Sunday, May 31, 2009

I'll proof the proof and you keep reading

Exciting news!
I have received the...

I am pouring over it and hope to have everything (mistakes found and corrected) done and emailed to the printer today.
While I do that, please keep reading the first chapter. To access the Maynely a Mystery blog, please log on to:

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Maynely a Mystery paperback update

What did Burns' say about plans?
Well, the projected publication date for Maynely a Mystery was to be June 1st.
I'm waiting to receive the proof from the printer. It could come any time.
Well, not really any time because I live on a island. So unless the proof arrives by plane I will have to wait for the ferry. And as ferries only come at set periods during the day. Well, I'm sure you understand where I'm going with this.
So, anyway, like I was saying I'm looking forward to holding, pawing and gooking (is that a word. The spell check doesn't think so. But I do. Who's right? You decide) at the proof.
I'm so looking forward to this that I'm trying not to think about it. That's how excited I am about this occurrence.
Once I have the proof, I will search the text for flaws.
(Please don't do that with this post...there are undoubtedly many. I had a very skilled editor help me with the book. Right here, right now I'm on my own.)
This proofing the proof will -- I'm guessing -- take a couple of days.
Once done, I will give the printer the go-ahead.
Now, if this were May 19th I would be grinning. I would be content in the knowledge that everything was right on time.
However, this isn't May 19th. It is May24th. And so, instead of grinning, I'm writing this post to say that the new projected publication date is mid-June.
I'm sorry to disappoint you. I'm disappointed too.
But the sun will shine, the birds will sing and Maynely a Mystery will become a book.
And when that day comes you will be one of the first to know. I guarantee you that.
Keep the faith.
All the best

The ebook is currently available.
To order, simply email:
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Once I receive payment, I will send you the Maynely a Mystery ebook.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Reading Maynely a Mystery

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We are reading my new cozy mystery novel.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Writing retreat on Mayne Island

I will be attending an exciting writing retreat on Saturday,June 27th. The retreat organizator, Terrill Welch, sent me the following information that I would like to share with you:
Please forward this message.
Thank you,

Monday, May 18, 2009

How we celebrate

May 16th is an important date on Mayne Island. It is the weekend of the testier Farmers' Market. It is a taste of things yet to come. However, not only that, it is also the weekend of the Green Man parade.
Everything starts at the Ag Hall grounds right after the Farmers' Market at 1 pm.

They begin to dance.

Then there is a parade were the Green Man leads us all to the Miners' Bay Park.

The May Queen is crowned.

The maypole is delivered

and erected.

Then we dance.

Now let's play a game. Let's play "Where's Leanne?"

Here she is...

Can you find her here?

How about here?

Where is she?

How about here?

On she dances, can you find her?

On and on, she dances in and out of view...

Ah, finally she rests and you catch her...

And the maypole is complete

And on they dance...

Now, I ask you, "Do you think we had fun?"

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Sunday, May 17, 2009

Life on Mayne

I made this with a few friends....

Find out how later when I have more time to post.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Maynely A Mystery now signed

You will be pleased.

I improved the Maynely A Mystery ebook.


I increased the font size and...

now its signed.

Check it out...

And we are continuing to read

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Maynely A Mystery: chapter one, page five

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About Maynely A Mystery
"You have a delightfully wry humour that comes up unexpectedly and a talent for observing the more interesting characters of the world...There is also much joy in your writing.
-reader's comment

Monday, May 11, 2009

Maynely A Mystery: chapter one, page four

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Sunday, May 10, 2009

Maynely A Mystery: chapter one, page three

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Happy mother's day

Saturday, May 09, 2009

Page two of Maynely A Mystery

Join me here: for page two of Maynely A Mystery - my cozy mystery novel.

Friday, May 08, 2009

read Maynely A Mystery

I invite you to join me here:

I have begun to post the first chapter of my new novel Maynely A Mystery. I hope you enjoy your read.

And if you do, may I suggest that you order a copy. To do so, simply email me:

I would be delighted to email you an ebook.

Ebook price $10.
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Monday, May 04, 2009

April's pick from Author's Den

With the excitment of Maynely A Mystery I forgot to post last month's pick.
What's "last month's pick" ? Who does the picking?
What I am referring to is my Author's Den site.
What I do is post a new piece of writing each month.
What you do is log on to my Author's Den web site: You read a poem, an article or a story that intrigues you. What the site does is keep a record of these visits. What I do is read these statistics. These statistics inform me of which piece of my writing received the most visits. Then I post that piece of writing here. This month's pick is a story (part of a story) entitled...

The Crush
When she looked at him, her heart melted. A simple greeting or a smile was all that was required to send her swooning. Her heart beat faster and still faster until it jumped from her chest to her throat. Her heart continued its journey as it flew out of her mouth and spun around three times in mid air finally landing back in her throat. Her face blushed bright red as she stuttered and stammered nonsensically. At night, she fell asleep arms wrapped tightly around what others saw as her pillow but what she knew was his chest. During the day between school and household tasks her lips smacked loudly against her palm as she practiced kissing him.
She met with other girls who shared her obsession. They discussed his broad shoulders, his deep blue eyes and his kissable lips.
"He's so cute!" They giggled.

Please stay tuned for more exciting news about Maynely A Mystery

Friday, May 01, 2009

Let there be book

Very exciting news!
Maynely A Mystery ebook is now available.
To order your copy, please visit:
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This is the Maynely A Mystery official site.
I plan all sorts of fun for this site.
Like what? you ask
-A page a day: Daily post of the first chapter.
That's right page by page I will share it all.
-Ragna's tour of Maynely Island
Who's Ragna? you ask
Read the book and you'll meet her.