Author Interview: L.H. Williams and a FREE Book!

I bumped into (so to speak) a new author the other day that has an interesting story to tell. I’m talking about her life story. You’ll have to pick up her/his books to decide if you like the stories she/he writes.
Why all the she/he business? Read below and find out!
Then let me know if you want a FREE, yes I said FREE ecopy of one of their books by telling me in the comments.
Hey and Lou
1. Tell us about yourself.
I’m a retired jack-of-all-trades, having worked as a Marketing Manager, a newspaper reporter, and an administrative assistant. Now I write with my husband, who is an engineer. Heyward and I write together. Our ideas begin with a long walk, or a quiet drink somewhere. Later we compose our individual storylines, which we then join, chapter by chapter. But I am getting ahead of myself. You see, we were childhood sweethearts; we played in the high school orchestra, sang in the choir, went to dances, rode our bikes, skied, and were even taught by the same beloved English teacher. Then we went our separate ways. Heyward studied Engineering and has a successful career. I studied English and went to Brazil for two decades. There were marriages and children; there was happiness and there was loss.
We married in April of 2014. He moved to Florida and bought the condo next door to mine. The first thing we did was make sure that our two offices were set up for all the work we do. Now we are both on our condo board, and we have added two rescue cats to our family – one a tuxedo cat and the other a darling Siamese.
2. When did you start writing and why?
I’ve always loved writing, but I didn’t really get into it until I was in my sixties. [Step back] to 2012 when we reconnected via Facebook. I had been going it alone for a long time, and he was lonely too. He flew 1500 miles to see me, and we fell in love all over again. On the last night of his visit I told him about my desire to finish a book I’d started. A few days later I received his contribution. It was so beautifully written that I pasted it into Saving Dee and it immediately became an integral part of the book. In fact, his love of sailing created a whole new host of characters for all three novels – not to mention a beautifully cared-for sailing vessel he named Chauffeuse.
3. What’s your favorite books and why?
My favorite books are Regency Romance novels, especially the ones that have a touch of humor and a clever heroine.
4. What is your latest book?
My latest book is Lady in Lace. It’s the third book in THE DEE CHRONICLES. The other two are Saving Dee and The Penny Scam.
Saving Dee Cover Art
5. Where can people pick it up?
All three are available on Amazon, in e-book and paperback. [Or leave me a comment telling me you’d like a Free ecopy and I’ll pass it onto Louise and Heyward!]
1. Saving Dee     2. The Penny Scam    3. Lady in Lace
And note: Louise suggests you read the books in order.
6. What’s your favorite color?
I love turquoise, because it reminds me of the ocean.
You can also find Louise and Heyward on Goodreads  and  Facebook
 So let me know in the comments if you would like a free copy of their book(s). They are “young at heart” couple that would love to know what you think of their writing.
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Book Giveaway

Everyone who reads likes Free books, right?

Well today is your lucky day!

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I am giving away a signed, hardcover copy of my new mystery adventure book:

Intrigue in Istanbul: An Agnes Kelly Mystery Adventure!

If you like Alan Bradley’s Flavia de Luce, you’ll like Agnes Kelly. She’s the 1960s American version of Flavia with a love for looking things up.

This is the first in the Agnes Kelly Mystery Series.

And for you teachers out there, it comes with a big list of teacher support materials! Just contact me if you’d like a look-see 🙂

Sign up for my readers group and I’ll also give you your choice of any of my books in an electronic format absolutely FREE!

To connect with my Readers Group, just go to my book site christinekelenybooks.com.

Don’t forget to share this with your friends on social media!

 

Goodreads Book Giveaway

Intrigue in Istanbul - An Agnes Kelly Mystery Adventure by Christine Keleny

Intrigue in Istanbul – An Agnes Kelly Mystery Adventure

by Christine Keleny

Giveaway ends February 28, 2016.

See the giveaway details
at Goodreads.

Enter Giveaway

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Next Nancy Drew Book Event and Giveaway

Nancy Drew

If you missed the Nancy Drew event in Dubuque at River Lights Bookstoremy next event is in Madison at

Mystery to Me Bookstore

1863 Monroe St., Madison

Saturday, June 28th

3 pm

Just like with all my other Nancy Events, there will be a costume contest and a trivia contest with prizes!

Hint: No one has dressed up yet, so if you want to win a prize, that’s a sure way to do it!

Hope to see you there!

Please feel free to share this with your friends

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99 cent Nancy Drew Historical

To further celebrate my latest book being a Midwest Book Award Finalist, it is currently on sale for 99 cents!

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 Get it on Amazon –  Smashwordsibookstore – Kobo storeScribd – Barnes & Noble
And stop by Smashwords while you’re at it and get Rosebloom for FREE!

Buy My Nancy Drew Book and Get Rosebloom For Free

Since it’s winter and there isn’t much else to do but read, I am offering two books for the price of one.

Buy my book on Nancy Drew for $3.99 and get Rosebloom for FREE!

Amazon, Smashwords, ibooks, Barnes&Nobel

And as a bonus to followers of this website or my writing/publishing website, you can chose from any of my other books for your second (Free) book.

Just comment on this post and let me know you bought my Nancy Drew book and tell your preference for your second FREE book and I’ll send you the   code or link to your FREE book! It’s that simple.

Happy Reading!

Christmas/New Years Book Special

I wanted to give a small gift to you – the followers and visitors to my blog.

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(Sorry – it’s not a cute puppy in a box.)

From now until the end of the year, my latest book “Will the Real Carolyn Keene Please Stand Up” will be on sale as an ebook for 99 cents from Amazon and Smashwords (which includes the ibookstore for you iusers!)

AND THAT’S NOT ALL! (the announcer yelled)

You can get my first ebook – “Rosebloom” for free!  Yes, Free!

(To get the free version, you have to go to Smashwords. They have versions for both kindle and all other readers (including ibookstore users). Amazon would only let me decrease the price to 99 cents – the stinkers.)

And because I like you so much, feel free to share this sale with your friends and family!

Ho, Ho, Ho – Merry Christmas!

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Nancy Drew Historical Fiction Giveaway!

I don’t mean to inundate you with stuff about my Nancy Drew book, but I have to share this bit of news because it doesn’t cost a thing!

For those who would like a chance at a free, signed copy of my Nancy book, just click the Goodreads link below and sign up. I’m giving away 8 free copies between now and July 25th.
And if you’re not a Nancy fan, you might know someone who is, someone who would love to read about the inside (controversial) story behind Nancy.

Retweet, face share or just tell your book friends about it too! Who doesn’t like free (no shipping cost or anything!)

Goodreads Book Giveaway

Will the Real Carolyn Keene Please Stand Up by Christine Keleny

Will the Real Carolyn Keene Please Stand Up

by Christine Keleny

Giveaway ends July 25, 2014.

See the giveaway details
at Goodreads.

Enter to win

Kindle Nancy Drew History Added to Presale!

How could I forget Kindle Users in my “Will the Real Caroyly Keene Please Stand Up” presale?

Well, because Amazon doesn’t do presales for ebooks. But I’ve thought of a workaround for that problem. 😉

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Cover by Earl Keleny and selfpubbookcovers.com

If you have a Kindle and want to take advantage of this sale, leave me a comment to that effect on this post or my original presale post and I’ll give you a code for a discounted ebook come July 1 with the same extras as below depending on when you post your message. (Amy K. – I’ve got you on the list!)

IF YOU BUY THE EBOOK IN
Week 1: between  June 1 – 7, and you sign up to get email notices from this blog
(or if you are already a fan of this blog and you tell me in a post that you referred a friend to this blog),
I will give you the paper version of the book for $10! (That’s 40% off the normal cover price of $16- shipping not included)

Week 2: between June 8th and 14th, if  you write a review for this book on your favor book site and you send me a link to your review,
I will give you  the paper version of the book for $10 and a free ebook of your choice! (That’s 40% off the normal cover price of $16- shipping not included)

Week 3: between June 15th and 21st , and you like my book facebook page (www.facebook.com/ckbooks), I will give you any one of my other ebooks absolutely FREE!

Week 4: between June 22nd and June 30th,  if you tweet or share this book or this blog post on facebook, I will give you any one of my other ebooks absolutely FREE!

So tell your friends and pick up “Will the Real Carolyn Keene Please Stand Up” and find the true story behind the Nancy that everyone knows and loves.

The History of Nancy Drew on Sale!

 

Cover by Earl Keleny and selfpubbookcovers.com

Cover by Earl Keleny and selfpubbookcovers.com

Have you every wondered who came up with the clever, handy, intelligent and fashionable Nancy Drew?

Well now you can find out by reading “Will the Real Carolyn Keene Please Stand Up.”

It actually wasn’t one person who created Nancy, it was three, but there is some debate about even that.

 The ebook is on pre-SALE for $2.99 now through June 30th! Come July 1 it will sell for $4.99

Barnes and Noble         Apple ibookstore    Kobo

Note for Kindle Users: Amazon doesn’t do presales for ebooks, so if you have a Kindle and want to take advantage of this sale, leave me a comment to that effect on this post and I’ll give you a code for a discounted ebook come July 1 with the same extras as below depending on when you post your message.

But more than that!

IF YOU BUY THE EBOOK IN
Week 1: between  June 1 – 7, and you sign up to get email notices from this blog
(or if you are already a fan of this blog and you tell me in a post that you referred a friend to this blog),
I will give you the paper version of the book for $10! (That’s 40% off the normal cover price of $16- shipping not included)

Week 2: between June 8th and 14th, if  you write a review for this book on your favor book site and you send me a link to your review,
I will give you  the paper version of the book for $10 and a free ebook of your choice! (That’s 40% off the normal cover price of $16- shipping not included)

Week 3: between June 15th and 21st , and you like my book facebook page (www.facebook.com/ckbooks), I will give you any one of my other ebooks absolutely FREE!

Week 4: between June 22nd and June 30th,  if you tweet or share this book or this blog post on facebook, I will give you any one of my other ebooks absolutely FREE!

So tell your friends and pick up “Will the Real Carolyn Keene Please Stand Up” and find the true story behind the Nancy that everyone knows and loves.

Barnes and Noble        Kobo      Apple ibookstore

 

Giveaway Glitch

There was a Glitch with my celebration giveaway on my website. For some reason the rafflecopter widget I put on my website shut down prematurely, so I am having another widget installed. (Don’t worry Amy F. and Jan M. I didn’t loose your entries!) But because of the mistake, I am going to stretch the giveaway to end on Sunday, November 4th. So if you want to enter for any of my books for free, the new giveaway will be up this evening on www.ckbookspublishing.com.

Come on by and enter as many ways as you like! You can enter on multiple days!

Good luck and Happy Reading!