Holiday Free Read Returning

Now that we have Halloween in our rearview mirrors, and Thanksgiving and Christmas are just up the road, I rereleased ORGANIZED FOR CHRISTMAS WISHES for anyone who wants to get into the holiday mood for free. Yes, this title is Free through the holidays, and it’s available for download at all the online booksellers. But it will disappear again in 2022, so grab it while you can–and please tell any friends who like cozy mysteries. Click here to get to that book page with all the bookseller links.

Happy Holidays!

It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like…the Holidays

Now that the holiday rush has begun, I wanted to take a moment to tell anyone who doesn’t already know that I’m offering Organized for Christmas Wishes as a holiday gift ebook to anyone who wants a heart-warming cozy mystery. It is FREE now at all online bookstores. This is a shorter read–a novelette–and there’s no murder this time, but there is a seasonal mystery. It’s available in all ebook formats, and you can find links to all the booksellers at  —

As always, please share with friends and fellow readers, because I love for everyone to receive these gift ebooks. And if you would like to leave a short review, I would greatly appreciate it.

Take care. Have a wonderful holiday season. Grab this title while it’s FREE.

Labor Day Holiday Gift to All

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 —

and you can find all six books in the series together at this Amazon link


Happy reading everyone!

Giveaway Today on My FB Author Page!

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 — Good luck!

Just received this lovely box of books

Just received this lovely box of books

It’s Fri-YAY!

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–

Good Luck! I’d love for the winner to be someone I already know 🙂

Big Cozy Celebration for Agatha Christie’s Birthday Weekend!

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 her daughter looked alike and had the same expressions and acting mannerisms. Just one of those serendipitous bonus things that comes from indulging in old movies at exactly the right time. Read more…

It’s Simplify Your Life Week

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. Read more…

Winner of the Weekend Love Your Dog Magnet Giveaway

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!