Cover Reveal! Murder at the Bijou – Three Ingredients-I


Bijou front only 2

Ta-dah!  I’ve finally finished the technical aspects of book-izing the second of my blog serials.

About the Novel

Murder at the Bijou – Three Ingredients-I is the second of my “three things” style of blog serials.  As with the first serial, The Three Things Serial, a Little 1920s Story, it was a spontaneously written (“pantser”) serial.  Everything in it — characters, setting, plot, was driven by things left by readers of the blog, episode by episode.  However, this time the things were “ingredients” since it is a culinary mystery!  

Pip returns as narrator.  She has new friends for this adventure, as she has been “sentenced” to live with her grandmother until she learns to become a passable cook.  As you can imagine, that does not sit well with our flapper. (Yes, I still need to write a blurb…)

Book Launch?

My “real job” doesn’t allow me time for marketing or promotions.  I limit that to this blog.  So you don’t see much fanfare with my books.  However, I want to ask… 

Is anyone interested in hosting me for a book launch post?

If so, please leave a comment to let me know.  I’ll write something to be posted at your blog.  Any takers?  

See you Friday, or whenever you can visit this weekend, for the next episode of the current serial, Thistledown – Midsummer Bedlam. Until then, hugs on the wing!


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Launch Postponed: Atonement, Tennessee


Maybold-gate-24131862e this is a picture of a gate opening, but I feel like it is closing. (This is actually one of the images I considered for the book cover.)  I really should have known not to put it “in print” last weekend, when I did the cover reveal and said I hoped to publish Atonement this weekend.

There is… well, let’s call it a situation, and I deliberately do not blog about it.  (However, I’ll be sure to tell you all about it, if it is ever resolved.)  Anyhow, it is causing me a tremendous amount of work that will take every spare moment of my time — now throughout next week.  Since I also have to earn a living to keep the roof over my head, I won’t be able to launch Atonement as I had hoped.  Maybe not even any time soon, because I plan to do National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo), on which I should already be doing intensive planning and plotting.

Sigh…  “Atonement, Tennessee” was the novel I wrote during NaNoWriMo 2012.  (That actually happened because friend RC reminded me that it was beginning — I had never participated before 2012.)  So I really wanted to launch the 2012 book before 2013’s novel begins.  I’m extremely disappointed.  On more than one level.  But such is life.

However, I refuse to let that other “unbloggable,” stress and effort intensive situation interfere with writing an entire novel from scratch, during the month of November (for NaNoWriMo)

Applesauce! You mean you’re going to be writing another novel?  What about us?  And what about the great folks that read the serial story?  They’re the bee’s knees!  You can’t just leave everybody hanging.

Calm down Pip.  You and your friends will not be forgotten. Although you might not get as much attention as I’ve been giving you.

Yes, I also promise you another episode of our Three Things Serial this weekend.  Even when I begin this November’s novel writing effort, Pip, Frankie, Mona, Boris, and company will likely keep at me to take your “three things” and let them drive the story to an eventual conclusion.crow

Teagan (eating crow over still not launching Atonement)

Cover Reveal: Atonement, Tennessee

I can’t help feeling pretentious, announcing a cover reveal on my little blog, for my little novel, Atonement, Tennessee.  I never delude myself that I write great literature, and this one is purely meant to be entertainment.  (Granted, I am very serious about The Dead of Winter, but even there I don’t pretend to write anything that should be called literature.)

Since December I’ve said that I would use my 2012 National Novel Writing Month book, Atonement, as my “grand experiment” with indie publishing.  It truly is an experiment, though it is more humble than grand.

The more I learn about indie, the more humbled — and intimidated I am.  I have a full time job.  I have to earn a living to keep the roof over my head, and that takes nearly all my time and energy.  From the beginning of this “experiment” I realized that I couldn’t self publish and do it effectively.  So why did I let that get in the way of my experiment?  I intended to publish Atonement this spring.  I even posted some cover concepts on which many of you were kind enough to provide feedback.  (Eventually I discarded all of those, and continued to feel intimidated and inadequate.)

However, after repeated kicking of my own pants, I hope I have the grand experiment back on track.  I’ve selected cover art and I am pleased with it.  Soon I will begin putting the novel on the various sales sites, though I’ll likely do those one at a time, beginning with CreateSpace/Amazon.  I’ll do it that way because that is what I am able to do, not because it is what I should do.  I’ll keep you posted on my experiment’s progress with that final part.  (By the way, the print doesn’t show as well here on the blog.  Click on the picture for a larger image.)

So without further preamble, I present to you the cover for

Atonement, Tennessee

Atonement, Tennessee cover