There’s an exciting time that happens right before a book launch—sweepstakes season. That’s when my brilliant marketing team at Berkley runs giveaways. Hooray for giving back to the reading community!
My next Sassy Cat Mystery, Mimi Lee Cracks the Code, will release on November 30, but its first sweepstakes happens now! That’s why S equals September Sweepstakes.
This exciting giveaway features four books AND a mysterious murder mystery game. It’s called the Detective Starter Pack Sweepstakes and goes from September 15 through September 25. I’m happy to be participating with Olivia Blacke, Jennifer Hawkins, and Jenn McKinlay.
For kicks, I asked my fellow authors to give me one fun fact about their current book. Check out our answers below:
The biggest challenge in NO MEMES OF ESCAPE was figuring out the mechanics of an escape room and making everything connect logically behind the scenes. Luckily for me, my bestie and his husband are escape room junkies, plus he’s worked at a couple of escape rooms, so I was able to pick his brain which was an immense help with designing a working escape room.
—Olivia Blacke (No Memes of Escape)
I stayed in an Art Deco style house on Catalina Island that was the inspiration (minus all the thefts) for the vacation rental in Mimi Lee Cracks the Code.
—Jennifer J. Chow (Mimi Lee Cracks the Code)
Fun fact: Not only are corgis said to have come to Great Britain with the Vikings but they are supposedly frequently ridden by fairies instead of horses, and that the white markings on a Welsh Pembroke Corgi’s shoulders are from the fairy saddle.
—Jennifer Hawkins (Murder Always Barks Twice )
My cover artist put a stack of books on the cover and one of them is the cover of the first book in the series. You have to look closely but I love how meta it is!
—Jenn McKinlay (Killer Research)
A fun, related collage (starting from upper L, going clockwise): Rocked an escape room; Catalina Island; Book 1 in the Library Lover’s Mysteries; fairy puzzle
Readers, what do you associate with September?