Killer Cakes – Issue 24

Posted on Mar 28 2011


Murder Takes the Cake launches tomorrow, March 29! Gayle is planning lots of fun events in conjunction with the launch.

Tuesday, March 29: Virtual Book Launch Party on Facebook – If you don’t already, please “like” Gayle’s author page and then stop by on the 29th (starting at about 8 a.m.) to win some terrific prizes (books, gift cards, cookies, tote bags, etc.). If you’ve been to one of Gayle’s virtual launch parties before, you already know how much fun they are. If you haven’t, what are you waiting for?!

If you live here in the Southwest Virginia/East Tennessee/Northwest North Carolina region, here are a couple events you might enjoy:

Friday, April 1: Book Signing and Cupcake Decorating Competition at Babycakes Cupcakery in Kingsport, TN – The first 25 people to arrive for the book signing will receive a free Babycakes cupcake! Entrants in the decorating competition must bring their decorated cupcake(s) to Babycakes by noon. Winners will be determined by visitors to the shop. First prize is a $25 Amazon gift card.

Saturday, April 2: Book Reading/Signing at Barnes & Noble in Johnson City at 2 p.m. – Gayle would love it if you’d stop in to say hello!

In addition, PocketBooks is sending Gayle on a huge virtual book tour:

Thursday, March 31 – Mega Blog Tour:

* Insatiable Readers
* One Book Shy
* Renee’s Reads
* Jessica Rabbit’s Corner
* Froggaritas Bookcase
* A Room Without Books is Empty
* Cuzinlogic’s Blog
* Ashley’s Bookshelf
* Three Boys and An Old Lady
* Savey Spender
* Just Another New Blog
* Readaholic
* Books and Needlepoint
* Cheryl’s Book Nook
* Books, Movies and Chinese Food
* Bea’s Book Nook
* Booksie’s Blog
*Words by Webb
* Book of Secrets
* Our Whiskey Lullaby
* Chrissy’s World of Books
* Books, Books Everywhere
* Book Reviews by Buuklvr81
* Novel Reaction
* Sugar Creek Cottage
* Marta’s Meanderings
* Lit and Life
* Books and Things
* Must Read Faster
* Eclectic Book Lover
* Snarky Mamma
* Maria’s Space
* Bless Their Hearts Mom
* Revenge of the Book Nerds!
* Sexy Women Read
* Books, Movies, Reviews! Oh, My!
* Booksie’s Blog
* Me, My Book and the Couch
* My Book Views
* Drey’s Library
* Avid Reader
* Hey, Lorri
* Knitting and Sundries
* A Musing Reviews
* Reading with Andie
* Book Junkie
* Pam’s Private Reflections
* Broken Teepee
* Urban Girl Reader


 I hope you’ll join us!

Guest Spotlight: Regina Shinall, Little Inspirations by Regina

During Gayle’s virtual book launch party, she’s planning to give away a regional prize pack.  This prize pack will not only contain Murder Takes the Cake prizes but will also showcase local talent. One of the prizes will be a framed photo contributed by Little Inspirations by Regina. (She made the photo to the right for me!) I spoke to Regina about her work:

Daphne: How did you get interested in photography?

Regina: I have always been interested in photography! When I was in elementary school, I had one of those cameras with the snap on flashes. I was always the one to take the pictures at family outings. I sort of got out of it and got back into it last year when I finally got a digital camera. Now I have two! 🙂

Daphne: Do you take all your own photos or do you find some online?

Regina: All the photos I offer as Little Inspriations are original work. I have begun to take appointments for photo sessions also.

Daphne: How long have you been doing Little Inspirations by Regina?

Regina: Little Inspirations is only a few months old. I started taking photography classes and field trips by Sam Bass who lives in Kingsport. He is an award-winning photojournalist and has his photography displayed in galleries all over. I guess you can say he has really caused my love for photography to intensify lately.

Daphne:  What do you like best about photography?

Regina: The best thing about photography is it is an outlet for creativity. No matter what you are photographing, it isn’t wrong. It is about what you like. The more you work at it, the better you become. And I love the Sam Bass field trips because you get to meet others who share your passion for photography. So it’s a lot of fun!

Daphne: Thank you for being with us, Regina, and for being a part of the Murder Takes the Cake launch party!

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