#MyrtleMondays: Tidbits of Note

Greetings, Myrtle fans! This week I have a handful of fun things to share, so we’re just going to dive right in.

A Scottish titmouse as might be Observed during Myrtle’s upcoming journey to Argyll | Mark Medcalf, Wikimedia Commons

Did you know the word tidbit was titbit once upon a time? It meant a small bite of food and came from the same etymological lineage as titmouse—which, although indeed small, is not related to mice (from tit, an archaic word for small, and maisan, a Germanic word for small. So this wee bird’s name literally means smallsmall. Don’t you feel edified!) Now a tidbit is any small, delectable morsel—and I have several for you this week.

First, Premeditated Myrtle is a May Kindle Deal on Amazon! Just in time for summer holidays, only $1.99 nabs you an Exceptionally Travel-Friendly version of your favorite Edgar Award-winning mystery!

Admit it: you can’t wait to meet those dogs.

And while you’re at it, why not pre-order your copy of Book 5, Myrtle, Means, and Opportunity? Hardcovers, paperbacks, and e-books are all coming your way October 24, but pre-ordering now lets booksellers know just how many enthusiastic Myrtle fans are out there and waiting for more Myrtle & Co!

Next up, I am thrilled to announce that Myrtle Hardcastle Mysteries #4, In Myrtle Peril, has joined Premeditated Myrtle and Cold-Blooded Myrtle in becoming an Anthony Award Finalist. Huge thanks to Bouchercon, the World Mystery Convention, for the honor!

And since I know how excited you are for Myrtle’s next misadventure in Victorian criminology, you’ll enjoy my first interview for Myrtle, Means, and Opportunity! Thanks to Jessica at Just Another Teen Reading Books for including Myrtle in her “Yay For Middle Grade Books” roundup this week!

Peonies blooming for Mother’s Day (and yes, that is my Cat Mama shirt).

And lastly, here in the midwest, the peonies are blooming! Pictured above are our heirloom peonies, now on their third generation. Ours is still an adolescent and has only been blooming for a few years, but it’s getting more and more glorious every season. For a closer look at our Beloved Feline Sleuth’s namesake, check out this post: All About Peonies

This little Peony followed me home from Malice Domestic.

And those are the delectable morsels for this #MyrtleMondays. As Miss J. would say, bon appetit!

2 Responses to “#MyrtleMondays: Tidbits of Note”

  1. Laura Moore

    Congratulations on the Anthony nomination, you and Myrtle deserve every accolade. Titmice and peonies are two of my favorite things! Thanks for edifying me. 🙂

  2. Alisha Moore Cole

    The Westport and Beyond Doll Friends and the Westport Historical Society extend our warm and hearty CONGRATULATIONS! on the honors bestowed on yet another Myrtle adventure. We LOVE Myrtle and we LOVE you. Everyone is anxious for the next installment of Myrtle’s adventures.