#MyrtleMondays: Cold-Blooded Myrtle Tour Continues! Have I signed a book for *you* yet?

Cold-Blooded Myrtle has been out in the world for just under a fortnight, and the mysterious fun isn’t slowing down yet! Here’s where Myrtle Hardcastle Mysteries Book 3 has been recently, and where you might spot it (and, well, me) coming up!

On the Indie Next List! IndieBound’s bimonthly list of top picks for independent booksellers has once again honored the Myrtle Hardcastle Mysteries. You’ll see Cold-Blooded Myrtle in the November-December flyer!

At The Green Door Bookstore! One of Kansas City’s newest independent bookstores, The Green Door hosted a ticketed reading and discussion for kids and their parents—complete with (no joke) Mystery Cupcakes, baked by bookseller Christin Young’s talented progeny. This wonderful shop is fully bedecked for Hallowe’en, and stocked to the rafters with Myrtles! (I think all the cupcakes are gone by now, alas, but they have a coffee bar, and Christin makes a mean iced mocha.)

At Murder by the Book in Houston! Fellow Agatha- and Anthony-Award nominee Fleur Bradley (Midnight at the Barclay Hotel) joined me for a release day conversation about writing mysteries for kids—and reminded me that I had (and deserved!) cake.

Having Stansberry Pie with bookseller Alysha Welliver from Best of Books in Edmond, OK!

Seriously! Alysha made Cook’s famous pie for our event, and I swear I could almost smell the rhubarb! (Huzzah to that beatiful lattice crust there, Alysha!) You can find the Stansberry Pie recipe right here!

Reminiscent of a certain miller’s daughter and a room full of straw to spin…

At Rainy Day Books!  One of Kansas City’s oldest indie booksellers, Rainy Day hosted a virtual conversation with children’s book buyer Peggy Elscott (who claims this was her first time—and boy, she’s a natural!) The next day, I swung by the store for personalized inscriptions.

In Wichita! Thanks to Watermark Books (who hosted the virtual launch party for Premeditated Myrtle and How to Get Away with Myrtle), I virtually met with kids and librarians from Wilbur and Robinson Middle Schools, who interrogated me about the best and worst parts of being a fulltime writer (chatting with readers, deadlines).

Coming Up…

Tomorrow morning, I’ll be at the Tweens Read virtual book festival, chatting with Rena Barron and Sheela Chari about adventurous books for young readers. Should be exciting! Thanks to Blue Willow Bookshop in Houston for sponsoring our appearance.

Swamp Fox Books in Marion, IA CLICK HERE to register!


Elite Comics’ Annual Halloween Monster Bash benefit for Children’s Mercy Hospital. I’ll be there and in costume! (One guess what.)

Don’t forget, all the bookstores mentioned here have signed copies and/or bookplates of all the Myrtle Hardcastle Mysteries!

The dolls have gotten in on the spooky Christmas Display fun. Spot the clues from COLD-BLOODED MYRTLE’s cover!

Hope to see you at an event soon!


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