A Look Back And A Look Forward

It’s June 1st and in just a little over three weeks A Lady’s Guide to Gossip and Murder, the second book in the Countess of Harleigh Mystery series will be out in the world. It’s hard to believe ALG Etiquette and Murder launched almost a year ago. Where did that year go? Thank goodness I took pictures! (Sorry in advance to those of you who read this blog on Goodreads. I cannot get my pictures to sinc. Please keep reading because I have upcoming events listed at the end.)

It started with a launch party at Aunt Agatha’s Mystery Bookshop in Ann Arbor, hosted by the fabulous Robin Agnew.

Author - Dianne Freeman

More fun at the Kensington Cozy-Con at the Poisoned Pen in Scottsdale, AZ.

K cozy con 3

A joint event with my friend, Minerva Spencer also at the Poisoned Pen!

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Di wave

Winning Best Debut Mystery award at Left Coast Crime in Vancouver, CA


Agatha pic




Though I wasn’t able to attend the conference, it was still a thrill to learn I was part of a first ever tie for an Agatha Award for Best First Mystery with friend, Shari Randall! (teapot should arrive next week!)


With book two ready to launch, I’m ready to celebrate! First the giveaway! I have 2 advance reader copies of A Lady’s Guide to Gossip and Murder left. To win one, just leave a comment at the end of this blog post, or hop over to my Author page on Facebook where I’ll have the giveaway posted. I’ll draw the winners Thursday, June 6th.

I’ll also be doing guest posts on the following blogs and giving away a hardcover copy of A Lady’s Guide to Gossip and Murder
6/27 Dru’s Book Musings https://drusbookmusing.com/
7/9 The Wickeds https://wickedauthors.com/

Want to celebrate with me? Here’s the schedule of where I’ll be over the next couple of months.

6/25 7:00 p.m. Schuler Books in Okemos, MI (near Lansing) https://www.schulerbooks.com/event
8/28 7:00 p.m. Nicola’s Books in Ann Arbor, MI (With CM Gleason and LA Chandlar) https://www.nicolasbooks.com/
8/29 6:00 p.m. Pages Bookshop in Detroit MI (With CM Gleason and LA Chandlar) https://www.pagesbkshop.com/

Hope to see you there!




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10 Responses to A Look Back And A Look Forward

  1. Autumn Trapani says:

    This sounds like such a fun series and I would love to win! Congratulations on your Agatha Award – I was at the banquet and it was very exciting!


  2. QNPoohBear says:

    I love these kinds of books. I enjoyed the first one and would love to win a copy of the second.


  3. Shavawn says:

    This is so great! I am so excited to get my hands on this next book eventually!


  4. I can’t believe I did this, but I left the three of you out of the drawing for the ARC! I am so sorry! To make it up to you I did another drawing for just the three of you and the winner is QNPoohBear. I will message you directly!


  5. Barb Youshak says:

    I have read both books and they are delightful. Hope you continue with this type of story. Enjoyed so much. Thanks, Barb


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