Tuesday, October 20, 2009

How early does holiday shopping start?

I don't know about you, but I seem to want to start my holiday shopping earlier each year. There's just something nice about having it done early, plus I avoid the crowds at the malls and the traffic that seems to be such a part of the whole rat-race. It could also be that, because we head South in the winter, I'm more at ease having gift shopping as one more thing crossed off my list.

This year I've been getting really excited about electronic books -- e-books-- and I got my own Kindle e-book reader earlier this fall. I'm loving it!  So, that made me think that I should get all of my own books formatted and submitted for e-book publication. Although it's taken me some time to proofread all those old manuscripts and get them ready, I'm thrilled to say that all 11 of my Charlie Parker mysteries are now for sale in this format!

The newest one is Holidays Can Be Murder (which, incidentally, is available in both paper and e-book), and I was happy to be able to offer this one just in time for the Christmas season. It's a novella that I wrote several years ago for my editor at Worldwide Mystery and they included it in their annual anthology for their book club members. Since most other readers had never seen it, this seemed like the ideal time to bring it out again, as a stand-alone book and let people know about it. I'm including them as little hostess gifts and stocking stuffers for my own friends and family. If you'd like to do the same, here are links directly to the Amazon pages where you can find them.

Holidays Can Be Murder (book)

Holidays Can Be Murder (Kindle version)

So....for all you early (or not-so-early) holiday shoppers, I hope I've given you an idea that can help shorten your shopping list---at least a little bit!

Have a wonderful autumn and winter!
Warm regards,
Connie Shelton


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