Monday, January 15, 2018

Tick Tock: A Stitch in Crime cover reveal

My last Insecure Writer's Support Group post didn't come right out and say that I won a much coveted spot in their short story anthology contest. Instead I pointed to links and hoped you'd follow them to find out my good news. I think I was still in shock. Am still in shock. Someday I'll write a post about it. When I have words. But right now I'm still speechless.

I want to thank the Insecure Writer's Support Group admin for hosting this event and for being the go-to industry support and resource that writers need.

Also, many thanks to Dancing Lemur Press for publishing our stories. Their reputation is equal to the IWSGs and speaks for itself.

And, finally, thanks so much to the admin and judges who donated their time to read all the submissions.


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And now, on to the cover reveal!

Take a look at this amazing cover. It makes me want to dig my hand into a bin of lemon drops! Or are those really lemons drops...?


The clock is ticking...

Can a dead child’s cross-stitch pendant find a missing nun? Is revenge possible in just 48 minutes? Can a killer be stopped before the rescuers are engulfed by a city ablaze? Who killed what the tide brought in? Can a soliloquizing gumshoe stay out of jail?


Exploring the facets of time, eleven authors delve into mysteries and crimes that linger in both dark corners and plain sight. Featuring the talents of Gwen Gardner, Rebecca M. Douglass, Tara Tyler, S. R. Betler, C.D. Gallant-King, Jemi Fraser, J. R. Ferguson, Yolanda Renée, C. Lee McKenzie, Christine Clemetson, and Mary Aalgaard.

 Hand-picked by a panel of agents and authors, these eleven tales will take you on a thrilling ride into jeopardy and secrecy. Trail along, find the clues, and stay out of danger. Time is wasting...

Release date is May 1, 2018!
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I read all genres of mystery, from procedural to cozy and paranormal.
Are you a mystery fan?
What is your preferred sub-genre?


22 comments:

  1. It really is your story that's the top feature - believe it!
    Cover rocks.
    Now, pass some candy.

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  2. Love the cover! And I really like mysteries too.

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  3. Congrats on winning the top spot. The cover is wonderful. Can't wait to read your story and find out more about those lemon drops. I love mysteries, especially cozy ones.

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    1. Thanks, Ellen! I'll read just about any mystery, depending on my mood (as long as it doesn't stress me out. LOL).

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  4. I'm so thrilled you like the cover. Besides the fact it just needs to be a good cover, I want the featured author's story to be represented well.

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  5. It's perfect! It's looks exactly how I wrote the scene, and really, it's where the real mystery begins. The illustrator chose well and did a great job!

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  6. Congrats on getting in the anthology AND winning the top spot! The cover looks great!

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  7. Congratulations on getting in the anthology! I like reading a variety of genres although I do have a tendency to veer towards scifi and fantasy, I also like cozy mystery, thrillers, and some contemporary fiction.

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    1. I'll read anything I can get my hands on. Sounds like you do too.

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  8. You're so humble! Now that you've wrapped your brain around your success, start shouting it out.

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    1. Just feeling so blessed, Elizabeth, and I hope to always stay humble. But inside, I'm shouting it to the moon!

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  9. Congrats all on the new release. Love the cover. Yes I enjoy mystery and thrillers but not horror. Read a little bit of everything.

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    1. I read everything--except horror! I'd never get a good nights sleep if I did. I have mad respect for Stephen King, but sorry!

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  10. It's a fantastic cover, and you get to trumpet the news all you want! I managed to miss Monday's reveal day, so I'm a day late--story of my life, but at least I beat the clock on this one :D

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  11. Yay for the anthology! I'm super excited to read it. As always, I'm certain the entries will be beyond fantastic.

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    1. I can't wait to read the rest of the stories too!

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  12. What a great cover! Huge congrats.

    I love mysteries. I think cozies are my favorite.

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