News from the Southern Half of Evelyn David
This week I'm traveling to St. Louis for my day job. I've made the six-plus-hour drive multiple times in the past – sometimes to visit libraries for book promotions, but more often for meetings with other states on coal mining and reclamation. I've worked for 29 years at the Oklahoma Department of Mines, first as a surface coal mine inspector and later as the Coal Program Director. As a state regulator by day and mystery writer at night, it's very easy for me to tell you which I prefer. Writing is a great escape from dealing with mining permits and enforcement actions. Plus murder is not only allowed, but expected in the mystery world.
While I'm in St. Louis, I'll continue to write in the evenings with my trusty laptop. Currently my co-author and I are working on two new writing projects, trying to get a third audiobook published, and continuing with the promotion of our latest mysteries – MURDER DOUBLES BACK and LOTTAWATAH FIREWORKS. Both of these books are frankly the best we've ever written. It seems that with writing like most things, the more you do, the better you get at it.
When we first started out writing fiction together, we had to spend a lot of time on the mechanics of the process and now ten years down the road, the mechanics are a minor worry, the characters and plot are the focus! I mentioned two new writing projects – one is the eleventh book in the Brianna Sullivan Mysteries series and the other is a stand-alone mystery which we've been mulling over in our heads for a couple of years. Now's the time to stretch our wings and give it a try. It will be set on a ranch in southeastern Oklahoma with a young female protagonist. I can't talk too much about it now or I'll screw up our plot bunny "mojo." Seriously! It's true that sometimes you can ruin a story by discussing it too much before getting it down in print.
We're so pleased to have the first books in our two long-running series available now as audiobooks – I TRY NOT TO DRIVE PAST CEMETERIES and MURDER OFF THE BOOKS. We found terrific narrators and the end results are exceptional – even if we say so ourselves. Look for them at Amazon and iTunes. We anticipate the second book in the Brianna Sullivan Mysteries, THE DOG DAYS OF SUMMER IN LOTTAWATAH, to be out as an audiobook by October.
Hope you have had a great summer of reading and/or listening to mysteries!
I Try Not to Drive Past Cemeteries- Kindle - Nook - Smashwords
The Dog Days of Summer in Lottawatah- Kindle - Nook - Smashwords
The Holiday Spirit(s) of Lottawatah- Kindle - Nook - Smashwords
Undying Love in Lottawatah- Kindle - Nook - Smashwords
A Haunting in Lottawatah - Kindle - Nook - Smashwords
Lottawatah Twister - Kindle - Nook - Smashwords
Missing in Lottawatah - Kindle - Nook - Smashwords
Good Grief in Lottawatah - Kindle - Nook - Smashwords
Summer Lightning in Lottawatah - Kindle - Nook - Smashwords
Lottawatah Fireworks - Kindle - Nook - Smashwords
The Ghosts of Lottawatah - trade paperback collection of the Brianna e-books
Book 1 - I Try Not to Drive Past Cemeteries (includes the first four Brianna e-books)
Book 2 - A Haunting in Lottawatah (includes the 5th, 6th, and 7th Brianna e-books)
Book 3 - Lottawatah Fireworks (includes the 8th, 9th, and 10th Brianna e-books)
Sullivan Investigations Mystery series
Murder Off the Books Kindle - Nook - Smashwords - Trade Paperback
Murder Takes the Cake Kindle - Nook - Smashwords - Trade Paperback
Murder Doubles Back Kindle - Nook - Smashwords - Trade Paperback
Riley Come Home (short story)- Kindle - Nook - Smashwords
Moonlighting at the Mall (short story) - Kindle - Nook - Smashwords
Zoned for Murder - stand-alone mystery