Thursday, October 24, 2019

Blog: Handbag and Book with guest author Emma Ames #newmystery #smalltown #MFRWauthor

Since I’m a Texas gal, it seemed fitting to feature one of my bags made from a pair of cowboy boots. It measures about 12 inches long and 8 inches tall.

 All you have to do to make your own is take a pair of cowboy boots to a leather/shoe shop and have the tops cut off and sewn together. If you don’t have any boots, you can find plenty at thrift stores. OR—say your dad or grandfather has an old pair of boots. Having them turned into a purse is a great keepsake.

The boots already have tabs where you can attach a strap, so that’s pretty handy. Mine doesn’t have inside pockets, and it isn’t large enough for me to carry every day, but it’s definitely a Texas fashion statement.

The first book I published was a humorous, steamy, romantic, mystery. The first in a series set in my hometown of Brownsboro, Texas. For years, I had members of my critique group suggest I ‘clean’ the books up and release them as ‘nicer’ versions. I decided 2019 was the year to make that happen. I just released book one, (haven’t even announced it yet) and book two will be published by October 1, with the third one following shortly after. I’ve decided to wait until all three are published to do a market push.
Although edgier than a standard ‘cozy,’ some may consider them a good fit for that genre.
They are published under pen name, Emma Ames, with new titles and covers, and a disclaimer in the front matter stating they are cleaner, nicer versions of Ann Everett’s steamy romance mysteries.

This is a new venture for me. We’ll see how it goes.

More about Ann Everett/Emma Ames. Emma Ames is an alter ego of Ann Everett who is an alter ego of a real person. All three live in Texas.

Here are a few things to know. Married to high her school sweetheart. Loves shopping at thrift stores. Doesn’t remember her first kiss. Hates talking on the phone. Secretly wants a tattoo. A sharp pencil makes her happy. Glad wrinkles aren’t painful.

Answer these questions:

Red, White or Blue? Guess I’ll have to go with white. Based on my wardrobe, it must be one of my favorite colors!

Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter? Winter, although, Texas doesn’t have much cold weather in my part of the state. 

Chocolate pudding, cake, pie? I’m not a big chocolate person, but since  I have to choose, I’ll go with cake. 

Coffee, Tea, Champagne? We southern girls love our tea!

Country music or Michael Buble? Country music, although—I don’t dislike Michael.

Pencil or Pen?  Pencil…really sharp.

Find Secrets, Lies, and Homemade Pies at: Amazon

Find Emma Ames via Ann Everett at: Website 


Emma Ames said...

Thanks a bunch, Vicki for allowing me to share a bag and a book on your blog today!

Vicki Batman, sassy writer of funny fiction said...

My pleasure, Emma/Ann!

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