Mystery Author: Strong Women, Great Stories

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I write three series: The Loser Mysteries, The Dead Detective Mysteries & the Simon & Elizabeth (Tudor) Mysteries as well as stand-alones that offer readers "Strong Women, Great Stories."
These days I also answer to Maggie Pill, who writes a cozy sleuth series. Maggie is a lot like Peg, just younger, cooler, and funnier.

"Where's That Book?" You Might Ask

Coming Spring of 2014 (I was told!)
I've been asked many, many times in the last few months about upcoming books, with good reason. My last book released some time ago, and some fans have even asked if I'd stopped writing.
No. (Couldn't do it if I wanted to, because my brain keeps sending out ideas.)
What's happened is the slow publishing industry, which is frustrating for me as well as my readers.
Months ago I submitted the next Dead Detective, the next Loser, and the next Simon & Elizabeth to my publishers. They're in various stages of production, with Loser #3 likely to be the next release. No date's been given for the 3rd dead detectives (and no reason why it isn't moving along). The date for Simon's fourth adventure is 2015, due to some issues at the publisher that have nothing to do with me.
I know. It's frustrating.
Most people know very little about how a book goes from manuscript to book, and most don't care, except when it takes too long. Authors, too, wonder why the delay, but we remind ourselves our publishers are dealing with more books than just ours and an assortment of cover artists, editors, formatters, and marketing staff who all have schedules and holdups.
I know. It's frustrating.
As soon as I know something, I'll post it here. If you're signed up for my newsletter, you'll be notified by email. (If you're not signed up, go to Facebook and "JOIN MY LIST" by clicking on the pretty blue and yellow squares-- https://www.facebook.com/pages/Pegs-News/108697482481217?ref=hl --I only send out a newsletter when I have a new book coming out, so you won't get spammed with promotion.)
Summer in Michigan is a great time for book signings. If I had my way, I'd be spending my Saturdays at Horizon or McLean & Eakin or Saturn or Blue Phoenix or the Purple Tree, chatting with people about what we read and what I write. I can't schedule any signings until I have release dates.
I know. It's frustrating!

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