Fall, wonderful fall. Turning leaves, kids back to school, sweaters, pumpkin spice everything…and writing! Some of us are on vacation (Sue) and some are riding out Irma (Kait), but here’s a peek at what’s occupying our writing time this month.
Liz: I’ve got a lot going on. I just went through and returned the edits for my story “A Family Affair,” which is going to be included in The Killer Wore Cranberry: A Fifth Course of Chaos from Untreed Reads. Then I’m wrapping up the proofread on Root of All Evil (the book formerly known as And Corruption For All). I’m also polishing a new short story that maybe can be submitted somewhere – if I can get the ending right. Finally, I’m gearing up to start The Enemy We Don’t Know, the historical mystery take-off from my story in Mystery Most Historical, “Home Front Homicide.” Whew!
Keenan: Big news! I just signed a three-book deal with Level Best Books. My first book, Deadly Solution, is slated for release in early 2018. So, I’m busily polishing, polishing, polishing. The housecleaning will wait, right?
Kate: I’m busy in the writing cave working on a brand new cozy, sorta Sideways meets Joanne Fluke (at least, that’s what I’m aspiring for!), working title: Killer Chardonnay. Gotta admit, the best part is the research 😉
Kimberly: I’m finishing up Ghost and Found, the sequel to Dead and Breakfast, which will be released this fall. I’m also outlining my first adult mystery with a young heroine who is a mixture of Veronica Mars and Jessica Jones, but without the PI experience. I always love a new project.
Pamela: I’m still playing with a few different things. The most recent is a new piece, set in a coastal New England town. There’s some witchcraft, a few mysteries, and a really cool family that I think readers will love! I’m excited to work on something where I can go walk my setting in real live, and nail down the details. Of course, that’s a little scary, too!