Friday, September 20, 2013

Where In the World is Sheila Blogging Today? Part III

I've just wrapped up the third week of my blog tour celebrating release of The Money Bird, Animals in Focus Mystery #2, which is now available. First off, a BIG THANK YOU to Lori Caswell, who arranged this tour through her Great Escapes Virtual Book Tours. Lori, you have been terrific to work with, and I know how hard you work, to thank you again! Check out Great Escapes - all kinds of wonderful books and interesting authors  just waiting there for you!

Enormous thanks, too, to the blog owners who hosted me, reviewed my book, and otherwise helped me (and many other authors!) spread the word about the books. As a blogger myself, I understand the work involved, and am grateful for the opportunities. 

And now, my books....

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 and editions. (DropDead on Recall is also available in large print. If you would like an autographed copy of any of my books for yourself or to give as gifts, you can order one from Pomegranate Books.

 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. Do it NOW!

Here are my stops this past week: 

  • September 15 - Brooke Blogs - review - "The Money Bird was a great way to spend my Saturday…even if it meant frozen lasagna for dinner." 
  • September 17 - The Self-Taught Cook - do not go to this site hungry! Yummy!
  • September 18 - Escape with Dollycas Into a Good Book - review and my guest post about the animals in the mysteries. "[THE MONEY BIRD] is a very engaging story....It can be read as a stand alone but I suggest reading DROP DEAD ON RECALL first. Both stories will leave you barking for more!!" 
  • September 19 - Musings and Ramblings - my guest post (with a little help from Janet!) on traveling safely and happily with pets. 
  • September 20 - A Chick Who Reads - review - "This is definitely a must read book and a must read series to follow." - 5 Flowers - Superb!

And although this stop was not part of my Great Escapes Tour, I also visited Christy English's blog on the 17th to talk about the about the romance thread in my mysteries, whose main characters have passed the half-C mark. Because let's face it - love can be murder at any age!

Here's where the Great Escapes tour bus stopped the previous 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 that. 

  • 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 adventures by following my Facebook Page, Website, and Amazon Author Page. 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, including Audible if you like to listen.  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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