Hey, gang, it’s been a while since I’ve posted, I know. I’ve been revising the 2nd book in the Frugal Lissa Mysteries series and will put it up for preorder soon–my designer is working on the book cover, so there will be a reveal on that in the coming weeks too.
My dog Honey has been excited by this series, too, since she’s my canine co-author and the model for the blonde Labrador retriever in the mysteries. And boy, does that dog have a nose for finding murders! You can spot her busy tail in the lower right corner of the cover.
In the meantime, the first book in the series, Frugal Lissa Finds a Body, is available now in preorder at all booksellers (YAY!) and even better, it’s preorder price right now is half-off the regular sale price! The book will go to $3.99 at release. So, if you want a bargain, grab a copy before the special pricing disappears!
I’ve had so much fun writing this series. It’s all in my main character, Melissa (Lissa) Eller’s, point of view, and she doesn’t pull any punches about anything. She’s a stay at home mom with a globe-trotting husband, and their two young sons keep her life grounded and full of challenges & humor. But because the household money doesn’t come in as regularly as if her hubby had a regular 8 to 5 job, Lissa found she must “recycle every copper penny until it’s as thin as aluminum foil.” She accomplishes that feat by staying up on every money-saving reward, rebate, and resale opportunity, as well as grabbing loss-leader and coupon bargains when she sees them. To help other families in the same budget boat, Lissa also blogs about how to save and “keep the jingle in your pocket.” She shares these same money-saving tips in the books, as well as family-friendly recipes that help keep the food budget down too. She has a real talent for spotting frugal options in life, and in this book learns she also has talent for unmasking murderers. Which is good, since the police had her fingered as suspect #1 in the murder.
If you’d like to read an excerpt of the book, check out the Frugal Lissa Finds a Body page on my website and scroll down to the black bar that says Click to Read an Excerpt. Click those words, and the first chapter will open up. That page also includes the links to all the booksellers, but if you’d like to just go straight to your favorite bookseller’s book page, here are all the links —
Hope everyone has a wonderful and frugal week!