Friday, April 1, 2011

It Has a Name - It's Taking Shape

Titles of a book are an interesting conundrum. Even though titles cannot be covered under a copyright, every author wants to have a unique title for their book. But with theme mysteries, it always seems like authors are falling over each other in the search for just the right name. I had a name picked out for the second book only to realize that Monica Ferris had used the same title. Oops, I'm not ready for that comparison. So I checked out a couple of other ideas and found that other fiber mysteries were close though not exactly the same. It's a puzzlement. So for now the working title for book two in the Flock and Fiber Mystery series is A Yarn Most Deadly.

This is a working title and it could change. If you have an idea that you think would make a wonderful title for the book, let me know in the comments below. If I decide to change my title and use yours, I can promise you mention in the acknowledgments and a signed copy of book two when it is available.

Book two is taking shape. Martha and her friends are busy at Black Hills Fiber Gathering introducing people to the wonderful world of fiber and Great Pyrenees. But all has not gone smoothly and Martha, Denali and Falcor once again, have a mystery to solve. Watch for a larger teaser in the not too far distant future. In the meantime, if you haven't entered the world of Flock and Fiber Mysteries, please check Murder Spins a Tale for the first book in the series.

And for just a bit of whimsy that has nothing to do with mysteries but is one of the reasons we enjoy living in Hawaii, I'll leave you with this picture of one of the house dragons guarding his territory in the avocado tree just off the lanai.