If you've enjoyed the Vintage Toyshop Mysteries, you might also enjoy the board games that Liz and her family and friends play. While many of those take 3 of 4 players, what do you do when you're quarantined at home with one other person? Here are some great games you can play with two people!
These games are only a sample of the games I enjoy and represent my personal opinion only. I don't receive any compensation for posting recommendations.
Death of a Russian Doll will release in October of 2018, and pre-order links are being posted on various booksellers. Check your favorite!
The summer is winding down, and now that book 3 in the VIntage Toyshop Mysteries is turned in, I'll be attending a host of events coming up...maybe one near you! This list may not be complete. Check back for more!
Murder on the Toy Town Express, released, October 10th
Liz McCall has come to love running her father’s vintage toyshop back home in East Aurora, NY, so when the Train and Toy Show comes to town, she’s all aboard for a fun toy-filled weekend. The only hitch is that her childhood bully Craig McFadden, now local business rival, has set up a booth next to hers. But the fun and games are over when Craig falls from the ceiling in a publicity stunt gone wrong.
What was initially thought to be a fatal accident proves much more sinister. Pulled into the case by her feelings for both Ken, the police chief, and Jack, her high school sweetheart whose brother is one the prime suspects, Liz dives headfirst into the investigation. But as she digs deeper, she’s shocked to learn her father may have been the intended target.
The trouble train is barreling down and Liz may have just bought herself a first class ticket in Murder on the Toy Town Express, Barbara Early’s delightful second installment in her Vintage Toyshop mysteries.
November 19th, 2pm - Audubon Library Local Author Event
November 25th, Noon - Buffalo History Museum Local Author Event
Address: The Buffalo History Museum - One Museum Court, Buffalo, NY
An annual favorite! Meet and greet with local authors. Great gift ideas for holiday shopping. More than 65 local authors will be on hand to meet and greet readers and sign purchased books. The wide range of publications-including cookbooks, neighborhood, regional and military history, novels and coffee-table books makes this a perfect opportunity to shop for a variety of tastes. Museum admission free during event hours.
December 2nd, 1pm - Signing at Clarence NY Barnes and Noble
I have to admit, author newsletters aren't quite my favorite thing. And somehow, I've managed to avoid them, thus far. Until a recent meeting with a representative from my publisher, where they rather...suggested that I start one.
Now, if I'm going to have a newsletter, it's going to be a fun one. I'm planning games, giveaways, vintage toys, maybe some background on the town where the books are set (yes, it's real!), and sprinkled with occasional news about my books. To kick it off, if you subscribe now, you'll be entered to win either a copy of Death of a Toy Soldier or an advance copy of Murder on the Toy Town Express!
Subscribe by July 15th to be entered.
Liz McCall, the amateur sleuth at the heart of the new Vintage Toyshop series, is blogging over at Killer Characters on July 29th! So go read what she has to say and enter to win this Super Swag Pack PLUS the advance review copy of DEATH OF A TOY SOLDIER.
(Sometimes Blogger hiccups. If you can't post a comment over there, leave one here, and I'll make sure your name is entered!)
To enter, comment below. Be sure to leave your email address when prompted, so that I can contact you if you win! (Email addresses are not displayed.) Sorry, US addresses only.
October 6th, 7pm, Amherst, NY Barnes and Noble. Launch night and Women of Mystery panel with WNY authors Beverly Allen, Alice Loweecey, and Sandra Block. A signing will follow the panel.
October 8th, 8am, Raleigh, NC (As part of Bouchercon) Author Speed Dating.
October 11th, 10am, Raleigh, NC (As part of Bouchercon) Panel: Why are some 'traditional mysteries' comfort reads? With Greg Lilly [Moderator] Jennifer Kincheloe, Carolyn Mulford, Rhys Bowen, and Beverly Allen. Panel is followed by a signing.
October 12th, Noon, Oakmont, PA Mystery Lovers Bookshop. Refreshments, talk, and signing with Beverly Allen and Alice Loweecey.
October 15th, 5:30pm, Buffalo, NY Larkin Square. Appearance with Beverly Allen, Sandra Block, and Alice Loweecey.
October 24th, 1pm, Dewitt Barnes and Noble (Syracuse, NY) Author signing with Beverly Allen and Alice Loweecey.
October 28th, 6pm, Borg-Warner Room, Tompkins County Public Library (Ithaca, NY area) Author Panel: Scare Tactics: creating villains, building suspense, springing surprises on the reader.
November 6th, 6-8pm, Clarence, NY Barnes and Noble. Local author group signing.
November 28th, 1-3pm, East Aurora, NY Bookworm Book Store. Signing with Beverly Allen and Alice Loweeceyfor small business Saturday!
October 5 -- Fresh Fiction, Guest Post
October 6 -- fuonlyknew - Review, Giveaway
October 7 -- Lisa Ks Book Review - Review, Guest Post, Giveaway
October 8 -- Booklady's Booknotes - Review, Interview, Giveaway
-- Carstairs Considers - Review
October 9 -- Escape With Dollycas Into A Good Book – Review, Giveaway
October 9 -- Cozy Up WIth Kathy - Interview, Giveaway
October 10 – Brooke Blogs - Review, Giveaway
October 11 – Shelley’s Book Case - Review, Guest Post, Giveaway
October 13 -- Gotta Write Network - Guest Post, Giveaway
-- Book Dilettante - Review
October 12 -- Wicked Cozy Authors, Guest Post
October 14 -- Dru's Book Musings - Guest Post, Giveaway
October 17 -- Lori's Reading Corner - Guest Post, Giveaway
October 23 -- Open Book Society, Review
October 24 -- A Cozy Girl Reads - Review, Giveaway
earned an engineering degree, but after four years of doing nothing but math, developed a sudden allergy to the subject and decided to choose another occupation.