Edith here, delighted to share a book birthday with Liz!
When Liz and I learned our new books were coming out on the same day, we started plotting, of course. What could we do to celebrate the release of Purrder She Wrote, the second Cat Cafe Mystery, and Death Over Easy, the fifth Country Store Mystery? She and I live three hours apart, so bubbly for lunch was out. And we hadn’t planned far enough ahead (Liz is now rolling on the floor laughing) to arrange a joint bookstore event.
So I said, “How about a Facebook party?” Lots of folks are doing them. Everybody gets to sit at home in their comfy clothes, have fast and furious chatting via their fingertips, meet some new authors, and win fun prizes. Liz said, “Sure!” We’re both writing under pen names for these two books, but we don’t mind sharing our real identities.
We hope you’ll join us tonight from 7-9 Eastern (uh, daylight, not standard) time over on the party page.
We’re delighted that most of the Wickeds are going to join us, plus friends of the Wickeds Lucy Burdette, Shari Randall, and Maya Corrigan. You’ll be able to ask questions of these two as well as of Jessie, Sherry, and Julie – and Liz and me, of course – and enter to win a different giveaway every fifteen minutes.
The cake will be virtual, I’m afraid, and you’ll have to supply your own celebratory drink. But I promise it will be a lot of fun (like the fun Liz and I had at the Writers Police Academy nine years ago). You know you’re going to want to help us party tonight!
In Purrder She Wrote, Co-owner of the Cat Cafe Maddie James becomes entangled in a petty drama between one of her volunteers, an ardent animal-rights activist, and a wealthy woman who insists on adopting a calico kitty-right this instant. But when the snubbed socialite is found dead, suspicion lands squarely on Maddie’s staffer, and Maddie must do whatever it takes to solve the crime-before her nine lives are up.
Death Over Easy gives us an annual bluegrass festival at the Bill Monroe Music Park in neighboring Beanblossom. A few festival musicians are among Robbie’s first guests at her B&B, along with her father, Roberto, and his wife, Maria. When a performer is found choked to death by a banjo string, the musicians on stage are featured in a different kind of lineup. To clear their names, Robbie pairs up with an unexpected partner to pick at the clues and find the plucky killer before there’s an encore performance.
Readers: Have you been to other virtual parties? What works and what doesn’t? Will you be joining us tonight?