Saturday Spotlight ~ Iris Chacon

It gives me great pleasure to welcome my very talented friend and fellow mystery author Iris Chacon . Iris last appeared on my blog way back in 2017, since then she has been busy, busy, busy!

Welcome back Iris. For those that don’t know you please tell us a little about yourself.

I’m a Florida girl, so even though I love to travel, I’ve only lived in the hot climate of the American Southeast. I feel secretly inferior to people who cope with actual winters. I’m married, have two grown (beautiful) offspring, and love animals. I’ve had several interesting jobs, but my most recent and favorite one was teaching.

What can you tell us about your latest release?

My newest book is The Mammoth Murders, Book 2 of the Minokee Mysteries.

A valuable fossil mammoth turns up in a Florida sinkhole, and people start disappearing. Shepard Krausse (a blind radio host) and Miranda Ogilvy (an “invisible” librarian) risk their lives and their relationship as they look for answers along a wilderness river. Sequel to the award-winning novel, Finding Miranda.The Mammoth Murders marks the debut of a popular new crime-solving character in the town of Minokee: Zeus (pictured below).

To purchase The Mammoth Murders click the link below…

Also available from Smashwords, Apple, B&N and Kobo

I’m loving the sound of The Mammouth Murders Iris, I have added it to my TBR pile. Do you always know where your stories will end up when you begin writing them?

I do a lot of planning before I start a book, especially with a mystery. I need to know the end before I start, and I need to know what some of the twists and turns and misdirection’s might be along the way. I need to know the major turning points in the main plot and the subplot(s). I may diagram or chart all these points and rearrange them several times before writing the narrative.

This may make you think that I know everything that will happen before I write the book, but I don’t. The charts and graphs go out the window when characters start acting and interacting. In the same way no battle plan survives the actual onset of shooting, no book outline survives the actual writing process. Continue reading “Saturday Spotlight ~ Iris Chacon”

Kindle Countdown – Now!

If you fancy an edge of your seat read to take your mind of things right now may I suggest my medical thriller Forbidden Colours?
Forbidden Colours is available on what’s called a Kindle Countdown – that’s 99p ($1.14) for 7 days – here’s the link & happy reading…  

 

A Free Week of Promotion… Yes Please!

Opportunities for free promotion do not come by very often so when they do I want to grab them with both hands and start running! This week starting today (Sunday) you can vote once a day for Forbidden Colours at the Author Shout website. If it wins the weekly vote Forbidden Colours will receive a week’s worth of free promo which would be tots amazing!  Please please, if you have the merest of moments anytime this week click on the link below. It only takes a second but my gratitude will last a lot longer!!

 

HERE’S THE LINK

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The January Sales Just Got Better….

My first post of the New Year. No I’m not going to look back at 2016 (ever). What I am going to do is treat you to something lovely. From January 2nd through to January 8th the Kindle edition of Forbidden Colours is only £1.99 in the UK and $2.46 in the USA. Happy New Year lovely people.

The Power of One

It is almost a week since the release of my second novel Forbidden Colours. I am happy to report things have not gone too badly. After an initial heart in the mouth moment, the print copies are now all shiny and beautiful!! A friend of mine asked if she could get my books at the library and that got me to thinking… There is absolutely no reason why not but… and this is where the power of 1 comes in… you will need to ask for it. You may in fact need to ask and keep asking, or you may need to make friends with the lovely librarian. I would love for my books to be available in libraries. Not everyone can afford to buy books and not everyone wants to own them, but everyone should have access to read them. In these times of budget cuts and austerity, libraries are a valuable resource worth endorsing. I would like to ask for your help. Next time you are near your local library, go and browse, see what you can find and if you feel able, ask for my book. The power of 1 is a wonderful gift!

 

Forbidden Colours The Countdown Begins….

This time next week will see the release of my second novel ‘Forbidden Colours’. It is as though Christmas has come early. To say I am excited is an understatement. It is available for pre-order now on Kindle and will also be available in paperback as of December 8th. It would make a great stocking filler!!

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To get a taste for the book continue reading  Continue reading “Forbidden Colours The Countdown Begins….”