SHOTGUN,WEDDING, BELLS (Book #11 in the Kiki Lowenstein Mystery Series) By Joanna Campbell Slan Chapter 1 Our wedding day dawned like a scene from a fairy tale. Frozen rain coated the freshly fallen snow. The glassy surface glistened like a million tiny diamonds. Icicles hanging from the eaves of our house formed natural prisms, casting rainbows across the blanket of white. Sunlight transformed the long dead banks of … [Read more...] about An Excerpt from Shotgun, Wedding, Bells
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I've been re-reading Elizabeth Gilbert's The Signature of All Things for the authors' book club I belong to. The book was my choice. It's almost guaranteed to spark a lively debate for many reasons. I find myself intrigued by the way that Alma, the main character, can find beauty and wonder in the world around her. It is, I think, a talent well-worth having. To see past the broken, the ugly, and the dirty, and to find pockets of wonder. … [Read more...] about These Are a Few of My Favorite Things
Chapter 1 Early September... St. Louis, MO Sometimes you need to go backwards to move forwards. Especially when you doubt yourself and don't know what to do next. All my packing was done. Boxes that would go into storage formed an untidy wall around me. "Where you moving to?" asked one of the men from the van lines, as he flicked the butt of a Camel cigarette onto my lawn. Except it wasn't my lawn. Not anymore. So why worry? "I haven't … [Read more...] about Excerpt from TEAR DOWN & DIE
A Halloween Close Call A Kiki Lowenstein Novella By Joanna Campbell Slan The entire novella will be free from Oct. 29 through Oct. 31 (Tuesday through Thursday). On those days ONLY, you'll be able to "purchase" the novella at no cost. You can get your copy FREE on those days only by going to http://tinyurl.com/HalloweenCC Author's Note: In the timeline of Kiki Lowenstein's life, this comes after Group, Photo, Grave (Book … [Read more...] about Excerpt from A HALLOWEEN CLOSE CALL…
Last April, my longstanding publisher Midnight Ink decided to discontinue the Kiki Lowenstein Mystery Series. So I am now self-publishing the Kiki Lowenstein Mystery Series. I had self-published other books years ago, so this is will be fine…eventually…although there have been many changes since I founded "Spot On Publishing."I had already mastered the mechanism for putting short stories up on Amazon. They've made it very, very easy, … [Read more...] about Where Are the Paper Versions of the Kiki Books?