And now for the moment you’ve all been waiting for (drum roll, please): Ms. Dee Ann Meets Murder is finally on Amazon! Yes, you can order a copy by simply clicking on this link . Easy peasy!From start to finish, writing and publishing this book has been a long, sometimes frustrating experience. As I’ve said before, I’ve been through countless revisions and quite a few editors. I’ve spent a lot of hours writing when I probably could’ve been volunteering in the community or working on my golf game.
But I felt I had a story to tell. This book has a fun plot that fits the cozy mystery genre, but it’s also a portrayal of the life of a young wife and mother in eastern North Carolina in the late 1970s. In that respect, the book is historical fiction. Although the plot is made up, the times are not.
Thus, while I hope readers will enjoy the who-done-it aspect of the book, my goal was also to depict the social and political issues of the day as seen through the eyes of my feisty heroine, Dee Ann Bulluck.
She’s not always likeable–she herself says, “I can be mean…”–but she’s funny. For example, here’s some of what she has to say about:
- Husband Joe: “No doubt lying on the couch and eating Little Debbie snack cakes can add a few extra pounds to a person.”
- Daughter Heather: “I couldn’t help believing Heather was the prettiest child in the world. In fact, I thought she bore a strong resemblance to the Gerber baby myself.”
- Her new hometown: “After ‘Where does your husband work?’ the second question Narrow Creek natives asked when meeting me for the first time was ‘Where do y’all go to church?”
I hope you’ll buy the book. And, as I say in a Note to Readers, if you enjoy Ms. Dee Ann Meets Murder, please do one or both of the following:
- Tell your friends to read the book (but let them buy their own copy!).
- Post a review on Amazon.com. It’s easy. Simply find Ms. Dee Ann Meets Murder, click on the title, click on customer reviews, and then click Write a customer review to add your two cents’ worth.
I’m excited that the book is finally on the market. Now I have to promote it. I’m not much of a salesperson, so please help!