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Want a taste of what’s going on over at the blog tour for Dressed to Kill?  Check out this post on Shelley Wall’s blog where I talk about the secret.


The Secret to Life by Lynn Cahoon.

It’s finally here…. release week for Dressed to Kill.Dressed to Kill

I’ve got a lot of posts going up this week and next, but you can follow me at one or both of my blog tours.

Great Escapes Tour starts Tuesday June 23dressed-to-kill-large-banner640

The Dressed to Kill Tour starts Monday June 22Dressed to Kill Book Banner

Each tour has a mix of reviews, spotlights, interviews and guest posts. Come visit me to learn the skinny on what’s going on in an author’s mind.

In addition to those tour stops, I’m also at the following this week:

6/22 Lisa Kelley’s Blog

6/23  Dru’s Book Musing

Killer Characters

Romance Divas

SOS Aloha


6/24 Reader’s Entertainment

Mary Gramlich

Manic Readers

Romance At Random

Shelly Wall’s Blog


Little Reading Cabin



What else can I say…. (insert Kermit flail here.)  Guidebook to Murder won the Reader’s Crown for Mystery Fiction. I’m so proud of that book. People are enjoying their trips to the best little tourist trap around, South Cove.  :)

Check out the other category winners here.


Guidebook to Murder2 (eBook)

Yep, my first book released June 4th, 2012. The Bull Rider’s Brother was a launch book for a new F&W Press (the people who bring you Writer’s Digest) imprint. I met a lot of cool authors, made some good friends, and learned a lot about what it takes to publish/release a book. The Bull Rider's Brother

From the story of two brothers, a girl left behind, and a secret baby, more stories of the Sullivan family came to be. The Bull Rider’s Manager, The Bull Rider's Managerreleased in November 2012, and the long awaited The Bull Rider’s Keeper, The Bull Riders Keeper by Lynn Cahoon released in 2014. I self published, Shawnee Holiday, a novella set in the Bull Rider world also in 2014. And with that release, I learned more about my skill and talents as an author and a publisher.

Before the next book in the Tourist Trap series (Dressed to Kill) releases on June 23rd, I have a surprise for those who haven’t read all the books in The Bull Rider series.LynnCahoon_ShawneeHoliday_HR

The Bull Rider Collection releases on Monday. Currently, #77cents for pre-order, it’s a crazy deal. 



Memorial Day 2015

My dad died when I was just over a year, so we’ve always visited the cemetery on Memorial Day.  We’d cover coffee cans with aluminum foil, fill them with water and fresh flowers picked from our yard and go to north Nampa where Dad and his mom and dad were buried. I can still find their gravestones by turning at the next to last entrance, going by the maintenance shed, and looking for the Saunders’ stone. 225px-Peonies

Grandma and Grandpa Gardner were two rows up and to the west of that stone. Dad’s marker was deeper into the rows and further west. And the grave marker had Mom’s name already carved on her side of the plot. (It was cheaper that way.)

Which to be honest, kind of creeped me out as a kid. This year, my mom went to be with our dad.Mom and Dad

We also have a new stop, my father in law passed in October, so we’ll be taking Jim’s mom out to a little Illinois graveyard to visit.

And if we were back in Idaho, we’d have to visit my step father who passed earlier this month.

It’s been a hard year.

So do you keep up the tradition of visiting the graves on Memorial Day?

And plastic flowers or real?



Book 2 of the Tourist Trap series is on sale and on BookBub today.

Mission To Murder (eBook)

In the California coastal town of South Cove, history is one of its many tourist attractions—until it becomes deadly. . .

Jill Gardner, proprietor of Coffee, Books, and More, has discovered that the old stone wall on her property might be a centuries-old mission worthy of being declared a landmark. But Craig Morgan, the obnoxious owner of South Cove’s most popular tourist spot, The Castle, makes it his business to contest her claim. When Morgan is found murdered at The Castle shortly after a heated argument with Jill, even her detective boyfriend has to ask her for an alibi. Jill decides she must find the real murderer to clear her name. But when the killer comes for her, she’ll need to jump from historic preservation to self-preservation. . .

“Murder, dirty politics, pirate lore, and a hot police detective: Guidebook to Murder has it all! A cozy lover’s dream come true.” –Susan McBride, author of The Debutante Dropout Mysteries

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