Loved being on another podcast, other than the one I run with my friends. Ella was awesome and just talking about doing what I love reminds me of how lucky I am to be an author.
You can listen to it on the link below.
Beagles Love Muffin But Murder is here!
Lyra is back in action when she and Cinnamon stumble on a murder.
The rest of the crew are there to help but will that put them in danger?
Naturally, she’s going to annoy the sheriff by poking into things, but they do concern her and more importantly those she loves.
You can pick up your copy as an ebook or in print.
Let’s be clear–33 books didn’t magically appear.
I spent years learning my craft before I pushed publish. Even now I upskill whenever I have time. Which leads me to the fact that it takes a looong time to write a book. Even when books are the same word count, some simply take longer than others.
There are those who write a book a month and others who manage 1 a year. My first book took several years. My last, 4 months. The difference between then and now is knowledge, belief, having a plan and deadlines.
While I endeavour to write 3-4 books a year. Everything hinges on my personal life. All the deadlines in the world don’t allow for being sick or family matters. Or pandemics.
One of the questions I get asked most often is ‘can anyone write a book’?
The answer is yes! This is completely true, but the fact remains that only a small percentage of those who would like to, ever do. The reason? It’s hard work.
I’ll talk more about that next time.
Out next month!
Muffin but clues!
When the unthinkable happens—another murder—ex-celebrity chef Lyra St. Claire is once more hounded by the paparazzi.
The sheriff doesn't appreciate her help, but how can she carry on as if nothing's happened? To make matters worse, her new server is causing problems at the diner.
Her beagle, Cinnamon, sniffs out more than muffins and Lyra has to make a choice between family and friends when love is in the air.
Will she solve the crime before the paparazzi make her worst fears come true?
Beagle Diner Cozy Mysteries are light and entertaining, with a passel of clues, delicious baking and a one clever beagle.
The real story of my becoming an author began decades ago, but the publishing story began in 2013 when three of my close friends and I decided to self-publish. My first book went up in 2014 and since then I've published 33 books over 2 pen names. That first book changed over the years and I probably should take it down as it's the only romantic suspense I have, but it's a great reminder of how far I've come - so it stays. 😊
There is so much more to tell you about the journey, and I'll continue to post over the next few weeks.
C. A. Phipps Author of Cozy Mysteries / Cheryl Phipps Author of Romance
𝐵𝑒𝒶𝑔𝓁𝑒𝓈 𝐿❀𝓋𝑒 𝒮𝓉𝑒𝒶𝓀 𝒮𝑒𝒸𝓇𝑒𝓉𝓈 𝒾𝓈 𝒽𝑒𝓇𝑒
Ex-celebrity chef, Lyra St. Clare is fighting for the new diner and to prove her innocence.
A local death becomes personal and not just because the person was a friend.
With her faithful beagle, who loves sniffing out clues, and a handful of friends, Lyra is hot on the trail of breadcrumb. Hopefully, her ideas aren't half-baked.
Also available in print.
Wow, Christmas is just around the corner and I have a little surprise for you.
Enter my Goodreads giveaway to get a chance to win one of 100 ecopies of Beagles Love Steak Secrets.
It’s so easy, you just add the book to your To Be Read pile and you’re entered!
Here’s the link:
The very best of luck. xx
The Beagle Dinner Mysteries continue with Beagles Love Steak Secrets.
Celebrity Chef, Lyra St Claire has moved to Fairview. Her home town seems idyllic, until a friend of the family is found dead.
What turns up after that makes Lyra fear she has dragged her friends and employees in a situation that won’t end well.
Preorder now for December delivery. https://amzn.to/3zuZakf
Not only is Beagles Love Cupcake Crimes here, but the reviews are looking good. Thanks so much if you’ve left one, I do appreciate it.
Lyra’s been fun to write or rewrite in this case. She’s changing, as you would if you were stalked, stolen from, and then involved in murder!
With her loving beagle by her side she’s not about to sit around and wait for answers. Even though it could put her into deeper and hotter water.
I’m already about done with the first draft for book 2 which will be out before Christmas. It’s already on preorder, so if you haven’t got book 1 yet, now would be a good time. https://amzn.to/3z0rOJH
Keep well and stay safe wherever you are.
Be in for your chance to win 1 of 100 books in this giveaway.
Good Luck! https://www.goodreads.com/giveaway/show/331297
Musings & Muffins
Here's where I share my latest news, reader goodies, and musings from life as a writer, wife, mother, grandmother and keen cook!