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It’s beginning to look a lot like… spring! Nature has already unveiled plenty of greenery around here. I just hope late freezes don’t kill everything. We barely had winter, and I missed it! Yep, I’m a cold-weather girl. Emily only put on her snowsuit once (briefly) to go out and catch snowflakes on her tongue. There was never enough to build a snowman. Sigh. When I left North Texas all those years ago, I never imagined I’d eventually get the same weather in St. Louis. If I could convince people to start saying “y’all” instead of “you guys,” I’d feel like I was back in Big D!
But enough about the weather! I have a little unveiling of my own to do. It’s the cover for Come Helen High Water… squeee! The book is done and will be out this summer (June 27, to be precise!). I love the cover art and am so relieved that everything’s coming together after I was a naughty writer and took almost an extra year to get it written. I think you’ll like the results, and you can already pre-order the e-book here. The paperback and audio book will be out a bit after the digital version. I’ll have pre-order links for those, too, as they start showing up online!
Another deadline I missed: announcing the winner of my January contest! The lovely Cathy G. of Snoqualmie, WA, was the winner of signed copies of Wedding Bel Blues by Maggie McConnon (aka Maggie Barbieri), Éclair and Present Danger by Laura Bradford, and Walk Into Silence by moi. Congratulations, Cathy! Enjoy! And a big thanks to all who entered. You guys rock.
New Giveaway!!! How about something romantic this time, to go along with all those budding flowers and cooing birds? My friend Laura Spinella has a brand-new release that’s garnering raves: it’s called Unstrung, and I’m giving away one signed trade paperback copy to a lucky winner! Email McBrideMysteries@aol.com before March 31, 2017, midnight Central Time, and you’ll be entered to win. Good luck!
If you haven’t read Walk Into Silence, click here to order from booksellers. So far, Walk has received nearly 2,000 reviews on Amazon and almost 6,000 on GoodReads. If you’ve read it, loved it, and haven’t reviewed it, I’d appreciate your review, too! Every good word counts! Thanks in advance if you do (or have already done it!).
Next up: writing the second Jo Larsen Book for Thomas & Mercer called Walk A Crooked Line, which is available for pre-order already. My new deadline is September 1, which doesn’t sound as scary as July! Wish me luck!
Happy March and Happy Reading!