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Book 4 Update

Beautiful cloudscapeOkay, stop asking already!  Yes, book 4 of the Catherine O’Brien series is complete. It is typed in (because if you know me you know I hand write every first draft).

That doesn’t mean the work is done though.  That’s where the real work begins.  The true beauty of storytelling comes during the re-write.

So I’m deep in re-writing.  It’s where Catherine’s world comes to life. Hopefully, it’s the place where I make her real to you the reader.

So be patient with me.  Catherine is almost dressed.

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It’s Not A Mystery

mysteryA weird thing has been happening to me lately – well ever since the show started.  Now when I talk to people about books and they start to talk about a book they enjoy they start with the phrase, “It’s not a mystery.” Almost apologetically.

I get it.  I mean I host a show called It’s A Mystery to Me.  Naturally the thought is that I read mysteries and I do.

Let me state for the record that I read more than just mysteries.  If it has words on it and stands still long enough, chances are I will read it.

I enjoy all forms of genre fiction, but I also like to read inspirational, self-help, and even business books.

So don’t feel like you have to apologize to me for telling me you loved A Man Called Ove, Jenny Lawson’s books, or Self Made, because the answer you will probably here from me is Me Too!   And if not me too then it just might be, “I have to read that.”

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No, I’m Not Dead – Just Busy

Hi All –

I know I’ve been gone from the blog sphere since January. I’ve been busy working on book 4, living life, dealing with struggles, and embarking on new frontiers. Even I chuckle at how overly dramatic I am.

Book 4 in the Catherine O’Brien series is coming along. I was blocked and now I’m not. That’s all I have to say on the frontier.  The really great news is An Intimate Murder is now available on audiobook!  If you’re an audiobook fan and you’ve been waiting for this one click the image below and get your copy today!

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As for the new frontiers, I’ve been asked to do a show for Authors on the Air Global Radio Network, LLC. and I accepted the challenge with much fear and trembling! You know, the usual. But I did it anyway.  Last month was the first episode of It’s A Mystery to Me with Stacy Verdick Case. I spoke with a fantastic author Shannon Baker. You can download the podcast or listen online by clicking here.

The show is going to be great.  I have so many great authors lined up I am thrilled to get to speak with them.  I promise not to be too much of a fan girl and geek out too on writing stuff for all you mystery readers who don’t want to have to learn how an engine runs just to drive a car (it’s a metaphor-too writerly? I’ll stop.). Like the It’s a Mystery to Me Facebook page to keep up to date on the latest and greatest.

So there you are! The rest of the challenges and living life, that’s just the usual stuff that everyone goes through, but onward and upward. As long as I woke up breathing this morning, it’s going to be alright.

Many Blessing to You All!

~S

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