© 2016 by Lynda McDaniel, author & book coach


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I’m excited about all the special offers I’ve got planned for April and May. Take a look:

1. A Life for a Life is only $0.99 on Amazon from April 25 through May 1. This is a great opportunity to read the book reviewers are comparing to To Kill a Mockingbird.

2. “But I’ve already read it” you might be thinking. OK, that why I'm selling The Roads to Damascus for only $0.99 during that same period (April 25 - May 1) so you can read the next in the series at a bargain price. (I'm promoting this only to my Reader Group, but feel free to tell your friends about both good deals!)

3. And here’s the bonus I’m most excited about: Starting in May, I’m launching a free serialized story about Nigel Steadman (the former forger in all three of my Appalachian Mountain Mysteries) entitled Forged in Fear. He gets into trouble in D.C. and has to flee to Laurel Falls, where he gets into even more trouble!

Some readers told me they wanted to know more about Nigel, and I realized I did too! I plan to publish one chapter every two or so weeks. The chapters won’t be as polished as my published books—though Nigel’s saga will eventually figure into the fourth book in the series. I love the practice of serializing print stories the way they did in the 19th century (thanks for the idea, Mr. Dickens!) and the way authors ratcheted up the suspense to ensure readers eagerly anticipated the next installment. I've already written a couple of chapters, and I can't wait to see what happens next. This is going to be fun!

I’ll be in touch later in May with the first chapter of Forged in Fear. In the meantime, thanks for spreading the word about my Appalachian Mountain Mysteries. If you haven’t left a review on Amazon yet, I’d really appreciate it. In today’s online world, reviews can make a huge difference—and they can help other readers know they’ve discovered a good read. So thanks for taking a minute or two to post a few sentences.

More soon!


P.S. Have you read Waiting for You, the free novelette that explores why Abit lost hope of ever having a meaningful life and why Della had to escape Washington, D.C.? You can access a copy on the FREE BOOK! page—or drop me a line and I'll send it to you.



"The most satisfying mystery I've read in ages." 
— Joan Nienhuis, book blogger