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On the Road to Death's Door
« on: December 28, 2011, 03:09:10 pm »
Hello All,

Introducing our debut mystery novel...On the Road to Death's Door by M. J. Williams

Emily and Stan Remingtons maiden voyage in their newly inherited RV takes a lethal turn when the retired couple find themselves at the center of a murder investigation involving a politician, a corporate executive, and a hippie priest. The rookie RVers inevitably butt heads with the local sheriff as their investigation takes them from a backwoods cabin in Wisconsins scenic Door County to the Bishops Chancery in Madison to an abandoned island in the infamous Deaths Door Straits.

On the Road to Deaths Door, will appeal to anyone who enjoys reading a mystery with a sense of place, a sense of history, and characters real enough to enjoy having a drink with.  We're pleased to have already gotten two positive reviews on Amazon.

Here's the book page on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Road-Deaths-Door-ebook/dp/B006CA06BU 

M.J Williams is the pen-name for sisters-in-law Peggy Williams & Mary Joy Johnson. You can find us on Facebook as MJ Williams http://www.facebook.com/pages/M-J-Williams/244125558985923

If you like a good mystery, check us out!

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    Re: On the Road to Death's Door
    « Reply #1 on: December 29, 2011, 06:19:46 am »
    Welcome to KindleBoards, M.J., and congratulations on your book!  :)

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    Re: On the Road to Death's Door
    « Reply #2 on: January 03, 2012, 07:00:09 pm »
    Many thanks to Hydra Publications for posting the interview of myself and my writing partner Mary Joy (we publish under the pen name MJ Williams).

    Here's a sample of the interview:

    What inspired you to write your first book?

    We were fascinated by the phenomenon of people parking their RVs in Walmart parking lots a bunch of years back.  We started asking the What if questions and the story idea evolved from there, even though we didnt actually use the Walmart scenario in the book.


    Check out the Hydra Publications website for the rest of the interview.

    http://www.hydrapublications.com/2012/01/03/interview-with-m-j-williams/

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    Re: On the Road to Death's Door
    « Reply #3 on: February 11, 2012, 06:03:02 pm »
    We are pleased to announce that the paperback version of On the Road to Death's Door is now available in paperback through Amazon. 
     
    http://www.amazon.com/Road-Deaths-Door-M-Williams/dp/1468065335/ref=sr_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1328983983&sr=1-2

    Please recommend it to your mystery loving friends who prefer to read print versions of books.

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    Re: On the Road to Death's Door
    « Reply #4 on: March 25, 2012, 06:42:12 pm »
    It's so fun to be featured in our hometown newspaper.  Read what they said about us writing On the Road to Death's Door in the Escanaba, Michigan Daily Press.

    http://www.dailypress.net/page/content.detail/id/535264.html

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    Re: On the Road to Death's Door
    « Reply #5 on: April 02, 2012, 08:27:34 pm »
    I was excited to learn that the DoorCountyTravelersJournal.com included my book, On the Road to Death's Door, in their online store. 

    All sales are through Amazon, however according the site, "Your purchase benefits the homeless animals at Door County Humane Society."  So it's a win-win for all.

    The mystery is set in Door County, WI, so it is a double pleasure for me. Here is the url: http://astore.amazon.com/doorcoucom-20


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    Re: On the Road to Death's Door
    « Reply #6 on: April 11, 2012, 07:46:31 am »
    Free April 11 & 12 only!

    My Kindle mystery:  On the Road to Deaths Door  

    http://www.amazon.com/Road-Deaths-Door-ebook/dp/B006CA06BU

    Emily and Stan Remington find themselves at the center of a murder investigation involving a politician, a corporate executive, and a hippie priest. The rookie RVers butt heads with the local sheriff as their search takes them from a backwoods cabin in Wisconsins scenic Door County to the Bishops Chancery in Madison to an abandoned island in the infamous Deaths Door Straits.

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    Re: On the Road to Death's Door
    « Reply #7 on: April 22, 2012, 08:29:22 pm »
    We are pleased to announce...
    that our book trailer for
    On the Road to Death's Door
    is now available on YouTube:

    http://youtu.be/kcr6MZrb9FY

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    Re: On the Road to Death's Door
    « Reply #8 on: April 30, 2012, 08:15:53 pm »
    Got a great review by Bob Difley, aka BoonDocking Bob, posted on RV.net.

    "New Novel Features Retired Couple Fulltiming in their Motorhome"

    http://blog.rv.net/2012/04/new-novel-features-retired-couple-fulltiming-in-their-motorhome/

    Excerpt:
    Its not often that a novel comes along that includes the heroes or perpetrators using an RV, but in M. J. Williams new mystery novel, On the Road to Deaths Door, the hero (Stan) and heroine (Emily) are recent retirees and have just taken up fulltime RVing in their Winnebago motorhome...

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    Re: On the Road to Death's Door
    « Reply #9 on: June 03, 2012, 09:38:31 am »
    On the Road to Death's Door got an awesome review in Joan's Boomer Blog, a blog dedicated to "Helping Boomers Find Wealth, Health and Happiness in the Second Half of Life."

    Here's an excerpt:

    "When Im asked to do a book review, I never know for sure what Ill get, but usually Im more than happy to do them. One the Road to Deaths Door, by M.J. William proved to be one of the best fiction books Ive had the pleasure to review."

    and

    "On the Road to Deaths Door is a fairly fast paced, thoroughly entertaining and well written mystery and Id love to read more by these authors."

    Check out the full review here:  http://tipsforboomeryears.com/book-review-on-the-road-to-deaths-door-by-mj-williams.html

    My thanks to Joan!

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    Re: On the Road to Death's Door
    « Reply #10 on: June 19, 2012, 09:42:39 pm »
    We had our first author event and book signing for On the Road to Death's Door!  We were invited to the Gladstone, Michigan public library in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan.  My co-writer Mary Joy ended up fielding the event solo, because I could not make it. The turn out was good, and she signed and sold a good number of books!

    Here's the article in the local (Escanaba, MI) paper that was published ahead of her visit:

    http://www.dailypress.net/page/content.detail/id/536753/Library-Friends-to-host-Friday-book-signing-for-murder-mystery-author.html?nav=5001

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    Re: On the Road to Death's Door
    « Reply #11 on: July 02, 2012, 08:42:02 pm »
    Got a really nice review from a member of the RV community. 
    Scroll down to #3 in this RV LifeStyles Ezine to see what RV Lifestyle Expert Jaimie Hall Bruzniak has to say:

    http://www.icontact-archive.com/db36zz6M67SWF6JhGAKn44jEZ5vdlhO0?w=3


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    Re: On the Road to Death's Door
    « Reply #12 on: January 19, 2015, 09:43:48 pm »
    Update on M. J. Williams, author of On the Road to Death's Door: See M. J. Williams' author interview in The Bee Writes blog:

    http://beehalton.com/2015/01/the-bee-talks-with-mj-williams.html

    Excited about new book in the series! Watch for announcement soon.

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    Re: On the Road to Death's Door
    « Reply #13 on: July 28, 2015, 11:53:57 am »
    Had a great interview on co-authoring our mystery series with Steven Ramirez on his Glass Highway blog:

    http://stevenramirez.com/interview-with-m-j-williams-author-of-the-on-the-road-series/

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