December is a busy time, isn’t it? There’s always so much to do, and this year it seems busier than usual to me. In between my Christmas preparations, I’ve been working on my novella, Out of Options, a prequel to A Timeless Celebration, and also creating novelty holiday designs for my Redbubble and Amazon Merch shops. And I’ve still found time to go gallivanting too!
Since December 7th I’ve been on a Great Escapes blog tour with my new cozy mystery, A Timeless Celebration. The tour has been filled with stops every day for spotlights, giveaways, reviews, excerpts and interviews with me and also Ribbons, one of the cats in the novel. It’s been a whirlwind of chatting and fun.
I’ve been sharing the tour stops on Facebook each day, but if you missed my posts, I’d like to share some of the highlights so far with you:
On December 8 I was invited to guest post at StoreyBook Reviews about where the idea came from for A Timeless Celebration. I’ll give you a clue: it’s partly related to the Titanic. https://storeybookreviews.com/2018/12/guest-post-giveaway-a-timeless-celebration/
The Book Decoder said in a review on December 9: “”The first thing I observed about the book was the writing. It is poetic and charming. I loved Ascroft’s storytelling style -unique and precise.”
I stopped at Mallory Heart’s Cozies on December 11 and in her review she said this about the novel: “… it is a heartwarming delight with really well-developed characters and such a beautiful setting.”
My tour host, Lori, at Escape With Dollycas interviewed me on her blog on December 13 and, among a few other topics, we chatted about what drew me to write cozy mysteries, a few things people don’t know about me, and which of my characters is most like me.
On December 15 I shared in a guest post with Terry Ambrose at Mysteries With Character why Fenwick is the perfect town for my cozy mysteries. https://terryambrose.com/2018/12/timeless-celebration/
On a wet Sunday afternoon (December 16), I was at Cozy Up With Kathy to chat about, among other topics, what is a century house, the Titanic, what’s in my pantry and which authors I would like to invite to dine with me.
The Avid Reader had this to say in her review of the novel on December 17: “A Timeless Celebration is a laid-back cozy mystery set in a quaint small town and includes two cuddly felines, an unexpected apparition, a good friend, a century house and a timely theft.”
So, as you can see, it’s been a busy couple of weeks, but I’m enjoying the tour. I enjoy stopping by various blogs to chat. The tour ends on December 20 but there’s still an interview with Ribbons, one of the cats in my novel, a recipe for hot apple cider, another author interview and chances to enter the tour giveaway during the last few days.
Stop by Escape With Dollycas for the rest of the tour schedule: https://www.escapewithdollycas.com/great-escapes-virtual-book-tours/books-currently-on-tour/a-timeless-celebration-century-cottage-cozy-mysteries-by-dianne-ascroft/