Wednesday, December 17, 2014

New series coming next year?

I am getting excited about writing the first book in a new cozy mystery series. Born Aurelia Ruhls, orphaned at age 3, she left the foster system at age 16 and changed her name to Lia Rules.

Street smart, she has "fallen" into a career as a Private Investigator/Bounty Hunter. Her flaming red hair, black Ninja 250 motorcycle, black jeans and thigh high boots make her a highly recognizable personality in the PI world.

This series will be a bit quirkier with more humor and I hope it will be a fun write AND read. They won't be long books...well, I don't anticipate them being long. ;)

On my Facebook author page, I requested some suggestions for book titles using common phrases including the world RULES. I got some great suggestions, in fact more than I can ever use. Here are just a few:

  • Changing the Rules
  • Rules of Engagement
  • House Rules
  • Broken Rules
  • Playing by the Rules
  • Follow the Rules
I'm sure you can think of a lot more, feel free to drop a comment with your suggestions. I also need the name of a fictional town in Wyoming. My other books have been set in real places, sometimes with a fictional name. This time around I'm giving myself a little more leeway.

So, if you have any suggestions for fun, whimsical, quirky town names - please drop a comment! I greatly appreciate it.

Last note for the day, I've reactivated my Tumblr page and will post from time to time there. I hope you will follow me there. While I will share these blog posts from time to time, I will also share photos and personal thoughts that you won't see here (or in my newsletter).

I am also giving a new social media outlet a try, tsū. You can find me here. If you have ever used Google+ but were frustrated with the complexity then this might work better for you. Hope you'll stop by!


  1. "Rules Were Made For Breaking" "Momma's Rule: Jelly-side Down" "Red Rules Rising" "Rules Are For Losers" "Desert Rules" "Dust Rules The Desert", etc. ad nauseum. The last few suggestions were predicated upon the fictional town of "Red Dust Creek" - a moderate size burg about 20 miles North of I-80, West of Rawlins, midway between Rock Springs and Laramie (actually the location of the Red Desert). Right now there's nothing there, save for the red dust of the desert that turns the western slopes of the Colorado Rockies red during dust storms in the Spring. I am sure your fertile imagination will soon have a thriving metropolis there...

    Good luck with the new series. Still looking forward to more Klondike mysteries.

    1. You RULE...{hee-hee}. Seriously, thanks for the ideas. And yes, there will be at least two more Klondike mysteries.


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