Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Left Coast Crime Visit at La Fonda in Santa Fe

I am new at this electronic publishing stuff, and unsure how to get my blog and my book "out there," I visited  Left Coast Crime 2011 at La Fonda Hotel in Santa Fe on Sunday morning.  I left my little flyer in the obvious locations -- too late, clearly -- and marveled at all the mystery fans.

My short stories fit the category "cozy mysteries," since there's no violence or graphic sex -- just eccentric characters in a uniquely New Mexico setting.  It was good to see how many cozy mystery writers there are.  I spoke to participants who like all kinds of mystery stories, but I was too scared to promote myself.

Why are writers so often shy when we need to be bold and nervy to promote our work?!

Still, I continue on...releasing my press release on line today...finishing the next story...hoping somewhere out there are a few buyers to read and like or dislike....

For now, I'm finishing up In Santa Fe, Salacious.  The structure is difficult, because I have the suspects talking about sexuality and how the victim died, and this is what moves the plot forward.  So the clues to the crime and the clues to "Momma" have to be inserted into the monologues.  But, what is life without a challenge?

More soon.


New Mexico Mysteries by Tower Lowe Available on Kindle

Santa Fe.  29 March 2011.  Santa Fe writer Tower Lowe recently released two New Mexico short mysteries to the Kindle Store at amazon.com.  In Dulce, Disturbed and In Zuni, Zymotic and, soon, In Santa Fe, Salacious recount the travels of Investigator Cinnamon and her schizophrenic sidekick Burro, whose hallucinations provide vital clues as they fight for civil rights and solve mysteries in the Land of Enchantment.  Meanwhile, in every New Mexico mystery, Cinnamon, a southern Virginia transplant, pulls closer to discovering the secret of "Momma," who abandoned Cinnamon twenty years before.   Download each story for 99 cents at the amazon.com Kindle Store.
"Set in Hillerman country, In Dulce,  Disturbed adds modern pizazz and cultural realism to an age old topic.  Tower Lowe is brilliant with this fresh, new approach to mystery."  -- Kindle Reader Review
Each story takes place in a New Mexico location where Cinnamon and Burro are called to investigate a civil rights violation and encounter a mysterious death.  Cinnamon and Burro follow the trail to solve the crime, while, at the same time, Cinnamon searches for clues about Momma.  Burro  interprets hallucinations imprinted on the recesses of his schizophrenic mind, and the visions prove vital to solving the mystery.  the first story takes place in Dulce on the Jicarilla Apache Reservation, the second in Zuni Pueblo.  The third story, soon to be released, follows the monologues of local Santa Fe residents and their sexual proclivities to discover how a father was beaten to death in the St. Francis Cathedral.  And all the while, in each story, Cinnamon draws closer to solving the mystery of Momma.

More stories unfold every few months.  Keep track of the crimes here, at towerlowe.blogspot.com

Contact me at towerlowe@yahoo.com