Tuesday, May 01, 2018

Insecure Writer's Support Group and Tick Tock: A Stitch in Crime

It’s time for another edition of The Insecure Writer’s Support Group, founded by Ninja Captain, Alex J. Cavanaugh.

I’m a day early because I have big news.

Today’s question - It’s spring! Does this season inspire you to write more than others or not?

Inspired or not, I’m usually too busy with releases and DLP stuff to write much. But summer is more my season since it’s so hot here. It’s a good excuse to stay inside and write.


The big news is the release of the 3rd IWSG anthology!


Tick Tock: A Stitch in Crime
An Insecure Writer’s Support Group Anthology

The clock is ticking...

Can a dead child’s cross-stitch pendant find a missing nun? Is revenge possible in just 48 minutes? Can a killer be stopped before the rescuers are engulfed by a city ablaze? Who killed what the tide brought in? Can a soliloquizing gumshoe stay out of jail?

Exploring the facets of time, eleven authors delve into mysteries and crimes that linger in both dark corners and plain sight. Featuring the talents of Gwen Gardner, Rebecca M. Douglass, Tara Tyler, S. R. Betler, C.D. Gallant-King, Jemi Fraser, J. R. Ferguson, Yolanda Renée, C. Lee McKenzie, Christine Clemetson, Mary Aalgaard.

Hand-picked by a panel of agents and authors, these eleven tales will take you on a thrilling ride into jeopardy and secrecy. Trail along, find the clues, and stay out of danger. Time is wasting...

$14.95 USA, 6x9 Trade paperback, 204 pages, Freedom Fox Press
Mystery & Detective (FIC022000) / Crime (FIC050000) / Thrillers (FIC031000)
Print ISBN 9781939844545 eBook ISBN 9781939844552
$4.99 EBook available in all formats

“Each story is fast paced, grabbing the reader from the beginning.” - Readers' Favorite, 5 stars

“I thoroughly enjoyed this collection of thought-provoking crime stories.” - Denise Covey, author

Founded by author Alex J. Cavanaugh, the Insecure Writer’s Support Group offers support for writers and authors alike. It provides an online database, articles and tips, a monthly blog posting, a Facebook and Instagram group, Twitter, and a monthly newsletter.

Tick Tock links:
Purchase at Amazon / B&N / iTunes Kobo
Find on Goodreads
Follow the Tick Tock Mystery Blog and Tick Tock Mystery Facebook Group
Watch the trailer on YouTube, created by Mary Aalgaard


I also recently updated my How to Publish and Promote Your Book Now!
All new links and information.
You can buy it here for only $2.99:
Amazon / iTunes / B&N / Kobo / BAM


Are you inspired to write? Inspired to pick up Tick Tock or the updated How to Publish and Promote Your Book Now?

* Due to crunch time with two upcoming releases, I will be mostly offline May 7-11.

60 comments:

nashvillecats2 said...

There IS more to write about during the spring, so I guess yes, I do get inspired more.
Great post Diane, good to read.

Yvonne.

Pat Hatt said...

The summer heat sure is a good time indeed, as long as one has AC. A great collection too.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Another awesome anthology! Thanks for putting it together.

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Diane - heat is coming here I believe! But it gives us longer days to write in ... though I must say the great outdoors beckons. Great news about the anthology - cheers Hilary

Juneta Key said...

Congrats, congrats to all the authors. Congrats on the update Diane. I grabbed a copy for myself. Looking forward to reading it.

Taryn Tyler said...

How exciting. Congratulations to all the authors (and editors) it took to create this work of love :-)

J E Oneil said...

I've been really inspired to write lately :). Of course, now I'm editing all the time.

The anthology sounds great!

Spacer Guy said...

Logic is rare and crime is common but which one will prevail in these epics?

Cherie Reich said...

The summer heat is a good reason to stay indoors. Congrats on publishing the update to How to Publish and Promote Your Book Now!

Congrats to the authors of Tick Tock!

Jemi Fraser said...

I'm SO excited for the anthology to be out today!! :)

Liz A. said...

I know what you mean about summer. Any excuse to stay in with the a/c is good.

H.R. Sinclair, Southpaw said...

Yeah, it's out! I hope it does well.

Spring is a harder time for me due to allergies. :(

Gwen Gardner said...

You did a fantastic job of getting the anthology out! Congratulations, Diane!

This is a great spring because of the release, but I really enjoy writing in the winter more. My summers at work are too busy to get much writing done.

Sandra Cox said...

Many congrats on the release day of the anthology. Woo Hoo.
And on someone special's anniversary:)

dolorah said...

Summer and Winter are good seasons to stay indoors. And I'm always kicking myself to get "inspired" to write, lol. So happy the Anthology is finally available.

J.H. Moncrieff said...

Congrats! The anthology looks fantastic. Hope it sells phenomenally well.

Erika Beebe said...

I can't wait to read it! Thank you for all you do :)

The Cynical Sailor said...

Summer is a good season for me to work on projects, provided they're indoor ones and my A/C works :-) Off to check out your book now. Sounds like the perfect topic for me at this point in time. Cheers - Ellen

Crystal Collier said...

Yay! I'm so stoked about the anthology. Can't wait to read all the fabulous stories.

S.A. Larsenッ said...

This anthology is so cool, and I believe I know everyone who's released a story inside the cover!

Jennifer Hawes said...

Can't wait to read all the IWSG authors that contributed to the anthology! I def need help in the promoting my fist book. Ugh. I'm staying focused on my next two books. But future promotion sounds right up my alley!

Michelle Wallace said...

The Tick Tock anthology is all over Bloggyville!

I already have How to Publish and Promote Your Book Now on my Kindle. Will it update automatically?

Chrys Fey said...

I wish the anthology much success!

Nick Wilford said...

Here's to all the success for Tick Tock!

Stephen Tremp said...

Good luck with Tick Tock: A Stitch in Crime may it be a smashing success.

L. Diane Wolfe said...

Thank you! Sorry, I've been so busy the past two days. I can't imagine why. LOL

Beverly Stowe McClure said...

I'm inspired and hope to write more consistently this spring. Looking forward to reading the anthology. Congratulations to all the authors.

cleemckenzie said...

It has been quite a busy few months for you. I see more of the same in your future based on what I know is in the planning stages. Congratulations!

Rachna Chhabria said...

Hi Diane, congratulations on the release of Tick Tock : A Stitch in Crime Anthology.

Carol Kilgore said...

I'm looking forward to reading these stories. I pre-ordered and it arrived right on schedule yesterday.

Tyrean Martinson said...

Congrats to all the authors in Tick Tock!

Nicki Elson said...

Congrats on the release of the THIRD anthology! That's awesome.

Elsie Amata said...

Congratulations to all of the awesome authors in the anthology! It's going to rock!

It so funny, I can't wait for the summer heat. Others dread it. :)

Good luck next month!

Elsie

Olga Godim said...

Great new antho. I wish you the best sales with it, and with the other books your publish.

emaginette said...

Congrats to you and the authors. This is an exciting moment. Best of luck to all. :-)

Anna from elements of emaginette

Yolanda Renée said...

Thanks for all your hard work!

Sandra Cox said...

Good job on the update of Publish and Promote. No matter the book, there's always something that can be redone isn't there? Darn it:)

E.M.A. Timar said...

Escaping the heat and writing during summer sounds like an amazing plan. I don't know why my productivity is so low during the summer though. Congratulations on the update release for your book.

Susan Gourley/Kelley said...

Congrats to all the authors in Tick Tock. I guess the heat can trap you inside like the cold can.

Denise Covey said...

Tick Tock is full of awesome stories. I hope it does well. Kudos to the authors.

Lynda R Young said...

It's great to see Tick Tock finally released :)

Pat Garcia said...

I pre-ordered Tick Tock so it is now on my iPad on my kindle app. It is a joy to be a part of the IWSG.

Shalom aleichem,
Pat G @ EverythingMustChange

Em-Musing said...

Just ordered your book, How To Publish and Promote Your Book was a welcome sight to my eyes. I'm at the precipice of self-publishing and scared to hell!

Christine Rains said...

Congratulations on the release! It's a fantastic collection. :) Summer keeps me inside too.

Diane Burton said...

The anthology sounds great. Got my copy. Your summer is like our winter, except you have the sun shining. But both seasons are great for staying indoors and writing.

DMS said...

i tend to write a bit more in the summer- even though I love to get outside. So excited for all who are involved with the 3rd anthology. Congrats on the release! :)
~Jess

Guilie Castillo said...

So stoked for everyone in Tick Tock! And the third anthology already—really awesome exposure for the group and the individual writers. And kudos to you on the update of yours! No wonder you're so full of wisdom, Diane: you're a professional! Seriously, your comment over at Writer-in-Transit made my day... maybe even my month. Thank you so much for that.
Guilie @ Life In Dogs

Mary Aalgaard said...

Thanks for everything with this anthology. What a fun, creative project. All the authors have contributed so much in story and promotion.

Sandra Cox said...

Have a wondrous weekend, Di.
Was your anniversary lovely?

Sherry Ellis said...

Congratulations on the anthology. I've ordered a copy. Looking forward to reading it.

Spring is a busy season. Lots of yard work. I write, but probably not as much as I do in the winter. It's a little more challenging to find the time.

Jen Chandler said...

Woo-hoo! Congratulations on the new anthology and to ALL the authors featured :) I don't do well with writing when it's warm out. I'd much rather be outside in the garden or at the beach. BUT if I can find a nice, outside cafe to write in, I can make the compromise :D Especially if there's cookies...

Loni Townsend said...

Woot on the release, and may the busyness provide much fruit!

L. Diane Wolfe said...

Lee, it's only going to get crazier.

Carol, that's good to hear.

Elsie, you can have it.

Thank you, Olga.

Sandra, always!

Em-Musing, thank you so very much.

Guilie, thank you so much!

Sandra, it was simple.

Sandra Cox said...

Hope your day has been productive and your evening pleasant:)

Sandra Cox said...

Simple is good:)

J.H. Moncrieff said...

Congrats on the new releases, Diane! You're on fire, and I'm not referring to the heat.

Michael Di Gesu said...

Hi, L. Diane!

CONGRATS on the Anthology! Looks like another winner. Such excellent authors! How exciting!

Yes, it is HOT... lol. I'm staying in to. I'll be leaving in about a month. HOPEFULLY I can get the first draft of my memoir complete....

Kim Lajevardi said...

Congrats to all the writers in the new anthology! I get inspiration to write from a variety of places, but I am inspired most by the real world. Headlines, the human condition, and the way variables of life can line up in the most unexpected ways.

Sandra Cox said...

How're those fur babies doing?

L. Diane Wolfe said...

Sandra, the fur babies are grown. Well, Rocket is almost grown. But they are still just wonderful cats.