Wednesday, December 6, 2023

Video Reviews

I found out this week that my friend, fellow author, and book reviewer mentioned me in one of her latest videos, The "I" Tag, on her YouTube Channel, Sandy Says Read. I'm mentioned a little after the two-minute mark. After my first mystery novel, Homecoming to Murder, was released, Sandy reviewed it. What I didn't know until this week was she also reviewed the second book in the series, The Coin Collector. You can find the links to those videos below. Thank you, Sandy Lender.


The "I" Tag video:

Homecoming to Murder review:

The Coin Collector:

Take a look at Sandy's channel, she has some great videos on there.



Monday, November 27, 2023

Cyber Monday


Seasons Greetings!

Happy Cyber Monday! Amazon has reduced the price on some of my books.  If you would rather buy from other booksellers, check out my Buy Links page where you can find all the links to my books.

Merry Christmas! Happy Holidays!



Saturday, November 4, 2023

Another Screenwriting Award

 I'm very excited to announce that my screenplay, Homecoming to Murder, adapted from my book of the same name, won Best Feature Script at the ICE Cinefest in October, 2023. This is the second award my screenplay has won.


Saturday, September 30, 2023

Coming Soon

 I'm currently working on the first round of self-edits on my next Nathan Perry Mystery. If you're not familiar with my mysteries, you can find them on the right side of this page. Click on the cover and it should take you to the Amazon page for that book.

Murder in Mystic Hollow started out as a modern-day retelling of The Legend of Sleepy Hollow. If you read closely, you can see elements of Washington Irving's original short story. You'll find it has all the characters you loved in the first three books. You'll also meet newly hired librarian, Isaac Caine, who comes to Mystic for a new start and ends up falling for the lovely Katina Van Allen. When Isaac finds a dead body at the bottom of his stairs, his world turns upside down, and Detective Nathan Perry is called upon to find the killer. So many people are on the list of suspects, that Nathan become frustrated at not being able to sort it all out. Throw in a 35 year-old bank robbery and the officers from the Mystic Police Department find their hands full, not to mention the mysterious motorcycle rider that keeps taunting Isaac. It all comes to down Nathan and his officers finally figuring out, 'who done it.'

 Look for Murder in Mystic Hollow around the end of 2023, or the beginning of 2024.


Saturday, September 23, 2023

Such a Great Day Today

I had such a wonderful day today at the Greater Clark County Schools Holiday Craft Fair. I met some great people, especially my table neighbors that I talked with all day. The staff and the volunteers were a great help, especially with carrying my table in and out.

I want to thank everyone that purchased my books today. I had great sales and appreciate everyone that stopped by to talk. 

As I told the readers that came by, I have about half of a chapter left to write, and then book #4 in the series will be finished. I'm hoping for a release date sometime after the first of the year.

As you can see from the list on the right side of this page, my next event will be October 14.


Friday, September 22, 2023

GCCS Holiday Craft Fair

I'll be selling my books at the Greater Clark County Schools Holiday Craft Fair tomorrow, Saturday Sept 23 from 8 am - 3 pm. The Fetter Center is located on 10th Street, Jeffersonville across from Papa John's and White Castle. I hope to see you there.


Wednesday, September 20, 2023

My new web site coming soon


Welcome to my temporary main web site, otherwise known as my blog. If you recently tried to visit, you would have found that it is no longer there. My web host recently changed and all the emails I received said I had to do nothing. What I found out today was that I still have my domain, but no web site. Bear with me while I rebuild my site with a new host. It's not going to be a quick build, so until then, check back here for any updates.

Remember the old "under construction" graphic we all saw when we first got on the internet?



Wednesday, August 2, 2023

Lagrange Book Fair


This weekend, I'll be at the Lagrange Book Fair at City Place, 112 First Ave in Lagrange, Kentucky. It will be held from 10 am - 4 pm. The location will be packed with authors selling their books.

I will be signing and selling all three of my Nathan Perry Mystery Series books, as well as one of my romances, Her Bluegrass Beau.

I hope to see you there.



Best Screenplay Award


I am excited and honored to have received the Runner-up award for Best Screenplay - Long Format at the Imaginarium Convention on July 15, 2023. Thank goodness there are no photos of me crying my eyes out when I accepted it, as my emotions got the better of me. My winning screenplay was Homecoming to Murder, an adaption of my first mystery novel of the same name. 

Not only did I bring home that award, but unfortunately, I also brought home Covid. It was a mild case and I'm over it now, but this year's convention will be one I'll remember for long time.


Wednesday, June 21, 2023

Exposure - A Tease

 I'm only on chapter two of the first book in my new mystery series, but here's a short blurb, which may, or may not change as I get more into the project.

Three young boys witness the senseless murder of a hiker, then fear they're next because of what they found in an old copper mine. 

 Carol 📚

Saturday, June 17, 2023

Screenplay Finalist


For those of you that read my previous blog post know that I recently took a dive into screenwriting. I'm excited to say that it has paid off (although, not financially yet). My script, adapted from my book, Homecoming to Murder, was selected as a finalist in the Imadjinn Awards Feature Length category. The winner will be announced at next month's Imaginarium Convention in July. 


Wednesday, June 14, 2023

Update: screenwriting and series writing

I haven’t posted on here since October, so I thought I should give everyone an update on what’s been going on in my world. If you don’t know me very well, I hate writing blog posts, and I mean HATE writing them. So, as Nike used to say, just do it.


I received some good feedback on my Nathan Perry Mystery Series, which is currently at three books. I had the fourth book about three-quarters of the way finished, but got bitten by the screenwriting bug. I’ve always wanted one of my books to be made into a movie. I even had a little interest from an agent on one of my romances, but eventually she passed.

I had no idea how to write a screenplay, or the money to pay someone to write it. Actually, I thought it was probably beyond my writing ability to do so. Then, Tony Acree, of Hydra Publications, held a free two-hour screenwriting workshop. Tony has had great success with his screenwriting. I figured what the heck, it was free and I might learn something. I loved it and was hooked from the very beginning. After that workshop, then reading two books on screenwriting, and downloading the writing software, I was ready to start. From February through May, I adapted the first Nathan Perry book, Homecoming to Murder into a feature length screenplay. I’d like to say it’s really good, but as my first attempt at this, it’s probably really bad. Only time will tell.

With the script being finished, I went back to working on book four in the NP series. What I found out was that as much as I love the characters of Mystic, Massachusetts, I was really tired of writing about them. I needed a longer break, or something new.

With that being said, I have started a new book. It’s a new location, new characters, and new murders.I’m excited about it. However, at the same time, I feel really guilty about having a Nathan Perry book so close to being finished and then setting it aside. I think what I might do is work on one book and when that gets stale, or I get blocked, I’ll work on the other book. I’ve never worked on two writing projects at the same time before, so this will definitely be a new experience for me. Wish me luck.

Here's a little tease for the new book.



Video Reviews

I found out this week that my friend, fellow author, and book reviewer mentioned me in one of her latest videos, The "I" Tag , on ...