Being Kind to Yourself
If you’re like me, you put everyone else in your world first.
Yeah, I kind of hate to admit it, but I do. I even write about women who value friends and family at their own expense, so you’d think I’d recognize what I’m doing. Like most of us, I tend to shortchange myself and ignore my own needs.
So once in a while, I treat myself. I buy a new craft toy, or paper, or order something small. Usually I forget what I’ve ordered. When it shows up in my mailbox, I’m thrilled. Sometimes I pre-order books and forget about them. When they show up in my e-reader, I’m happily surprised.
And boy, do I have the perfect thing for you to order. It’s only 99 cents. It’s an e-book I put together with a dozen of my best author-buds. We call it Happy Homicides: Thirteen Cozy Holiday Mysteries. At 625-pages long and only 99 cents, it’s a real steal. You can pre-order your copy now, for an October 15, 2015, release.
But we’ve gone the extra step. We’ve added a special gift, a bonus file full of recipes and craft ideas. All you need to do is send an email to the special address inside the book and the computer will automatically send you the nifty bonus file.
You might be wondering, Why would thirteen authors put together a book that’s so cheap? What’s wrong? Are they all hacks? There has to be something wrong with their work or they wouldn’t do this!
Actually, our group is made up of New York Times bestselling authors, USA Today bestselling authors, and national bestselling authors. We’ve won a variety of awards for our writing.
In fact, we’re betting that once you try our work, you’ll want to buy other books we’ve written. Consider Happy Homicides an “almost free sample,” like a taste test you’d get in a grocery store. (I love those, don’t you?)
So we’ve put our best (metaphorical) foot forward with these stories. There’s no graphic sex, no foul language, and no graphic violence. We’ve written about dogs, friendship, sisterhood, family, and communities. I’ve written two stories, one about my scrapbooking sleuth Kiki Lowenstein, and another about my DIY sleuth Cara Mia Delgatto. Some of the stories are cute. Some are edgy. Many are moving and appeal to our higher selves. For a full list of the stories and their themes, go to https://cms05.initial-website.com/app/369505014/628149/
Why not be an elf to yourself? For only 99 cents, you can pre-order Happy Homicides and forget about it. Make a note of October 15 on your calendar and prepare for a sweet surprise.
Editor’s Note: Joanna Campbell Slan writes the Kiki Lowenstein Mystery series, featuring an ace scrapbooker and mom who lives in St. Louis. She also pens the Cara Mia Delgatto mysteries set in Florida. Her serialized short stories appear regularly in our magazine. Learn more at www.JoannaSlan.com