I’m missing my hometown this week. October is a beautiful time to visit the coast. Rare sunny days that feel like summer, except that summer is generally foggy. While I’m pining for the ocean and checking my calendar to see if I can sneak away before the rainy season starts, enjoy a photo from the northern California coast.
Let’s test your knowledge of kitschy roadside attractions! I’m blogging over at Laffeinated Ink today and giving away a copy of Chasing the Dollar. Come over and offer your best guess where the photos were taken and be entered to win!
I had so much fun writing Chasing the Dollar. Action! Adventure! Romance! Travel to exotic places! What’s not to love? It wasn’t until I was nearly finished that my critique partner suggested (ahem, demanded) that this book be a series. But I had an ending in mind that would have left my heroine, Miranda, with a happily ever after. And after everything she’d been through, I wanted to her to have that HEA. She deserved it. And I just really liked her.
But, I also really liked her. It would be fun to hang out with her again. Then I started thinking about what happens after a huge, life-altering experience. Sometimes those events push you in a whole new direction. This is why I love reading series, so I can see the characters growing over the course of many books.
So Miranda’s story will continue.
I jumped at the chance to write a holiday-themed novella for a winter anthology because I could revisit my friend Miranda and see what trouble she’s getting herself into. Chasing Tinsel, a Miranda Vaughn Mystery, will be part of Cozy Christmas Capers, available December 1. The anthology includes 19 short stories from Gemma Halliday Publishing. It’s a stocking full of mystery, mayhem, and holiday cheer!
Then, at some undetermined date in the future, look for Dropping the Dime, Miranda’s next mystery. She’s got a new job, where she’s trying to find her footing. At the same time, she’s struggling to recover her reputation in a community that still views her as a criminal defendant. And then there’s the matter of Jake… Things aren’t remotely finished for her.
To celebrate the release of Chasing the Dollar, I’m giving away five signed copies. Enter today at Undercover Book Reviews!
Miranda’s interviewed today at the British Bookworm Blog. Come over and hear her thoughts on Chasing the Dollar!