Sunday, April 5, 2015

What's Up Next?

Prolific mystery author F. M. Meredith (aka Marilyn Meredith) is my guest today, and she's answering the title question. The floor is yours, my friend:

There are several answers to that question.

What’s up next as far as today—it’s promoting this blog everywhere I can.

What’s up next tomorrow is promoting tomorrow’s blog and so on.

I’ve also got two in-person promotions coming up this month, and in both cases, I need to  prepare what I’m going to say. One is going to be my official book launch for Violent Departures, so a bit of extra preparation will be going into that.

While I’m promoting one series, I’m always writing one in my other series—so next is getting a chapter done each week in time to read to my critique group.

And if the question is really what’s up next for the Rocky Bluff P.D. mystery series? The answer is at this point I have no idea. I’ll probably continue with the personal life threads from Violent Departures. I’ve also been considering high-lighting the new Chief—Chandra Taylor in some way.  The time of year should be late fall, often the warmest weather on the coast.

I’ll be on the lookout for new and/or different crimes for the Rocky Bluff PD officers to contend with. And of course, there should be a murder of some sort.

Any of you out there have anything to suggest? Tell me in the comment section.
F. M. aka Marilyn Meredith

Blurb for Violent Departures:
College student, Veronica Randall, disappears from her car in her own driveway, everyone in the Rocky Bluff P.D. is looking for her. Detective Milligan and family move into a house that may be haunted. Officer Butler is assigned to train a new hire and faces several major challenges.
Bio:
F.M. Meredith, also known as Marilyn Meredith, is the author of over thirty published novels. Marilyn is a member of three chapters of Sisters in Crime, Mystery Writers of America, and on the board of the Public Safety Writers of America. Besides having family members in law enforcement, she lived in a town much like Rocky Bluff with many police families as neighbors.

Contest:

Because it has been popular on my other blog tours, once again I’m offering the chance for the person who comments on the most blog posts during this tour to have a character named for him or her in the next Rocky Bluff P.D. mystery.

Or if that doesn’t appeal, the person may choose one of the earlier books in the series—either a print book or Kindle copy.

Links:
Tomorrow I’ll be discussing The Importance of Place with http://marianallen.com/


11 comments:

  1. Thank you so much, John, for hosting me today since it's a holiday. (I didn't realize when I set this up.) I am glad to be here.

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    1. You're most welcome, Marilyn. Happy Easter.

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  2. Hmm. Suggestions for future Rocky Bluff P.D. mysteries? Not a one. I'll leave that up to you, Marilyn. I love the series!

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  3. Hi, Patricia--well I couldn't help but ask. Again, thank you for your kind words.

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  4. I guess you'll have to read the newspaper or listen to the evening news to get an idea for your next book, Marilyn. I also enjoy your books and I'm sure you'll come up with another great storyline for your next one.

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    1. I do find interesting crimes in the paper and do a what if?

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  5. It will be interesting to see how you promote Chief Taylor in your next book. Can't wait to find out. Another great blog post. Happy Easter to everyone.

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  6. Would love to hear some backstop on Chief Taylor too. You always manage to put in a cool twist.

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  7. Dee, makes me happy to see someone else's fingers type words independently. (Grin) I'll be thinking about Chief Taylor and what I can get her into or out of.

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