I’ve just completed back to back book tours for The Oleander Sisters, written as Elaine Hussey, and The Language of Silence, written as Peggy Webb. It was great to see so many of you. I hope I was smiling. Chatting with a reader about one of my novels is always amazing and gives me plenty to smile about.

It’s not always easy, though. Often there are things going on in a writer’s life that you don’t see and would never guess. This year’s tours have been especially hard for me because one of my dearly beloved brothers-in-law has stage 4 cancer. I asked the two publishers to please plan signings that would not take me away from home for long stretches of time. They did that, and I am grateful. The good news is that my brother-in-law finished his chemo, and the oncologist says it was very successful. The cancer is quiet now, joyful news for us.

And yet, cancer still colors my life. The upcoming holidays take on a special significance because of it. In fact, every family event is tinted with the question, what if.

Risky Brides, Box SetMy writing has changed from long stretches of uninterrupted time with my characters to short bursts of found time. That’s why you’ll discover my latest Southern Cousins Mystery, Elvis and the Buried Brides, is a quick read. I just could not carve out the time to write a longer book. Still, I hope you’ll love it.

Elvis and the Buried Brides, a comedic mystery, is exclusive to Risky Brides, A Bestsellers’ Collection for a limited time. This is a collection you don’t want to miss. It’s eclectic and it includes two other exclusive reads, a clean-read novel by the incredible Vicki Hinze and a quick read by the smashing new team of thriller writers, Piper Bayard and Jay Holmes.

It’s exciting to introduce new writers to our fans. It’s also exciting to team with beloved, bestsellling writers Vicki Hinze, Kathy Carmichael, Donna Fletcher, Rita Herron, Tara Randel, and Kimberly Llewellyn.

I’m giving away a signed copy of Elvis and the Blue Christmas Corpse to one lucky person who comments on today’s blog. I’m also giving away three digital copies of Risky Brides to three other lucky winners. I will announce the winners on this blog. You will have two weeks to claim your prize.

Thanks for stopping by.


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  4. Lynne Mauro says:

    I Would Love to Win Risky Brides collection!

  5. N Saenz says:

    Would love to win these! Looks like a lot of fun reading.

  6. Great post and wonderful prizes.

  7. Lilian Gamble says:

    I know how illness can change your life but if you let it it can be for the better, it can help make you the best person you can be Tim McGraw has a song about it and I have experienced it in my hang in there and put it in Gods hands he will never fail you! Sending prayers.

    • Lilian, that is so true. I’m a prayer warrior and so are my sisters. We’ve already seen how the power of prayer undergirds my brother-in-law. He continues to remain cheerful, optimistic and determined. Thanks for shraring.

  8. Kathryn Voss says:

    What fun! The collection of stories sounds like great reads, and I can’t wait to get my hands on them. Fingers crossed for a win!

    • Kathryn, we’re so happy to bring this collectioin to readers. We hope you enjoy the surprise of it! Thanks for stopping by and good luck. Check back here Monday for a list of winners.

  9. Bonnie Capuano says:

    How exciting…Sure hope I win!!

  10. Pat Rizzio says:

    I already purchased the Risky Brides, and would love to win the copy of Elvis and the Blue Christmas Corpse. I always enjoy your books.

    • Elaine Hussey says:

      Thanks, Pat! I’m so glad you enjoy my books. Your name is in the hat for the Elvis book. Right now, it’s the ONLY name in the hat! Good luck.

  11. I hope you enjoy the video my webmaster imbedded in the blog. That’s dear friend, Vicki Hinze, chatting about the RISKY BRIDES collection. The set is only 99 cents and will be available for a limited time, so do enjoy it while you can! Happy fall! 🙂

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