Where did the month of June go? Before we know it, July 4th celebrations will be in full swing and fireworks will be going off. There is nothing like great fireworks to bring in a celebration. Speaking of celebrations, I have a new author I want you to meet and her series SCARLET OAKS. I came across this series while I was recovering from gallbladder surgery. I can only watch so much Netflix. I hope you enjoy getting to know Michaela James and her new novel SCARLET OAKS AND THE BANISHED WITNESS as much as I have.
Scarlet Oaks and the Banished Witness
I try to design a cover that hints at its interor while capturing the reader's attention. The majority of this series is centered around San Francisco and enables me to showcase the stunning Golden Gate Bridge. This book, however, finds Scarlet and company in the beautiful city of Portland Oregon visiting a suspicious wellness facility.
Personally, my incredible second husband has had the most significant influence. His unconditional love has given me confidence and inner strength I’d never known before. As a writer, it’s JK Rowling. To have young children lining up overnight to read a thick book with complex words and no pictures is just incredible. I’m currently enjoying her Cormoran Strike series.
The Healing Room” is a YA first POV that has, drama, intrigue and lots of humanity. “Love me or Die” is my first novel. While I love the story and the huge twist, I feel my writing has come a long way since then. “Serial Caller” and “Exposed Photographer” are the first two books in the Scarlet Oaks Series. They’re fun, suspenseful and at times quite profound. “The Secrets of Mead” is an English Village Mystery. It’s a classic who done it with a unique and surprising twist. I’ve also written five young children’s books under Lambsy La La.
I’m going to try my hand at Cozy Mysteries. I love humor, I believe it keeps us all sane. The cozy mystery genre is all about light-hearted fun, so I think it will be a good fit for me.
What one piece of advice do you have for new authors.