Some of you may be aware that I am not simply a dull over-educated literati, but also have a wild frivolous side to my writing and writing tastes.
This “side” of me has produced to date two crazy funny Florida mysteries (a la Carl Hiassen but with more lipstick and purses). They are MARLIN, DARLIN’ and THE DEVIL, THE DIVA AND THE DEEP BLUE SEA (most easily available on Amazon).
They have gotten great reviews but I’m a lackadaisical marketer and self-promoter so sometimes they just sit there and are ignored (because I’m ignoring them with my nose in the air about more literary things).
I’m actually quite proud of them, they are highly entertaining, off-the-wall and surprising. The plots are Gordian knots and the heroine, Garnet Sullivan, a reporter for a small town FL newspaper with a Joan of Arc complex, is somewhat of a send-up of my younger more zealous (zealot?) self.
Anywhooo, a Book Mother Angel occasionally swoops in and rescues these books from oblivion (I don’t know where these sainted people come from or what motivates them, but they have saved my butt more than once).
Rosie Amber, a UK book blogger, is the latest Fairy Godmother to take note of my worthy orphan mystery books and has invited me to take part in her “Mystery Blog Tour” in November on her blog http://rosieamber.wordpress.com. She is a doll, dogged and has a heart for writers. She has a legion of fierce book reviewers at her beck and call and they don’t miss a beat.
I’m “on stage” Nov. 10th with the first book in the series, MARLIN, DARLIN’, and I’m asking you to please just show up that day if only to applaud Rosie for her generosity, selflessness and heart for writers. She is truly a gem.