Month: April 2016

For those who haven’t seen…

I’ve had a number of blogs feature my book, Dial QR for Murder, a Marjorie Gardens Mystery. For those who haven’t seen one yet, I’m happy to share the latest.

This one comes from Sapphyria’s Book Reviews!


Also on my latest agenda has been the addition of the Digital Age Cozy’s first multimedia novel component. This twenty-five page eBook has pictures, audio, and text excerpts of the book. The Interactive Digital Age Cozy: Dial QR for Murder is on sale now for only 99cents!

Have a great weekend, and Happy Reading!



Book Review: A Stone’s Throw by Debbie De Louise


A Stone’s Throw by Debbie de Louise is a suspenseful tale you make time to read and enjoy.

Alicia visits her deceased husband’s hometown of Cobble Cove in search of in-laws she never met. Once there, peculiar happenings seem to connect to her husband’s death, and infer more questions than answers in the matter.

De Louise does a brilliant job of creating a beautiful setting. I was reminded of Debbie Macomber’s Cedar Cove through much of this narrative and loved every bit.

Further along, Alicia meets the residents of Cobble Cove. I had a sense of not quite knowing who to trust amongst these players.

Was Dora simply a B & B owner who gradually warms up to strangers, or did she have an interest in keeping John McKinney occupied with household tasks? Did John’s synergy with Alicia truly come from seeking love after being widowed for so long, or was he keeping her away from the answers she sought?

And why was Sheila, the library director, avoiding discussion of the young employee who suddenly left Cobble Cove without much of an explanation? The resident list is marginally longer with quirky characters you’ll feel you’ve known personally.

Three quarters into the book, the plot thickens with a shocking revelation. I had my suspicions early on, but the truth surrounding the death of Alicia’s husband, and the mystery of those involved, was a real twist. And so much better!

De Louise is a gifted story teller. I recommend A Stone’s Throw to mystery and suspense readers who enjoy taking the time to explore characters and settings within a steady-paced read.

You can purchase your copy here:
And be sure to visit the author’s website at

Announcing Dial QR for Murder’s New Digital Component

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(Digital Age Cozy)



Final-DQRM-DAC_TeaserRead, Listen, Explore. The New Age of Cozy Mystery…

This interactive component is for the first book in the Marjorie Gardens Mystery series, Dial QR for Murder. View landmarks and settings that appear in the novel, and join Isis Ferrelli on the early days of her investigation with an audio-visual tour.

This module contains:

♦ Sightseeing images

♦ Tourist information

♦ Written excerpts from Dial QR for Murder

♦ Audio excerpts read by Author A. E. H. Veenman. (You’ll also hear the correct pronunciation of her last name!)

♦ Scenes from the upcoming Digital Age Cozy, “Prepped for the Kill” Book 2

♦ And an Overview of the Marjorie Gardens Mystery series with Video Trailer

Find a quiet corner and put on your headphones…experience the: DAC-logo(400)

Now Available on #Kindle for 99 Cents!


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[Please Repost]Save Our Cozies!

If you’ve been online, you may have seen the latest movement in the publishing industry that seeks to petition big-time houses against cancellation of many beloved cozy mystery series.

Unfortunately, the decision to end new releases from wonderful writers wasn’t one alone taken by Penguin. Small publishers are doing the same! It is with sad news I announce that I too have been hit by this tidal wave.

What can you do to help the Save Our Cozies movement?

Please consider joining the Facebook Group.


LOVE cozy mysteries? We need your support! … #saveourcozies #DigitalAgeCozy

Dial QR for Murder was the first book released in October last year. Despite the short time of its release and Amazon rating of 4.8 of 5 stars, I’m desperately searching for book 2 and 3 to be picked up.

If anyone would like a free copy of Dial QR for Murder in exchange for a review, please feel free to message me with your KINDLE address. I can only send mobi files.  Right now, MANY AUTHORS are offering the same opportunity for you to receive free books in exchange for reviews. REVIEWS ARE THAT IMPORTANT. YOUR VOICE IS THAT IMPORTANT.


Yes, the fight is real! No April Fool’s here. As posted in the Facebook Group, Save Our Cozies, by Shelly Toler Franz:

Series canceled (verified list)

By Shelly Toler Franz on Wednesday, March 16, 2016 at 8:55pm


Avery Aames – Cheese Shop mysteries

Janet Bolin – Threadville Mysteries

Melissa Bourbon -Magical Dressmaking.  Is thinking of self publishing but not anytime soon.  Source: Author’s FB page.

Jacklyn Brady – Piece of Cake mysteries

Amanda Carmack – Kate Haywood Elizabethan Mysteries

Peg Cochran – Gourmet DeLite

Laura DiSilverio – Mall Cop

Monica Ferris – Betsy Devonshire Needlework series.  Is shopping for new publisher and has plans for future books.

Christy Fifield – Haunted Souvenir.  Has new publisher. Yay!

Eva Gates – Lighthouse Library

Rosie Genova – Italian Kitchen Mysteries

Annie Knox –  Pet Boutique

Elizabeth Lee (Elizabeth Kane Buzzelli) Nut Shop Series

Meg London – Sweet Nothings Lingerie

Molly MacRae — Haunted Yarn Shop  (plans to continue the series)

Leigh Perry – Family Skeleton.  Shopping for a new publisher.

Cate Price – Deadly Notions

Paige Shelton –  Farmer’s Market and Country Cooking School


I’d like to THANK YOU in advance for your support! Readers are why Writers exist.

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