You (May Have) Heard it Here First!

Before my husband sends me one more email reminding me that I got the name of one book wrong in my post last week about deserted island fiction and I go berserk, I must make  a correction.

My favorite book by Alexandre Dumas, the one about love and revenge, is The Count of Monte Cristo. It is not The Man in the Iron Mask. I don’t know what I was thinking when I wrote the post and proofread it three times, but there you have it with my heartfelt apologies. Incidentally, if I had a DVD player on my deserted island, I would also take with me the movie version of The Count of Monte Cristo–the one starring Gerard Depardieu. The movie is many hours long and I would probably be rescued before I could finish watching it.

But now for my news: I am thrilled to announce that I have just signed a contract with Kensington Publishing for my third novel! If you could hear me now, you would hear shouts of joy, dancing, and all manner of celebrating.

For now, all I can tell you is that the story is about a personal chef on the Big Island of Hawaii who stumbles into a household that is not as perfect as it seems. The working title is The House of Hanging Jade, but I fully expect that to change as time goes on. It’s due to the publisher on May 1st, and after that I’ll be starting work on a new project.

The book is scheduled to come out in March, 2016.

In the meantime, I have one guest post to tell you about. Annette Snyder has a blog called “Fifty Authors from Fifty States.” I was lucky enough to land the post all about Hawaii and it went live this past Sunday. As many of you know, I love Hawaii and everything about it, so I had a great time writing the post. I hope you’ll visit Annette’s blog and take a look. The states go in alphabetical order throughout the year, so if there’s any state you want to know more about, take a look at her archives. You’ll find fun information and travel tips from every state and the authors who live there. Or, in my case, an author who wants to live there. Here’s the link:

I’d like to thank all my blog readers for their kind words, their friendship, and their support. You are the reason I enjoy doing this every week!

And Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Are you celebrating? We made Irish Potatoes over the weekend and we’re having Reubens tonight. I made sure the Swiss cheese was from Ireland. And our milk will be green at dinner, too (I know, I really need to tone it down). Got any other ideas for me?

Until next week,




12 thoughts on “You (May Have) Heard it Here First!”

    1. Thank you, Marilyn! I am also hoping for a million sales, so I’ll keep my fingers crossed. 🙂 And our dinner was delicious–I would eat a Reuben every day if I could. And bonus–two of the three kids love them, too! Thanks so much for stopping by.


  1. Congratulations Amy, Definitely hearing it here first…. Can’t wait to read your next 2 books, Hopefully, the Chef doesn’t get himself all chopped up… Yikes!

    My neighbors are headed to Hawaii (military) for a few years. I sent them Annette’s, blog so they could take a look at your post. I am sure they will enjoy it.

    I had big plans to join friends for a Corned Beef and Cabbage Dinner tonight; Unfortunately, I have to go to Austin to meet some folks. (long boring story).

    Enjoy St Patrick’s Day!

    As always, “Keep Reading and Writing”.


    1. Hi, Sharon, and thank you for the kind words! The chef is not likely to be all chopped up, but you never know! I hope your neighbors love their stay in the Aloha State. It is a beautiful place to live. Safe travels to Austin and enjoy St. Patrick’s Day even without the corned beef and cabbage!


  2. Congratulations, Amy

    I can’t WAIT to read your upcoming books. Have fun drinking green milk and having reubens for dinner. Typically we would have corned beef and cabbage tonight, but work sometimes gets in the way of preparing what I’d like to for dinner.

    Mary Ann


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