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I told myself I'd put off my decision about joining Facebook until I had a book deal. A long time ago, I made a promise to myself that I would enjoy each aspect of my life. And unlike Twitter, Facebook never sounded like much fun to me. I know a lot of people love it, but since I never understood the fascination with it, I knew that the reason I'd probably join was for mercenary reasons when a publisher told me I had to be on Facebook to promote my mystery novels.

Being true to my goal of enjoying my life is why I dropped out of a PhD program with no job prospects but knowing it was the right thing to do. It's why I started taking art school classes at age 26. It's why now, ten years later, after a breast cancer diagnosis shook up my life, I decided to form my own company, Gargoyle Girl Productions, and publish my mystery novels myself. You can read the full story over at Pens Fatales today.

And no, I'm not joining Facebook.

Instead, I'm doing what sounds fun to me. I'd like a place to post updates about my mystery novel and other things going on, so I've started this blog. I know I'd reach a lot more people more quickly through Facebook, but at the moment I'm not really into doing what I'm supposed to do. If you've found me here, welcome! If you enjoy my upcoming mystery books and stories, that's wonderful, too. If not, I'm still having a great time writing mysteries and doing mysterious photography at the Gargoyle Girl blog.

My mystery novel Artifact is coming out in August 2012. Here's a teaser:

When historian Jaya Jones receives a mysterious package containing a jewel-encrusted artifact from India, sent by her ex-lover the same day he died in a supposed accident in the Highlands of Scotland, she discovers that the secrets of a lost Indian treasure may be hidden in a Scottish legend from the days of the British Raj. But she's not the only one on the trail...