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You Have to First Dream It…

The Marjorie Gardens Mystery series. PROMO4-Mousepad

Think Hallmark’s Gourmet Detective, Aurora Teagarden Mystery, and Garage Sale Mystery in the Digital Age.

That dream has been in my head since I first decided to turn my original 2009 idea for Isis Ferrelli and the series into a cozy mystery. Hallmark Movies & Mysteries helped me realize something I could achieve with the book. How?

Well, Gourmet Detective, Garage Sale Mystery, Murder She Baked, and Real Murders: An Aurora Teagarden Mystery are ALL TV movies based on BOOKS-Cozy Mysteries.

Dial QR for Murder, the first Digital Age Cozy in the Marjorie Gardens Mystery series is in its next phase of publication. Am I jumping the gun, here?

Naw… It’s the perfect time to follow through on what was my dream since 2013. I want the Marjorie Gardens Mystery series to leap from the page… onto readers’ handheld devices…and onto the screen.

I can’t wait to bring the series to mystery readers and writers, and I hope I have your support in taking the Digital Age Cozy to the next level.

VOTE NOW TO TELEVISE THIS SERIES: http://www.iflist.com/stories/dialqrformurdermarjoriegardensmystery

When is a Sequel NOT a Sequel?

When you’re a writer with a multiple-book publishing deal, you’re expected to follow through on your contract by delivering. Of, course. So, when is the sequel to your first book not a sequel?

In my case, the answer’s quite simple…but detailed.

I’d anticipated releasing my second book in the Marjorie Gardens Mystery series in time for the holidays. But wait…it’s already mid-August. So how much have I finished? I plead The Fifth!

Okay, so it was becoming painfully obvious to me I was never going to finish in time to have the title released for the holiday season this year. But wait, my little creative mind screamed, there’s so much Christmas stuff in it. It follows in succession to Dial QR for Murder. It’s perfect! It was time to put the girl to bed…and start again.

Currently, I’m working on another title for next summer’s release–while I finish the Christmas one. This gives me time to make the best cozy mysteries I  can without rush or mistakes. It also allows me to create a nifty newsletter for MyThugShot.com.

Sneak Peek at page 3
Sneak Peek at page 3

Lesson for today. Take your time (however long it takes) and do it right!

An Oldie But Goodie-VIDEO GAMES!

Everyone who knows me is familiar with my career in the video games industry. And my writing!

Well, today I decided to clear out some space on the server…make room for all these wonderful books I’m working on. And what should I find? Take a look!

Here’s a video of the family’s 2008 Spore creature made within the game. 😀

This is Why I’ve Been Gone so Long.

Pre-editing stage on Dial QR for Murder is done!

Now, the manuscript is in the hands of my editor, Gillian. She’s going to dig down into the nuts and bolts with her handy track-changes and make sure all the mechanics of this Digital Age Cozy work.

I’ll keep you all posted on this road to being published. Will you come along for the ride?

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Marjorie Gardens Mystery by A.E.H. Veenman