Laura DiSilverio is on her virtual book tour for the first mystery in the Mall Cop series, Die Buying. She will be my guest tomorrow, so I hope you'll join us and see what Laura has to say about a writer's purpose in life.
The Cosy Knave
Dorte Hummelshøj Jakobsen’s novel The Cosy Knave has just been released as an ebook on Smashwords and for Kindle. Other e-reader versions are coming soon.
Those of you who follow Dorte's blog, djskrimiblog, are already aware, but if this Danish teacher and mystery writer is not already on your radar, you might want to check her out (and her book launch relay race as well). I love her book's cover art so much I'm posting it here:
Rachelle Gardner's blog
Literary agent Rachelle Gardner has more how-tos posted on her blog this week. Check out How to Write a Query Letter and How to Market Your Book.
The marketing post is WordServe's first Parade of Blogs where the agency asks its clients to write a on a given topic and then Rachelle provides the links on her own blog. I really liked finding this list of writerly blogs (not to mention the chance to discover new books for my TBR stacks--as if I didn't have enough unread books in my house and on my Kindle already).
Ice Cream and Frozen Yogurt
I still have yummy frozen concoctions on the brain, so when I spotted this recipe for Vegan Peanut Butter Cup Ice Cream at Angela's Foodie Road Show, I had to check it out. I already have the coconut milk but now I'm on the hunt for chocolate peanut butter. I think our Saturday morning Farmer's Market usually has a stall featuring homemade peanut butters, so I plan to try there first.
Since I'm not a vegan, I may have to try the chocolate peanut butter in a frozen yogurt as well. If it doesn't set up well, I can always drink the mixture like a smoothie.
What I'm Reading
Modern Buddhism: The Path of Compassion and Wisdom by Geshe Kelsang Gyatso. This one is sandwiched between Sophie Littlefield's latest Stella Hardesty mystery, A Bad Day for Scandal, and Sandra Balzo's first Main Street mystery, Running on Empty.
And Finally, Nathan Bransford's Words of Wisdom
Here is his "The Solution for Every Writing Problem That Has Ever Existed."