January is Cervical Health Awareness Month and what better way to mark this time of year than giving away some books? I am running a Goodreads giveaway for a few free copies of How To Climb The Eiffel Tower for the next week. You can click on this link to enter.
If you are not familiar the novel, it is the story of how a cervical cancer diagnosis ends up breaking open Lara Blaine’s self-imposed nightmare and allows her to step into the light of friendship and hope. The novel covers some serious topics but it is lighted by a good dose of humor and snarkitude.
Stay safe and warm this January,
On May 10th, I will be part of the WFWA’s Online Book Launch Party. The quarterly Facebook parties are always lively and attended by an awesome group of authors. This event will be extra special for me because my buddy, Samantha Bryant, is celebrating a book launch as well.
Drop by the Women’s Fiction Online Book Launch Party on Tuesday afternoon and chat with me from 4:00 – 4:30.
Check out the impressive line-up of amazing authors:
May 10th from 1:00 – 6:00
1:00 — Kristy Harvey — Lies and Other Acts of Love
1:30 — Aimie Runyan — Promised to the Crown
2:00 — Weina Randel — The Empress of Bright Moon
2:30 –Cara Achterberg — Girls’ Weekend
3:00 — Nicole Meier — The House of Bradbury
3:30 — Alessandra Harris — Blaming the Wind
4:00 — Elizabeth Hein — Escape Plan
4:30 — Cynthia Ruchti — Song of Silence
5:00 — Samantha Bryant — Change of Life
5:30 — Camille Di Maio — The Memory of Us
My next book will be coming out in a couple of months, but you can pre-order it now so it will magically appear on your Kindle on April 1st.
I am very excited about this book. When I wrote Overlook, the prequel to Escape Plan, I didn’t plan to continue Kitty and Stacia’s story in another book, but the gals wouldn’t leave me alone. One day, I was minding my own business washing my hair, when I imagined Stacia Tate Curran sitting on the bathroom counter. She flicked her cigarette into the sink and said, “If I hadn’t written that editorial, I never would have known that Bitsy wore a hair piece.” I had no idea what she was talking about, but I had to quickly dry off and get to a pen and paper before I lost Stacia’s voice in my head. Now, a year or so later, I’m ready to share the story of how Kitty and Stacia cover up a murder, hide an heiress from her husband, and keep their nosy neighbors from finding out what is going on behind closed doors.
Kitty Haskell needs help. After recklessly killing her lying, cheating, no-good husband, Kitty turns to her sister, Rose, and her good friend, Stacia Tate Curran to help her cover up her crime. Together, the women concoct a plan to make it appear that Seth died in a boating accident far from home, all while casting suspicion on his mistress. What they don’t anticipate are the dire financial consequences of Seth’s disappearance, the indifferent response of Kitty’s children, and the strain of guilt on their relationships. Kitty’s life is further complicated by the addition of a perpetually drunk heiress, an adorable baby that resembles Kitty’s children, and the intriguing young artist that shows up in Kitty’s life just when she needs him most. As their plan expands to include more and more people, Kitty is less certain she can get away with murder.
I’m excited that How To Climb The Eiffel Tower is part of the Investor Group’s holiday campaign in Canadian airports. Over this holiday season, travellers can download these books for free while they are waiting to board their flights. I am honored to have one of my books grouped with Great Expectations and Little Women.
I am in the final stretch of getting the sequel to Overlook (tentatively called Escape Plan) published. Before I send it off to the editor, I would like a few of my wonderful readers take a look at a draft and give me some feedback.
This novel has a bit more suspense than my other novels, so I don’t want to give too much away here, however, here is a sufficiently vague blurb:
After rashly getting rid of her husband, Kitty Haskell has to deal with the consequences of her actions. With the help of her good friend, Stacia, Kitty is finding her way to a new life post-Seth. However, Stacia’s help comes with a heavy dose of obligation. When Stacia discovers that her childhood friend and adult rival, Bitsy Magnuson-Evans, is in serious trouble as well, she asks Kitty to take Bitsy in and keep her secret. The situation gets increasingly complicated as Kitty is forced to deal with her husband’s mistress showing up with a baby in tow, supporting her own children, and the intriguing young artist that makes her weak in the knees.
If you are interested in receiving a draft of the novel, please reply to this post. Also, tell me if you would like a free copy of the first book, Overlook, for reference.