I hope everyone is well and you’ve all been enjoying summer (in the Northern Hemisphere; winter in the Southern Hemisphere, right?). As we celebrate the Labor Day holiday in the U.S. — equating it with school starts (in whatever capacity is available this year) and the end of summer (yay! I’m not a fan of summer heat & humidity) — I’m looking forward to a fabulous fall. To celebrate the holiday, I’m giving away copies of Organized for Picnic Panic. It’s available free for a limited time at all the booksellers worldwide. All you have to do is go to your favorite online bookstore and download 🙂 Here are the links to get your copy and feel free to share the news with friends who enjoy a good mystery — Amazon – http://smarturl.it/O4PP Barnes&Noble https://smarturl.it/O4PPbn Kobo https://smarturl.it/O4PPkobo Apple https://smarturl.it/O4PPapple and you can find all six books in the series together at this Read more…
I’m giving away a signed print copy of Frugal Lissa Finds a Body over on my Facebook Author page. To enter, find the pinned post at the top with the graphic below and comment with what you’re currently reading. The winning name will be drawn tomorrow night and posted at the end of the FB post. If you haven’t already liked my FB Author Page, be sure and like it if you want to get notified when the winning name is drawn. Here’s the link — https://www.facebook.com/RitterAmesBooks/ Good luck!
Everyone ready for trick or treat? Wanted to treat readers early–no tricks! Organized for Masked Motives is Free today until midnight–when all the ghosts, ghoulies and free Halloween mysteries disappear. Grab yours before the price goes up again. BOO! Click here to grab your free copy!
It’s Fri-YAY! YAY! And Fresh Fiction is spotlighting Lissa & Honey in one of their October contests this month. You can win a huge canvas totebag (19″x15″x6″) and an Amazon gift card–U.S. entries only (sorry!). Click this link to enter– https://gleam.io/Q6epM/ritter-ames-october Good Luck! I’d love for the winner to be someone I already know 🙂
Tomorrow is the Agatha Christie’s birthday. Longtime fan–bet you are too, right? I recently watched the movie Agatha starring Dustin Hoffman and Vanessa Redgrave. I never saw the film when it came out in 1979, but BritBox had it on the schedule and I settled in one Sunday afternoon, ready to be transported to the fictionalized 11 days in 1926 when Agatha Christie disappeared–and what could have happened. I was entranced! The movie made me love Dustin Hoffman even more than I already did, increased my dislike of Timothy Dalton (though I do credit that he’s excellent at playing jerks in his roles, and excelled in this one; just like he played the perfect villain in The Rocketeer). Also, since I’d watched the newest season of Grantchester, where Jemma Redgrave plays the mother of the new vicar, I was amazed at how much Vanessa–at about the same age as Jemma is now–and Read more…
Lovely cozy mystery sale running at this End-of-Summer Cozy Mystery Sale where you’ll not only find a couple of dozen books sale priced at 99¢ or Free, like my Organized for S’more Death. You can also enter to win a Kindle Fire. Good luck!
The first week in August begins SIMPLIFY YOUR LIFE WEEK. No, I’m not advocating “If it doesn’t give you joy, you must throw it away.” But we should spend time thinking about what makes our life a little less stressful, and we can applaud that and cheer about items playing a role. We’ve all heard the “less is more” slogan, and yes, it is easier to find things when it’s not part of a crowd. But just “throwing away” is wasteful, and without being present in the moment as we acquire things–instead just grabbing up what does the trick when we’re in a panic over something–we’re destined to repeat our mistakes again and again.
Happy Monday, all! I love starting a new week announcing prize winners! So much fun seeing all the entries over the weekend for the magnet giveaway, and I loved seeing what everyone wrote about the dogs in their lives. My neighbor’s granddaughter came over yesterday evening and drew the winning names. Congratulations Lisa Hudson and Susie Johnson! Y’all are the winners of the magnets! You can send me a message from the Contact page here on this website, or message me on Facebook with your snail mail address, and I’ll get your magnets in the mail. Thanks, everyone, for coming by and entering. We’ll have more giveaways coming soon!
Anyone who follows me on Facebook, this blog, or even my new Frugal Lissa cozy series knows I love my dog, Honey. Recently, I was shopping for my loveable Lab and found these fun and “oh, so accurate” magnetic paw prints that tell the world how so many of us feel about our fabulous pups. They’re about 5 inches high (and wide) and the magnets work for your refrigerator, your car, or any place you’d like to tell the world about the pet you love.
When Honey and I went to the bank recently, the teller asked if I had a new book coming out. I said, “Actually, Honey and I both have a new release.” I explained our favorite Labrador was a character in Frugal Lissa Finds a Body, how it was a cozy mystery about a money-saving blogging mom of two, and that Honey was the canine creative advisor for the book. Our teller was so excited for Honey that she gave her a pair of Pennywise sunglasses to wear. What do you think? Is hot pink her color? Have a happy Sunday, everyone! Honey is 🙂