Posts Tagged ‘Sweet Success’

Sweet Success for Margaret Mizushima

By: Darby Karchut

Congratulations to Margaret Mizushima on the September 7th release of her latest book, STRIKING RANGE, book seven in her Timber Creek K-9 Mystery from Crooked Lane Books

ABOUT THE BOOK

In this episode, the past and present collide when Deputy Mattie Cobb and her K-9 partner Robo are torn between investigating her father’s cold case and the death of a young mother. An ice storm batters the area, taking its toll on the investigative team, while Mattie and Robo search for the woman’s missing infant. STRIKING RANGE can be found on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and booksellers worldwide.

Margaret Mizushima

ABOUT THE AUTHOR 

Margaret Mizushima is the author of the award-winning and internationally published Timber Creek K-9 Mysteries. She serves as president for the Rocky Mountain Chapter of Mystery Writers of America, was elected the 2019-2020 Writer of the Year by Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers, and is also a member of Northern Colorado Writers, Sisters in Crime, and Pikes Peak Writers. She lives in Colorado on a small ranch with her veterinarian husband where they raised two daughters and a multitude of animals. Visit the author at margaretmizushima.com and follow her on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram


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

Great news! Pikes Peak members Sandi Hoover and Jim Tritten from New Mexico are pleased to announce their most recent release, MIRTH AND MUSINGS (August 2021, Red Penguin Books). This anthology is a collection of ten of their prize-winning short stories and essays.

Mirth and Musings cover

ABOUT THE BOOK: 

Mirth and musings in the same book? Join the award-winning writing team of Sandi Hoover and Jim Tritten in their fifth collaboration as they explore what makes us laugh and a few even serious essays on such subjects as running away from home when overwhelmed. You will never again go into a sauna without feeling Jim’s experiences after you read Saunagus nor have a stranger as an extended guest after learning Sandi’s lessons in There’s a Diva in the House. These ten chapters are sure to entertain you and perhaps challenge your preconceived notion of what makes the perfect woman. Purchase your copy through Amazon

ABOUT THE AUTHORS:

Sandi Hoover has explored various settings for her publications while on extended birding trips throughout the world. She has written several prize-winning short stories, and Red Penguin Books will release her AN EAGLE EYE’S VIEW in fall of 2021. Jim Tritten is a multi-award-winning author with numerous book publications to his name. As a writing team, their fiction has been published in a number of journals and by Rhetoric Askew and with Artemisia Publishing. PANAMA’S GOLD, their sixth collaboration, will be released by Red Penguin Books summer of 2021. Follow Sandi on Facebook and Jim 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 Karen Albright Lin

Cheers for Karen Albright Lin! Her contemporary novel, MU SHU MAC & CHEESE, recently released as a paperback. 

Mu Shu Mac & Cheese by Karen Lin

ABOUT THE BOOK: 

With her household the focus of a TV reality show, food writer Elaine’s professional dreams are about to come true. But her dominating Chinese mother-in-law’s unexpected arrival blends the filming with more than a dash of culture clash. All too soon, Ma wants to chaperone Elaine’s son to prom and otherwise brings the household’s pot to a full boil. MU SHU MAC & CHEESE explores how far a corn-grown foodie will go to save her family’s happy life from being sliced and diced. It’s Julia Child meets My Big Fat CHINESE Wedding. Copies may be purchased through Amazon.

Karen Albright Lin

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Karen is a hopeless foodie, award-winning novelist, and produced screenwriter. Many of her stories are inspired by her experience marrying into a Chinese family. Food is often a subplot. MU SHU MAC & CHEESE and AMERICAN MOON came out on Kindle 2020. When possible she, her husband, and their two boys travel as she researches recipes from around the world for a literary cookbook. She teaches for cruise lines and writers conferences in Colorado where she is part of a rich author community. Visit her at karenalbrightlin.com and follow her on Facebook and Sisters of the Quill.


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 Margaret Mizushima

Three cheers for Margaret Mizushima! HANGING FALLS, her sixth Timber Creek K-9 Mystery
from Crooked Lane Books, has been named winner of the 2021 WILLA Literary Award for
Contemporary Fiction. Named for Willa Cather, the WILLA Literary Awards are presented by
Women Writing the West to honor stories that feature women or girls and are set in the
American West.

Hanging Falls - Book Cover


ABOUT THE BOOK:

In this episode, Deputy Mattie Cobb and her K-9 partner Robo investigate the death of a person they found floating in a mountain lake, while Mattie seeks answers from long lost family about the secrets of her past. HANGING FALLS can be found or ordered wherever books are sold.

Margaret Mizushima


ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Margaret Mizushima is the author of the award-winning and internationally published Timber Creek K-9 Mysteries. She serves as president for the Rocky Mountain Chapter of Mystery Writers of America, was elected the 2019-2020 Writer of the Year by Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers, and is also a member of Northern Colorado Writers, Sisters in Crime, and Pikes Peak Writers. She lives in Colorado on a small ranch with her veterinarian husband where they raised two daughters and a multitude of animals. Visit the author at margaretmizushima.com and follow her on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram


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 Krisco

Congratulations to Kim Krisco! His fourth novel finally broke the “hardcover barrier.” THE MAGNIFICENT MADNESS OF TESSA WIGGINS will debut in hardcover, paperback, Kindle and Audible this fall (October 2021 from MX Publishing-London). His publisher is celebrating the launch with a limited collector’s hardcover edition trilogy (only 100 copies) of his newest novel and the two before that introduced Tessa Wiggins to the world.

ABOUT THE BOOK: 

1920 – Blaenau Ffestiniog, Wales: Tessa Wiggins’s “madness” is provoked by the adopted spirit of a two-thousand-year-old Druid priestess mentoring her to be the servant of The Earth Mother. When Tessa defies treatment, her lover asks a childhood friend, Sherlock Holmes, to intervene. But despite everyone’s best intentions, Tessa finds herself in Hellingford Asylum, where she is driven toward her final breaking point on All-Halloween. Purchase a copy through AmazonBarnes & NobleBook Depository, and MX Publishing.

Kris Krisco

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: 

Kim Krisco is the author of three previous novels that followed in the footsteps of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. More recently, he introduced a female protagonist in THE MAGNIFICENT MADNESS OF TESSA WIGGINS (coming Fall 2021). His attention to detail, which includes on-location research, adds a welcome richness to the tales. And his fascination with ancient Celtic culture brings a mythic dimension as well. Visit the author at MysteryBookAuthor.com and at his blog and follow him 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 Kelley J.P. Lindberg

Huzzah for Kelley J. P. Lindberg! Her short story, “A Sail of Ash,” was recently published in the summer issue of The Baltimore Review.

ABOUT THE STORY: 

A woman and three friends head to the mountains to say goodbye to more than they realize. Readers can enjoy the story online here.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: 

Kelley J. P. Lindberg writes fiction, nonfiction, and how-to books, with short stories and essays appearing in The Baltimore Review, The Citron Review, Frontier Tales, 99 Pine Street, In Layman’s Terms, and others, as well as in the Tellables app for the Amazon Alexa platform. She’s also a freelance/contract writer. When she isn’t writing, she’s traveling as far and as often as she can. She blogs about writing craft and the writer’s life on her website: www.KelleyLindberg.com. Make sure to visit her on Twitter.


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

Congratulations to Terry Odell on her recent release, TRUSTING UNCERTANITY. Remember T-Bone from PERSONAL ASSIGNMENT? This is his book, and he’s paired up with Chelsea, Emiko’s (remember the rainbow-haired Intel operator?) younger sister. Nothing is working out the way they expected.

Trusting Uncertainty. By: Terry Odell


ABOUT THE BOOK:

You can’t go back and fix the past. Moving on means moving forward. He thinks he can reset the past if he tries hard enough. Travis “T-Bone” Bostwick thinks volunteering for op after op will absolve him of the guilt he carries after a rescue went bad. When he’s sent on a simple ‘search and find’ mission as a favor to a colleague, he has no idea finding the woman will uncover something far more sinister.

She’s determined to be independent. Chelsea Goldman has spent most of her life avoiding her controlling mother hen of an older sister. She wants nothing more than to live her own life, make her own decisions. When she quits her job teaching wealthy middle school kids to move from California to Colorado to work for a new project focused on helping the less fortunate, she’s convinced she’s made the right life choice.

Terry Odell, Author

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:  

Terry Odell began writing by mistake, when her son mentioned a television show and she thought she’d be a good mom and watch it so they’d have common ground for discussions. Little did she know she would enter the world of writing, first via fan fiction, then through internet groups, and finally with live critique partners.

Now a multi-published, award winning author, Terry resides with her husband and rescue dog in the mountains of Colorado. Visit the author at terryodell.com and follow her on TwitterFacebook, and Goodreads. Copies of her book may be purchased here.


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.

Fleur Bradley Keeps the Success High!

By: Darby Karchut

And the wonderful news just keeps on a-coming! Fleur Bradley is pleased to announce that her middle-grade mystery novel, MIDNIGHT AT THE BARCLAY HOTEL, not only won the 2021 SCBWI Crystal Kite Award for the Southwest region AND the 2021 Colorado Book Award for Juvenile Literature, but her book is also nominated for the Anthony (mystery) Award in the YA category, the Agatha (mystery) Award in the Best Children’s/YA, and made Florida’s Sunshine State Young Readers nominee and Rhode Island Children’s Book Award nomination list.

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.

Fleur Bradley

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: 

Fleur Bradley is passionate about two things: mysteries and getting kids to read, and she regularly 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 rescue animals. For more information on Fleur and her books, visit her at ftbradley.com and follow her on Twitter.


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. Visit her website for information on her publications. Click here to submit your Sweet Success Story.

Sweet Success for Darby Karchut

Hats off to Darby Karchut! Her middle grade contemporary western, ON A GOOD HORSE (Owl Hollow Press, November 2020), is a finalist for the 2021 High Plains Book Awards. These awards celebrate “…regional literary works which examine and reflect life on the High Plains and evoke a special connection to that singular landscape.”

On a Good Horse

ABOUT THE BOOK

Alex Nash dreams of being a soccer star. Or a graphic artist. Maybe both. But being a cowboy? Nope and no way. Not if it means being anything like his seldom seen father.

Then, out of nowhere, tragedy shatters Alex’s world, and when he thinks life couldn’t sucker-punch him again, it does. He’s forced to live with Roberto Nash, a father he barely knows. Or wants to know.

Until Alex finds out his dad has bought him a peace offering of a sort, one with a red coat, lightning speed, and a fighting spirit. A spitfire of a horse that just might heal Alex’s heart and reunite father and son.

Darby Karchut

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Darby Karchut is an author, dreamer, and compulsive dawn greeter. A 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 middle grade books include the DEL TORO MOON series (Colorado Book Award), ON A GOOD HORSE, and the FINN FINNEGAN series. Visit the author at www.darbykarchut and follow her on Instragram, Twitter, and Facebook.

Darby also coordinates the Sweet Success column. If you have a success story to share please send it here.

Sweet Success for Jim Tritten and Sandi Hoover!

By: Darby Karchut

Congratulations to Sandi Hoover and Jim Tritten! Their novella, PANAMA’S GOLD (October 2020, Sydnie Beaupré) was awarded second place in the category of Fiction for Adult Readers (Novella) at the 2021 National Federation of Press Women’s 2021 Professional Communications Contest awards ceremony on June 11, 2021

Panama's Gold

About the Book

Chen Zhou, the protagonist, represented his company and a Chinese gang in Panama in 2018. His objective is to secure an economic advantage for his country with raw materials critical in manufacturing smartphones, digital cameras, computer parts, and in the renewable energy technology industry, military equipment industry, glass-making, and metallurgy. Chinese gangs are running investments and infrastructure development in Panama. Lanny Mitchell, a youthfully American retired environmental lawyer as the antagonist, revisits Panama, to test her idea of becoming a resident ex-pat. She unexpectedly encounters ecological issues and the activities of the gangs… Finding the answer to environmental and economic concerns and helping friends drive the action to a surprising finish, with enough clues to hint at a follow-on adventure.  Copies of the anthology may be purchased through Amazon.

ABOUT THE AUTHORS

Sandi Hoover and Jim Tritten reside in Corrales, New Mexico. They have collaborated on multiple short stories and three novellas. Follow Sandi on Facebook and visit her author Amazon page, and visit Jim’s author Amazon page as well as follow him 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.