Lots of news to share. Earlier this year, I was invited to join Sterling & Stone, a vibrant story studio with twenty story creators involved. We consult and work together on various writing projects. I just finished a 3-book sci-fi, alien invasion series set in Kenya. Definitely outside of my usual writing zone. I learned a lot both from the actual writing and also from the feedback from the studio. It’s been an amazing experience so far, and I’m super excited to see how things unfold in 2020.
Sterling & Stone has also asked me to co-lead their new cozy mystery line. I couldn’t be happier! I’ve finished the first book in the modern-day cozy mystery series about a family of witches living in a colonial mansion on a tea estate in Tea Town, Kenya. The series is much more in line with the Society for Paranormals with lots of quirky characters and zany humor. I’ll share more as that series unfolds.
Getting back into cozy mysteries has reminded me how much I love and miss Miss Knight and her crazy, quirky family: her husband Mr. Timmons; her two brothers (Tiberius the Popobawa, Drew the werewolf); the she-demon Koki; and the rest of the crew. And of course, we can never forget Nelly, her possessed flying horse. So I’m contemplating to dip my toes back into colonial Kenya with a continuation of the Cozy Tea Shoppe series. If I do, it’ll be in April or so. So stay tuned for that.
And finally, I want to share with you a great Christmas gift for all of you cozy mystery readers: a mega-sale! Each book should now be priced at 99c from 15 to 22 December (including the 3-book boxset for Society for Paranormals, if you haven’t already read those books). Sadly, the promo is only available for Amazon users. Sorry about that! Hop on over to Amazon to pick up some great deals in time for the Christmas holidays.
Next week, I’ll be traveling to Israel to visit my son who is doing a year of voluntary work at the Baha’i World Center in Haifa. I’ll be thinking of all of you while I enjoy a much needed family holiday.
Happy holidays and Happy New Year!
PS: What adventures would you like Miss Knight to have next?!