Monday, July 19, 2010


With a tip of the hat to Dreamgirls, picture both halves of Evelyn David warbling, "We are ch-ch-changing." Maybe not quite so dramatic, but in fact, there's a whole lot of change going on in the Evelyn David households.

Here's the takeaway, as they say in the news biz:

Murder Drops the Ball, the third in the Sullivan Investigations Series, will be published next spring by our new publisher, Wolfmont Press!

Cue, fireworks!

The past twelve months have been a roller coaster ride, both personally and professionally. We both had health issues, which are now behind us (but let's add a poo, poo, just to be safe). We had family issues (some exceptionally wonderful like Ms. Riley, who made the Northern half of this writing duo, a Grandma!). And then there were the hard decisions of what do we want to do next professionally.

Some of the questions and answers we faced as we made our decision?

Do we both still like to write mysteries? Yep, you bet.

Do we still want to write mysteries together? Absolutely, no question – heck, in truth, if we're not writing them together, we're not writing them.

And finally, with respect and gratitude to our first publisher who first believed in us, nonetheless, was it time for a change? And the answer was a sad yes.

We are so pleased to be working with Tony Burton, owner of Wolfmont Press and Honey Locust Press. Many of you know Tony from the wonderful charity mystery anthologies he creates each year, funneling thousands of dollars to Toys for Tots, and this year, hopefully for Homes for Our Troops. Tony is also Vice President of the Southeast Mystery Writers of America – and an author himself.

Here's the plan. The Kindle editions (as well as e-book editions for the Nook and the i-Pad) are already available for Murder Off the Books and Murder Takes the Cake. The new print edition of Murder Off the Books (with a new cover) is now available at Amazon. The new print edition of Murder Takes the Cake will be out this winter.

Then next spring, Mac, Rachel, Whiskey and the gang are back in Murder Drops the Ball. It's New Year's eve and the body count is rising – while the temperatures fall. There's a story to die for, humor to make you laugh out loud, the characters you love, and Whiskey, full of sass and an insatiable appetite.

In the meantime, we've got a fun contest for you. Thanks to Tony we made one change in the story to Murder Off the Books. We're grateful for his expertise and readily agreed to the revision. The first three people who identify the change will receive a free copy of the new edition of Murder Takes the Cake.

In the midst of all this Ch-Ch-Changing, one thing remains constant: Evelyn David is here to stay!


Evelyn David


  1. Congrats on the changes!

    I don't see the high heels and in the original cover, you don't have a pen and is that a music book?

  2. Thanks Dru for stopping by. The change, and it's a small one, is in the story (I revised the blog to make that clear). The cover is brand new and is a clue to the change.

    We appreciate your support and encouragement.

    Marian and Rhonda, the collective Evelyn David

  3. Congratulations, ladies! I hate change, so kudos for shaking things up. I love the new title. Maggie

  4. I've tried to leave a comment twice before and got error messages; so hopefully third time's the charm!

    Wishing you both much success with your new home and everything you do (since you're always up to something!). :-)

  5. I have another good friend with Wolfmont, Radine Trees Nehring, and she's very happy, so I'm sure you will be too. All the best for your ongoing career.