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Melissa (Lisi) Pendleton is a thirty-year-old, newly-graduated architect specializing in historic restoration. In this first book in the Lisi Pendelton Mysteries, she is thrilled to secure a position with one of the premier firms in New York City, but quits in tears after being assaulted by her boss. A long-estranged aunt makes a serendipitous offer of room and board in the village of Aerdon in the Hudson River Valley in return for restoring the decaying family mansion. When a body is discovered on the Aerdon Manor estate, she realizes she must fight to save not only her aunt’s home, but her own new-found family. Realizing she can communicate with the old house she fears her new-found paranormal gift is just her imagination.
TODAY! Available on Amazon, April 30
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Cali May’s next adventure!
Cali researches her family tree and finds a long lost cousin, Lola Penrose, living on the Gulf Coast of Florida. Lola invites her to come for a visit, and stay in the Penrose Retreat House. Cali arrives the morning after the murder of Lola’s Aunt Gracie, and not only stumbles over the dead body, but also a group of brooding spirits who arrive to help Gracie into the afterlife. Did the murder have anything to do with the large, sealed, clay pot, dating from the 1500’s, Gracie found buried in the crawlspace under her cottage? And are there really man-eating alligators in Florida?
I’m told all of the best writers are introverts. Many of you out there might be able to relate to the awkward situations that arise when a shy, introverted individual is thrust…no…deliberately walks, into the limelight. To get your books read, you must first write well. But after that, in this publishing environment, it’s up to you to sell yourself as well as your books. I wish I had a funny bone, could think of snappy comebacks, make small talk, or look perfectly calm in the midst of a panel.
I did survive my first panel at Left Coast Crime 2019, which bolstered my confidence no end. But I also burst into awkward comments in a loud voice while racing to obtain a copy of a just-released novel with James Ziskin, and accidentally fat-fingered a poop emoji to Catriona McPherson…for which I will be eternally apologizing. Sometimes, when introverts are so excited about the encouragement they receive, they burst into ‘song.’ Awkwardly. So yes, deep down, I am a true introvert, but I plan to get lots of practice at being a calm, confident writer at future conferences.
Left Coat Crime 2019, Vancouver, Canada Memories
My March trip to Vancouver, BC, Canada was filled with great, and not-so-great experiences. Meeting writers, new readers, and fans is always the high point for me, and this conference was no exception. I enjoyed greeting those I knew, like Catriona McPherson, Simon Wood, Anne Cleeland, and Susanna Caulkins, and introducing myself again to those I met on Facebook or admired from a distance like James Ziskin, Carola Dunn, Lori Rader-Day, and Dru Ann Love. I also met my encouraging and supportive co-panelists Dale Berry, Margaret Dumas and Laura Andersen on my very first panel.
My friend, writer, and mentor Margaret Morse, and I, hosted a Banquet table and met an amazing group of readers. It was wonderful to hear how each of our guests related to our books.
On the downside, I caught a cold while I was there, which escalated into Bronchitis after I got home, and possibly the flu. It didn’t make me feel any better to discover I wasn’t the only one!
Malice Domestic 31, May 3-5, 2019
I will be attending my first Malice Domestic Conference in Bethesda, MD in less than two weeks. Luckily I’m beginning to feel human again, and expect to have a wonderful time. I won’t be traveling with Margaret this time and may just sit back and enjoy the hubbub. But please don’t hesitate to introduce yourself! I’ll be participating in my second-ever panel:
What Was That?: Paranormal Mysteries
Sunday, May 5, 10-10:50 a.m
Judy Cater — Moderator
Margaret Dumas – Author of Murder at the Palace, featuring “classic movies, ghostly mayhem, and a murder or two.”
Wendy Fallon – Author of the series, Cali May Mysteries. Cali’s fourth and most recent adventure, Evil in the Water, is scheduled for publishing April 30. Cali travels to Florida to visit a newly discovered cousin and trips over a body on the beach, is accosted by a 400 year-old spirit, threatened by man-eating alligators, and uncovers murder.
Molly MacRae – Author of the Haunted Yarn Shop Mystery Series, featuring Kath Rutledge and shop ghost Geneva.
Clea Simon – Author of the series Witch Cats of Cambridge. The first book, A Spell of Murder, features three cats with magic powers and their human, Becca.
Cali’s Most Recent Adventure, Evil in the Water, Coming April 30, 2019
March 28 – 31, 2019
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Panel Announcement: Supernatural Storytellers
Day & Time: Thursday 2:30 PM – 3:15 PM
I’m so excited (and a bit nervous) to be on my first panel! I will be joining these amazingly creative writers:
Moderator Margaret Dumas: Author of her new series, The Movie Palace Mysteries. The first book in her series, Murder At The Palace, will be out in time for LCC. Website: www.margaretdumas.com.
Panelist Dale Berry: Author/Illustrator of at least two graphic novel series including the occult-adventures Tales of the Moonlight Cutterand the noir-suspense The Be-Bop Barbarians(w/Gary Phillips). All are on Amazon. Website: www.myriadpubs.com.
Panelist Eileen Magill: Author of her novel House of Homicideand Blogger of An Unseen Resident, where she documents the real-life events of her own haunted house. She also provides editing at Magill’s Quill, specializing in Mystery, Thriller and Horror. Websites: www.eileenmagill.com; www.mqedit.com.
Panelist Laura Andersen: Author of The Darkling Bride, and at least two acclaimed historical fiction and suspenseful trilogies, The Tudor Legacy Trilogy, and The Boleyn Trilogy (The Boleyn King, 2013 Romantic Times Reviewers’ Choice Award Winner for Best Historical Fiction). Website: www.lauraandersenbooks.com.
Panelist Wendy Fallon: Author of the Southwest, paranormal murder mystery series, Cali May Mysteries. I will be promoting my third and latest book, Magnolia Murders, but will also have books one and two on hand: Death Remembers, Killing Rose.Website: www.WendyFallon.com.
Left Coast Crime 2019: A Whale of a Crime!
In March I will be attending Left Coast Crime 2019 in Vancouver, British Columbia. (Having just returned to our home in Florida, US, from a visit to family and friends in North Bay, Ontario, I can only hope Vancouver will be warmer!) I’m looking forward to meeting new and returning writers and friends. (I may even be included on a panel! I’ll keep you posted.) See you there. @leftcoastcrime @shortontimebooks #amwriting #writing #mystery #paranormal
Debut Mystery: Death Remembers
Anyone registered to attend who has not yet emailed in their book award nominations, please consider nominating my debut novel, Death Remembers, for ‘Best Debut Mystery,’ published in 2018 by Short on Time Books. So many wonderful books debut every year, there’s plenty to choose from! Please consider mine.
A year after the death of her husband, Arizona resident and recently retired California (Cali) May is feeling old, tired and obsolete. As she spirals out of emotional control, she begins to experience terrifying visions. Burdened not only with depression and overwhelming grief, but now also with learning to live with ghosts, she begins to use her new, controversial talent to uncover clues to past and current murders. Discovering her husband did not succumb to cancer, but was murdered, she enlists the help of Daniel Silvertree, a Native American Arizona State Park Ranger and the only one who doesn’t condemn her paranormal capabilities. Together they uncover the truth about the missing priceless Native American carvings, murder, and corporate corruption.
The first book in my series, Cali May Mysteries, Death Remembers, is at number one on Amazon in it’s category (Native American). Celebrate with me by downloading a free e-copy from Amazon! Offer good through tomorrow, Oct. 28.
An amazing thing happened today!
The first book in my series, Cali May Mysteries, Death Remembers, went to number one on Amazon in it’s category (Native American). Thank you to everyone who purchased, read, and/or reviewed it, and to all of you who have encouraged me to continue writing. And since it is a ghost story it is…
Free, just in time for Halloween!
Celebrate with me and download the first Cali May Mysteries book, Death Remembers, for free from Amazon, starting today, Oct. 25th, through Sunday, Oct. 28th. What better way to see if you enjoy a good haunted mystery set against the desert environment and history of Arizona, with a hint of romance. I’m hoping you will like the second book, Killing Rose, and the third book, Magnolia Murders, just as much.
California ‘Cali’ May’s next adventure, Magnolia Murders, is now available as an e-book on Amazon. I have promised my First Readers and Reviewers a free e-copy and am waiting for my publisher to send me copies of the mobi and PDF files. For those of you who can’t wait, however, Magnolia Murders is available on Amazon for $2.99. Should you elect to purchase the e-book and provide an Amazon review, I will be forever thankful for your support. All my readers are very dear to me, and I love you all.
Lee Child, Tasha Alexander, and Andrew Grant: Lee and Andrew are brothers, and Tasha is Andrew’s wife. All three are award winning authors.
Bouchercon 2018: An Amazing Time!
To be honest, I deliberately kept my expectations of this event on the low side. I’d been to smaller book conferences (Left Coast Crime) and found the first one quite intimidating. However, surprise! I met my first author heros, Laurie B. King and Ann Cleeves at that event three years ago. From then on, I’ve been hooked. Imagine being a voracious reader, an aspiring writer, a lover of mystery, and finding my favorite authors so accessible!
Bouchercon was spoken of in awed whispers, as if it was the ultimate reader and writer experience. I’m here to tell you, it really is. Imagine my shock (yes, shock!) at meeting Lee Child, Ian Rankin, Deborah Crombie, and so many other personal favorites. The experience was right up there with meeting a rock star (for some.) I was so afraid I’d be too shy to speak, or say something so dumb they’d remember me for my stupid remarks. But I wasn’t, and I didn’t. All of them were gracious, friendly, and interested to meet their fans. Not one of them was intimidating.
The other component of this event that was so amazing was the surprising numbers of familiar faces: Terry Bischoff, acquiring editor for Midnight Ink, Anne Cleeland, a fantastic author who helped me rehearse my first pitch in an elevator at LCC 2018 in Reno, and Mary Sawicki and Marie Gamber, two of my first fans.
And what about new friends? Being new to Florida, I hadn’t yet met any local authors, and faced my first Bouchercon without someone to eat meals with, go to panels with, or get lost in the Vinoy with. Dee Speers and Wendy Dingwall came to my rescue, along with Carla Neggers, all accomplished authors. They are now wonderful new friends who let me hang out, laugh over shared observations, and meet our idols together.