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Sunday, January 29, 2023

And the news just keeps coming


cj Sez: Wanted, Readers and Writers The Mobile Literary Festival returns (after the enforced pandemic hiatus) to the Ben May Main Library on March 11, 2023.

  For readers and writers of all genres and skill levels, the Mobile Literary Festival aims to inspire and educate. And attendance at the workshops and author panels is FREE! Check back with the Lyrical Pens weekly posts for more info. 


  It’s awards season all around the countrymovies, TV shows, theater, and BOOKS!  Malice Domestic has announced the nominations for the upcoming Agatha Awards.

From the Malice Domestic site:

  “The Agatha Awards celebrate the traditional mystery, best typified by the works of Agatha Christie. The genre is loosely defined as mysteries that contain no explicit sex, excessive gore, or gratuitous violence, and would not be classified as "hard-boiled." 

 There are too many wonderful nominees/books to list them all, but you can look for their names here:  

  I know many of the nominees, some of whom are members of writing groups to which I belong, so it’s impossible for me to have fingers crossed for the win for just one of them. So I’ll say, Congratulations to all and win or no, I send you all best wishes for wonderful reviews and sales.


  Everyone in Mobile, Alabama, has a Mardi Gras story. In the Mardi Gras Pieces anthology, the second installment of the Mobile Writers Guild Pieces anthology series, the guild members share their stories—some true and some fictional, some funny, some touching, and some downright chilling. 

  So don your beads, deck yourself out in purple, gold, and green, grab a Moon Pie or some King Cake (be careful not to swallow the baby), and coffee or tea and relax while you experience a little bit of the Mobile Mardi Gras tradition. 

 Valentine’s Day is coming up, too, and the Mobile Writers Guild created the Valentine’s Day Pieces anthology as the perfect gift. Amazon blurb: 

“Love is in the air, but so is something else . . . In this third installment of the Mobile Writers Guild anthology series, our members celebrate the traditional romantic aspect of Valentine’s Day with sweet and funny stories of hearts, flowers, and kisses, but they also explore the darkness that surrounds the day with a few tales of intrigue, madness, and murder."

And the anthologies are sale priced, too!

Buy Valentine’s Day Pieces now 


  That’s it for today’s post. You-all guys keep on keeping on, and I’ll try to do the same. Raising prayers for your health and safety.


  No inflation here: THE DAWGSTAR and DEATH ON THE YAMPA, my fast-paced, exciting suspense/thriller ebooks, are low-, low-priced at $2.99.

  P.S.  The Haunted Book Shop has signed copies of my books in stock. TO ORDER, contact The Haunted Bookshop here:  

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