2015 Mystery & Mayhem Awards Winner – Community Affairs

community affairs cartoon cover-02I am excited to announce that Community Affairs (Book 3 in the Jersey Shore Mystery Series) is a First Place Winner in the Humor Category of the 2015 Annual Mystery and Mayhem Awards from Chanticleer!

The Mystery & Mayhem Awards writing competition recognizes emerging new talent and outstanding works in the genre of  Cozy Mysteries and Not-So-Cozy Mysteries.

I’ve recently updated the cover to more accurately reflect it’s cozy mystery genre, as you may already know.  This is the final version.  I’ve also been working on updating the other covers in the series and will be rolling those out in a few weeks!

If you haven’t read it now, you can get the first three books in a box set for only $2.99 for a limited time on Amazon by clicking here.  I’ve updated the cover for this as well and that should be appearing on Amazon within a week.

I’d be remiss if I didn’t congratulate the other authors as well. Here was the list of the first place winners. If you love cozy mysteries, check them out!

  • Animal Mystery:  Leighann Dobbs  – Ghostly Paws
  • Small Town Cozy Mystery:  Cherie O’Boyle – Iced Tee
  • Adventure:  M. L. Rowland  – Murder Off the Beaten Path
  • Classic:  Lonna Enox Blood Relations
  • Amateur Sleuth:  Wendy Delaney – There’s Something About Marty
  • Humorous: Michele Lynn Seigfried  Community Affairs
  • Historical: Michael Scheffel – St. Louis Affair: The Adventures of Herbert Falken

I’m still in need of the ever-elusive reviews on Amazon – so if you have read any of my books, mystery or children’s, please leave me some feedback if you have time. As always, thank  you for reading!

xo

~Michele

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Blowout Sale! Free & 99 Cent Kindle Books!

Community Affairs front coverFree for Kindle! Now – January 23rd

Community Affairs, a cozy Mystery

Jersey Shore Mystery Series, Book 3

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A 2015 Mystery & Mayhem Awards Finalist!

This is a fun, fast-paced mystery to read with a plot twist you won’t see coming. Just excellent!  ~Teresa Trent – Author of Murder For A Rainy Day

Fascinating, engrossing, and entertaining! ~Judge, 23rd Annual Writer’s Digest Self-Published Awards Competition 

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Red Tape99 Cent Sale! Now – January 26th

Red Tape, a cozy Mystery

Jersey Shore Mystery Series, Book 1

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2013 Readers’ Favorite International Book Awards Finalist and 2013 Beach Book Festival Honorable Mention Award Winning Book.

A compelling page turner! ~Shweta Shankar for Readers’ Favorite

A thrilling ride! ~Ali’s Books

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Tax Cut, a cozy Mystery

Jersey Shore Mystery Series, Book 2

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A finalist in the 2014 Mystery and Mayhem Awards Competition and a runner-up in the 2014 Beach Book Festival in the romance category!

If you are a fan of the Stephanie Plum books, you will like the Chelsey Alton, Jersey Shore Mystery series even more.  ~Trudi LoPreto for Readers’ Favorite

I find this series a real hoot. ~Kate Eileen Shannon, Rantin’ Ravin’ and Reading

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Major Crimes ebook coverAvailable now for pre-order, Release date:  January 26th  for $2.99

Major Crimes, a cozy Mystery

Jersey Shore Mystery Series, Book 4

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Major Crimes is a revealing, compelling mystery story that’s hard to put down. ~D. Donovan, Senior Reviewer, Midwest Book Review

Major Crimes is a whimsical, fun, lighthearted mystery. . If you are looking for a good mystery with a touch of humor, romance, detective work and more, then Major Crimes is a surefire winner.  ~Trudi LoPresto, Readers’ Favorite  

Princeton Author’s Day!

Check out the Princeton Public Library’s Local Author Day! 1-4 Saturday, October 24th! I’ll be there signing books. It’s a great time to start your holiday shopping! Autographed books make a unique gift!

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Come Out and Meet Me Monday Night!

Don’t forget to come see me Monday evening at the Somerset Patriots ball game!  There are tickets available that you can purchase when you get to the ballpark.

patriots game

Monday, August 10, 2015
Super Summer Reader/Author Event
Sponsored by the Home News Tribune/Courier News
During the Somerset Patriots Baseball Game
860 E. Main Street
Bridgewater, NJ 08807
6 – 9 pm
Come meet me and other great local authors while catching a baseball game! I’ll have all of my books for sale at a discount during this special event! 
 

The Home News has a gift bag for super summer reader participants and chances to win prizes!  For more info, click here:

http://www.mycentraljersey.com/topic/1582befe-f8c4-4343-b216-36c257a46163/super-summer-reader-2015/

Municipal Clerk Rediscovers Her Passion For Writing

I’m excited to be featured on the front page of the Home News Tribune and Courier News today!

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When Michele Lynn Seigfried entered the College of New Jersey, she didn’t have a major. She took an array of classes — art, television, acting, math, science, history, public speaking, stage building, world religions, and women’s studies — but nothing seemed to fit.

Then she took a creative writing class.

“My teacher singled me out to read my assignment about siblings out loud,” the New Jersey native said. “It told the tale of how I would threaten my little brother with flushing his chameleons down the toilet or sucking him up in the vacuum when he had gotten on my nerves. After all, what’s a big sister for? My classmates chuckled at my sense of humor.”

Read the rest of the article here: http://www.mycentraljersey.com/story/news/local/2015/07/17/michele-lynn-seigfried-municipal-clerk-author/30325079/

Creating Memorable Characters

Hi!

Community Affairs stops at two blogs today!  Check out my guest post, “Creating Memorable Characters”  on 3 Partners in Shopping:

http://3partnersinshopping.blogspot.com/2015/02/community-affairs-by-michele-lynn.html

And check out the review of Community Affairs on Back Porchervations:

http://backporchervations.blogspot.com/2015/02/book-review-community-affairs-by.html

Enter the Rafflecopter giveaway while you are there for a $50 Amazon Gift Card, a Kindle Copy of Community Affairs and/or a signed, print copy of Community Affairs!

 

xo

20 Tips To Edit Your Novel

Check out my guest post today on Melina’s Book Blog – 20 Tips To Edit Your Novel.

Don’t forget to enter the Rafflecopter Giveaway for a $50 Amazon Gift Card while you are there!

http://www.melinathereader.com/2015/02/community-affairs-by-michele-lyn.html