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    Books,  Writing

    Leger’s Valentine by Lacey Dearie

    Yesterday I broke one of my own rules. It’s a rule I made a few years ago and have never broken until now. I hit publish on a Thursday. For a long time, I’ve felt like I have a “Thursday curse.” My husband used to find it amusing because there was simply no logic involved in this long-held belief. Then he started to noticed that everything in my life that went wrong, happened on a Thursday. Arguments, accidents, bad decisions; they all happened on a Thursday. Now, I wouldn’t say he believes in it too, but he is wary. Since I’ve been so unhappy and unwell recently, I decided to…

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    Leger's Journey by Lacey Dearie

    Tueday 25th July 2017 was launch day for the latest in my feline detective series, The Leger Cat Sleuth Mysteries. This is book number 25 in the series (yes, I’m exhausted) and it’s the first addition to the collection since November last year. I’ve now come to the conclusion that there’s no such thing as “writer’s block.” It’s just an excuse for not getting my work done. So, I’ve gotten over the distractions and dedicated a little bit of time each day to writing. I ditched everything I had already worked on, since it wasn’t progressing and focused on a new direction. This story sees Leger, Ginger and Amber set…

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    My First Book Signing!

    I think everybody who writes a novel hopes that one day they will become successful enough to hold a book signing.  Not everybody gets to that point and most authors who don’t have a publisher behind them won’t.  I am not most authors though and I was determined that I wasn’t going to take a break from writing until I had realised that dream.  I won’t go into the ins and outs of how I got the gig.  It’s not important but I woke up one morning and decided I was going to arrange my first book signing and wasn’t going to bed that night until I had done it.…

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    Leger's Gift by Lacey Dearie

    It’s release day for my latest book. I had originally wanted this one to be ready in time for Christmas but as I was writing the story it became clear that it was going to be more like a Hogmanay story than a Christmas one, partly because it wasn’t ready when I wanted it to be and partly because it was written in that awkward week between Christmas and Hogmanay when everyone’s confused and nobody knows what day it is. Here’s the blurb: The festive season should be a time for generosity and goodwill, but in Glasgow, Leger finds that is not the case. His human companion’s attempt to raise…

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    Introducing Leger – Cat Sleuth

    Surprise!  I launched a book and didn’t tell anyone.  My reason for doing this?  My last two launches were soured and I was advised by my husband and a few others to just take this particular launch day to celebrate privately.  And that is what I did. Let me introduce to you the protagonist in my new story, Leger.  Leger is a black tomcat who lives in Glasgow with elderly couple Annabella and Hugh and his Labrador room-mate, Bob.  The first book in the series is the story of how Leger came to be a detective and his first investigation. It’s already a success in that Alex loves it, and…