cozy mystery series

A reader question from Sally over on Goodreads prompted this week’s blog post. What’s next? What am I working on right now? Here’s an update on my author activities.

Fishers of Menace

Book #1 of the Faith and Foils Cozy Mystery Series is now available for pre-order. It releases in five weeks, on August 4th! Here is the blurb for Fishers of Menace:

Welcome to Banford, where townsfolk are family, tea is hot, and murder is inevitable…

Cassie Bridgestone’s life is simple. Along with running her country décor shop, she loves to cuddle her cat, sip tea, attend church, and watch birds.

But then, things go awry.

First, the handsome but mysterious Daniel opens a bookstore in her building and challenges her to face long-buried feelings about her previous relationship.

Then, a friendly fishing tournament turns deadly and her friend is accused of murder, throwing Cassie’s world into a tailspin she might never recover from.

Unless she finds the real killer.

But the folks in Banford have secrets. Secrets they’ll do anything to protect, including bringing Cassie’s life to a quick and surreptitious end.

You can pre-order Fishers of Menace here.

Book #2 in the Faith and Foils Cozy Mystery Series

So what else is going on? Yes! There is a second book in the works. Ablazing Grace is the next book in the Faith and Foil Cozy Mystery series. It will make its debut October of this year.   

Cassie is about to get herself mixed up in another Banford mystery. Based on the title, can you guess what it might be about?

I am currently in the plotting phase for this book. I love this stage – I get to dream, think hard, and fill my office with sticky notes and planning cards. 

But it’s also a lot of work. I want to bring you the best mystery I can. That also means a lot of tea, chocolate and kitty hugs during this phase. Okay – maybe that’s every phase. 😉

Time to go plan…