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DYING FOR A DIAMOND GIVEAWAY

It seemed appropriate to offer a DIAMOND giveaway after releasing a book called DYING FOR A DIAMOND. So I’ve created a contest for fans of the Laurel McKay Mysteries. All you have to do is tell me where Sierra Sullivan, Laurel’s cousin, moved from IMMEDIATELY BEFORE she became the Cruise Director on the Celebration cruise ship. It’s a little tricky but you’ll find the answer in the book. It’s your chance to play detective for a change. One lucky entrant will win this beautiful diamond necklace.

Just email me at [email protected] with your answer before July 4, 2017, and you’ll be entered. Good luck!

 

Diamond necklace - $750 value

DYING FOR A DIAMOND LAUNCH PARTIES

Thanks to everyone who joined me for the Dying for a Diamond Launch parties at Charming Charlie and Face in a Book.  What a great turnout!

DYING FOR A DONUT LAUNCH PARTY

I had a wonderful time at the DYING FOR A DONUT launch party.  Many thanks to the staff at Face in a Book for hosting me and thanks to the wonderful readers who braved the hail and thunderstorm and stopped in.

With my favorite nonagenarian fan - the incredible Judy Larson
Donuts Galore & more!

INTERVIEW ON NPR

I had a great time being interviewed by Beth Ruyak on CapRadio’s Insights Program http://www.capradio.org/59749

 

 

CRIMELANDIA - Left Coast Crime 2015

Great fun at the Left Coast Crime Conference in Portland. I was honored that DYING FOR A DUDE was a finalist for the LEFTY Award for Best Humorous Mystery!

2015 LEFTY Finalist Plaque
At the Awards Banquet showing off our cool "Dude" glasses
With Catriona McPherson, winner of the Bruce Alexander Historical Mystery Award
With Gigi Pandian, Winner of the Rose Award for best mystery set in the West

STYLE Magazine Feature

A fun feature article in the January 2015 edition of STYLE Magazine.

http://www.stylefedh.com/2015/01/02/56797/meet-cindy-sample

DYING FOR A DUDE LAUNCH PARTY

So many friends came out to the DYING FOR A DUDE launch party at Toby Keith’s. I was overwhelmed with their love and support. Thanks to everyone who attended and a special thanks to my wonderful volunteers.

Hanging out with author Sherry Joyce
I love these book covers!
The California Writers Club came to the party! Local authors are so supportive of one another.
With volunteers Jeff Sample, Rena Gunn and Lisa Ford
With Sharon and Bill Bitz - ready to party!
Kay Lenhart and her Jammin Dance Studio dancers tapped and zumbaed their way into our hearts!

Murder and Mayhem at the Placerville Library

Members of Capitol Crimes entertained the terrific audience at the Placerville Library. With authors Sherry Joyce, Elaine Faber and Linda Townsdin.

101 SHADES OF MARKETING PRESENTATION

I had a great time presenting to the NorCal chapter of Sisters in Crime. Marketing can be fun!

With the Sisters and Misters
Cindy and author Vinnie Hansen

CELEBRATING NATIONAL DAIQUIRI DAY AT TOTAL WINE & MORE

AT CALAMARI CRIMES – MONTEREY 2014

With fellow LEFTY Finalists for Best Humorous Mystery
WITH MY IDOL – SUE GRAFTON

THE DYING FOR A DAIQUIRI TRAILER IS ALMOST AS MUCH FUN AS READING THE BOOK!

ENJOY YOUR FUN-FILLED TRIP TO THE ISLAND PARADISE OF HAWAII                            



The DYING FOR A DAIQUIRI Luau Book Launch Was. . .to Die For!

Check out ZOOM Magazine’s coverage of the luau book launch. Click here!

 

Cindy and the wonderful Aloha Dancers of Cameron Park. They danced their way into our hearts!
After the dancing, we indulged in a slice of DYING FOR A DAIQUIRI cake and a daiquiri or two!
Thanks to my wonderful volunteers, Jeff, Lisa and Peggy.

THE 50 SHADES OF ROMANCE PANEL

The 50 Shades of Romance Panel

BETH RUYAK INTERVIEWS CINDY AND THE REST OF THE 50 SHADES OF ROMANCE PANEL

Beth Ruyak interviews Cindy and the rest of the 50 Shades of Romance Panel: Dee Brice, Donna Del Oro, and Paisley Kirkpatrick. Listen on Capital Public Radio’s Insight.

Check out Cindy’s TV interview on Sacramento & Co..

The 50 Shades of Romance Panel at The Market Place in Folsom, California.