Cover Reveal: Hollywood Homicide

I am VERY excited to be participating in the cover reveal for Hollywood Homicide by Kellye Garrett! It sounds amazing. August can’t come soon enough! Without further ado, behold the awesomeness.


Title: Hollywood Homicide

Book 1 in the Detective By Day Series

Publisher: Midnight Ink

Release Date: August 8, 2017

Book Blurb:

Dayna Anderson doesn’t set out to solve a murder. All the semi-famous, mega-broke black actress wants is to help her parents keep their house. After witnessing a deadly hit-and-run, she figures pursuing the fifteen-grand reward isn’t the craziest thing a Hollywood actress has done for some cash.

But what starts as simply trying to remember a speeding car soon blossoms into a full-on investigation. As Dayna digs deeper into the victim’s life, she wants more than just reward money. She’s determined to find the poor woman’s killer too. When she connects the accident to a notorious Hollywood crime spree, Dayna chases down leads at paparazzi hot spots, celeb homes and movie premieres. She loves every second—until someone tries to kill her.

And there are no second takes in real life.

About Kellye Garrett

Kellye Garrett spent 8 years working in Hollywood, including a stint writing for the CBS drama Cold Case. People were always surprised to learn what she did for a living—probably because she seemed way too happy to be brainstorming ways to murder people. A former magazine editor, Kellye holds a B.S. in magazine writing from Florida A&M and an MFA in screenwriting from USC’s famed film school. Having moved back to her native New Jersey, she spends her mornings commuting to Manhattan for her job at a leading media company—while still happily brainstorming ways to commit murder. Her first novel, Hollywood Homicide, will be released by Midnight Ink in August 2017. It’s the first book in the Detective by Day series.

Connect with Kellye

Website | Facebook | Twitter | Blog

You can pre-order the e-book and print edition on Amazon.


The lovely lady herself! Kellye Garrett 🙂

Bold Moves October 2016


Okay, this doesn’t really have much to do with this post except that he’s an astronaut and obviously made some bold moves in his life. (Photo by Lisa)

Several years ago, I stumbled upon a blog post written by Kelton Wright that describes a challenge called Bold Moves October. I highly recommend checking out Kelton’s other writing (she’s amazing), but since it’s October, I’m going to talk about BMO.

You can find the details of the challenge at the link above, but basically it’s 31 days of taking chances that you otherwise wouldn’t be bold enough to. Ask the guy out! Send your manuscript to your dream agent (if it’s ready)! Look into a new job if you’re not happy with the one you have!

Anything you can think of that would ordinarily scare you too much to do it… Take the risk and try.

I’ve been trying to make a list of bold moves for myself this month. I’m sure I’ll think of more as the month goes on but so far, I have:

  • Find more social events to go to
  • Make that scary phone call I’ve been putting off
  • Put myself out there some more instead of just sitting home

What are some bold moves you’re thinking about?