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Congratulations Fleur Bradley!

By: Darby Karchut

A double dose of congratulations to Fleur Bradley! Her middle-grade novel, MIDNIGHT AT THE BARCLAY HOTEL (August 2020 from Viking/Penguin Random House) is a finalist for the 2021 Colorado Book Award and the book has been nominated for Malice Domestic’s Agatha Award in the Best Children’s/YA Mystery category. Find out more on the Agatha Awards page: https://www.malicedomestic.org/agatha-awards.html

Midnight at the Barclay Hotel

ABOUT THE BOOK:  When JJ Jacobson convinced his mom to accept a surprise invitation to an all-expenses-paid weekend getaway at the illustrious Barclay Hotel, he never imagined that he’d find himself in the midst of a murder mystery. He thought he was in for a run-of-the-mill weekend ghost hunting at the most haunted spot in town, but when he arrives at the Barclay Hotel and his mother is blamed for the hotel owner’s death, he realizes his weekend is going to be anything but ordinary. Now, with the help of his new friends, Penny and Emma, JJ has to track down a killer, clear his mother’s name, and maybe even meet a ghost or two along the way.

Copies may be purchased from Amazon, Barnes & Noble, IndieBound, and booksellers world-wide.

Fleur Bradley
Fleur Bradley

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:  Fleur Bradley is the author of the spooky middle-grade mystery MIDNIGHT AT THE BARCLAY HOTEL (Viking/Penguin Random House) which recently made NPR’s Best of 2020 Books list. She’s passionate about two things: mysteries and getting kids to read. Fleur regularly does (virtual) school visits and speaks at librarian and educator conferences on reaching reluctant readers. Originally from the Netherlands, Fleur now lives in Colorado Springs with her family, and entirely too many cats. For more information on Fleur and her books, visit www.ftbradley.com, and follow her on Twitter and Instagram.


Darby Karchut

Darby Karchut is an award-winning author, dreamer, and compulsive dawn greeter. A proud native of New Mexico, she now lives in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, where she runs in blizzards and bikes in lightning storms. When not dodging death by Colorado, Darby is busy wrangling words. Her latest book (lucky number thirteen), DEL TORO MOON, released October 2018 from Owl Hollow Press. Visit the author at her website.

Sweet Success for Jean Alfieri

By: Darby Karchut

Congratulations to Jean Alfieri on her recent release entitled BLESSED TO BE YOUR DOG. This is the companion book to BLESSED TO BE ME.

Blessed to be Your Dog - Cover

ABOUT THE BOOK

This guided journal helps people celebrate the stories of their fur hero. With famous quotes, doodling pages, and prompts to write from the viewpoints of both human and dog, it’s a fun and easy way to capture the memories. Jean’s books may be purchased through Amazon.

Jean Alfieri

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

A writer, speaker and dog-fan, Jean encourages others to share their amazing stories in her guided journals. She offers presentations and workshops on the subject and enjoys visiting groups to offer others inspiration and support on their exciting and life-changing writing journey.

Jean is an avid proponent of adoption for all dogs: pure breeds, mixed breeds, young or “vintage” (her preference) who need a forever home. Her favorite breed is Rescued. She and her husband reside with their fur-family in Colorado Springs, Colorado. For more about Jean and her other books, visit her at www.JeanAlfieri.com


Darby Karchut

Sweet Success is coordinated by Darby Karchut who is an award-winning author, dreamer, and compulsive dawn greeter. A proud native of New Mexico, she now lives in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, where she runs in blizzards and bikes in lightning storms.
Click here to submit your Sweet Success Story.

Sweet Success for PPW!

Cover, Fresh Starts

CONGRATULATIONS to Pikes Peak Writers! Their first ever anthology, FRESH STARTS will be released on April 9, 2021. In total this anthology has 30 authors, 4 editors, multiple genres, a gorgeous cover, and 414 pages of awesomeness. Two years in the making this eclectic collection of stories, poems, and essays has something for everyone.

About the Book

After the fires are out, the smoke has cleared, the divorce is over, the widow has stopped wearing black, the sun has risen, the monsters are dead, the world is saved (or destroyed!), the storm has calmed, and the trouble is over…

…what do you do next?

Find out in the first anthology of work by the Pikes Peak Writers. From mystery to romance and science fiction—from heartfelt essays to poetry that moves the soul. 

We can’t promise only happy endings. Just that moment when you pick yourself up out of the wreckage and find the strength to begin anew.

To learn more about the authors and editors, please visit FRESH STARTS.


Darby Karchut

Sweet Success is coordinated by Darby Karchut who is an award-winning author, dreamer, and compulsive dawn greeter. A proud native of New Mexico, she now lives in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, where she runs in blizzards and bikes in lightning storms.
Click here to submit your Sweet Success Story.

Sweet Success for Terry Odell

Way to go, Terry Odell! Kings River Life Magazine’s reviewer, Kathleen Costa selected THE MAPLETON MYSTERY Novellas as a top pick for 2020.

The Mapleton Mysteries, By: Terry Odell

ABOUT THE SERIES  

THE MAPLETON MYSTERY Novellas, a blend of police procedurals and cozy mysteries. The series includes DEADLY PLACES, DEADLY ENGAGEMENT, and DEADLY ASSUMPTIONS. The series may be purchased through Books2Read.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Terry Odell, Author

Terry Odell began writing when she ran out of room on her walls for any more needlepoint. She writes mystery and romantic suspense, but prefers to call them all “Mysteries With Relationships.” Her series include, Blackthorne, Inc. covert ops, Pine Hills Police, Triple-D Ranch, and Mapleton Mysteries, as well as several standalones and short story collections. Terry grew up in Los Angeles, spent three decades in Florida, and now resides in the Colorado mountains with her husband and rescue dog. When she’s not watching the wildlife from her window, she’s working on her next book. Visit the author at http://terryodell.com.   Follow the author on Facebook, TwitterBookbub, Instagram, and Goodreads.


Darby Karchut

Sweet Success is coordinated by Darby Karchut who is an award-winning author, dreamer, and compulsive dawn greeter. A proud native of New Mexico, she now lives in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, where she runs in blizzards and bikes in lightning storms.
Click here to submit your Sweet Success Story.

Sweet Success for Cate Glass

Congratulations to Cate Glass (aka Carol Berg) on the recent release of her newest novel, A SUMMONING OF DEMONS (February 2021 from Tor Books), the third book of the Chimera series.

ABOUT THE BOOK

Romy has been dreaming, every night more vivid and disturbing. In Cantagna’s streets and markets, crowds rage against magic-users. The philosophists insist that a disastrous earthquake has been caused by an ancient monster imprisoned below the earth, and that sorcerers intend to free the beast. Meanwhile the most recent assignment from the Shadow Lord plunges the Chimera into a mystery of corruption and murder, myth and magic, tangled inextricably with an odd young man who does not allow himself to sleep and a brilliant young woman with ideas that could upend the certainties of history. Copies of the book can be purchase through AmazonBarnes & Noble, IndieBound, or booksellers world-wide.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Cate Glass (aka: Carol Berg)

Cate Glass writes the fantasy adventure series Chimera. Cate has lived a large portion of her life in Middle Earth, Camelot, Wonderland, Jim Chee’s New Mexico, Victorian London, Cold War Berlin, the Welsh borderlands, River Heights . . .  you get the drift. While studying mathematics and software engineering at Rice University and the University of Colorado respectively, Cate carved out a place for English, History of Art, and reading, reading, reading. While working as a software engineer, Cate took up a hobby of writing her own fiction. (Cate Glass is a pseudonym for Carol Berg, award-winning, bestselling author of fifteen epic fantasy novels.) Follow the author on Facebook (Cate Glass) or Facebook (Carol Berg), or visit her at http://www.carolberg.com and http://www.categlass.com


Darby Karchut

Sweet Success is coordinated by Darby Karchut who is an award-winning author, dreamer, and compulsive dawn greeter. A proud native of New Mexico, she now lives in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, where she runs in blizzards and bikes in lightning storms.
Click here to submit your Sweet Success Story.

Sweet Success for Jessica Mehring

By; Darby Karchut

Cheers for Jessica Mehring on the recent release of PAINT IT RED, the first novel in the Primary Palette Mysteries series set in the art world of Santa Fe, New Mexico. 

ABOUT THE BOOK

Ali Porter came to Santa Fe, New Mexico, for a fresh start. The historic bungalow downtown is the perfect place to kick off her new career as a full-time artist, and it’s right down the road from her best friend from college. Ali is set for success—until a murder changes everything. When Ali enlists the help of a handsome state police officer to solve the crime, sparks fly—no matter how hard she tries to smother them. Ali risked everything to move to Santa Fe. What will she risk to stay there? Purchasing options may be found here.

Jessica Mehring

ABOUT THE AUTHOR 

Jessica Mehring is a Colorado-based author, copywriter and entrepreneur. She believes that history and nature are our greatest teachers, yet she is also endlessly fascinated by technology and the human brain. She loves reading, walks in the woods, yoga, and creating and collecting art. She lives with her husband, two daughters, and one spoiled mutt — and her growing collection of books and office supplies are slowly taking over their house. Visit the author at essicamehringauthor.com  


Darby Karchut

Sweet Success is coordinated by Darby Karchut who is an award-winning author, dreamer, and compulsive dawn greeter. A proud native of New Mexico, she now lives in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, where she runs in blizzards and bikes in lightning storms.
Click here to submit your Sweet Success Story.

Sweet Success for Debbie Burke

By: Darby Karchut

Congratulations to Debbie Burke on the recent release of FLIGHT TO FOREVER (January 17 from Media Management, LLC).

Flight to Forever by Debbie Burke

ABOUT THE BOOK:

In this, the sixth book in the Tawny Lindholm Thrillers with a Heart, what’s legal ain’t always right; what’s illegal ain’t always wrong. Copies of the book may be purchase through Amazon.

Debbie Burke, Author

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Debbie Burke is a suspense novelist, award-winning journalist, and blogger at The Kill Zone. Visit the author at debbieburkewriter.com and follow the author on Twitter: @burke_writer.


Darby Karchut

Sweet Success is coordinated by Darby Karchut who is an award-winning author, dreamer, and compulsive dawn greeter. A proud native of New Mexico, she now lives in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, where she runs in blizzards and bikes in lightning storms.
Click here to submit your Sweet Success Story.

Sweet Success for Sandi Hoover and Jim Tritten!

By: Darby Karchut

Just in time for Valentine’s Day! A heartfelt congratulations to Sandi Hoover and Jim Tritten on the recent release of their book, LOVE AND LIES: CALL ME EVE  (January 2021 from RhetAskew Publishing).

ABOUT THE BOOK   Join two star-crossed lovers. Will they find each other … again?

Mark Adams proves to be an irresistible diversion during Eve’s stopover in Fiji. But when playtime’s up, Eve doesn’t play fair. Copies may be purchased through Amazon.

ABOUT THE AUTHORS   Award-winning authors Sandi Hoover and Jim Tritten publish their fifth collaboration. Be sure to follow the authors on Sandi’s Facebook page and on Jim’s   Facebook page.


Darby Karchut

Sweet Success is coordinated by Darby Karchut who is an award-winning author, dreamer, and compulsive dawn greeter. A proud native of New Mexico, she now lives in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, where she runs in blizzards and bikes in lightning storms.
Click here to submit your Sweet Success Story.

Sweet Success for Deb Donley

By: Darby Karchut

Hats off to Deb Donley on the recent release of her book, a memoir entitled SQUARE CORNERS: A HORSEWOMAN’S STORY.

Book cover photo: Arlis Groves Photography. Used by permission.

ABOUT THE BOOK:  Growing up feminist, a tenacious woman struggles to become a successful horse trainer, loves and loses her cowboy husband, and fights through panic attacks to resume her career. The book (paperback or ebook) may be purchased through Blurb.com.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:  Deb Donley trained horses professionally for forty-two years.  Living the dreams of countless horse-crazy little girls, Deb began her career making house calls to help people with their horses.  She worked on several different ranches, earning World and National championships with her extraordinary horse partners.  Before retiring, she returned to making house calls for her clients.

Horse people form a community of animal-loving brothers and sisters supporting each other.  Now Deb enjoys watching other folks succeed in their horsey experiences.  She lives in the mountains of Colorado, hiking the trails and talking horses every chance she gets. Follow the author on Facebook.


Darby Karchut

Sweet Success is coordinated by Darby Karchut who is an award-winning author, dreamer, and compulsive dawn greeter. A proud native of New Mexico, she now lives in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, where she runs in blizzards and bikes in lightning storms.
Click here to submit your Sweet Success Story.

Sweet Success for Kim Olgren

Hats off to Kim Olgren (writing as K.A. Olgren) for the recent release of her debut novel, FLIPPED. This cozy mystery is the first in the Jillian McElroy Flipping Mystery series from Eclectic Silver Press.

ABOUT THE BOOK: 

Flipped, by: Kim Olgren - Cover

When Jillian McElroy finds herself laid off, recently bereft of her mother, and richer by a hefty inheritance she decides to take her mother’s posthumous advice and follow her dream of renovating and selling houses. But this old house may bring her more than she can handle. Every house has secrets. This one seems determined to keep them at any cost and trouble starts before Jillian puts the key in the door. Just after purchasing the house she’s nearly run over by an old man that turns out to be the next-door neighbor and a freak accident causes her contractor to quit. “If these walls could talk, they’d tell you to run,” he said. Which is exactly what her head tells her when she is forced to hire the only contractor in town available on short notice, notorious womanizer and former would-be flame Nathan Strong. But her heart has other ideas. The last thing Nathan wants is to be tied down, but Jillian is the one that got away which only makes him want her more. When her sister is kidnapped with her house as the ransom, Jillian and Eric soon find themselves in over their heads and head over heels as they race to find her sister, keep an obsessed old man from destroying her investment, and figure out what makes this particular property such a “killer” deal. The book is available through Amazon.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: 

Kim Olgren

K.A. Olgren has voraciously read anything she could get her hands on for as far back as she can remember. She’s always been a sucker for a good mystery in any form. By the time she’d entered elementary school she was writing her own stories and squirreling them away for her own eyes only. She’s worn many hats but writing has been her constant companion. When not wrestling with words or curled up with them (it’s a complicated love/hate relationship), she can be found flipping houses with her husband, volunteering within the local writing community, crocheting badly, traveling sporadically, or hanging out with her family and faithful German shepherd/lab mix in the beautiful Rock Mountains of Colorado. Visit the author’s website.   


Darby Karchut

Sweet Success is coordinated by Darby Karchut who is an award-winning author, dreamer, and compulsive dawn greeter. A proud native of New Mexico, she now lives in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, where she runs in blizzards and bikes in lightning storms.
Click here to submit your Sweet Success Story.