Yesterday sister Mysterista Kristi Belcamino talked about her countdown: three weeks until her book, BLESSED ARE THE DEAD, is live. That got me to thinking about the countdown to my next book: five and a half months. Five and a half months? Already? Yep, that’s how it feels.
SUEDE TO REST, the first in the Material Witness Mystery Series, is set in, you guessed it, a fabric store. The book features Polyester Monroe, inheritor of the fabric store. Here’s the back cover copy:
With her career as a dress designer in shreds, Polyester Monroe is looking forward to a fresh start. But as it all unfolds, the pattern to a new beginning looks a lot like murder. When Poly Monroe was little, she loved playing in her family’s textile store. But after a fatal family tragedy, Land of A Thousand Fabrics was boarded up and Poly never expected to see the inside again. Now, as inheritor of the long-shuttered shop, she’s ready to restore the family business. However her two new kittens, Pins and Needles, aren’t the ones causing a snag in her plans… Not everyone wants Poly back in San Ladrón, especially a powerful local developer pressuring her to sell—and leave town fast. But even when the threats turn deadly, she’s not ready to bolt. Because Poly is beginning to suspect that the murder behind the shop is tied to a mystery in her family’s unsettled past that she’s determined to solve…before her own life is left hanging by a thread.
(and the all important:) INCLUDES A CRAFT PROJECT!
Over the next few months I’ll be introducing you to characters from the Material Witness series, but in the meantime, how about a contest? Suggest a series catchphrase—something that I can use in newsletters, press releases, signature lines, and such—and enter to win a copy of ONE YARD WONDERS: 101 Sewing Fabric Projects; Look How Much You Can Make with Just One Yard of Fabric!. That’s right, you don’t even have to make the winning suggestion, you just have to make a suggestion. It’s like getting 200 points on your SATs just for signing your name.
Current suggestions are:
Are you living in a material world?/ Live in a Material World
Don’t be a-Frayed of the Dark
Join the Fray
Murder with a Velvet Touch
Skirt the issue
A Tye Die Mystery
What are your suggestions?