Eleven days to go! If you had told me in 2011, when my first book, Maze in Blue, was published, that a decade later, I’d have six published original titles, one turned into my agent ready to go, two mass market runs, audio and e-books of three of my novels, and more than forty short stories published, I would have laughed.
I’m not laughing now. Instead, I’m anxiously awaiting the release of Four Cuts Too Many, the fourth book in Kensington’s Sarah Blair series (already available on pre-order). Although I’ve enjoyed doing zoom events, I’m hoping there will soon be opportunities to meet in person with readers. There’s something special about that in general. Even more, when a Facebook or friend from the past appears at a signing.
It’s been over a year since I’ve been on the road doing promotion. The pandemic created a difficult time to have a new title come out. I was six weeks into my book tour for Three Treats Too Many when the world shut down. At that point, the sales were leading the same point of sale numbers that my first two books had achieved at that point. I was excited. One reason is because I donate a significant portion of the royalties from pre-orders and the first month of sales to charity (and I’m doing so again).
Like many others, I became an author with a new book having to find a way to let people know the book was out there. Facebook, Twitter, and other social media outlets became the promotional norm. I adapted.
I’m ready to adapt again. I don’t have a choice. The world is reopening, but Four Cuts Too Many won’t be the new book on the block when the restrictions on congregating are lifted. That’s why I need to get the word out now about the book. Anything you can do from sharing this blog to pre-ordering a copy will be deeply appreciated. Numbers count. When this book comes out and I turn the next one in, the decision will be made whether I’m offered a new Sarah Blair contract. I hope so because there is more of Sarah and her friends that I’d like to share with readers.
An author friend of my calls this shameless promotion. I think of it as being honest with friends. What do you think?
Four Cuts Too Many:
Sarah Blair gets an education in slicing and
dicing when someone in culinary school serves up a main corpse in Wheaton,
Alabama . . .
Between working as a law firm receptionist, reluctantly pitching in as co-owner of her twin sister’s restaurant, and caretaking for her regal Siamese RahRah and rescue dog Fluffy, Sarah has no time to enjoy life’s finer things. Divorced and sort-of dating, she’s considering going back to school. But as a somewhat competent sleuth, Sarah’s more suited for criminal justice than learning how many ways she can burn a meal.
Although she wouldn’t mind learning some knife skills from her sous chef, Grace Winston. An adjunct instructor who teaches cutlery expertise in cooking college, Grace is considering accepting an executive chef’s position offered by Jane Clark, Sarah’s business rival—and her late ex-husband’s lover. But Grace’s future lands in hot water when the school’s director is found dead with one of her knives in his back. To clear her friend’s name, there’s no time to mince words. Sarah must sharpen her own skills at uncovering an elusive killer . . .
Includes quick and easy recipes!
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