"There is more treasure in books than in all the pirate's loot on Treasure Island." - Walt Disney

Sunday, December 8, 2019

Dead in the Dinghy

If you're still looking for a good read for Christmas, Dead in the Dinghy, the fourth book in the Ellen Jacobson "Mollie McGhie Sailing Mystery" series, will be released on Friday, December 13th.

What would you do if your husband became obsessed with turning your cat into an internet sensation?

Mollie McGhie is excited about the Coconut Cove regatta. She’s looking forward to sailing to Destiny Key, enjoying the Fourth of July festivities, and dressing her cat, Mrs. Moto, up in adorable costumes for her hubby’s crazy new YouTube channel. Instead, they lose the race, get caught in a dangerous storm, and find a dead body in their dinghy.
The local chief of police claims that it was an accidental death, but Mollie is convinced that a murder took place. During her investigation, Mollie gets drawn into the local art community, worries that her cat is going to turn into a diva, learns more about the mysterious Destiny Key, and even does a waitressing gig in exchange for bacon.
Can Mollie prove that someone was murdered in her dinghy or will this heinous crime be covered up?
Dead in the Dinghy is the fourth book in the light, humorous, and original Mollie McGhie cozy sailing mystery series. If you like kooky characters, adorable cats, and plenty of chocolate, you’ll love this cozy mystery. Grab Dead in the Dinghy today and laugh out loud from the first page to the last.
Spoiler Alert: You’ll want to binge watch cute cat videos after reading this book!
The Mollie McGhie Cozy Sailing Mysteries
Robbery at the Roller Derby - Book #0 (Prequel Novella)
Murder at the Marina - Book #1
Bodies in the Boatyard - Book #2
Poisoned by the Pier - Book #3
Dead in the Dinghy - Book #4

To learn more about about this author, or her books: https://ellenjacobsonauthor.com/

What great reads do you recommend for the holidays?

Wednesday, December 4, 2019

IWSG: Future Writer Self

It’s time for another group posting of the Insecure Writer’s Support Group! founded by Alex J. Cavanaugh. Time to release our fears to the world – or offer encouragement to those who are feeling neurotic. If you’d like to join us, click on the tab above and sign up. We post the first Wednesday of every month. Your words might be the encouragement someone needs. You can also join us on twitter using the hashtag #IWSG, or on the Facebook page.

Now, IWSG hosts have changed up the format in an effort to make it more fun and interactive.Every month, they will announce a question that members can answer in their IWSG Day post. These questions may prompt you to share advice, insight, a personal experience or story. Include your answer to the question in your IWSG post or let it inspire your post if you are struggling with something to say. 

Don’t forget to visit others that day to see their answers. Want to join, or learn more? Visit our - Sign-up List.

DECEMBER QUESTION:  Let's play a game. Imagine. Role-play. How would you describe your future writer self, your life, and what it looks and feels like if you were living the dream? Or if you are already there, what does it look and feel like? Tell the rest of us. What would you change or improve?

MY ANSWER: My future writer self should be more diligent about writing time. She wouldn't be afraid to tell people "no" in order to hoard a set amount of time for writing and submitting. She would have more publications, attend and even speak at more conferences/workshops.

What about you? How does your future writer self live?

Sunday, December 1, 2019

Cyber Monday Deals: Book Sales

Good day readers and writers!

Cyber Monday is upon us, and this can be a great time to take advantage of deals on great books.

Many publishers, including Dancing Lemur, are running a special this weekend and Cyber Monday.

Do you know of any great deals on books right now? What books would you recommend gifting this holiday season?