I’ve been neglecting the blog lately, but I have a good excuse! I’m working on two exciting Minty Fresh endeavors:
Firstly, I’m busily drafting A Burnt Island Burial Ground, the third book in the Lindsay Harding series. Although I’m still a few months from publication, here’s a little sneak peak of the Back Cover blurb:
“We hid the body. The money belonged to everyone, but we stole it for ourselves. You have to help me give it back before it’s too late. If I don’t stop this, that money’s gonna drag us all straight down to hell.”
With these words, whispered to hospital chaplain Lindsay Harding as part of a cryptic confession, the stage is set for another intricately-plotted Mount Moriah mystery. All signs seem to point to a murder, but no one can find any trace of a body. Lindsay’s sure that not all is as it seems, but she’ll need hard grit and quick wit to follow a trail that leads from the deathbed of a wealthy textile magnate back through history to Burnt Island, a remote patch of swampland in eastern North Carolina.
Lindsay’s task is made all the more complicated by the quickly shifting landscape of her personal life. After pre-wedding jitters jeopardize a relationship that seemed to be her best shot at happily-ever-after, Lindsay falls under the spell of a charming stranger. Whether she gets another chance at love will depend on following her heart…and on whether she can keep that heart beating for long enough to unlock the mystery of Burnt Island.
The second major development here at Minty Fresh HQ is that I got word last week that A Murder in Mount Moriah is being turned into an audiobook by ACX! I just listened to the first few voice-over artist auditions, and they are SO GOOD. I’ll be posting more on my progress with that as the project takes shape.
Oh! If you don’t yet own A Death in Duck on Kindle, now’s your chance to snarfle up a copy for dead cheap. It’s only 99¢ until January 21st.
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In case Amazon’s interested, their giving me a chance to buy audiobooks at a terrific discount if I’ve purchased the book from AMZ has had me buying more books than I have for years.
I hope you’re as lucky in your audio narrator as Debbie Macomber, Victoria Houston, and Lee Harris have been. And that you’ll find one who understands that conveying a male voice doesn’t require dropping all support and rasping gruffly — it’s more a matter of tempo, I concluded after listening to some of the great British readers.
I’ve been amazed and sorrowed at the non-quality of the readers of so many of my favorite American authors, with Sarah Paretsky, Marcia Mullen, and Aaron Elkins at the top of the list (Aaron & Charlotte’s Lee Ofsted golf series have a very good reader though).
I’ve heard the first five chapters of the recording so far, and I’m pleased to say that the actress (Holly Adams) is a genius! She hits the humor beautifully and her character voices are all unique and not overdone. Can’t wait to hear the whole thing.