The answer to last weeks mini mystery concerning who took Lola Rivera’s ring is the cleaning lady. She made two mistakes during her interview. First of all she said that the ring could turn up anywhere but Detective Oswald didn’t specify that it was the ring that was missing. He only indicated that a piece of jewelry was missing and Lola has a lot of jewelry. Also the cleaning lady left just as the plumber was arriving. She indicated he was upstairs alone for several hours but since she left as he arrived there was no way she could know how long he was there.
Now for current news:
I’ve decided to make a few changes to my blog which directly relate to the time crunch I’ve been dealing with lately. I think I am going to post a blog on the first and third Friday of the month rather than every week. I also post to the Whodunit Blog on the first and third Friday, and most weeks it will be a reprint of the same blog for both sites. If in the future my schedule lightens up a bit I may return to every week.
As an author it can be tricky to stay in touch with my fans who I love so, so, much, and still have time to publish novels. Between blogs, guest posts, newsletter, Facebook, Twitter, and other social media, I almost feel like I no longer have time to write. I really hate to cut back my publication schedule too much so I’m proposing a few changes that I feel will help me get back on track. I have a few other tweaks I’m considering but I’m still noodling on things so I’ll let you know what I decide when I actually decide.
Hugs to you all, and thank you so much for your continued support.
Below is the blog which can also be found on the Whodunit page.
February 14 has been set aside to celebrate love so I’d like to start off by wishing each and every one of you a Happy Valentines Day. I hope you all know how much I value you all and enjoy getting to know you and be a part of your life. I know I post my links all over the place (I know oh so boring) but just in case there is someone out there who isn’t “all in” here are my links again.
Stay up to date with her newsletter, The Daley Weekly. http://eepurl.com/NRPDf
Kathi Daley Blog: http://kathidaleyblog.com
Facebook at Kathi Daley Books – www.facebook.com/kathidaleybooks
Kathi Daley Teen – www.facebook.com/kathidaleyteen
Kathi Daley Books Group Page – https://www.facebook.com/groups/569578823146850/
E-mail – firstname.lastname@example.org
Twitter at Kathi Daley@kathidaley – https://twitter.com/kathidaley
Amazon Author Page – https://www.amazon.com/author/kathidaley
Pinterest – http://www.pinterest.com/kathidaley/
And now for the commercial announcement. I have a bunch of Valentine theme stuff on special this month. Even if you aren’t interested continue on to the end as there is a fun giveaway.
Cupids Curse – Zoe Donovan #4 – will be FREE February 12 – 14. If you have not as of yet read this book it is a good one – it’s not only funny but it explains the background between Zoe’s mom and dad.
Much Ado About Felines – Whales and Tails #4 – will be $.99 February 5 – 11 – the side story in this book is a sweet story that demonstrates a love between a man and a woman that runs so deep it extends beyond the grave.
The New Normal – Zimmerman Academy #1 and Shamrock Shenanigans – Zoe Donovan #19 – take place over the same 4 day period over Valentines weekend. The New Normal is told from Ellie’s perspective and Shamrock Shenanigans from Zoe’s. Both are filled with surprises.
A Tale of Two Tabbies publishes on February 29, leap day, and although it isn’t a Valentines story it does deal with love. Here is the opening quote:
Love in its purest form is selfless and eternal. It endures all things and exists independently of the opinion of others. Love that is born in the soul and lives in the heart, will thrive and prosper in spite of the challenges it must face and the hardships it must endure.
And finally, The New Normal is part of a Valentine themed anthology which is detailed below.
Happy Homicides 2 is the second book in the Happy Homicides collection. This book features crimes of the heart from thirteen cozy mystery writers. My story – The New Normal – is the first in my new series of Zimmerman Academy novellas. Zimmerman Academy is a spinoff of my popular Zoe Donovan Cozy Mystery Series. The novellas are told from the perspective of the minor characters. The New Normal features Zoe’s best friend Ellie as she tries to help best friend and ex-boyfriend Levi solve a murder while dealing with her own heartbreak.
All the short stories in the collection are wonderful tales of love and murder that you won’t want to miss.
The stories in the anthology:
Stupid Cupid: A Cara Mia Delgatto Novella by Joanna Campbell Slan—Cara Mia’s search for love gets her involved in a star-crossed, homicidal romance.
A Heart for Murder by Teresa Trent—An expensive family heirloom is stolen from a local jewelry store, and Betsy Livingston Fitzpatrick would love to figure out who’s responsible.
For the Love of Dog by Neil Plakcy—A young woman’s death causes a man to consider the many aspects of love. Is it ever a justification for murder?
Wedding Knife by Elaine Viets—A groom learns to take his vow–Till death do we part—very, very seriously.
Death and a Dozen Roses by Annie Adams—Plucky florist Rosie McKay is reunited with an old love, thanks to complications that happen when she tries to deliver a dozen roses.
The Sodium Arrow by Camille Minichino—The love of a student for a favorite teacher drives a freelance embalmer to seek out justice.
Sweets, Treats, and Murder by Nancy Jill Thames—Jillian Bradley is a widow with no children, but she still has a keen sense of family. Her love of a good mystery sets her and her canine companion, Teddy, on a quest for justice.
Dying for Valentine’s Tea: A Beach Tea Shop Novella by Linda Gordon Hengerer—The three Powell sisters want their friend Thelma to find true love, but they’re having trouble believing her fiancé has her best interests at heart.
The New Normal by Kathi Daley—Although her own dreams have been shattered, Ellie Davis finds it impossible to quit loving an old friend, even after he’s accused of murder.
Bones and Arrows by Carolyn Haines—Intrepid Sarah Booth Delaney would rather face a gun than a party on Valentine’s Day. Not surprisingly, she’s decided that Cupid is a big phony. But is he a jewel thief, too?
Murder at Catmmando Mountain: Georgie Shaw Cozy Mystery 1 by Anna Celeste Burke—Georgina Shaw loves her cat, chocolate, and cooking. When she’s framed for a crime, she’s forced to reconsider her priorities.
The Missing Jacket by Randy Rawls—A golfing buddy offers Jonathan Boykin big money to retrieve a stolen jacket, but Jonathan suspects something else is going on. Jonathan is smart enough to discern the difference between love and lust. But can he also figure out the scam?
Really, Truly Dead by Maggie Toussaint—Lindsey McKay has no desire to return to small town life. But her love for her father brings her back home when he’s accused of murder.
Impediments: A Kiki Lowenstein Short Story by Joanna Campbell Slan—Family problems and priestly politics threaten to derail a love match, until Kiki Lowenstein suggests a surprising solution.
And now for the giveaway. Comment below to be entered to win a Coffee Cat Books mug (US only). Non US will receive a $15 Amazon Gift Card in place of the mug.