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Betsy Ashton has done a terrific job of being the moderator on the Koehler Books Facebook Forum. How do you plan on taking over the moderation?

I plan to run various discussions to keep the forum active and interesting. Such as naming characters, choosing locations, discussions on writing life, attending writing workshops, building an author network, marketing, promotion, and book signings.


Will you have others assisting you?

Michael Coffino and B. Lynn Goodwin volunteered to help.


What do you hope to accomplish by taking over?

To network with other authors and continue developing our writing craft.


How do the authors help each other on the Forum?

Sharing of information about all things related to writing.


Now that you are an experienced and accomplished author, how do you see the Forum helping new authors?

The forum will help them learn about publishing, writing, social media, and other information to help build their writing career.


Any other thoughts you care to share about the Koehler Books FB Forum?

I am looking forward to moderating the list and network with the authors.



Coming Soon! A third book in the Virginia is for Mysteries series!


by 14 Sisters in Crime Authors

Meredith Cole – Maria Hudgins – Teresa Inge – Maggie King – May Layne – Vivian Lawry – Michael McGowan – Smita Harish Jain – Jayne Ormerod – Yvonne Saxon – Rosemary Shomaker – Fiona Quinn – Linda Thornburg – Heather Baker Weidner

Virginia Is for Mysteries is a collection of sixteen short stories set in and around the state of Virginia. All stories are written by Virginia residents with “murder” in mind. Each is a member of Sisters In Crime writers group. Each story features a Virginia landmark from the shores of Cape Henry Lighthouse to Richmond’s Old Hollywood Cemetery to Jefferson’s Monticello and transports readers across Virginia’s rich, unique, and very deadly landscape.

The idea of a themed anthology is popular in mystery writing groups and Virginia Is for Mysteries can be compared to Chesapeake CrimesFish Tales, Fish Nets, or Best New England Crime Stories




By 19 Sisters in Crime Authors

Yes, Virginia may be for lovers, but to nineteen authors Virginia is for Mysteries: Volume II. This anthology of nineteen short stories, set in and around the Commonwealth, features Virginia landmarks and locations such as Virginia Wine Country, the Poe Museum, Luray Caverns, Colonial Williamsburg, the Great Dismal Swamp, Nimrod Hall, Barter Theater, and Mill Mountain, to name a few.

The stories transport readers across the diverse backdrop of the Old Dominion to a unique and deadly landscape, filled with killers, crooks, and criminals.