New Releases

By now you probably know the latest books in the Two Old Biddies Mini-Mystery SeriesMiner’s Mystery Soup and Gossip Knits a Killer are out and available for your Kindle or Kindle app.

I’m working on a Senior Delinquent Mini-Mystery at the moment, Dead, With a Dose of Karma.  If you haven’t checked out that series yet, go over to Amazon and get the first book, Yea! The Old Grouch is Dead.  (There’s a sneak peak of the book at the end of Gossip Knits a Killer.)

Readers have been asking me how I can write both of these series at the same time.  The answer is that I keep a binder for each one, so I don’t get names and places mixed up.  And I’m even thinking of starting another series called Cookie Crumbles Mini-Mysteries!  Why do I write these novellas?  Because I LOVE telling you stories.  What other job lets you lay around in your pajamas all day, telling people stories?  I have the best job in the world!

But don’t worry, Two Old Biddies fans.  That series is still going strong in my mind, and will always be my go-to series to write.  In fact, I’m planning the next one right now.  It will be called Slip One Cyanide.  In that one, Miss Vickie will be in trouble!  (Hey, who says this 73-year-old writer can’t multi-task?)

Well, that’s it for now.  I’ll try to write a new blog each week to keep you updated.  Until then, Happy Reading!

Jill-Ayn

PS.  Come on over to my Facebook page and find me on Pinterest.  My boards I pin to will give you some insight into my crazy mind…LOL!

Journaling Like Ben Franklin

Hello Fellow Readers and Writers–

Remember the Ben Franklin Planners that were popular in the 70s? I tried them, as well as numerous planners over the years, but I think I must have a touch of ADHD, because I could never stick with one for more than a week. Even the newly-popular bullet journal (or . . . → Read More: Journaling Like Ben Franklin

Hooray!

Hello Fellow Readers and Writers–

After a LONG drought, I’ve finally published the newest in the Two Old Biddies Mini-Mystery Series. It’s called Enmeshed in a Cold Case, and, according to some who’ve already read it, it’s the best one so far. Since it’s #15 in the series, that’s saying a lot! I’m also planning . . . → Read More: Hooray!

A Legitimate Excuse Not to Write

Hello Fellow Readers and Writers–

My apologies, but I have a “legitimate” excuse for not writing books and blogging. Really.

In January, I had cataract surgery on my right eye. Everything went fine, and I was seeing amazingly well by the third day.

Then came the surgery on my left eye in March. I was . . . → Read More: A Legitimate Excuse Not to Write

Developing a Daily Writing Habit

Hello all you writers out there. Want to increase your output? Then how about trying to write EVERY DAY? It doesn’t have to be much–a page or two, or a scene or a chapter is all. You’ll be surprised what this simple act can do for you.

But how do you get into the daily . . . → Read More: Developing a Daily Writing Habit