Writing and baking…

The Ghost and the Church Lady comes out in two weeks! (You can preOrder the eBook!) It’s the 29th book in the Haunting Danielle series, and I plan to start on book 30th in February, for a May release. That story is already rolling around in my head. I’ll wait a little before I reveal that title and cover. 

For now, I’m spending a some time in my kitchen, trying to decompress. Yesterday I baked five loaves of banana bread (Mom loves it with her coffee in the morning). Did you know you can substitute flaxseed for eggs? I didn’t have enough eggs for five loaves, so I tried the flaxseed trick. To use in baking, use one tablespoon of flaxseed for each egg. Grind, mix with three tablespoons of water for each egg, whip together the ground flaxseed and water, and let it sit for about five minutes before you use it. It really worked. Plus, flaxseed has health benefits and is a great vegan alternative if you happen to be vegan. 

The banana bread turned out great with the flaxseed. The chocolate chips I added might have helped too.

Paying a lower price for a paperback book…

When it comes to paperback books, I prefer large print, because… well… they are easier for me to read. All books in the Haunting Danielle series come in both regular paperback and large print.

Unfortunately, large print paperbacks tend to be pricy because they contain more paper. The regular price of a Haunting Danielle large print paperback book is $22 these days. But did you know you can often get them for under $5? And if you have Prime, there is no shipping costs. (I am talking about new paperbacks, not used books.)

Amazon frequently offers paperbacks at a reduced rate—often lower than my production cost. How do they do this? I’m not really sure, but someone once told me it had something to do with overruns and then they want to move the books. I have no idea how true that is.

But, if you want to take advantage of these deals, this is what you do…

Log into my Amazon Author Page (click on Link).

Once there, scroll down and you will see a horizonal menu listing the offered formats. Click on PAPERBACK.

Once that pages opens, go the “Sort by” option on the right side of the page and choose Price: Low to High.

When I just did this, The Ghost Who Lied popped up at $4.23 in large print. It says there is only 1 left in stock. While I don’t always believe those “in stock” claims, I imagine there may only be one currently available.

But that’s not the only book offered at discount. There are two other ones from the series offered under $5, and about a half a dozen listed below the regular sale price.  All have limited copies at those prices.

If you check today and they are all gone, check back. I do this periodically and always find new ones on sale.

I suspect you might find this true for the paperbacks of other authors you read.

Happy bargain hunting!

I’m coming up for air….

It’s been a hectic six months, with packing up our house, moving from Arizona to Oregon, settling into our new home and remodeling, bringing Mom up here, preparing for the holidays, and writing a new book.

But my newest book, The Ghost and the Church Lady (Book 29) of the Haunting Danielle series), is off to the editor, and I can now take a little breather and look over my to-do list and see what I can cross off.

One thing I can cross off is the idea for my next book. It already came to me, The Ghost and the Medium will be Book 30, and it will probably come out in May. Look for The Ghost and the Church Lady on January 27, 2022.

We had a wonderful Christmas. It was the first time in years both my son and daughter, and their families, spent Christmas with us. Mom was here too.

I hadn’t cut or colored my hair since covid hit. But I was starting to look like a little old hippy, so my daughter gave me a trim while she was here. I have decided to embrace my gray, so no more hair dye. I once said I would never allow myself to go gray, but like Mom says, never say never. My hubby likes the color, and I figure I’ve earned all that gray.

I’ve been trying to take breaks and walk our property. The top photo is of our pups inside the gate, as I take off to walk the perimeter. This helps the pups to get their own exercise. While I’m walking on the property surrounding them, those two are running circles around their big yard.

Wishing you all a healthy and happy 2022!