Wednesday, October 1, 2014

October Newsletter

      October Newsletter from Phoebe Matthews

Now summer really has gone and the leaves are turning and my deck is buried in garden debris and needs a good sweeping. Time to toss all the dead annuals and  cracked plastic pots.

And then go inside and work on the next book. I am thinking about taking time off from novels and concentrating on short stories, especially if I hear a good idea for another one about Rock’s dogs. I confess, all the dog stories are based on actual situations that happened to friends and friends of friends. All I did was take the event and let Claire handle it.

About Claire and her Mudflat neighbors, the seventh Mudflat novel, Jimmyed Coffin, will be released on October 21 and if you want to pre-order the ebook and have it dropped into your Kindle by the angels on the 21st, it is available for nook, Kindle, Kobo and Apple.

Every time I type the title Jimmyed Coffin, spell check pops up and underlines Jimmyed  no matter what software I am using, whether Word or Pages or AOL or Blogger. I cannot find a way to introduce them to Jimmy, but Mudflat readers know that Jimmy is Claire’s scudzy cousin, and yeah, the software also does not like the word scudzy. My favorite Mudflat cover was Beastly Week until now. Now I think Jimmy tops the list.

For a complete list of titles, links, as well as a look at the covers, check my webpage at

While you are there, click onto the blog page where I have been posting Sara City’s adventures in a mystery book store. This is a comic I do when I need to escape the reality of a contractor’s crew doing noisy repairs to the building I call home. Yes, I know, I wrote this last month. They are still around and getting noisier.


Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Squirreling away books for winter -

Right now I am finishing my WIP, due out next month, 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.

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Summertime -

Best wishes for a happy 4th from Phoebe, Sara, and Liz!

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Clueless in Seattle

School is out and oh yeah, the sun took a vacation and the rain clouds moved in. We adults are hiding out in the bookstores, libraries, any place quiet. Home isn't.

Sunday, June 8, 2014

Hello? Anybody here?

The real mystery in this mystery book store is .....