Cozy Mysteries with a Dash of Romance
Upcoming Release: The Hazard of Secrets
the 10th book in the Hearts in Hazard series
The Hazard of Secrets
27,498 of 55,000 words
Two hearts with dangerous pasts ~ Can they keep their secrets, or will murder force them to reveal all?
The Hearts in Hazard series
The Hazard of Secrets (coming 2019)
The Hazard for Spies (coming 2019)
The Hazards with Hearts (coming 2019)
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Into Death book 2
Christmas with Death
Christmas is for miracles, merriment, and murder.
Here’s the joy of working with a great cover design group like Deranged Doctor Design:
- I say artist in Greece, they find images with sketches of Greece.
- I say heroine’s favorite color is periwinkle; they find a place to use it.
- I say set in early 20th century; they find a costumed model with a period-appropriate dress.
- I say beach; they give me a beach with a lovely sunset.
- They actually gave me two cover options, one with a beached boat that had lovely colors . . . but no boat in this book.
Give your cover designer ideas but very little direction. Trust the designer’s aesthetic.
Find a cover designer with your aesthetic; my search took almost two years, which gave me time to focus on other writing. The wait was useful: I published the first three books in the Hearts in Hazard series back to back, which I believe increased their sales.
M.A. Lee’s NonFiction
The newest release in the Think like a Pro Writer is Discovering Your Novel. For more information, visit a Pillar Page with sample charts and pages at this link and to purchase, go here. The Look Inside feature gives the table of contents for the entire book as well as the opening pages (all run together! I cringe every time I see that set-up. I do know what page breaks are, but they never appear on the Look Inside.)
Think / Pro Planner (Think like a Pro Writer 2) is available here
2 * 0 * 4 Lifestyle planner ~ information here.