Ginger Lightley Cozy Mystery Series Book 3 is Going on Kindle Scout

Cold Ground Ginger
It’s been eight years since I wrote my first Ginger Lightley book, Sweet Ginger Poison (which was on the main Kindle top-100 bestsellers list for a month in 2011), and five years since I wrote the second book, Ginger Dead House. Book three is way overdue. I started writing it in 2014, but got distracted and put it on the back burner.

Now Ginger’s back! And you’ll have a chance to win a free copy!


Ginger Lightley wakes up in a cemetery, head throbbing, blood on her hands, a dead body nearby, and her fingerprints all over the murder weapon. A concussion has left her struggling with fuzzy memories and the loss of her most precious assets—her keen sense of smell and taste. After the police chief names Ginger his prime suspect, she turns sleuth. But can she regain her memories and her senses in time to help her solve the case before they lock her up?

Currently, I am one-third finished with the first draft, and should have the book edited and ready for publication by the end of December. Then I will submit it to Amazon’s Kindle Scout program, which allows people to read the first 3,500 words and decide if they would like to see Amazon publish the book. This will go on for 30 days.

If Amazon decides to publish it, they will do so within a couple of weeks, and just before they release it, everyone who “voted” for the book will get a free copy of it from Amazon.

So if you enjoyed Sweet Ginger Poison and Ginger Dead House, I hope you will participate in the Kindle Scout program, give Cold Ground Ginger a vote, and then get your free copy (assuming Amazon decides to publish it).

If Amazon doesn’t publish it, I will publish the book myself. So either way, it will be released in early 2017. And by then, I’ll be well into writing the fourth book in the series, Ginger Snaps.

To get an email when Cold Ground Ginger is on Amazon’s Kindle Scout, click here.