By Debra Sennefelder
Here Connecticut, we welcomed the new month with cooler temps and low humidity. It's a great first impression as far as I am concerned. September also came with a busy schedule. Not only am I inspired to do a lot of baking, but I have book releases. Two book releases!
Release number one is actually happening tomorrow, Sept 8th. WHAT NOT TO WEAR TO A GRAVEYARD, a Resale Boutique novella makes its debut. I'm so excited about this book because it has all the things I love: autumn, Halloween, a spooky graveyard, a costume party, and a pup named Billy. Just a little tidbit about the dog, he's based on our Shih Tzu Billy, who passed away last September. I'd sent a photo of our little guy to my editor when I was asked about cover ideas. The team at Lyrical Press did a fantastic job featuring Billy.
Now a little about the story. Leave it to Kelly Quinn to stumble into a dog-napping/murder plot when she finds a missing Shih Tuz while scouting for a photo location. She's pulled into the mystery of Constance Lane's death, which leads her to stake out a literary agent's home, to being accosted by a scary clown, and coming face-to-face with a vicious killer.
Next up is THE CORPSE WHO KNEW TOO MUCH, book four in the Food Blogger Mystery series, and it releases on Sept 29th. Food blogger Hope Early takes on a cold case that's heating up. Twenty years old wife and mother Joyce Markham disappeared. Her daughter, Devon, is determined to find out what happened through her podcast, Search for the Missing. When Devon returns home to Jefferson, she asks for Hope's help to find the truth. Hope is leery about getting involved. She's had one too many close calls with murderers, but when Devon's is murdered, Hope doesn't have a choice but to help find justice for both mother and daughter. Clearly, her friend was too close to the truth, and there's a cold-blooded killer still at large in Jefferson.
Aside from these two book releases, this month, I'm finishing the fifth book in the Food Blogger series and will begin writing the next full-length Resale Boutique book. In the moments when I feel like I have everything under control (those moments are rare, by the way), I realize how blessed I am to be able to do what I love and to be able to share it with you!
Let's take a few minutes and chat. I'm curious, do you love Halloween? Do you decorate for it? Dress up? How about podcasts? Do you listen to them? What's your favorite?
Let me know below, and thank you for spending some time with me today.
Debra Sennefelder is the author of the Food Blogger Mystery series and the Resale Boutique Mystery series. She lives and writes in Connecticut. When she’s not writing, she enjoys baking, exercising and taking long walks with her Shih-Tzu, Connie. You can keep in touch with Debra through her website, on Facebook and Instagram.