Sunday, March 1, 2015

March Newsletter from Phoebe Matthews

Busy month ahead, with Rock and the Mudflat neighbors featured in the March LostLoves BookClub offer, titled Rock’s Dogs. The ebook preorders were scheduled to be filled on March 1 by all the distributors and the paperback is now available from Amazon. It is in the Matchbook program on Amazon, so if you order a paperback copy from them, you get the ebook free.

Steampunk Widow, a collection of three stories, can be borrowed free by members of Kindle Select and KU. The title story is, as you no doubt guessed, about a cranky young widow who decides to do battle with the Grim Reaper.
Order link is

Rudy, an historical romance novella, will be featured on Amazon Select’s Countdown from March 2 to 7. It will start at 99c on March 2 and go up to its full price by March 7. I have never done this before and don’t know exactly how it works, but you are probably smarter than I am. Anyway, it should be explained on the order page at

And finally, the fourth book of the Turning Vampire series, Vampire Lust, will be available from Kobo, nook, inktera, and ibooks by March 15. I don’t have the links until then, but as soon as I get them, I will put them up on my website. And I don’t yet know the date of the Amazon release, but that too will be on the website as soon as I get the information from the publisher.

For a complete list of titles and links, as well as a look at all my books, check my webpage at

And now I am going to collapse on the couch for a very long nap.


Tuesday, January 13, 2015

What next is Tippy After -

If you are a KU member, click here.

Because Tippy Tree AFTER Christmas
is up and running and free to borrow for KU and Select members.

Did you read Tippy Tree's Christmas? No? It is also free to borrow for KU and Select members and here is the link.

As I mentioned in my last blog, an exhausted friend packed away her ornaments and artificial tree, had a battle getting everything boxed, and complained to me that despite several broken ornaments, which should mean more room in the boxes, nothing fit back easily, so what happened to Tippy? When I asked if she expected a sequel she said, "Of course I do!"

People laught and chug eggnog when putting up the decorations. They moan and collapse when taking down the decorations. Even the tree gets tired.

Friday, December 12, 2014

How could I not know? Why did no one tell me? Today on another blog someone talked about amazingly fun ads with long, poetic, exciting descriptions, such as appeared in magazines back in the 1920s and 30s. And someone commented that this also occurred in J. Peterman, sob, it's gone, we all thought. And another commenter said, "Not so! They are back." I went on-line and sure enough, Peterman does do an online catalog and also an honest to gosh paper one. Took me a minute to find where to sign up and another horrified minute to realize I was actually ordering another catalog to be stuffed into my overcrowded mailbox. But hey, Peterman isn't a catalog, it is art and literature. And the items in the online are truly Peterman. The other great heartbreak of my life was the loss of Banana Republic. Well, yes, I know they still exist but under different ownership and all they have in common with the original is the name. So thank God I have found Peterman and the merchandise is recognizable as Peterman. I wait breathlessly to see if the catalog prose is as exciting.

Friday, November 21, 2014

Photo Phobia

I have a friend who takes her camera to all occasions and insists on taking pictures of everyone. She excels at catching people when they are squinting into the sun. And then she gets prints made and mails out these photos. Okay, I tell myself her hobby makes her happy. I know she thinks everyone is thrilled to get bad pictures of themselves, and maybe some are. My escape is to own a paper shredder.

There are also family members with the same bad habit. Again, hurray for paper shredders. So you can imagine my surprise when at a recent family gathering an in-law took photos that were quite good. I know they were good because said in-law emailed out a sheet showing small versions. The email was locked. There was no downloading allowed. And then there was a second email with a price list, assuming we would all want to order prints or jpegs. Hey, the photos weren’t that good.

So here come the holidays and more cameras and more fodder for the paper shredder. If I post a photo of the Christmas tree, it will be downloadable. And if you want a photo of me, you will have it, because I will be hiding behind the tree.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Squirreling away books for winter -

Right now I am finishing my WIP, Jimmyed Coffin, Mudflat Magic book 7, due out in October, and who knows, maybe then I will have more time to catch up on reading.

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Lugging home a Watermelon?

More tourists, more traffic, more sunshine, more people with their brains on vacation, at least, I guess that is why the pedestrians swarm across the streets and stand right in front of the traffic and then look confused when a driver honks a horn. This is Seattle and folks here prefer not to honk horns but hey! Even more, they prefer not to run over anyone.

Now you know why I spend my time at home, not in the car. There is a grocery in walking distance which is fine except when I want to buy a watermelon. I can carry me home, but not a watermelon. So once a week I take the car and load it with all the heavy stuff.