Thursday, March 28, 2013

What’s Next for F. M. aka Marilyn Meredith

Today I'm hosting friend and fellow mystery writer Marilyn Meredith, whose newest book is shown below. She's been busily engaged in a blog tour the past few weeks, and she's now huffing and puffing toward the finish line. The photo shows her at one of her many talks to readers and writers. Welcome, Marilyn.

While I’ve been on this tour, I’ve been writing the next book in the Rocky Bluff P.D. series. I’ve also been reading chapters from the next in the Deputy Tempe Crabtree series to the critique group I’ve belonged to for thirty-plus years. I’ll be doing the final editing soon and send it off to the publisher. And guess what that means? I have to start planning the promotion.

There is a lot that can be done on the Internet to let people know about a new book—almost too much.

Will I do another blog tour? I don’t know, maybe I’ll come up with something different. Anyone have any bright ideas?

Of course I’ll be continuing to promote Dangerous Impulses until that time. I’ll attend any craft and book fairs that come along, and of course I’ll be at the annual PSWA conference in July.

I plan to do a speaking engagement at our local library and anywhere else that I’m invited.

On a personal note, we have two grandsons getting married this spring, one the last weekend in May and the other, the first weekend in June. And we’re hoping our granddaughter can come visit with her new baby.

No matter what, I’ll be busy, I know. The good thing is that it’s busy with things I love to do and events I look forward to participating in. We’ve been blessed with a large family, so there is always something going on. (Anyone who is my friend on Facebook knows it isn’t always good stuff.)

I want all of you who have faithfully followed me along on this tour, I truly appreciate your interest and response. If you decide to try Dangerous Impulses I would be delighted if you’d write a review on Amazon, or just send me an email,

I’ll be contacting the winner of the contest by email and posting the results on my blog in the next couple of days.  Looking forward to seeing you, perhaps in person and if not, on Facebook.

Thank you, Chester, for hosting me near the end of my tour.

F. M. aka Marilyn

Now a bit about Dangerous Impulses:

An attractive new-hire captivates Officer Gordon Butler, Officer Felix Zachary’s wife Wendy is befuddled by her new baby, Ryan and Barbara Strickland receive unsettling news about her pregnancy, while the bloody murder of a mother and her son and an unidentified drug that sickens teenaged partiers jolts the Rocky Bluff P.D.


Marilyn Meredith a.k.a. F. M. Meredith said...

Thank you, Chester, for hosting me today. Some updates about what I wrote: my granddaughter is here from North Carolina this week--along with her hubby and their 7 month old daughter. Fun stuff.

Others offered to host me after I thought I'd finished setting up my tour--and my last stop will be April 1. After that I'll pick a winner or maybe two for my contest.

Patricia Gligor's Writers Forum said...

I've enjoyed reading your posts on the tour for Dangerous Impulses, Marilyn, but, seriously, I have to ask you a question. What kind of vitamins do you take? Every time I read about all that you do, I am amazed! You are obviously one of the best at multi tasking in the writing business and your energy seems to be limitless. What's your secret?

Marilyn Meredith a.k.a. F. M. Meredith said...

I take multi-vitamins for seniors and a bunch of other stuff. But believe me, I'm tired by the end of the day. My energy is at a high level in the a.m., but drains away by night time.

Morgan Mandel said...

It's truly amazing to me how you can get so many things done at the same time, Marilyn!

Morgan Mandel

Chester Campbell said...

I used to do a lot more than I do now, but Marilyn doesn't seem to have slowed down a bit. She's like the Energizer Bunny.

Marilyn Meredith a.k.a. F. M. Meredith said...

Aw Morgan and Chester, I have slowed down--I go like a house afire in the am but my battery starts running out in the afternoon.

Evelyn Cullet said...

Writing two different series' and keeping your readers happy, must be extremely difficult. I don't know how you do it.

Marilyn Meredith a.k.a. F. M. Meredith said...

Evelyn, it's like wearing two different author hats--when I'm writing the RBPD books, I'm writing for several POVs--in my Deputy Crabtree series, I stick to her POV. I seem to think different for each series. It keeps me happy and I hope the readers are too.

Marja said...

Marilyn, I'm delighted to hear about a new book. Keep up the good work because you sure keep us readers entertained. :)
Marja McGraw