Sew Deadly – Issue #112

Posted on Apr 01 2015

Marcy’s MusingsWicked Stitch

We’re only six days away from the release of WICKED STITCH! So, I have a couple of questions for you: 1) are you ready to party?! and 2) are you ready for some giveaways?!

Everybody Wins!

Gayle Trent, who also writes as Amanda Lee, is offering her standalone mystery The Perfect Woman  for free on April 7 -8 to celebrate the release of WICKED STITCH. THE PERFECT WOMAN is only available on Kindle, but even if you don’t have a Kindle, you may download the free Kindle app for your smartphone or tablet or get Kindle for PC for your computer in order to read the book.

Did you Preorder?

If you preordered WICKED STITCH or plan to order the book when it releases on April 7, please save your receipt. Black out any sensitive information, scan the receipt, and email it to to be entered into a giveaway for one of five $10 Amazon gift cards. You’ll also have the opportunity to request a signed bookplate. Just include a mailing address if you’d like a bookplate.

Let’s Party!

On April 7, join the party on Facebook! Visit the Gayle Trent/Amanda Lee page on Facebook or visit the event page directly to RSVP so you won’t miss out. The party will begin at noon and carry on throughout the day. If you’ve been to one of the launch parties in the past, you know how much fun we’ll have!

Let’s Visit in Person!

If you live in the Southwest Virginia region, I’d love to meet you! I’ll be at Books-A-Million in Bristol, Virginia on April 11 from 12 – 4 p.m., at Mountain Empire Comics in Bristol, Tennessee on May 2 beginning at 10 a.m.; and at the Nickerson Snead House in Glade Spring, Virginia on May 30, beginning at 10 a.m.


Sew Deadly – Issue 23

Posted on Feb 09 2011

Marcy’s Musings

We had a fun and successful virtual launch party for Stitch Me Deadly on Facebook on February 1. There were lots of trivia questions involved. And there was a poll on readers’ opinion about which guy I should date! The majority came down on Ted’s side, but I’m still making up my mind. I’m not ready to commit to anyone yet after that whole “left at the altar” debacle, and I’m not sure either one of the guys are ready for a serious relationship either. But, I have to admit, I am in an enviable position! 😀

Also, Stitch Me Deadly is getting some fantastic reviews. Thank you all so much for your kindness and support! Here is a sampling of the reviews:

Amanda Lee’s deft use of her small-town cast keeps the intelligently crafted story line fresh. – Harstan – Barnes & Noble

There’s not much to say except I loved the book. I enjoyed the first book in the series…the second was even better. – Julie J. Cayemberg –

Amanda Lee’s deft use of her small-town cast keeps the intelligently crafted story line fresh as Marcy works her inquiry finding one viable suspect after another. – Harriet Klausner, #1 Amazon Reviewer

STITCH ME DEADLY is a well thought out, free flowing story that captures your attention and keeps you interested from beginning to end. – Kathy Fisher, The Romance Readers Connection

Sometimes, the characters in cozies take more of a center stage than the mystery plot itself. Stitch Me Deadly is a fine balance of both; terrific characters that are easy to relate to and a well constructed plot. – Kaye of Pudgy Penguin Perusals

This story was a pure delight for me to read, making my brain work to untangle the mystery right along with Marcy.  Holding my breath as she figures it out and putting herself in danger. Pages turning fast and furious to the very end.  – Dollycas’ s Thoughts
Amanda Lee has written another intriguing book of mystery and suspense. Her characters are well rounded and believable. If you’re an old movie buff you’ll find the references to movies and actors of Hollywood’s glory days to be an added bonus. – Sherry Hooker, Web of Murder


Site Spotlight: All Needlecrafts

Since All Needlecrafts is having a February needlepoint sale, I thought I should clue you guys in while there’s still time to take advantage of it! All Needlecrafts has both painted canvases and needlepoint kits on sale. Their online store also sells cross stitch, punchneedle and sashiko stitching patterns as well as yarn, fabric, floss and thread.

Oh, and don’t forget, next Monday is Valentine’s Day!

Successful Launch Party!

Posted on Feb 01 2011

We had so much fun at the Stitch Me Deadly launch party today! At one point, the book was ranked 1,477 on Amazon. I truly appreciate everyone’s support and encouragement.

Congratulations again to today’s prize winners:

Tina Connor Myers – $10 Starbucks Gift Card

Nicole Vos van Avezathe (Follow the White Bunny) – Signed copy of Stitch Me Deadly

Nancy Hill Bradford – Signed copy of Stitch Me Deadly

Lisa Tiffin – Signed copy of Stitch Me Deadly

Jessica Sharrett – $25 Amazon Gift Card

Cathy Hall – Mrs. Fields Heart Cookie Tote

Kathy Hankla Sheffield – $15 Amazon Gift Card

Melissa Lapierre – $25 Amazon Gift Card

Dee Gol – $75 Amazon Gift Card

Dee and Melissa came in 1st and 2nd in answering the following questions (see if you know the answers):

1) What is the name of the child born to Tess in Thomas Hardy’s book Tess of the d’Urbervilles?

2) What is the name of the red cartoon character in this photograph with Bugs Bunny?

3) Who had the single “Should’ve Known Better” on his 1987 debut album?

4) Who was the very first actor to portray Batman?

Dee answered in 2 minutes, and Melissa was just a few seconds behind her! The answers are:

1) Sorrow

2) Gossamer

3) Richard Marx

4) Lewis Wilson

Again, congratulations to our winners! If you didn’t get to participate in today’s launch–or if you did but didn’t win a prize–be sure to “like” the Gayle Trent and Amanda Lee Facebook page and watch for upcoming information on next month’s launch of Murder Takes the Cake.