I am sharing this special bonus episode of our podcast with you today because my novel, Handmade Murder, is available. Hooray!
You have no idea how much excitement and anxiety I have living inside me right now as I type those words. I wanted to create a mini bonus episode for our podcast listeners so they could be the first to know. 🙂 And I’m sharing all the details and links I have, as well as reading Chapter 1 in the episode.
What is the book about?
Handmade Murder is my first, self-published novel. It’s a dark and twisty thriller and if you listen to murder podcasts (like me) you will probably love it. Here’s the description you can find on the back of the book:
What if a villain believes they are a hero?
Our addiction to social media has created a new version of fame. And lurking beneath the surface of beautiful, polished social media accounts is a community being targeted by a killer.
Ela’s life is falling apart after she experiences a miscarriage. Her marriage dissolves while the rest of her life feels on hold. In order to deal with the grief and guilt from losing the pregnancy, Ela spends a lot of time on her phone. And the more time she spends online, the more her new identity begins to take shape.
Rosie has found a new group of friends, other women who also make their living online. She cares deeply for this group, and they are the first non-family members she tells about her new adventure—she’s pregnant! Through her connections and a chance encounter with a famous podcast host, Joan of This Is Now, Rosie and her friends begin to notice a bizarre trend among their influencer community. While it’s estimated up to 1 in 4 pregnancies end in miscarriage, the stats seem to be much, much higher in their industry. And they soon discover many of the women have an eerily similar story.
Joan and Rosie race to find out who or what is behind these seemingly connected tragedies. But can they uncover the truth before it happens again?
Handmade Murder, is a fast-paced thriller that begs the question: Can you be a serial killer if your victims aren’t born yet?
What versions are available?
Currently, there is paperback, hardcover and electronic for eReaders. It is a priority to me to have an audio version available, but I don’t know when it will come out. I’m figuring this all out for the first time. So, if you’re interested in reading this book, I wouldn’t wait. But if audio is what you need, it is coming, I just don’t have a launch date yet.
Note: The hardcover version that is available on Amazon currently is the design printed on the cover (no dust jacket). The only way to get a hardcover with dust jacket version is through a Ingram Spark (more on this below).
Where is it available?
Amazon – You can purchase any of the current versions available through Amazon. It’s available in many territories outside of the United States as well, so if you have Amazon check and you will likely find it.
Ingram Spark – I have also listed the book here. This means you will likely be able to request the book from your favorite independent bookstore or other chain bookstores. You can also ask your local library to get a copy of my book and they should be able to through this source. I believe this also makes the book available for other eReaders beyond Amazon’s Kindle.
*Update: My favorite locally owned bookstore, Pagination Bookshop, now carries the book. You can order it online to pick up or have shipped to you. So if you local to Springfield, MO OR want an independent option to order from get it there!
How can I support your book?
Obviously buying (or requesting from your library) is support, also buying it as a gift to friends. Also, tell friends who love to read about it—this really does make a difference. And last, please leave me a review! This helps my book become more visible to other readers. Thank you in advance!!!