Sunday, December 23, 2012

A Murder Mystery and a Giveaway!

I want to share an exciting project that I have been working on since the fall.  In mid December, Death of a Player was released as a digital book at Amazon, iTunes and Barnes and Noble.
It is a murder mystery set in New England in a small town full of secrets.

I have always loved writing and remember how thrilled I was when I was named editor of my junior high newspaper. (I was one of two people who attended meetings and the only one who did so consistently, so I was declared editor by the teacher in charge. Nevertheless, I was very proud.)
I wrote a paper in college that my professor entered into a competition without my knowledge.  One day, he asked me to stay after class and proudly informed me that I won the competition and a check!   I remember getting a new dress for the award ceremony and afterwards, Jon and I went to dinner to celebrate.
Through the years I continued to write.  Mostly, I wrote about my family.  I wrote about my children's births and then various milestones in their lives.  I wrote about my grandmother's life for her medical records and then, sadly for her eulogy.  I started a newsletter for a tennis club, put out 14 issues and received a lot of positive feedback from friends and strangers.
Professionally, I am a technical writer. I write instruction manuals, procedures, advertisements and brochures.
Many times I tried to combine my two interests and started to write novels.  Some were too painful to finish and with others, I lost interest in plot lines.  It seemed that with each false start, I became more discouraged about my writing.
There was one person who wasn't dismayed. My husband encouraged me throughout the entire process. In fact, he seemed even more sure of me with every failure.  For years he kept telling me, "don't worry, just write the book."
And after a long time eventually, I did!
That is the short version, but the entire process can be summed up with "miracles happen after a lot of hard work".
This brings me to the GIVEAWAY!

I am giving away a digital copy of Death of a Player to a blog reader.  Simply become a follower and comment to this post.  Two winners will be chosen on Dec 30st.

In the meantime, I will take a short blogging break and will return on December 31st.

(If you can't wait for the giveaway Death of a Player is available online only for purchase AmazoniTunes and Barnes and Noble)

5 comments:

piero canuto said...

congratuylations! Weel deserved.

piera said...

I loved the book!!!!!! Great Job!1

yassine mezrigui said...

A thriller!!

DamianC said...

I can't wait. I hope there are more in this series.

M said...

Great Job! Ellie is enjoying reading it.