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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.


Countdown to The Carolina Emerald Book Launch: T Minus 5 Days

This is launch control for The Carolina Emerald Book Launch. We are currently at T minus 5 days and holding. All research stations report normal conditions. Research are GO! Roger. All clues stations please stand by to give status report when called. Gem Festival? Gem Festival is GO! Roger, Gem Festival. … Continue reading →

Countdown to The Carolina Emerald Book Launch

May 1 is almost here! Are you ready to read The Carolina Emerald, the third book in the Jeweler’s Gemstone Mystery Series? If so, please join me here for the Countdown Party. Starting April 22– ten days before The Carolina Emerald is published — you’ll find countdown games, insider information and … Continue reading →

Party Time!

Have you ever wanted to see your name appear in a book?  Well, now’s your opportunity. To celebrate The Pirate’s Ruby, the second book in the Jeweler’s Gemstone Mystery Series, Dickinson Jewelers is holding a cocktail party at their Dunkirk, Maryland store — and the winner of one of their evening … 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 →

Childhood Dreams and The Pirate’s Ruby

Lynn Franklin, The Pirate's Ruby, Cozy Mystery, Jeweler's Granddaughter Mystery

Back in second grade when I was penning my first “books,” my vision of publishing went something like this:  I’d awake full of creative energy and climb the stairs to my writing room — a high tower featuring floor-to-ceiling windows and magnificent views of a sunny shoreline or sparkling fields or … Continue reading →

Judy Garland Would So Not Be Impressed

As I mentioned in my last post, I’m writing frantically to complete The Pirate’s Ruby, the second in the jeweler’s granddaughter cozy mystery series.  A few weeks ago, select patrons of JT’s Kitchen had a sneak preview of the book. JT’s Kitchen is one of Calvert County’s newest restaurants and if … 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 →