Shear Murder, book four in the Melanie Hogan Mysteries, is now available on Kindle! Paperback soon to follow. When beauty salon owner Melanie Hogan joins six of her pals from beauty college for a reunion in Pinewood Village, Minnesota, one of the gang turns up dead the morning after the party. With Melanie’s shears as… Continue reading Now Available!
Coming in November! When beauty salon owner Melanie Hogan joins six of her pals from beauty college for a reunion in Pinewood Village, Minnesota, one of the gang turns up dead the morning after the party. With Melanie’s shears as the murder weapon, she’s the prime suspect in the investigation. As Melanie launches an investigation… Continue reading Cover Reveal!
This is the last of the character interviews from the Melanie Hogan cozy mystery series. I hope you enjoyed getting to know them. Can you tell the readers a little bit about yourself? I’m Melanie’s grandmother, but I’ve raised her since my daughter, Violet, left her with me when Melanie was just four years old.… Continue reading Character Interview with Rose Donnelly
Jack Dancy is the third party in Melanie and Claire's circle in the Melanie Hogan cozy mysteries. Sit back, grab yourself a cold one, and get to know Jack. Can you provide the readers with a physical description of yourself? My heritage is half Asian from my father’s side and half Caucasian from my mother’s.… Continue reading CI – Jack Dancy
CI = Character Interview, not Confidential Informant. 🙂 Welcome to the world of Claire Davis, side-kick of Melanie Hogan in the Melanie Hogan Cozy Mysteries, and co-owner of Melanie's hair salon, A Cut Above. Can you provide a physical description of yourself? Hmmm…that’s kind of awkward. Let’s see…I’m taller than Melanie, but that doesn’t… Continue reading CI – Claire Davis
This month I’ll be posting character interviews from the world of the Melanie Hogan cozy mystery series, which thus far includes Shear Madness, Shear Deception, Shear Malice, and coming in 2018, Shear Murder. This week’s interview is with Melanie Hogan, the protagonist in the series. I hope you enjoy getting to know Melanie. Can… Continue reading Character Interview
I’m often asked by my readers, “How do you come up with your ideas?” To which I chuckle and joke, “My mind is a scary place.” Okay, so maybe I’m not joking. Not completely, anyway. But since I write cozy mysteries and suspense, both that contain “clean” romance, I think I’ll pass my mother’s inspection.… Continue reading Development of the Melanie Hogan Cozy Mysteries
I spent a lot of time in nature this past weekend and marveled, as usual, in all of its splendor. The perfect creations as well as the stunning beauty in the broken. And I started thinking...wouldn't it be wonderful if we appreciated people as we do nature, in all of their brokenness and all of… Continue reading Beauty in Brokenness
This past Saturday was my book launch for not one, but two books. Finding Abby was released in November. Life got in the way and I didn't advertise, promote, nothing. With my recent release, Shear Malice, book three in the Melanie Hogan cozy mystery series, I decided to have a double release. And better yet,… Continue reading Book Launch Partytime
The book launch party for my cozy mystery, Shear Deception, was a success! Between drawings for free books, reading from my book as well as readings by other local authors, a drawing using the cards and weapons from the board game, Clue (the heroine's favorite game), swag, and sparking grape juice, I think it's safe… Continue reading Book Launch Party