So this is my version of how it happened…

I mentioned to James that Girls’ Night Out Murder should be in paperback around the 23rd or 24th of April. He gets very excited!! See, that’s where I should have known IMMEDIATELY something wasn’t quite right. Because the truth is, while James indulges my passion and is quite proud of me when my books come out, he’s CONSTANTLY on me about spending so much time writing that the housework gets behind. So the fact he was EXCITED should have tipped me off!

Anyway, I digress…so, I tell him my second book is due out soon, and he says, “We should celebrate!” My mind went wild!  My neurons are snapping all over the place, visions of different ideas pop into my brain…it’s a kaleidoscope of colors, sounds, smells…euphoria. I settle on our family dynamic reality and figure a day of window shopping (because I HATE spending money), and a nice dinner at Hereford House in Zona Rosa complete with steak and glass (bottle) of Cabernet would totally make me happy.

As I was getting ready to formulate my plan, he says innocently, “Hey, why don’t I see if the Royals are in town then?” Like the idea suddenly just came to him!!!  How blonde do you think I am?


HHHMMMM…now, don’t get me wrong, I LOVE going to the games, but I’m not sure this was ever my first response to WE SHOULD CELEBRATE…I also knew my reaction to this “innocent” suggestion was going to set the tone for the rest of the evening.



So, that’s how we ended up here…at Kauffman Stadium, James, Maddy and myself, all celebrating the release of Girls’ Night Out Murder.  Was it worth it? Yes! We always try to get our picture with the Moose antler guy, Maddy fills up on countless snacks…and tonight was extra special…Chris Young stopped to sign Maddy’s hat!!!

So that’s my story and I’m sticking to it! James may tell a different version, but since he doesn’t blog (and rarely ever reads anything I write), I figure my version is the CORRECT VERSION!

Thanks everyone for the many well wishes and support I’ve received as I embark on this endeavor. It’s my second book, and I hope to have book 3 out by September/October.