Once a month I’d like to devote this space to answering some
of the questions I get from readers. But first, I thought it might be a good
idea to talk about a few how-tos.
Let’s start with the basics: the best way to reach me is
through my website’s “contact me” page.
The worst way to reach me is through Facebook or Instant
Messenger. I rarely check my Facebook
page, and Instant Messenger doesn’t always go through. I sometimes discover messages from a year ago
that I never saw! I try to respond to
all comments on my blog or Facebook posts, but the chances that I’ll see them
are 50/50. So if you want to make sure I
see your message, take a minute, go to my website, and click the button.
Make no mistake about it, I love getting e-mail from my
readers! Who wouldn’t? I love the pictures of your dogs, the stories
you tell about how my books have affected your lives, your thoughts on how
you’d like to see my stories go. I make every attempt to answer them all,
although if I’m at a crucial point in the writing process, it might take a
while. And I also confess that occasionally
a reader e-mail gets lost or accidently deleted, which makes me very sad. If you have been a victim of one of those
accidental losses, I sincerely apologize.
Try me again.
By far the most frequently asked questions I get are:
Are you going to write any more (fill in the
When is the next (fill in the blank) book coming
So here are the answers, conveniently located all in one
Ladybug Farm: No new books are planned as of this post, but
I haven’t eliminated the possibility.
Yes! I’m working on the next Hummingbird
House book now.
Raine Stockton Dog Mysteries: Absolutely. This is my most popular series, and I will
not abandon it as long as readers keep buying the books. The next book is scheduled for spring/summer 2022
(but could always come sooner!).
Dogleg Island Mysteries: Even though the plotline
regarding Aggie’s father and the Ghost Syndicate is resolved in Flash in the
Dark, Aggie, Grady and Flash have many more adventures in store. Flash is
one of my favorite characters, and I couldn’t bear to let him go. Look for the next book following Raine
Stockton Dog Mystery # 15.
As you can see, I have plenty to keep me busy, which is why
the following e-mail made me laugh out loud:
“Have you considered giving Buck (from the Raine Stockton
Dog Mysteries) his own series?”
The reason I laughed is because the answer is Yes! In fact, here is the answer to the Number One
Most Often Asked Question: When will
your next book be out?