Monday, June 18, 2018

Trippin' with Holly and Susan—5



Deadlines and Procrastination....

Susan and Holly talk about how to get it done!
We talk again about how there's no right way to
write and work.
Climb in the backseat and enjoy the ride!!
write and work.
Holly



Have you picked up Quincy Mac's (our Maid in LA) newest adventure, Polished Off? 
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Friday, June 15, 2018

Trippin' with Holly and Susan—4





While were stuck in Buffalo traffic, we talk about conference tips. Even if you don't go to conferences, some of the tips are applicable to life in general...things like, "There are only two types of people, those who know you and love you, and those who DON'T know you but WIll love you!"
Climb in the car!

Holly


PS As always, you can find my ebooks, paperbacks, hardbacks, audiobooks and available through Kindle Unlimited.  They're also available in a lot of other languages. I hope there's something for all of you!






In Erie, you can find my books on the shelf at Werner Books! Stop in, check them out and tell them I said hi!

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

June Newsletter


Quincy is Back in Polished Off!!!

The fifth (and final?) installment in the MAID IN LA mystery series
—It's a climactic end for Quincy Mac, LA's favorite maid!
 

Quincy Mac came to LA as an aspiring actress, but when she inadvertently cleans a murder scene while working as a maid, she finds love, laughter and a bit of mystery!

Quincy Mac’s life has changed in the last ten years. Changed for the better. She’s happily married to Cal and their family is growing. She’s finishing up a television show, Cereal Killers, and working on new ideas with Dick. Life is perfect. Until one morning, when she heads for some coffee in the writers’ room and trips over…a zombie. A dead zombie.

She thought the only murders she had to solve were television murders, but when there’s a dead zombie on your mystery set and your name is Quincy Mac, you get down to work. 

at Amazon!
On Sale for $.99
Don't forget to take a trip down Briar Hill Road this summer!
Hey, everyone!!

I hope all my newsletter subscribers enjoyed the free novella, The Moments, last month.  It was my way of saying thank you for all your support.  Make sure you pick up the book that inspired The Moments, Briar Hill Road. It really is one of the most autobiographical stories I've ever written. My relationship with my mother-in-law inspired Haden and Kathleen's relationship in the book.

Thank you everyone who's told me how excited they were for a new Quincy story. I've loved watching her life change throughout the years.  That's truly one of my favorite parts of this series...watching her grow.  I hope you enjoy reading this new book as much as I enjoyed writing it.  Please stop in and leave a review when you're done reading it!

Wishing you all a marvelous summer!

Holly

PS. Check out my series of Trippin' with Holly and Susan videos. We're just two writers talking about books, writing and whatever else comes to mind!


 
 
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Monday, June 11, 2018

Trippin' with Holly and Susan—3


I hope you all enjoyed Trippin' with Holly and Susan in the first two videos.

In this 3rd episode we talk about conferences, going commando, Susan's fear of heights and Mary Kay Makeovers.


Climb in the backseat and go roadtripping with us!!
 
If you want to pitch in for gas, Hold Her Heart is for sale for $.99 this week! 

And if you haven't tried Susan Gable, you need to. Her 1st Hawkin's book, A Hero to Keep,  is free.


I hope you enjoy Trippin' with us! If you missed the first two, you can find them on YouTube.

Holly

PS As always, you can find my ebooks, paperbacks, hardbacks, audiobooks and available through Kindle Unlimited.  They're also available in a lot of other languages. I hope there's something for all of you!





In Erie, you can find my books on the shelf at Werner Books! Stop in, check them out and tell them I said hi!

Sunday, June 10, 2018

Book Stories: Hold Her Heart



Hold Her Heart (On Sale This Week for $.99) is a standalone book, but it's part of the Words of the Heart series.

In Carry Her Heart, you met Pip, who gave a daughter up for adoption, then spent the rest of the book building a life around a daughter she didn't have.  My editor suggested I end the book with Pip getting her daughter back, but that seemed disingenuous.  When I told her the ending I planned, she teared up and said, Yes.  That.

The second book in the series, These Three Words, is a standalone story, built in that same "world" but you meet Pip's daughter in it. It's just a small cameo, but if you read Carry Her Heart, you know something's happening.

And in Hold Her Heart you find out what.

All three books in the series are first person...they're told entirely through the heroine's point-of-view.  Well, except a small letter at the end of Carry Her Heart and the opening of Hold Her Heart.  Those few paragraphs in each book are told through Ned's eyes.  Ned was Pip's neighbor, and in Hold Her Heart, he's her husband.  And every time Ned gets his chance to speak, he makes me cry. Every. Single. Time.

I know it's nuts.  I wrote the books.  I know how each ends...news flash, they all have Happy-Ever-Afters.

Once I get done crying over Ned's scene, one of my favorite lighthearted moments in Hold Her Heart is a young character who loves birds.  My heroine and the kid spend a great deal of the book talking about how groups of birds are named.  An Unkindness of Ravens.  A Murder of Crows. A Drift of Quail...

I've always found those fascinating. And in a book that has some heavy emotional moments, those birds gave me as the writer a break. Hopefully they gave readers a break too.

That's something important to remember.  Life isn't one thing or another. It's ups and downs. It's highs and lows.  And even at your lowest moments, you might find something to smile about.  That's the kind of truth I try to give to my stories.  I hope you find that in the Words of the Heart series.

Check out Hold Her Heart. It's on sale this week for $.99!

Holly



PS As always, you can find my ebooks, paperbacks, hardbacks, audiobooks and available through Kindle Unlimited.  They're also available in a lot of other languages. I hope there's something for all of you!





In Erie, you can find my books on the shelf at Werner Books! Stop in, check them out and tell them I said hi!


Friday, June 08, 2018

Trippin' with Holly and Susan—2

It's time for the 2nd Trippin' with Holly and Susan.
Today, we're talking about...what else, books!





Polished Off
Hope you're enjoying the trip!!

 Remember Polished Off 
hits the shelves next Tuesday!!  
See what Quincy and the gang are up to now!

Holly





PS As always, you can find my ebooks, paperbacks, hardbacks, audiobooks and available through Kindle Unlimited.  They're also available in a lot of other languages. I hope there's something for all of you!




In Erie, you can find my books on the shelf at Werner Books! Stop in, check them out and tell them I said hi!


Thursday, June 07, 2018

Holly and Ella go to camp.





I'm so glad so many of you are enjoying Trippin' with Holly and Susan. There's a new episode tomorrow.  But in the meantime, I thought I'd give you some glimpses of camp.

Ella has gone out much in recent years. Ethel hated it and Ella was Ethel's shadow. But she's learning to go out with me now.  We spent the day out there working. It was flower palooza!


The pines we planted this spring (more than sixty trees) are doing well. And some from a couple years back are really coming in.



 The little tree on the right is very special. 

Himself's father brought an acorn home from Gettysburg and planted it.  We moved it out to camp and it flourished.  Then it got hit by lightening. I thought we were going to lose it.  The last few years it's looked a bit wonky, but this year it's really coming into its own.




I love our pond. At the far end is the spring. There's the foundation from an old springhouse there.  It's a bit gross, but one day I'm going to clean it out and put a new springhouse up on it.



 And here's my view when I work on the new back porch. In the second shot you can make out the orange tree stumps. As soon as we cut down the last of the dead trees, we're having someone come out to grind the stumps.

And finally, a shot from inside.  Why? Just because I love it there.  LOL It was downright chilly in there this morning when Ella and I arrived.  I guess the insulation is doing it's job.

I got a bunch of work done on the new computer. It worked well!  Everything seemingly made the move intact. And agent read the new mystery...she liked it, she really liked it! LOL

That's it. Stay tuned tomorrow for the next episode of Trippin' with Holly and Susan. If you missed the first episode, you can watch it here. You never know what we're going to talk about!

Holly

PS As always, you can find my ebooks, paperbacks, hardbacks, audiobooks and available through Kindle Unlimited.  They're also available in a lot of other languages. I hope there's something for all of you!




In Erie, you can find my books on the shelf at Werner Books! Stop in, check them out and tell them I said hi!