Happy new year to everyone. I appreciate you stopping by at this blog and reading what I have to say. Here’s hoping for a healthy and happy 2011 and piles of excellent books.
On the first day of the year, this is what I have on my plate.
1) Finish Gold Mountain the third Klondike Mystery which is currently with my critique group members. Should require nothing more than some cosmetic changes so won’t be much more than a week or two of work. Publication is scheduled for Fall.
2) Begin work on the new contract I have for a Rapid Reads book, for a book titled The Players, deadline June 1. (I’ll be talking more about this project as I get into it). This will be a very short book, but I expect to spend quite a bit of time on it as it’s whole new direction for my writing.
3) Start a new book for Poisoned Pen Press. I’m taking a break from Molly Smith and want to write a standalone. This one will be set in Prince Edward County where I now live and will have flashbacks to the Loyalists who settled here at the end of the American Revolution. Aiming for Oct/Nov finish.
4) Revise Child of Mine, a standalone that is currently with my agent. Based on feedback from editors she’s sent it to, we decided that a major rewrite is required. I’ve done so, and it is now with a friend for her comments and suggestions.
5) Trips to Birmingham Alabama in February for Murder in the Magic City and Murder on the Menu; Ann Arbor, Michigan in mid-February for a visit to Aunt Agatha’s bookshop (on a panel with Barbara D’Amato, one of my inspirations!) ; Left Coast Crime in Santa Fe and the Poisoned Pen and Scottsdale Woman Writers Association talk in March; Tour with Mary Jane Maffini and Elizabeth Duncan to North Carolina in April; Malice Domestic in April; Bloody Words in Victoria in June, probably preceded by a visit to Nelson en route.
6) Release of Among the Departed, the fifth Constable Molly Smith book, May 3rd.
I guess that’s enough for now.