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This Month's Newsletter

This Month's Newsletter
Oct 06, 2021 by Teresa Michael
There's lots of good news in this month's newsletter! There's a great new book cover reveal for "Redemption in Mariposa Beach," coming soon!

Meet the Author

Meet the Author
Aug 03, 2021 by Teresa Michael
I am so excited to be the featured author over at Victoria LK Williams blog on Pen in Hand Words on Page, Meet the Author column.  Thanks, Victoria.

Be Careful What You Wish For

Be Careful What You Wish For
Jul 06, 2021 by Teresa Michael
This piece of short fiction was originally published in the Florida Gulf Coast Sisters in Crime 2021 June-July newsletter based on a writing prompt photograph. 

May Newsletter

May Newsletter
May 03, 2021 by Teresa Michael

Happy Spring Everyone:

I hope you all are doing well. I’ve received both of my COVID shots and I’m looking forward to traveling to see my daughter and granddaughter in Cincinnati next month. Read on to see what's coming up:

Research - You Never Know What You'll Find

Research - You Never Know What You'll Find
Mar 17, 2021 by Teresa Michael

An important and enjoyable part of my writing process is research. I’ve just hit 40,000 words into Book #4 of the Mariposa Café Mystery Series, which continues the Devereaux Gallery’s ghost story. In Mistletoe and Missing Persons, our heroine, Libby, and a newcomer in town, Steve Devereaux, uncover a skeleton while renovating the art gallery. As a result, the Mariposa Beach Tourist Commission, in partnership with a local tour company, wants to bring a ghost tour to town. 

Happy Valentine's Day

Happy Valentine's Day
Feb 12, 2021 by Teresa Michael

HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY

The Mariposa Cafe Origin Stories are free February 13-14, 2021
Read an excerpt from the first Mariposa Cafe Short Story - Mariposa Cafe and Bakery.

Shirley Goldberg - Cover Reveal

Shirley Goldberg - Cover Reveal
Jan 30, 2021 by Teresa Michael

Shirley Goldberg - Guest Blogger

Shirley and I met about 3 years ago when I joined the Inkylinks Writers Critique Group.  Shirley's first novel, Middle Ageish, was well received and now she has the cover reveal for her latest book, Eat Your Heart Out, the second book in her Starting Over series.  Can't wait until the book comes out to see what happens. I've only read excerpts!  And if you haven't read Middle Ageish, pick up a copy so you're all caught up before the new one comes out. 

What are Origin Stories

What are Origin Stories
Jan 23, 2021 by Teresa Michael

With The Mariposa Café Mysteries Origin Stories’ publication, I’ve received several questions from readers as to exactly what is an origin story.

Holiday Newsletter

Holiday Newsletter
Dec 30, 2020 by Teresa Michael

Welcome to the holiday edition of my newsletter. 

Ode to 2020

Dec 21, 2020 by Teresa Michael

Like many of you, I’ve engaged in lots of activities to pass the time during the last ten months. I’ve baked donuts, cakes, and cookies— lost and gained the same ten pounds associated with said baking. I’ve watched movies and series on Netflix, HBO Max, Disney Plus, and Amazon Prime. I've taken dozens of webinars on writing craft and subject matter.  I’ve read 90 books—a record for me! I also published my fourth book, built a new website, and I’m currently writing my fifth book. I’ve also expanded my creative juices by learning about Soul Collage. www.soulcollage.com

Book Club Discussion Questions for Deception in Mariposa Beach

Book Club Discussion Questions for Deception in Mariposa Beach
Nov 17, 2020 by Teresa Michael
In response to requests for book club discussion questions, I've come up with the following questions.  If you have others, let me know and I'll be happy to add them to the list.  If your book club reads any of my books, I'm happy to attend your meeting virtually. Just let me know. 

Where is Mariposa Beach?

Where is Mariposa Beach?
Oct 29, 2020 by Teresa Michael

Today, I received a very nice e-mail from Judy, a reader, who just finished Deception in Mariposa Beach. This is what she wrote!

 

Teresa, I just finished Deception!  It was your best yet!

October Newsletter

October Newsletter
Oct 16, 2020 by Teresa Michael

Welcome to the first edition of my newsletter.  It’s Fall, my favorite time of year. Living in Florida, I miss the season change and fall colors. This year, I got my fix. We recently returned from a short trip to the Smoky Mountains. We spent a whole day driving through the park and we even saw a bear. I guess I’m good for a while. What about you?

Book Review - Middle Age-ish by Shirley Goldberg

Book Review - Middle Age-ish by Shirley Goldberg
Aug 26, 2020 by Teresa Michael

Shirley Goldberg and I met when I was accepted into the Inkylinks Writers Group three years ago. We workshop each other's novels, essays, short stories, and memoirs, so I've read a good part of Shirley's debut novel, Middle Ageish - and it's good! It's a romantic-comedy romp through dating in our...ummm.. middle-age years.

Congratulations on your first novel and Happy Book Birthday, Shirley!

Her first novel, Middle Ageish, is available today.

All the links are at the bottom of this post. Pick up your copy today!

Are You a Plotter, Pantser or Something Else

Are You a Plotter, Pantser or Something Else
Aug 23, 2020 by Teresa Michael
One of the most common questions an author is asked is – Are you a plotter or a pantser?

Good Morning Mariposa Beach

Good Morning Mariposa Beach
Aug 13, 2020 by Teresa Michael
I’ve often wondered what would happen if the local morning cable TV show ever interviewed Libby and Mimi, the ladies from my Mariposa Café Mystery Series. It might go something like this……
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National Ice Cream Day

National Ice Cream Day
Jul 19, 2020 by Teresa Michael

Today is National Ice Cream Day. Ice Cream and the Michael’s Ice Cream famous Bubble sundae are at the foundation of the Michael Family

 

Daybreak - A Poem

Daybreak - A Poem
Jul 14, 2020 by Teresa Michael

Daybreak

On July 4th, we went fishing in Ft. Myers, Florida. It was daybreak as we passed the mouth of the Caloosahatchee River. It reminded me of a poem I wrote a few years ago for a poetry class at Eckerd College.

Book Review - Secretariat Reborn by Susan Klaus

Jun 15, 2020 by Teresa Michael

Secretariat Reborn is like Orphan Black for horses.

Take a Walk on the Wild Side at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge - And check off a Bucket List Item

Take a Walk on the Wild Side at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge - And check off a Bucket List Item
Jun 11, 2020 by Teresa Michael
With the corona-virus closing down the theme parks, I revisited this 2018 trip to Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge. I hope we can return again very soon. I'm sure the animals miss their daily visitors.