I’m still sobbing about the fact that I wasn’t able to hang with the other Murder She Writes ladies this week at the Romance Writers of America convention, taking place in Anaheimmmmmmmmmm.
I console myself by knowing that staying tethered to my desk (really, my bed. Don’t laugh! I write in bed, and in my jammies, too) is the only way to get all the books in my head out of there and onto the page, so that you can read them.
In fact, three new books will be launched before the end of the year. Besides the second in the HOUSEWIFE ASSASSIN’S series, GUIDE TO GRACIOUS KILLING (Look for it in October! Yea!), I have a new series coming out. It’s got no guns, knives and killer tips, but is more in the vein of my books, THE BABY PLANNER and SECRET LIVES OF HUSBANDS AND WIVES.
The series, called TOTLANDIA, is the story of with four women who become friends despite being pitted against each other for the few very coveted slots in an exclusive moms and tots club.
The first episode (35,000 words) of the first book, The Onesies/Fall, will be published in September. Every three months, another episode will be released, picking up the story where the last book let off.
Sounds like television, doesn’t it? Yep, the best books are like our favorite shows: we want them to go on forever, so that we can watch the characters grow and evolve.
I’ve certainly fallen in love with these characters, and I hope you will, too.
In fact, if you like dark and funny mama dramas with lots of tears, fears, backstabbing, doublecrossing, and more than a dollop of gotta have’em sex, this may be your kind of series. You can read more about it here.
In the meantime, while my MSW pals are hanging with Mickey, Minnie and each other, I want them to know that I wish I were there with them. If I were, I’d lift a glass in honor of their great successes this year–all of which you can read about in past blog posts right here, on MurderSheWrites.com.
Writers are nothing without the readers who enjoy their books. My thanks to everyone who stops by here at MurderSheWrites.com to let us know that you enjoy the stories that are our joy and our craft.
If you follow this TOTLANDIA link, you’ll find another link to an excerpt from the book. Email the correct answer to the following question at MailFromJosie@gmail.com by Friday, Midnight (July 27, 2012) and I’ll enter you in my contest to win a copy of either the first TOTLANDIA book (out in September) or THE HOUSEWIFE ASSASSIN’S GUIDE TO GRACIOUS KILLING (out in October), your choice.
You get an extra chance if you comment below on one of my new covers!
Okay, here’s the question:
What is the name of the little girl’s doll?