Coming in 2018! Magnolia Murders
Cali May and Daniel Silvertree, newly married, drive to Sedona, AZ to stay at the Magnolia House Bed and Breakfast for their honeymoon. Hoping for a relaxing, romantic vacation in red rock country, Cali is confronted with a sobbing ghost, a missing child and sinister secrets of the innkeeper’s family, including the suspicious death of the patriarch three generations in the past. While the Tinsdale family squabble over line of succession to a sizable inheritance, including Magnolia House, Cali and Daniel begin to piece together a decades-old event that led to murder, past and present.
I’m hoping to finish this latest Cali May adventure sometime in June, but will keep you posted on my progress!
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Cali May attends an artists’ retreat at the Tawnee Mountain Ski and Golf Resort in Northern New Jersey. When she and the other attendees arrive, they find the spacious, enclosed gondolas out of order. They must ride the ordinary ski lift to the summit of the Black Diamond run to a small lodge. Cali overcomes her fear of heights with difficulty to climb aboard a chair, but is horrified to see a figure fall to earth half-way up the mountain. Is this an accident or murder? Isolated at the top of the Black Diamond run with a group of creative souls, both dead and alive, she must find a murderer before he kills again.
After being invited into the company of six award winning authors to write a novella for the Tawnee Mountain Mysteries series, I am proud to announce my contribution, Black Diamond Graves, is available for pre-order. Or, receive a free e-copy to read and review on Amazon. Check out all seven of the novellas in this series!
News Release: “In “Black Diamond Graves,” Floridian Wendy Fallon takes her main character, California “Cali” May to attend an artists’ retreat at the Tawnee Resort. Cali is horrified to see a figure fall from the Black Diamond ski lift chair in front of her as she and the other attendees ride up the mountain to a small lodge. She finds herself stranded with several creative souls both dead and alive and must uncover a murderer before she, too, becomes a target.”
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My next book, Black Diamond Graves, is now available for pre-order on Amazon.
I was honored to be invited to contribute to a multi-author series, Tawnee Mountain Mysteries, published by Short on Time Books. I am one of seven authors who were asked to place their main character in the same location, Northern New Jersey, in the fictional Tawnee Mountain Ski and Golf Resort. (I was born and raised in a tiny little town called Pompton Plains, NJ, and consider it my home town.)
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I deeply appreciate everyone who has already purchased and/or provided reviews. I hope my books will continue to entertain you, and you continue to provide me with feedback. ~ Wendy
Coming in April 2018 – I’m honored to be invited to participate in a multi-author series, Tawnee Mountain Mysteries, to be published by Short on Time Books April 19, 2018. Each author places their main character in the same location, Tawnee Mountain Ski and Golf Resort in Northern New Jersey.
In my book, Black Diamond Graves, Cali May attends an Artists’ Retreat at Tawnee Mountain Ski and Golf Resort in North Jersey. She’s appalled to see a figure fall from the Black Diamond ski lift as she and the other attendees ride the lift to a small lodge on the first day. She finds herself standed at the top of the mountain with several creative souls both dead and alive, and must uncover a murderer before she too becomes a target.
I’ll let you all know when it becomes available for pre-sale! ~ Wendy
Left Coast Crime 2018 in Reno, NV was so much fun! I met new readers and writers, spoke with a few of my own idols, ate great food, and learned a lot of new things in a variety of panels. There were opportunities for everyone! I participated in the New Authors’ Breakfast, and gave a one minute talk in front of everyone about Death Remembers. I also joined authors Laurie Fagen and Margaret Morse to host a table at the Saturday night Banquet (picture below). I know the three of us had a fabulous time, and hope our guests did too!
I hope to see everyone again next year in Vancouver, BC Canada!
LCC 2018 Reno, NV: (Not in order) Debbie Bergthold, Marie Gamber, Mary Sawicki, Brenda Martin, Claire Booth, Barbara Holmes, Tom Williams, Laurie Fagen, Margaret Morse, Wendy Fallon (pale pink!)
March 12, 2018 – Today is my Publishing Date!!!! Both Death Remembers and Killing Rose are released today!
Cali May’s Drawings of the Southwest, (c) Wendy Fallon
Killing Rose, can you find my blunder?
Many of you have let me know that you have already purchased and ordered your own copies of Death Remembers, as well as Cali May’s second adventure, Killing Rose. Thank you so much!
I’ve also received feedback about typos. One fact in the e-copy of Killing Rose is a great blunder on my part, but has since been corrected. Have you found it yet? Please let me know and I’ll be sure you get a corrected copy!
If you’d like a free e-copy of Killing Rose to review, send me typos, maybe get your name into one of my stories down the road, let me know at firstname.lastname@example.org.
To purchase or leave a review on Amazon:
Killing Rose: https://www.amazon.com/Killing-Rose-Cali-May-Mystery/dp/1986039102
See You at Left Coast Crime 2018
I will be traveling back to Arizona to visit my kids for a couple of days, and then to Reno, NV to attend Left Coast Crime 2018: Crime on the Comstock, March 22-25, 2018. I can’t wait to visit with my children of course, but I’m equally excited about meeting old and new friends at my third LCC. Gasp! I’ll have one minute to introduce writers and readers to my first 2 fiction books over breakfast on Friday! I doubt I’ll be eating. But I”m practicing, so cross your fingers, and I’ll let you know how it goes. ~ Wendy
Happy, Happy Dance!
The second book in my Cali May Mysteries series is now also available on Amazon for pre-order and free to First Readers.
Please let me know if you are interested in becoming a First Reader via email, IM or the link here
I’ll send you a free e-copy of Book 1, Death Remembers if you are new to my writing, or Book 2, Killing Rose.
Thank you! ~ Wendy
Back to paper and pen: So after seven years hard labor, my Mac book finally gave up the ghost. Luckily I’d completed three manuscripts. But the fourth is only half done! I was backing up (honest!) but only once a month or so. Yesterday Tim drove me to the closest Apple store, we purchased a machine twice as fast and half the weight, and they promised to do their very best to recover my ‘stuff’ in 3 to 5 business days. “Never know with a vintage machine.” Vintage! I don’t know which is worse, being without my Mac, or waiting for the phone call to hear it’s well and truly dead!
I’m now to the point in my writing and publishing process where I need your help. I’m looking for first readers, to whom I will email a free e-copy of my first book in the series Cali May Mysteries and ask that you provide feedback. As a First Reader you can email me with any typos you find and will receive occasional news about upcoming books, character naming contests, excerpts, and the inspiration behind my writing.
My first book, Death Remembers, is now on Amazon for preordering!
However, as one of my First Readers Team, you will have the opportunity to receive free e-copies of my books before the publishing dates and provide a review. Click the following link to sign up: http://eepurl.com/dkry-r
I appreciate your support immensely!
Thank you All, ~ Wendy
Image: Cali May’s Southwest Drawings, by Wendy Fallon