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  • New Release,  Reviews

    The Good Pharmacist’s Deadly Secret’s Reviewed on Reedsy Discovery

    The Good Pharmacist’s Deadly Secret’s has been selling on Amazon for a couple of weeks now, but today it gets an official launch hosted by Reedsy Discovery. One of the hardest things to do after writing a book is getting your work in the hands of readers. Building up your reviews on Amazon, Goodreads and the like is one method and the reason I frequently ask readers to leave one when they finish a book. Reedsy Discovery is another method of finding readers. First, they do a professional review of the book. My thanks goes out to my reviewer, Charlotte Graham. I’m pleased to say she loved the book and had wonderful things to say, including:…

  • New Release,  Snippets

    A Sneak Peek into The First Findale Fae Mystery

    There’s still one more week before The Good Pharmacist’s Deadly Secrets is available for everyone to read. In the meantime, I thought I’d share a sneak peek at the first chapter:   CHAPTER ONE   Max, my floppy-eared cocker spaniel, stood on his hind legs and scratched excitedly at the trailer door, his blond stump of a tail wagging back and forth behind him—antics meant to remind me that I hadn’t let him out for his morning walk–as if I needed another reminder of how late I was running. I grabbed the FedEx box from my tiny kitchen table with a sigh and rushed to the door. As I reached…

  • Press Release

    Cover Reveal for The Good Pharmacist’s Deadly Secrets

    Shaggy Dog Productions is pleased to reveal the cover for The Good Pharmacist’s Deadly Secrets, the first book in author Belinda M. Gordon’s new series the Findale Fae Mysteries. This new series is a fusion of Urban Fantasy and Cozy Mysteries, set in the same world as Gordon’s original series, The King’s Jewel. The stories focus on Sloan, the Sidhe spear bearer, who has returned with her cocker spaniel Max, to live in the small town of Findale in the Pocono Mountains of Pennsylvania. This series has something for everyone––humor, mystery, fae, and even a loveable dog! Look for The Good Pharmacist’s Deadly Secrets to be released in April 2020! This…

  • Work in Progress

    Character Picture Board

    Characters are the most important element of any well-crafted story. So, not surprisingly, a lot goes into creating them. Many writers develop full histories and personality descriptions for even minor characters, including things like where they were born and details of their childhood—even though none of that information ever makes it into the story. And of course, authors need to consider the character's physical appearance. What color are their hair and eyes, what is their race? Are they short, tall, portly, skinny? Even a carefully chosen name can enhance the image the author is creating.