- When Rudolph Was Kidnapped
- Misbehavin’ in Moonstone
- Mrs. Claus and the Moonstone Murders
For the first time the novellas ‘When Rudolph Was Kidnapped” and “Misbehavin’ in Moonstone’ are now available as singles and not part of collections with other writers. They cost $1.99 at Amazon.
This spring brings me a new novel and several speaking engagements. I hope you can join me!
Coming April 7! Five-Alarm Fudge
The national-bestselling series continues with Ava and Grandpa Gil in the chocolate crosshairs of a deadly arsonist spoiling a visit by Belgium’s fudge-loving royal family to Door County, Wis. and the village of Namur, where a famous divinity fudge recipe may have been hidden back in the 1800s. Will the maker of Cinderella Pink Fairy Tale Fudge get her prince finally?
April 11, 2015
2 p.m., Book launch, Five-Alarm Fudge
Mystery to Me Bookstore
1863 Monroe St., Madison, Wis.
Free fudge & door prizes
Writers’ Institute conference
Christine’s workshop: Story Physics, Putting Power in Your Book
10-11:30 a.m., Fri., March 27
Concourse Hotel, Madison, Wis.
Featured all week at the blog, “Fifty Authors from Fifty States”
Christine writes about her birthplace state, Illinois
Fudge giveaway for blog visitors
“Killer Women in Fiction”
6-7:30 p.m., Monona Public Library
National Library Week celebration
Free panel discussion; several authors.
Waupaca Bookfest (and fundraiser)
Public Library, 107 S. Main St., Waupaca, Wis.
Presenting: Write Your Novel Like a Pro, April 17, 1-2:30 p.m. (Pre-reg required. Limit 30.)
Also: 7 p.m., Friday, Author Reception (ticket)
Saturday free panel discussions, readings, autograph party
Other blogs to visit during my April blog tour
Look for giveaways at many: April 3, Lori’s Reading Corner; April 7, A Cozy Girl Reads; April 13, Fresh Fiction; April 15, Escape with Dollycas Into A Book; April 17, Books-N-Kisses Review; April 23, Marie’s Cozy Corner.
Write-by-the-Lake Writer’s Workshop & Retreat
11 classes, open to beginners/advanced. Poetry, fiction, nonfiction, memoir, personal essays. Christine DeSmet’s Master Class is currently full, but check out two other Master Classes for full novels and your first 50 pages.
Held at Pyle Center, 702 Langdon St.
Join me at the launch party for Hot Fudge Frame-Up.
It’s Book 2 in my bestseller* Fudge Shop Mystery Series starring Ava Oosterling and her Grandpa Gil, or “Gilpa” as she calls him. They’re two Belgians with a bad habit of finding bodies.
The party is at Mystery to Me Bookstore, 1863 Monroe St., Madison, on Sunday, June 8 at 2:00 p.m.
I’ll have a Fairy Tale Fudge Flavor to try, I’ll read a couple of pages from my new book, and we’ll add some roses for door prizes along with a few other items relating to my series set in Door County.
The Eagle Bluff Lighthouse in Door County was chosen by the Great Lakes Lighthouse Festival Association to receive its honored spotlight for this summer. That lighthouse plays significantly in Hot Fudge Frame-Up.
At the launch party, I’ll tell you all about the lighthouse and the “murder tour” that I received by the wonderful docents last year. Bring your lighthouse stories to share!