Happy July! Hope everyone had a pleasant 4th and is having a nice summer. We just got back from a week-long cruise in Alaska, which was wonderful. Living in South Florida, we always try to chose places with cooler weather and we weren't disappointed. I got to catch up on my own reading without feeling guilty that I wasn't writing! I sent the latest Sugarbury Falls book to my publisher before the trip and am waiting to see some covers. I just started writing the next Sugarbury Falls book (on page 5 as of today:) I normally go back and forth between my two series but left The Tainted Course with a little cliffhanger so I thought it was only fair to write the next one quickly! I set up a promotion for Murder, of Course in anticipation of the new book's release. The ebook is on sale for 99 cents this week. Hope all is well. Please let me know if you are interested in reviewing the new book, though it's not yet formatted for kindle so it'd be in the form of a PDF.
Wishing You a Happy Mother's Day or just a Happy Weekend! For those of you who are mothers, enjoy your day tomorrow! For the teachers out there, hang on a few more weeks. Nothing like the end of the year with sixth graders to fuel the desire to be a full time author! Everyone else, wishing you a great weekend. Thank you all for your support. I love hearing from you and nothing makes me happier than to know my books are being enjoyed. I am currently working on the next Sugarbury Falls book, tentatively titled A Tainted Course. It's about the new school superintendent who moves to town and dies after eating dessert at Coralee's Outside Inn. Of course Emily and Henry have to save Coralee's reputation, and the murdered woman's daughter is Maddy's friend.
This week, Murder is Medical ebook is on sale for 99 cents, if you haven't yet gotten a copy. If you've already enjoyed it, please take a minute to review it on Amazon and Goodreads. It's always free, as are all my other books, on KU.
Through April 12, go to Goodreads.com, and enter a giveaway to win one of 20 ebook copies of A Deadly Course, the first of the Sugarbury Falls series featuring Emily and Henry Fox, friends of Susan and Mike Wiles, who have moved to Vermont and wind up a husband and wife sleuthing duo!
Murder is Medical, the tenth book in the Susan Wiles Schoolhouse Mysteries, begins with retired teacher turned sleuth Susan Wiles attending her son’s Match Day ceremony in St. Louis. Yes, this is based on real life experience. My husband and I flew to St. Louis last spring to attend our son’s ceremony at Washington University Medical School. It’s an exciting day for fourth year medical students and their families—in my opinion, even more so than graduation. Let me explain Match Day. When you finish medical school you’re a doctor, but you’re not really a doctor. You have to do more training to become the specific type of doctor you want to be. This training is called residency. Senior year of medical school is spent applying and hopefully interviewing at hospitals where you wish to do your residency. Medical Students rank their choices, and the residency programs rank their applicants. If two students are a couple, and are graduating and heading to residency at the same time, they can ask for a “couples match” to end up in the same hospital or city. My son and his girlfriend did this and are doing their residencies together in St. Louis. She is specializing in emergency medicine, and my son is specializing in radiology. In Murder is Medical, Cara and Evan are based on my son and his hopefully one day, fiancée. Susan wants the engagement to happen as much as I do!
Happy March!I hope everyone is doing well. I just returned from a writing conference and it's hard to wake up today and go to my day job as a teacher--especially the week before spring break. The kids have felt the need for spring break for weeks already! All I want to do is sit home and write my book... At the conference, I heard a workshop on comedy in writing by Tom Straw, the inspiration for the TV show Castle, sat in and learned about writing for young adults (not considering it now but maybe someday), listened to editors and agents talk about the publishing business, heard a speech on forensics, and networked with authors from all over the country. It's so much fun being surrounded by people who love writing as much as I do:) Oh, and I won a mystery themed crossword puzzle contest at one of the dinners! Two deals to relay to you. I apologize for not getting them to you earlier but I was away. First, Murder is Legal is free through Tuesday. Second, my newest release, Murder is Medical, is on sale for the first time. The ebook is 99 cents through Thursday. Remember if you have KU, all 13 of my books are always free to borrow. One favor, if you can. I need 3 more likes/follows on my author Facebook page. It's dianeweinerauthor.I hope it's now easier to find. Let me know if that's the case!
When Susan and Mike travel to St. Louis to find out where Evan will be doing his radiology residency, the Match Day celebration takes a deadly turn. The dean of the medical school dies at the reception. Was it a heart attack, or was it murder? Kept in St. Louis due to a personal crisis, Susan teams up with the mother of the detective assigned to the case. It’s double trouble as the duo uncovers secrets worthy of murder. Meanwhile, Susan confronts her deepest fear—losing someone close to her heart. Set in the biggest small town in the country, Murder is Medical takes you through a whirlwind of suspects and emotions as the mystery is unraveled.
Hope everyone's new year has started out well. Book 10 in the Susan Wiles Schoolhouse Mysteries was recently released. Susan travels to St. Louis to watch her son's "Match Day" ceremony and finds herself (of course) involved in solving the murder of the dean of the medical school. While some events in the plot seem unlikely, know that truth is stranger than fiction and the book was inspired by a true life story. If you'd like to win a signed copy, enter here or on my Facebook page by adding a comment about St. Louis! A winner will be drawn on President's Day. Good Luck!