Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Making Book Trailers

When it comes to the indie publishing world, things have never been so exciting and daunting for us writers.  These days, it's not enough to write a book, come up with a description, and go on social media to market it.  Now, many writers are making book trailers.  Luckily, I have a tech savvy husband who knows how to make anything work out whenever it comes to the computer.

We came up with this "music video" for our murder mystery "Fighting Demons: A New Orleans Mystery."  I wrote the text and we both chose the pictures to show them on.  I wanted the music to be slightly mysterious and more, important, it needed to be by a New Orleans musician.  There are so many classics from which to choose.  Ultimately, we picked Sidney Bechet's rendition of Summertime because not only is it fantastic, but it also corresponds with the mood of our story.

I've been looking at other book trailers and found one intriguing video that had each letter appear on the screen one-by-one, as if someone was typing them.   I thought that it looked slightly "film noire": perfect for a mystery by Raymond Chandler, for instance.

So, without further ado, here is our music video/ book trailer for "Fighting Demons: A New Orleans Mystery."

Our book is available for $ 2.99 at Amazon, iTunes, Barnes and Noble,
Google Play, Smashwords and Kobo

Also available in Paperback at 
Amazon and Createspace

Saturday, July 16, 2016

New Orleans Murder Mystery

In this suspenseful and romantic murder mystery, Homicide Detective Yvonne Dauphin risks her life and sanity when she checks herself out of the hospital after a bipolar meltdown, determined to prove to her boss and coworkers that’s she still up to the job of capturing a serial killer who has been terrorizing New Orleans. To further complicate matters, she’s hoping to reunite with her ex-husband at the same time she’s fighting a blossoming attraction to a young detective.

This murder mystery is half-off during the month of July 2016, exclusively at Smashwords.  Use coupon code SSW50 upon checkout to purchase it for only $1.50.  Here's the book link at Smashwords:

Available at the regular price of $2.99
at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, iTunes, Google Play, and Kobo

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Who Stole the Vermeer Masterpiece?

The Stolen Masterpiece: A Nancy Keene Mystery 
by Louise Hathaway

My new Nancy Keene Mystery, portrays five loves of mine: Nancy Drew Mysteries, Holland, Dutch artist Johannes Vermeer, genealogy, and a loving, indulgent father.

Join my precocious teenage sleuth, Nancy Keene, on another of her international adventures. This book finds her in Amsterdam visiting her newly-found Dutch relatives who have recently discovered a secret room in their house that contains valuable artwork, including a Vermeer masterpiece worth millions. Someone has stolen it, and it’s up to Nancy and her team to find out who. If you enjoy travelogues, this book includes descriptions of some of my favorite sights I've visited in Holland.

Available at Amazon and Smashwords for only $1.99.
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