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Veronica's #WritersDiary: Wicked Mist Is Here!

"By the pricking of my thumbs, something wicked this way comes..."

William Shakespeare

Well, hello September and with it, a big #WOOHOO for the arrival of book 3 in The Haunted Series, Wicked Mist! Bibiana Krall and I co-authored another collection of haunting tales to entertain our readers for this coming season of scary. I am super excited for this latest collaboration--you're going to read five unique tales with a spooky twist, and one that... well let's just say itsh a bitsh outsh theresh... Let's take a look:

Diamonds & Ashes

#CaliforniaCoast Family members show their true colors after the death of their matriarch. Greed knows no bounds…


#MackinacIsland A Mackinac Island adventure becomes an alternate history lesson, after a young woman discovers something treacherous lurking in the water…

Area 58

#SomewhereInNevada One, dark night, a scientist unlocks the key to an ancient mystery. Everything you thinksh you knowsh ish about to changshe.

Devil's Breath

#Columbia Ancient power rises from the ashes in the smoke of a poisonous flower. Beware the wrath of a beautiful and mysterious woman taking over the streets of Medellin. One man at a time.


#England Is there finally a cure for the brokenhearted? You’re about to find out…what does your garden grow?


#Japan A troubled spirit wanders beyond the forests of Mt. Fuji, hoping for their chance to avenge a brutal murder. Will good or evil prevail?

Wicked Mist is available on these seller links:

Bibiana and I want to thank you all for your tremendous support as we launch our latest book. It means the world to us, and we are extremely grateful. Enjoy this #Spooktacular season of scary #Boos! It's Wednesday, time for #DearDiary:

Seriously good SWAG!

Wicked Mist SWAG is coming, the first drawing will be on Friday! Buy our book and let us know for a chance to score some #Spooktacular goodies! We'll be having a drawing/week for the next month--the earlier you buy, the more chances to #WIN! Details here 👇💀🌹

#MurdersWeWrite Pioneering Mystery: Female Authors of the 19th and 20th Century

Join authors Cynthia Raleigh, Amy Reade, Bibiana Krall (and maybe moi) this Sunday at 4pm EDT for a Murders We Write chat on the Clubhouse app! We're talking about the groundbreaking, women writers who took on the mystery genre, with or without the approval of polite society... 💀🌹

#AmReading #AmReviewing

Scary tales galore this week from the writers of Twitter...

Author Cathleen Maza, Mind Fullness, 5

What better way to start this haunted season than with a spooktacular collection of 'terrorific' tales to read? Author Maza delivers just the book for you with the stories scribed within the pages of Mind Fullness. You'll be whisked away from one nightmarish event to the next, page by page--are you ready?

Childhood terrors become realities, enchanting beings unleash their dark side, and dreams come true become the ghoulish nightmares of your dreams. The tales are frightening, at times quirky, but all delivering a 'scarylicious' punch that will have those goosebumps popping! Author Maza once again thrills and chills with this eerie collection--a highly recommended read!! Pssst...keep the lights on while reading this one...

Next up in the reading queue:


This time next week, guess where I'll be posting from? We'll be taking our first cruise, post-pandemic, to Alaska and the Inside Passage on Viking Ocean Cruises! I can't wait to see this beautiful part of the world. Follow @VikingCruises on Twitter and watch for the #MyVikingStory photos--beautiful inspiration from around the world!

*Pictures courtesy of Viking Ocean Cruises

Welcome to my world. Enjoy the rest of your week and weekend friends!

Crowns and Kisses,


P.S. Thanks again for all the support and Wicked Mist love you've given Bibiana and me this past month! You're the best! Happy, haunted reading! 💀🌹

Rikkhe and Gemma approve 💖👑

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