Showing posts from April, 2018

Audio for PPP

Peril, Plots, and Puppies, the 6th Sleuth Sisters Mystery, is currently in production as an audio book at Cerny American in Chicago. It's always interesting to be part of the process, and though I'm far away, I have some responsibilities. Of course I can choose the people who read my books. Since I've been happy with all the earlier audiobooks, I'm happy to stick with the Cernys. I did learn that the actress who reads Faye is no longer available, so I had to okay a new narrator for that segment. Her audition was good, and I think the books will continue to move well from pages to audio files. I also try to give the narrators a list of words that Michiganders know well but others might not, place names like Mackinac, items common here but not in Chicago like pasties, and in the case of this book, German dog commands. Now I know they can look that up, but why should they have to when I have a friend who taught German for decades? She kindly provided me with phonetics

My Review/Blog Post on Kings River Life Magazine

Perils, Plots, and Puppies By Maggie Pill: Review/Giveaway/Guest Post IN THE April 21 ISSUE FROM THE 2018 Articles , and Cynthia Chow , and Mysteryrat's Maze , and Pets SECTIONS by Cynthia Chow & Maggie Pill This week we have a review of Maggie Pill’s latest book Perils, Plots, and Puppies, along with a fun pet related guest post by Maggie. Details at the end of this post on how to enter to win a copy of Perils, Plots, and Puppies. There is also a link to purchase it from Amazon, and from an indie bookstore where a portion of the sale goes to help support KRL Perils, Plots, and Puppies : A Sleuth Sisters Mystery by Maggie Pill Review by Cynthia Chow Few know that retired Assistant DA Barbara Ann Evans has been staging “Correction Events” in the town of Allport, Michigan. Unable to bear the sight of grammatical errors public and private building signs, Barbara dresses up like a cat burglar to “tag” storefronts with corrected spellings. When she i

What I Worry About v What Actually Happens

I'm pretty good at worrying, though my dad was a believer in the adage that worry solves nothing in the future and spoils everything in the present. Here are some things I worried about in March: Old cat would die. No one would like the newest Sleuth Sisters book, Peril, Plots, and Puppies. We would have trouble getting home from Florida because of traffic. Here's what actually happened: Old cat rallied and is now back to running the house the way she likes it. in front of the heat vent People have been nice to the new book, and it's selling well. The trip home was uneventful (except for the day I dropped 174 loose pages of manuscript all over a motel lawn, but we think we got them all back). The furnace quit. The garage door wouldn't open. The car dashboard lit up like a Christmas tree as we pulled in the driveway. Our internet installation was delayed by a week. (Did you get that? NO internet for a week!) Michigan got hit with a HUGE winter s