Books for Holiday Reading

I don’t know about you all, but the one time I have uninterrupted, guilt-free reading time is during the holidays–particularly on the days I am traveling, sitting in airports, on planes, in a hotel room in the evening, and when other people take naps. Here are a couple of promotions I have joined that have lots of books to read during your holiday down time. Hope you find some you will enjoy. Oh, and the audiobook edition of my novella, Kathleen Catches a Killer, is 99 cents on Nook and Chirp and $1.99 on Apple Books.   Click on the pictures below for details!      

Experience the winter holidays, Victorian San Francisco Style

Pilfered Promises, the fifth book in my Victorian San Francisco Mystery series is set in the period between Thanksgiving and Christmas, and it is fun to promote it during this time of year. This year, it is the audiobook version of the book that is being discounted, only $1.99 at AppleBooks and Chirp throughout November. In addition, here is a reprint of a post I did several years ago on the Indie Brag website. A Victorian San Francisco Christmas Because the most recent book in my Victorian San Francisco Mystery series, Pilfered Promises, is set during the period between Thanksgiving and Christmas, 1880, I spent a good deal of time researching how residents of that city were celebrating the holidays that year, including looking for articles in the San Francisco Chronicle. What I found was that many of the traditions that we are Read more…

Girls Rule

I’ve joined a promotion with over 50 other authors who have books with strong young female protagonists. All of them are free on Kindle Unlimited and can be accessed Here. Speaking of strong young women, if you haven’t read Bloody Lessons, the third book in my Victorian San Francisco Mystery series that introduces Nate Dawson’s younger sister Laura, you might want to check out the audiobook version of this book, which is still on sale at the low price of $2.99 until October 31 on AppleBooks, Nook, and Chirp.

Uneasy Spirits Free and Bloody Lessons Discounts

I like to promote the second book in my Victorian San Francisco series, Uneasy Spirits, in October, because it is such a perfect read for those people who like a little taste of the supernatural with their mysteries. Even though in this novel, Annie is tasked with unmasking a fraudulent spiritualist, her encounters with the young girl, Evie May, are just a bit disconcerting. In addition, this book let me explore the ways that San Franciscans, especially the Irish, celebrated Halloween in the late 19th century. So, until October 5, you can get the ebook version of Uneasy Spirits FREE on Kindle, Kobo, Nook, AppleBooks, and GooglePlay. For those of you outside of the US, this link will help you find a version on international retailers.  And for those of you who buy the Amazon ebook edition, the audiobook version is Read more…

Findaway Voices and Chirp: Are we entering into a new era for audiobook sales for indies?

“Half of Americans over the age of 14 have listened to an audiobook in the past year…” ––Publishers WeeklyApril 25, 2019, from a survey conducted for the Audio Publishers Association. Audiobook revenues rose 36% in the past year—AAP report February, 2019 As I have posted earlier this week, the first book in my Victorian San Francisco Mystery series, Maids of Misfortune, is on sale for 99 cents on Chirp, an audiobook promotion site that, in partnership with Findaway Voices, has the potential to expand the audiobook market for indie authors such as myself. I haven’t done one of these long posts about the publishing industry and indie authors in a long time because, frankly, there seem to be so many other great sources of information out there (see my blog roll at the bottom of the page.) However, this Chirp Read more…