A Few Updates

Hi everyone,

Three updates from me today! Before I start, I just want to say that I hope everyone is staying safe these days.

First, I wanted to let you know that The Stork is available as this week’s special deal in the Concellation 202 Dealers Room (https://bit.ly/2B72XLk). Get it for only 99 cents! Thank you to Steven Radecki of Paper Angel Press for setting this up.

And second, I’m in the final chapters of The Found Child. The end is in sight. I’ve received great feedback from my beta readers and am working on including their suggestions, which included a re-write of the ending. So I’m working on that. Once that’s done (today/tomorrow?!), I’ll go back through the manuscript at least a dozen times I’m sure, to catch thorny plot problems and issues. And then read and re-read for continuity and typos.

And finally, I was so thrilled to open the OverDrive app, where I now get most of my library books, and see Due Date and The Stork show up as new additions. After the Santa Cruz Women of Mystery Zoom Forward event a few weeks ago, the Santa Cruz Public Library Acquisitions Librarian contacted those of us who read to make sure she had all our books, in all available formats. So exciting! If you’re local, you can check out my books from the library. Or, you can also get them on OverDrive. Wow, made my day!


Until next time,


Bookshop Santa Cruz Zoom Forward

Hey everyone,


On July 3rd, I’ll be participating in a Zoom Forward event sponsored by Bookshop Santa Cruz. The reading will feature selected writers from Santa Cruz Women of Mystery. The series is designed to bring public readings back to life through the use of Zoom. I’ll be reading a chapter from Due Date, the first book in the Shelby McDougall series. I’m delighted and honored to be part of the reading. The other authors you’ll hear from –Mary Feliz, Mary Flodin, Vinnie Hansen, Katherine Bolger Hyde, Nancy Lynn Jarvis, Leslie Karst, and Christina Waters — are amazing writers with amazing stories.

Here’s some more about the event: It’s at 5 pm PST on Friday, July 3. The Zoom room will open at 4:30, so come early in case you have technical difficulties. If you need assistance, send an email to jory@cruzio.com or hannah@santacruzwrites.org. To subscribe directly to the Santa Cruz Writes email list, which will provide you with weekly announcements for upcoming readings, use https://mailchi.mp/cruzio/zoomforward where you will be sent a link to JOIN MEETING on Friday. I hear that the series has been well attended, and has hosted many amazing writers writing in a variety of genres.

Hope to see you then!