Friday, May 19, 2023

May 2023 Online appearances

 I have two back-to-back online appearances in May as Valona Jones to talk about my new A MAGIC CANDLE SHOP MYSTERY series. I hope you will register for one or both of these fun venues where there is plenty of reader and author chatting!


I am pairing up with talented cozy author Lois Winston to appear at this Mystery and Mayhem event! It happens Tuesday, May 30 at 7:30-9:30 pm EST

REGISTER FOR THIS EVENT TODAY! There will be laughter, banter, Q&A, games and prizes, and more. Best of all, it's free! 

As I understand the format, author teams have individual Zoom windows. During the event, you click on the team windows you want to listen to, you can roam around or stay put. (Pick us!) I will be appearing as Valona Jones at this event

 Register HERE for Mystery and Mayhem.




Snuffed Out_RGB final small for webThis online event is hosted by the St. Joseph Public Library in Saint Joseph, MO. Librarian Jenny Ellis leads this online book club. On May 31 at 7 pm central / 8 pm eastern time, they will be discussing SNUFFED OUT, book 1 in A Magic Candle Shop Mysteries. I will be there as Valona Jones, and it's open to everyone!


I will be talking about my book, about me, about anything Jenny asks, but participants can ask questions too! We'd love to have YOU join us. Sign up today!


Registration is open for everyone for "Murder She Read." REGISTER NOW FOR THIS EVENT: HERE


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Tuesday, January 10, 2023

Release day for Snuffed Out, written under my pen name of Valona Jones

 Release day! It is always a shimmering, shiny day for authors, and now that I am two authors (Maggie Toussaint and Valona Jones, it's double the fun!

Today, the sleuth from the series, Tabby Winslow, a fraternal twin, psychic, and a candle maker, is appearing at Dru's Book Musing, sharing a Day in Her Life. Click here

Yesterday, Valona Jones had a post about "Living your best life," over at It's Not Always a Mystery blog. Be sure and check that out as it shares behind the scenes info for both author and characters in the series. Click here

The Great Escape Tour for Snuffed Out starts on Jan 12, 2023. The stops are listed below.

January 12 – The Book Decoder – REVIEW

January 12 – Maureen's Musings – SPOTLIGHT

January 12 – Socrates Book Reviews – SPOTLIGHT

January 13 – Celticlady's Reviews – SPOTLIGHT

January 13 – Jane Reads – AUTHOR GUEST POST

January 13 – Paranormal and Romantic Suspense Reviews – SPOTLIGHT

January 14 – I'm Into Books – SPOTLIGHT

January 14 – Escape With Dollycas Into A Good Book – SPOTLIGHT

January 15 – Brooke Blogs – AUTHOR GUEST POST

January 15 – #BRVL Book Review Virginia Lee Blog – SPOTLIGHT

January 16 – Lady Hawkeye – SPOTLIGHT

January 16 – Ruff Drafts – SPOTLIGHT


January 17 – Christy's Cozy Corners – CHARACTER GUEST POST

January 17 – Mythical Books – SPOTLIGHT

January 18 – Literary Gold – AUTHOR INTERVIEW

January 18 – Sapphyria's Book Reviews – REVIEW

January 19 – Guatemala Paula Loves to Read – REVIEW

January 19 – StoreyBook Reviews – AUTHOR GUEST POST

January 19 – The Book's the Thing – CHARACTER GUEST POST

January 20 – Books to the Ceiling – SPOTLIGHT* Teresa will also be featuring the book on her podcast using the excerpt.

 January 20 – Cozy Up With Kathy – REVIEW, AUTHOR INTERVIEW

January 21 – Melina's Book Blog – REVIEW

January 21 – Books a Plenty Book Reviews – REVIEW, CHARACTER GUEST POST 

 Tonight I will be at Cozy Mystery Party doing an Author Takeover for Snuffed Out. It's from 7-8 pm EST. I hope you can make it!


Last but by no means least, I'll be at the Facebook Party page I share with Nancy J Cohen for a Launch Party on Thursday, January 12, from 7-8:30 pm EST. There will be a game, reveals, and prizes. I hope you'll join me!

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