Shannon here: Leeann Betts shares how one book can morph into a twelve book series along with what she’ll be up to next. Comment or answer the question in this post to enter the drawing for an ebook copy of her latest Cozy Mystery, Risk Management. Deadline: Aug 29th, 11:59 pm central time. Here’s Leeann:
Goodbye and Hello by Leeann Betts:
Often, when an author begins writing a series, they have an idea of how long it will be. Knowing in advance when to stop gives the author the opportunity to develop their characters and their series, and to bring it to a logical conclusion with a satisfying character arc and ending.
Which just goes to show how little I knew about writing a series when I began my By the Numbers series. In fact, when I wrote the first title, No Accounting for Murder, I didn’t even know it would be a series. Until I wrote THE END.
Well, last December, Carly said to me, “I’ve had enough. June’s book will be my last.”
So Carly and I talked, and once I figured out what she’d be doing next, I knew what I’d be up to as well. Now I was excited to share this with readers. And I was excited for her. For the new path she’d enter. The new adventures she’d have—outside the pages of my stories. And the story flowed as I wrote the story of Carly’s heart.
So check out Risk Management, available for free with Kindle Unlimited here . If you’d like to start the series for free, check out the sale at Smashwords – almost all the series is on sale, and some are free! And keep an eye out for the segue novella, Mysterious Ink, which releases in September.
About Leeann: Leeann Betts writes contemporary romantic suspense, while her real-life persona, Donna Schlachter, pens historical romantic suspense. Risk Management is the 12th and final story in her cozy mystery series, “By the Numbers”. Watch for a segue novella in September that weaves Carly’s story with the upcoming new cozy mystery series, “Mysterious Ink Bookstore Mysteries”, with its first title releasing in December 2020. Together she and Donna have published more than 30 novellas and full-length novels. They ghostwrite, judge writing contests, edit, facilitate a critique group, and are members of American Christian Fiction Writers, Writers on the Rock, Christian Authors Network, Pikes Peak Writers, and Sisters in Crime. Leeann travels extensively to research her stories, and is proud to be represented by Terrie Wolf of AKA Literary LLC. Learn more & connect:
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About the book – About Risk Management:
Carly Turnquist, Forensic Accountant, can never ignore a good mystery. Or in this case, three. When her sometime friend tells her a mystery is afoot, with links to a Quechuan temple, a Peruvian jungle monster, and murder, Carly is hooked. But when her investigations come close to home, she must decide whether to step back or continue, because now her family—and her own life—are at stake. Never one to give up without a good fight, Carly finds herself under attack from a third direction—her body is failing her. Will she continue? Or will she retire gracefully? Perhaps she can do both.
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Question for readers: Do you like to read a series in order, or are you happy to read any which way you get the books?
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