It’s a day for remembering our mothers (though I think of her all the time). Here’s something I wrote a long time ago – and a photo of parents and daughters, one of my favorites!
Thanks to my publisher, Encircle, for circulating this message. Now all three of the mysteries are available in paperback and e-book.
Encircle Publications is excited to announce that Phyllis Gobbell’s award-winning and critically acclaimed travel cozy mystery series, The Jordan Mayfair Mysteries, is available in paperback and ebook! Travel to France in Pursuit in Provence, visit Ireland in Secrets and Shamrocks, and enjoy Italy while reading Treachery in Tuscany, winner of the Silver Falchion Award for Best Cozy Mystery. You can order this wonderful series from your favorite bookseller today!
Praise for the Jordan Mayfair Mysteries:
“…refreshing debut… seasoned with humor and evocative descriptions of magnificent historic sites, this whodunit should appeal to fans of both cozies and traditional mysteries.” —Publishers Weekly on Pursuit in Provence
“A visit to the verdant Irish countryside is marred by murder. The second in Gobbell’s travel series is filled with delightful descriptions of Ireland and offbeat characters…”—Kirkus Reviews on Secrets and Shamrocks
“Gobbell’s enjoyable sequel to 2015’s Pursuit in Provence takes Savannah, Ga., architect Jordan Mayfair and her travel writer uncle, Alex Carlyle, to Ireland. Jordan’s keen knowledge of architecture and history comes in handy in her efforts to uncover the truth. Fans of travel cozies will find plenty to like.” —Publishers Weekly on Secrets and Shamrocks
“If you enjoy travelling or have a special place in your heart for Tuscany, you’ll love this book. …the reader is treated to cooking classes, Italian cuisine, Italian wine and other drinks, cafes, piazzas, bridges, chapels, architecture, interesting districts of Florence, and, of course, an intriguing mystery. …a complicated mystery and an intriguing travel book.”—Susan Van Kirk, author of A Death at Tippitt Pond, on Treachery in Tuscany
“…a very engrossing mystery novel with interesting characters in a charming setting. …the author’s vivid descriptions made me feel as if I were there. This is an excellent read that I can strongly recommend.”—Jacqueline Seewald, author of Blood Family, on Treachery in Tuscany
Pursuit in Provence will soon be released as an audiobook. Stay tuned!
It was a lovely evening, interviewing my friend and writer extraordinaire Mary Bess Dunn. We talked about her new book, Fate Havens. Thanks to Parnassus for the event!
Watch our video! We had a lot of fun.
Last year, the Tennessean published an article that I wrote about my father. I’ve posted it on my blogspot:
Join 4 Encircle writers for a reading on Thursday night, April 23, 5:30 Central. I will be reading from Treachery in Tuscany.
If you register, you’ll be getting another link.
On Jan. 17 Treachery in Tuscany will be on their site for $.99! Check out all the offers!
I was asked to write a blog for the WNBA newsletter on the pros and cons of writing contests. After I sent in the blog, I was actually a finalist in two contests, the Claymore Awards and the Silver Falchion Award, and I won the Silver Falchion. That’s the way it goes; now and then you will win! My blog tells you what to look for and what to look out for!
You can see it now at this link:
Our Tuesday night writers group was honored with a visit from Layne Martine, talking about his new book, Permission to Fly.
Reading the book was a treat. Meeting Layne was an inspiration. He talked about life, love, family, writing, and songwriting. He talked about making mistakes and learning from them. He talked about never giving up, never letting life get you down.
There are reviews on Amazon and Goodreads that give more details about the book. I’ll just say it’s a must-read. Filled with humor and wisdom, it’s about real love and – I guess I would say – real happiness.
Thank you, Layng, for a wonderful book and a delightful evening!