Note: My friend Alyssa Maxwell has a new mystery, Murder at the Breakers. Thanks to her generosity we have an except below--and one lucky person will win an autographed copy. Enjoy ~ Your friend, Joanna Midnight approached. At twenty minutes to twelve, liveried footmen and hired waiters began moving like a silent army through the Great Hall, wielding trays filled with glasses of Uncle Cornelius's finest … [Read more...] about Murder at the Breakers–Excerpt and Contest
By Joanna Campbell Slan, www.JoannaSlan.com "Florida is a giant bug light for crazy people." ~ Phyllis Smallman, Sleuthfest 2014 It's no surprise to any author living in Florida that some of the craziest stories we can write are actually inspired by true events in our sunshine state. Join us in exploring a different side of Florida than the travel bureau promotes with our first Blog Hop sponsored by Florida Chapter of Mystery … [Read more...] about Honey, You'll Never Guess What Rolled Up in the Surf
Yes, this adorable Easter Egg is OOAK (One of a Kind), and I made it myself so it's totally imperfect! The outside is a luscious spring green, trimmed with gold lace. Inside as you can see, there's a vintage scene of Mr. and Mrs. Easter Bunny. HOW I MADE IT I'll tell you how I made it in another post! Can you say, "tutorial"? Suffice it to say, I tried several methods and most of them were abject failures. HOW TO WIN IT Starting tomorrow … [Read more...] about Giveaway–A Miniature Easter Egg
Petite! Please send Sally your email address so we can mail you the book! Sally's email is firstname.lastname@example.org Thanks so much! Joanna … [Read more...] about And the Winner of The Highway by CJ Box Is…
Note: Every Wednesday, Sally and I hope to feature a book that one of us is reading--or a piece from my own writing. We'll also be giving away a book or two or a box of them! THE HIGHWAY by CJ Box Purchased at Murder on the Beach, Delray Beach, FL I will never ever stop at a truck stop again. Nope. No way. Not after reading THE HIGHWAY by CJ Box. And what's so weird is that I've met CJ--we were guests at Murder and Mayhem in … [Read more...] about The Highway by CJ Box — Win Your Copy!
Sometimes I don't want to waste an entire plastic baggy on a small amount of stuff. But I still want to separate out my small crafting items. I've learned a simple way to divide one baggy into multiples. Time it takes: Shoot, how do I know? (Okay...) About five minutes or less. Supplies: * "ziplock" (press to seal) baggies * tape (I prefer clear packing tape, but you can also use duct tape or masking tape. The width should be 2 or 3 … [Read more...] about How to Turn One Plastic Baggy into Three Baggies