Friday, September 13, 2013

Where In the World is Sheila Blogging Today? Part II

I've just wrapped up the second week of my blog tour celebrating release of The Money Bird, Animals in Focus Mystery #2, which is now available. 

The Money Bird rejoins animal photographer Janet MacPhail, her Australian Shepherd Jay, and her orange tabby Leo, who got their start as amateur sleuths last year in Drop Dead on Recall.  You can learn more about the books on my Mysteries Page. They are both available from your local bookseller and online in paperback and ebook editions. (DropDead on Recall is also available as an audio book from and in large print. If you would like an autographed copy of any of my books for yourself or to give as a gift, you can order one from Pomegranate Books.

Before we get to the nitty gritty of my virtual tour, I'd like to thank Lori at Great Escapes Virtual Book Tours again for arranging these visits for me last week. Check out the other tours on her calendar, and her own blog, too, while you're at it. At the end of the tour, I'll be giving away three books! Check it out at the blogs listed below (click the blog titles - the links are live) or on Great Escapes Virtual Book Tours.

Here's where the tour bus stopped this past week:

  • September 9 - Kaisy Daisy's Corner - short review and links to the giveaway, tour stops, and more
  • September 10 - Melina's Book Blog - my thoughts on plotting the individual books in a series, and the series itself, plus a synopsis of The Money Bird and a review of the book.
  • September 11 -  Read Your Writes - "Ten Facts About Janet MacPhail," the 50+ protagonist of the Animals in Focus mystery series, and a review here. How well do you know Janet?
  • September 12 - readalot - review and links.

And here's where we were the week before. 

  • September 2 - Shelley's Book Case - interview about my background, my inspiration for this book, and a few other things, plus a short review
  • September 3 - rantin' ravin' and reading - my take on balancing serious issues with fiction meant to entertain, plus a review by Kate Eileen Shannons, who says The Money Bird is "Very, very funny. The Animals in Focus Mystery series is going to be one to follow.  ♥♥♥♥♥"
  • September 4 - A Blue Million Books - interview about the book's title, characters, and more, plus what I'm working on, what I read, and the five real people I'd like with me if I were stuck in a bookstore! You can read the first chaper of The Money Bird, too. 
  • September 5 - Omnimystery - interview about my 50-something protagonist, Janet MacPhail, her Aussie Jay, and her orange tabby Leo, plus my writing process and my advice to aspiring authors. 
  • September 6 - Mochas, Mysteries and More - why I made my protagonist a nature/animal photographer, as well as a review from Melissa, who says, "This is one of my very favorite animal-related cozy series on the market today."

You can keep up with new stops on the tour by following my Facebook Page, Website, and Amazon Author Page. I'll be doing a few other guest posts, too, that are not part of this tour, but little side trips. I hope to see you there! (Comments on the blogs are always welcome!)

My books are available in print & ebook formats from the usual sources. Drop Dead on Recall is available in audio format from, with The Money Bird to follow soon. If you would like a personally autographed copy of any of my mysteries, or my nonfiction book Rescue Matters!, you can order here

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