This month we continue to report what some of our members are working on from the privacy (and safety) of their homes. Stay well, everyone, and keep writing! As always, please send your news to us by the 20th of the month and/or post to our Facebook group page. We look forward to hearing from you.
Alice K. Boatwright will talk about the platform-building and marketing tools she has used to support her award-winning Ellie Kent mysteries at the May 14th Zoom meeting of Puget Sound Sisters in Crime. She is working on her third Ellie Kent mystery and a novel set in Paris.
Luanne Brown is working on her author website, as well as original cover art for her first novel, which is making its way toward publication this year.
Leslie Budewitz’s fifth Spice Shop Mystery, The Solace of Bay Leaves, will be released by Seventh St. Books in print, ebook, and audio editions on July 21. This series is set at Pike Place Market!
Curt Colbert is hard at work on NOWHERE TOWN, the next Jake Rossiter and Miss Jenkins mystery, which will be published by Epicenter Press.
Roxanne Dunn has signed a contract with Wild Rose Press for publication of Murder Unrehearsed, her first mystery novel. It will be out in about a year.
Waverly Fitzgerald’s Celebrating Winter Solstice, the fourth in her Celebrating the Seasons series, was published posthumously by Genesta Press in March. This completes the series, which was based on her extensive research into ritual celebrations around the world. She had been working last year on self-publishing these books as e-books, which are now available from Amazon.
Tessa Floreano reflects on the concept of the holophrase in her latest blog: “Holophrase: Less is more except when it isn’t” Enjoy! (Hint: that is a holophrase.)
Robert Herold’s second book, Moonlight Becomes You, has been accepted for publication by Wild Rose Press. His first book, The Eidola Project, was named runner-up in the 2020 Volo Press Books Grand Opening Novel Contest for first books.
Erica Miner is preparing to present her popular lectures on opera via Zoom for UW and Edmonds Community College. Her third opera mystery will be published by Twilight Times Books.
Elena (Hartwell) Taylor has signed with Dreamscape Media for the audio edition of her book, All We Buried, which was recently published by Crooked Lane Books.
Jeanne Matthews’ latest blog for Buried Under Books is “Murdered Women, Male Juries, and Men Who Beat the Rap in 19th Century America.”
Candace Robb’s Kate Clifford series was included in a New York Public Library blog on “30 Historical Mystery Series to Get You Through Any Crisis.” The US publication date for the hardcover and e-book editions of Candace’s 12th Owen Archer mystery, A Choir of Crows, has been moved up to July 2, 2020. It will be out in the UK on May 31.
Charlotte Stuart’s second book in her Discount Detective series, Campaigning Can Be Deadly, is now available for pre-order. It will be released by Walrus Publishing on September 29, 2020.
Lindsey Wade is working on a true crime memoir based on her 21 years as a Tacoma Police Officer, where she became the department’s cold case detective. She has received statewide and national recognition for her expertise in solving cold cases, with special emphasis on crimes against girls and women.
Marty Wingate’s historical stand-alone Glamour Girls (Alcove Press, 2021) will be produced as an audiobook by Dreamscape Media. The ebook and hardcover are available for pre-order now. The cover for the second book in the First Edition Library series, Murder is a Must, has been revealed! The publication date is October 6, 2020, and it’s available for pre-order now.
Joyce Yarrow is incorporating final copyedits for Zahara and the Lost Books of Light, which will come out in December from Adelaide Books. ARCs are available in PDF form if anyone is interesting in writing a review.