You’re Invited to a Book Launch Party!

Those of you who live in Maryland (or are willing to take a short vacation), please join me for one of my book launch parties for The Carolina Emerald.

Sponsored by Dickinson Jewelers, these parties are really fun. There’s always lots of laughter and good food and drink. Since they’re held in the Dickinsons’ store, you’ll find gorgeous jewelry to drool over. And for the first time ever, I’ll be selling signed, quality paperback copies of all three books.

We’re doing two parties this year, one in the Prince Frederick store and the other in the Dunkirk store. If you live somewhere other than Calvert County, MD, the Dunkirk store is the more northern one and probably more convenient.

You can see the dates, times and locations in the photo above, but I’ll repeat below.

First, however, here’s some good news for those of you unable to attend in person: We’re going to do a Facebook Live coverage of the May 17 party. What this means is that you’ll be able to join the festivities AND ask questions live.

I’ve never done anything like Facebook Live, so will post details here when I receive them. But please mark May 17, 7 p.m. eastern standard time on your calendars.

In the meantime, here are the dates, times and locations for the launch parties:

Wednesday, May 17, 7 p.m. EST, 916 Costly Way, Prince Frederick, MD

Thursday, May 18, 7 p.m. EST, 10286 Southern Maryland Blvd, Dunkirk, MD

I hope to meet many of you in person OR on Facebook Live.

And please don’t forget to pickup your ebook copy of The Carolina Emerald. You can buy it on Amazon by clicking here.

The Carolina Emerald Now on Sale!

Click here to buy on Amazon.

And we have take-off! Thank you everyone who participated in the 10-day countdown to launch The Carolina Emerald.

Countdown to The Carolina Emerald Book Launch: T Minus 2 Days

This is launch control for The Carolina Emerald Book Launch. We are currently at T minus 2 days and counting. All stations report normal conditions. We are a Go for launch.   … Continue reading →

Countdown to The Carolina Emerald Book Launch: T Minus 3 Days

This is launch control for The Carolina Emerald Book Launch. We are currently at T minus 3 days and holding. All clues stations please stand by to give status report when called. Emerald Mine? Emerald Mine is GO! … Continue reading →

Scenes from The Pirate’s Ruby, the latest Jeweler’s Gemstone Mystery

What danger lurks in Pirate’s Cove? People often ask me where I get ideas for my cozy mystery books.  So I thought I’d do a series of posts show inspirations for The Pirate’s Ruby.  Above is a winter photo of one of the cliffs located along the Chesapeake Bay in Calvert … Continue reading →

Ever see an osprey lay an egg?

Lynn Franklin, jeweler's granddaughter cozy mystery

Sometimes Nature provides the most amazing surprises. The ospreys who nest in North Beach, Maryland — and inspired the name for my fictional Osprey Beach community — returned early this year.  Being a fan, I lost no time in hauling Mom (visiting from Pittsburgh) to the boardwalk to welcome the magnificent … Continue reading →

Chesapeake Beach Seagulls Succumb to Temptation

So here we are two months into 2013 and, for many of us, our New Year’s resolution to lose weight is starting to wear thin – even if our clothes aren’t.  If you made it through Valentine’s Day without cheating, congratulations.  You either have fabulous will power or are lacking a … Continue reading →

Skating in a Winter Wonderland

There’s something magical about those first winter months.  The sun shines, the snow glistens and the crisp air entices us outside.  Even when there’s no snow, our minds yearn for those Thomas Kinkade moments, cuddling in horse-drawn sleighs, zipping down a hill on a sled or skis, gliding gracefully across frozen … Continue reading →

It’s beginning to look a lot like . . . Santa’s caught a big one!

The Blue Diamond, Lynn Franklin, light mystery

One of the things I love about living near the Chesapeake Bay is the creativity of holiday decorations.  The first time I saw Santa lounging in the back of a boat, hanging on for dear life to a leaping rockfish, I couldn’t stop smiling.  I mean, how can you not love … Continue reading →

Jewelry Store Book Party

What happens when you take a shy mystery writer, whisk her away from her computer and plunk her down in the middle of a dazzling book party held in a jewelry store? That’s what I was about to find out as I climbed out of the safety of my air-conditioned car … Continue reading →