Thursday, April 12, 2018

Tick Tock … What Do You Know

It’s a pleasure to welcome today’s guest to Thoughts in Progress as this is an amazing lady who knows the book world not only as an author and blogger, but as a publisher.

Please join me in welcoming Diane L. Wolfe, who is here today to talk to us about the publishing aspect of her world. Diane’s company, Dancing Lemur Press LLC/Freedom Fox Press has just published an intriguing anthology that will soon be available to purchase. Welcome, Diane.

Tick Tock: A Stitch in Crime is the third anthology for the Insecure Writer’s Support Group. It’s the ninth anthology for Dancing Lemur Press LLC/Freedom Fox Press, so we’ve some experience putting them together. This one ran very smoothly, and we give credit to the authors and their high level of responsibility.

There’s a lot that can go wrong during the process. Writers can balk on the contract, miss editing deadlines, fail to supply bios and author shots, ignore emails, and fall short of marketing expectations. (And we’ve had all of that happen.) Fortunately, these eleven authors rose to the challenge.

They were on time with edits and went above and beyond to ensure their stories were the very best. They sought out reviewers and spread the news of the release. A website and a Facebook group were created. Several reviewers offered to do multiple interviews and posts and the authors were prompt in putting everything together for us. Add in all of the sites they lined up on their own, and they have a great online tour planned.

We couldn’t work with a better group. Dancing Lemur Press is very proud of these authors and their upcoming book.
Tick Tock: A Stitch in Crime
An Insecure Writer’s Support Group Anthology

The clock is ticking...

Can a dead child’s cross-stitch pendant find a missing nun? Is revenge possible in just 48 minutes? Can a killer be stopped before the rescuers are engulfed by a city ablaze? Who killed what the tide brought in? Can a soliloquizing gumshoe stay out of jail?

Exploring the facets of time, eleven authors delve into mysteries and crimes that linger in both dark corners and plain sight. Featuring the talents of Gwen Gardner, Rebecca M. Douglass, Tara Tyler, S. R. Betler, C.D. Gallant-King, Jemi Fraser, J. R. Ferguson, Yolanda Renée, C. Lee McKenzie, Christine Clemetson, and Mary Aalgaard.

Hand-picked by a panel of agents and authors, these eleven tales will take you on a thrilling ride into jeopardy and secrecy. Trail along, find the clues, and stay out of danger. Time is wasting...

$14.95 USA, 6x9 Trade paperback, 204 pages, $4.99 eBook
Mystery & Detective / Crime / Thrillers
Print ISBN 9781939844545 eBook ISBN 9781939844552
Freedom Fox Press

“Each story is fast paced, grabbing the reader from the beginning.”  - Readers' Favorite, 5 stars

“I thoroughly enjoyed this collection of thought-provoking crime stories.” - Denise Covey, author

Founded by author Alex J. Cavanaugh, the Insecure Writer’s Support Group offers support for writers and authors alike. It provides an online database, articles and tips, a monthly blog posting, a Facebook and Instagram group, Twitter, and a monthly newsletter.

For more on Tick Tock, visit the following links:

Diane, thanks for sharing this behind-the-scenes look at the anthology. It is packed with fascinating stories.

Thanks everyone for stopping by today. Be sure to come back as there will be more on this tantalizing book as it nears its release date (including my review). What do you enjoy most about reading an anthology?


  1. I am really, really looking forward to reading this anthology. My greed self has had her appetite whetted by several skilled writers and bloggers.

  2. E.C., I don't think you'll be disappointed when you read this. It will be hard to put down.

    Diane, thanks for stopping by Thoughts in Progress. This is an amazing group of stories y'all have put together. A great way to showcase a lot of great authors. Wishing them and you much success.

  3. Thank you for letting me talk about the anthology today.

  4. Lovely to see Diane here! And this sounds like a fine anthology. Thanks for sharing, both!

  5. Great interview. I am thrilled and honored to part of this anthology and to share the pages with these fine authors.
    Mary at Play off the Page

  6. Diane, and Dancing Lemure Press makes the process easy. She always answers emails quickly and is helpful with suggestions questions. Alex and the IWSG are truly special for giving so many writers such great opportunities. I'm thrilled to be part of such an amazing group! Thanks for hosting us today, Mason!

  7. It can't be easy herding a bunch of authors, but Diane does a great job! Thanks for the insight. And thanks for hosting the Tock Tock Mystery Authors, Mason.

  8. Thank you for hosting Diane here today! I am truly honored to be part of this anthology, wish some amazing writers. Diane has made the process easy!

  9. I've been a part of other anthologies, but I've never been a part of one like this. They're really fine writers, but they're also really fine people who work together as a team. I can't say enough about Diane. She's a talented person/publisher who's on top of everything and gets things done.

  10. What a great interview with Diane! You never know what you're getting into when you're a part of an anthology, but Diane has made the process fun and easy, and this is a great bunch of people to work with. :)

  11. Congrats all & Diane. Great interview.

  12. Hi Mason - I can see so many benefits from Diane and her Lemur Press - the anthology with wonderful writers in this group - will make the stories excellent reads ... congratulations to one and all - cheers Hilary

  13. Thanks so much for hosting Diane & Tick Tock, Mason :)
    Diane has be AMAZING - making my first foray into the publishing world a joy!
    I'm thrilled to be part of this amazing group and can't wait for the stories to go live!

  14. Thank you everyone. Those who are authors in this anthology, you've been a great group to work with. You make juggling easy.


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