Wednesday, April 15, 2009

New Website and Murdering Mistresses

My new website is now operational at the same address as before, so please take a look and let me know what you think.

Linda Regan and I have settled on her name for us, which is Murdering Mistresses! We will be offering joint talks and workshops in much the same way as Sarah Rayne and Maureen Carter do as Lethal Ladies, although we haven't quite worked out the details yet! She has a much fuller calendar than I do, as she's still a working actress, but we'll manage something eventually.

I've managed to waste even more time now I'm on Twitter, but did find out about a new review of one of my books on a US website through Twittering, so not all bad.

Please leave a comment if you've read this post so I know I'm not spouting into a void. Liz and Jan, bless you for yours.

Tuesday, April 07, 2009

Criminal Tendencies and Linda Regan

As previously posted, Criminal Tendencies is out this month, and fellow contributor Linda Regan and I are going to pal up to do some publicity for it. There are also plans for us to do a little more than that, too. Watch this space.

I am also having my website professionally redesigned for the first time since my late husband designed the very first one for my pantomimes. I'm very pleased with it so far, and will post a new link as soon as it's finished.

The other thing I've done is joined Twitter. I could procrastinate for England all on my own, I thought, until I discovered all my friends doing the same thing.

Thursday, April 02, 2009

Criminal Tendencies and Support your Local High Street - not!

Criminal Tendencies has landed on my desk and will escape into the wider world any minute now. I'm proud to be part of it, and fellow mystery author Linda Regan (married to actor Brian Murphy and once a Yellowcoat in Hi!-de-Hi) and I are going on a joint publicity hunt. Look out Radio Kent.

This morning, I decided to try out my local library, which I do periodically, retiring disappointed every time. This time it was even worse. They are "upgrading services" so can't even look up a book or an author. Have they binned all the old paper systems? Where are all the old cards? Babies and bathwater springs to mind. Neither did they have ANY of the authors I was looking for, all members of either the Romantic Novelists' Association or the Crime Writers' Association. What????????

My new Co-op membership number didn't work, I couldn't buy several items I'd gone out for - in fact, the only success was taking bottles to the bottle bank. I managed that all right.

Murder in Bloom is still waiting for final edits, but I'm assured it's still on track.
So I'm currently working on the research for the stand-alone. Heigh ho.