May Newsletter

May 03, 2021 by Teresa Michael, in Newsletters



I am a participating author in the virtual Florida Writers Book Expo. Browse through 60 booths across many genres including mystery, romance, nonfiction, historical fiction, and more. There are freebies in every booth. And the more you buy, the more you can win! The Expo runs from May 1st to May 10th.

Link to the expo:

Link to my booth:


Work in Progress

I passed the 60,000 words mark on Redemption in Mariposa Beach. The end is in sight. YAY! The cover artist is now working on the new cover. I can’t wait to see what she comes up with. Stay tuned for a cover reveal in the near future.

Here’s a little blurb….

It’s July 4th and the Mariposa Beach Freedom Fest was a huge success that is until a private investigator is found dead under the festival stage. He’d been in town asking questions about Max Holden and what had happened in Key West the year before.  But wait….. isn’t Max Holden supposed to be in Witness Protection?


What’s Next

When I’m in Cincinnati next month, I hope to do have time to do some research on the new mystery series titled The Harrington House Mysteries, set in a bed and breakfast in an Ohio River town. A brother and sister inherit the old family mansion, and instead of selling out, they decide to open a bed and breakfast. There’s also a resident ghost.  This will be completed after the next Mariposa Café mystery.


What I’ve Been Reading

So far this year, I’ve read 31 books. You all know how much I love series. I finished Karin Slaughter’s Grant County series and the Will Trent series. If you love a good thriller, Karin Slaughter is great. I’ve also been working my way through John Sandford’s Prey novels filling in the ones I’ve missed. It’s great reading the older ones when Davenport doesn’t have a cell phone. I just received the latest Ocean Prey and I’m looking forward to reading that one soon.

I read Kristin Hannah’s The Four Winds about the great depression and the migration westward. Really good. We Begin at the End by Chris Whitaker. “There are two kinds of families: the ones we are born into and the ones we create.” The Sanitorium by Sarah Pearse was a creepy one, if you like those. When we Believed in Mermaids by Barbara O’Neal brought a tear or two.

Friendly Promotions:  My writer’s group friend Shirley Goldberg recently published her second women’s fiction novel in her starting over series about middle-age-ish dating. It’s called Eat Your Heart Out.                                            

My Sisters in Crime friend, Janet Heijens, recently published her second book in her Wrongful Conviction series, Caspersen Beach. It is set in Caspersen Beach in Venice, FL.

What have you been reading?

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