Lia was joined in a panel of Michigan Writers by Joyce Benvenuto (poet), Karen Dean Benson (historical fiction), Alyssa Alexander, Kristie Dickinson, Mo Parisian, & Martha Steinhagen. It was a great panel discussion responding to questions by our Moderator Annelise Gordon. Lia met the staffer for the Lansing State Journal and gave her a copy of "One Dog Too Many". She is going to give it to Ray Walsh, the LSJ reviewer.
Lia Farrell is hard at work unearthing and editing the Synopses for all 6 of our books. Our publisher is interested in approaching their subsidiary rights agents about possible submission to Hallmark Movies and Mysteries (they are looking for new material) or Hollywood. We are thrilled and hope for interest.
In addition to the Synopses for each of the books, we are putting together a synopsis for all 6 books. Now that's a challenge! Rather than reprise the plots of each individual book, we have decided to focus on our characters. (See pix below of our idealized visions) Over time, we've learned that our readers truly care about the characters we have created and hate to leave their stories. As we move forward with our proposed spin-off, we will be taking Wayne Nichols, Detective and Dory Clarkson, Investigator with us. Naturally, Wayne will remain friends with Ben Bradley, Sheriff of Rose County, and Dory will keep in touch with both Suzanne and Mae December.
We were recently approached by a young woman who records audio books for the sight impaired. She was interested in our books! We contacted our publisher, Camel and they were enthusiastic. They happily supplied the requested book files so the Library can do the audio books for their Talking Book Library. They are going to produce all 6 books in your mystery series in the future.
Here's the publisher's quote: I am thrilled by this opportunity for your series. Your books will now be listened to by readers with vision limitations and/or who are blind.