It's October--launch month for my
new Superstition Mystery Series!
I have been writing for quite a
while, and LOST UNDER A LADDER, the first in the series, is far from being my
first published novel, but it's different and new and I'm very excited about
Why write about
superstitions?Why not!Not everyone considers himself superstitious,
but even so most of us will knock on wood or cross our fingers to try to bring
ourselves good luck.
My protagonist Rory Chasen is an
especially dubious person.She never
considered herself superstitious--but then her fiance walked under a ladder and
died shortly afterward.Was his death a
result of walking under a ladder?She
needs to know--and so she goes to Destiny, California, which is centered around
superstitions, to try to find out.
There, she launches herself into
a new life, a new career as the manager of a pet boutique instead of being an
assistant manager at a chain pet supply store.LOST UNDER A LADDER is something new for her, too--especially when she
finds herself having to solve a murder.
Me?Well, I solve murders a lot.That's what a cozy mystery author
does--although I also create them first.But this series is new in several ways to me.It takes place in a small, fictional town
instead of Los Angeles.It includes a lot about dogs, yes, as my
other mysteries do, but it also centers around something else: superstitions.
This series is also my first for
Midnight Ink, although I do have a second series to begin with them next year,
the Barkery and Biscuits Mysteries.
I enjoy trying something new,
especially when it comes to my writing.My fingers are crossed (of course!) that this launch, in addition to
being fun, and busy because of all the blogs and other promo I'm doing, is the
harbinger of a well-received new series!