It's been a long year. A long year of writing and marketing and working. It's been a year filled with rejections and overwhelming acceptance. Many people said no. But more people said yes. Cupcakes, Lies, and Dead Guys, which was published by Krill Press in 2010, continues to entertain readers. I'm hard at work writing the next novel in the Cupcakes mystery series - Cupcakes, Pies, and Hot Guys.
In 2010, after my agent vanished into the ethers, I wrote a YA historical fantasy novel. It's a time travel thriller with romantical elements. (Thanks Ramona DeFelice Long for that word.) Now I'm querying again, waiting to hear back from agents and publishers for this story that I love. And waiting and waiting...
This might be the craziest time in publishing history. Instead of spiraling down that rabbit hole while I wonder what's going to happen with my new YA novel and when, I decided to end 2011 on a high note. I wrote and am self-pubbing Cupcakes, Sales, and Cocktails - The Novella.
The story takes up where the novel ended. It follows the dilemmas and debacles of the ghost yakking heroine with a pinch of psychic ability and a penchant for trouble -- Annie Graceland.
I'm pricing it at 99 cents. A BARGAIN!
Description of Cupcakes, Sales, and Cocktails - The Novella: Annie Graceland’s a midwestern baker with a pinch of psychic ability that’s surviving a divorce while navigating the mean clean streets of L.A. When stressed, Annie’s psychic gift/curse kicks into high gear. She’s empathic; feels other people’s lusts, urges and desires in her own body. Not a problem if that someone’s craving chocolate or Kettle Chips. Definitely a problem if she’s haunted by a pesky ghost to solve their murder.
Annie’s friends push her to jumpstart her wardrobe as she re-enters the dating world. At Snotsky's Department Store Annie meets the most obnoxious clerk imaginable: Edith Flowers. When Edith’s murdered and doesn’t pass to the After-Life, Annie agrees to investigate and find her killer. She infiltrates the crew of Snotsky’s suspects. Was it the new manager, the archrival in Cocktail attire, the bra fitter? Will Annie solve the murder and find anything new to wear that she can afford?
Bonus: 1st chapter excerpt from Cupcakes, Pies, and Hot Guys!
The waiting is almost over. Let the mayhem begin. Thank you for your patience. I'll update you in the next couple of days with Amazon and Nook links.
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