Book Launch: Misty Simon

A new book in the Tallie Graver Mystery series:


Now that Tallie Graver’s cleaning business is starting to shine, she’s ready to go squeegee to squeegee against Audra McNeal for a major contract at the Astercromb mansion. Tallie’s not afraid of a little friendly competition from the new cleaner in town. In fact, Tallie likes Audra, though she wonders how her glamorous rival manages to clean house and maintain her fancy manicure. Tallie has her rubber-gloves full staying one step ahead of her nemesis. Until she finds a well-polished hand poking out of a rolled-up carpet, rendering her competition . . . dead.

Though it lands Tallie the big job, there’s nothing tidy about Audra’s death. So
between polishing and scrubbing, Tallie’s determined to find the killer. Hopefully the police chief doesn’t mind her cluttering up his investigation with the filthy dealings she discovers. Turns out Audra was not as squeaky clean as she appeared. And confronting her killer could bring Tallie to a very foul end indeed . . .

Misty Simon


Kensington Books

Barnes & Noble

Guest Author: Maggie Mae Gallagher

The Fixer Upper

TheFixerUpper-promo2Abby Callier is more in love with Shakespearean heroes than any real man, and she’s beginning to wonder if there is life for her outside the pages of a book. It doesn’t help that her esteemed parents tend to view her as they would one of their science experiments gone wrong. On the eve of finishing her dissertation, she escapes her staid existence to live in the house she inherited from her Great Aunt Evie in the small town of Echo Springs, Colorado. Because, let’s face it, when a woman starts comparing her life to horror films, it might be time for a break.

Sheriff Nate Barnes believes in law and order and carefully building the life you want. In his spare time, he has been remodeling his house in the hope that one day it will be filled with the family he makes. But Nate doesn’t like drama or complications and tends to avoid them at all costs. And yet, when Miss Abigail Callier, his newest neighbor, beans him with a nine iron, he can’t help but wonder if she might just be the complication he’s been searching for all along. It doesn’t hurt that he discovers a journal hidden away by the previous tenant and decides to use Old Man Turner’s advice to romance Abby into his life.

Abby never expected her next-door neighbor, the newly dubbed Sheriff Stud Muffin, to be just the distraction her world needed. The problem is she doesn’t know whether she should make Echo Springs her home, or if this town is just a stopover point in her life’s trajectory. And she doesn’t want to tell Nate that she might not be sticking around—even though she should because it’s the right thing to do, the honest thing—because then all the scintillatingly hot kisses with the Sheriff will come to an abrupt halt. Did she mention that he’s a really great kisser?

Praise for The Fixer Upper:

“Maggie Mae Gallagher writes with warmth and a wonderfully compelling voice – I loved The Fixer Upper!” NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR HEATHER GRAHAM

“Maggie Mae Gallagher makes the reader forget the actual words on the page so they can just enjoy the story as it unfolds.” Nancy Berland, NBPR, Inc. President

Amazon Print
Indie Bound

Social Media:

Twitter: @magmaegallagher


Today’s writing quote: “Write out of love, write out of instinct, write out of reason. But always for money.” – Louis Untermeyer
I’m not sure how I feel about this quote. I mean, yes, we writers want to make money with our writing, but there are very few authors who actually do. For every Stephen King/J.K. Rowling/Nora Roberts out there, there are thousands of smaller authors who don’t make enough to buy a cup of coffee. When others say “Don’t quit your day job”, it’s a truth. We have to supplement our writing with other jobs. And yet, we keep trying, but the odds are stacked against us.

In addition to writing the book, we have to promote our work by being active on all sorts of social media sites, doing blog tours, going to book signings (where many of us sell our own books that we had to buy ourselves–the publishers don’t give them to us for free), going to conferences, and more. We beg for reviews (reviews=numbers=algorithm uptakes and better postings). Like most artists, this is a job you do for the love of the art, not because you’re ever going to make any money at it.

Do an author a favor–check out their website, FB page, etc. and “like” or “follow” them. Or better yet, buy their book and leave a short review for them (hopefully a good one!).

Thank you!