dates, Giveaways, and More!

2 thoughts on “PUMPKIN PICKING WITH MURDER Upcoming Dates, Giveaways, and More!

  • August 18, 2016 at 3:34 pm

    The only good thing about summer going so fast, is that your book will be out soon!! That’s what I tell myself every time I realize that it’s already August! I won’t be able to take part in the online chat, because my daughter will be in town, visiting, but I can’t wait for your next book!! Your first one was absolutely hilarious, & so was your first Sidekick one 🙂 Looking forward to reading the 2nd one in both series!!

    • August 19, 2016 at 8:23 am

      Thank you so much, Audrey! I really appreciate you even taking the time to consider coming to the chat. I’m sure it will be fun. I’m just still getting used to the fact that this whole author thing is real. I hope you enjoy the other books, and thanks again – your comment has made my day!


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