Wordless Wednesday (staying with the Door County theme)

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FREE Mystery Ebook from 5/20 to 5/22!!!


This is the last time I will be utilizing Amazon’s KDP Select free days. After July, I’m not renewing my KDP membership since the whole system seems to be changing. Plus, I only have one book, so the free days aren’t as beneficial for me as for some authors. Don’t get me wrong – I’m not complaining. The free days have helped me quite a bit and I am very grateful.

In any case… Murder in Death’s Door County will be “on the house” from today (Monday) through Wednesday! So, travel vicariously to Door County, Wisconsin – a beautiful area! 🙂

Ebook FREE ALL DAY 4/26 Too!

In an attempt to maximize my KDP Select days on Amazon, I’m making my book, MURDER IN DEATH’S DOOR COUNTY, free for one more day this week. It will continue to be free today!


Mystery Novel FREE ALL DAY 4/25 & A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Door County

Wisconsin is an unusually friendly state. I don’t know why, but I know that it is pretty universal in this state. Personally, I think the whole Midwest is pretty special and I think what happened this week is pretty rare. As you may know, this whole blog started because of my little mystery novel, MURDER IN DEATH’S DOOR COUNTY… well, this past weekend, a similarly titled book in the same genre was released. A pair of authors, Rosalind Burgess and Patricia Obermeier, have written DEATH IN DOOR COUNTY! Similar titles, no? Yes, similar titles very much so. A little chill went through me when I first saw it. I think a little chill went through one of the two women who wrote DEATH IN DOOR COUNTY, too.

But she, Patty, kindly reached out to me in friendship. I responded in kind. We’ve exchanged some lovely emails and hopefully will meet face-to-face soon. I’m not competitive at all and I think that a couple of good mystery novels that showcase beautiful Door County are a very good thing!

So, if you feel moved to grab my book, MURDER IN DEATH’S DOOR COUNTY, please check out Roz and Patty’s book, too. 🙂 I love that I’ve made new friends through this whole thing.

The Bed and Breakfast that my fictional one (The Lighthouse Inn) is modeled after. The building, not the characters. 🙂

Famous Door County sunset in Ephraim.

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Ferry that takes people from Gills Rock to Washington Island.


Winter in Door County

I set my cozy mystery in Door County because I really just love that area of my beloved state. With its abundant trees, great shorelines, and fantastic sunsets, it boasts a lot of natural beauty. And the people who live up there are friendly and kind, plus they are very careful in allowing which businesses can settle up there. As a result, when you go to Door County, you can really “get away”.

In summer, it means you get away with a lot of other people. Which can be a lot of fun. There is always something to see and do. However, winter presents a different set of options, including the bonus that you pretty much get the whole place to yourself.

As Brian Clark writes in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, winter brings a whole host of things to do:  http://www.jsonline.com/features/travel/winter-in-door-county-offers-solitude-quiet-7s7pi18-181595341.html

If you are able to get away and head to Door County this winter, be sure to dress warmly. And enjoy one the sunsets, which are available year-round!