For writers and readers of mysteries, one of the best sites out there is Lori Caswell’s Escape with Dollycas. The focus is on cozies but is open to all mystery genres. Easy to navigate and visually appealing (bright and well organized), it’s chockablock full—of author book tours, book recommendations, reading challenges, and giveaways (among other wonderful/exciting things). You’ll also find Lori’s weekly reading itinerary and a sponsor panel . . .
. . . on which the Triple Threat Investigation Agency books are currently residing/viewable. But this post is not about yours truly; it’s about the indefatigable hostess who has overcome many trials, such as a terrible car accident two-some decades ago that left her in hospital for over two months and resulted in a year of therapy. Unable to drive or work long hours, she became involved with reading and disability groups … and 2001 marked the birth of Escape with Dollycas into a Good Book. A dozen years later, Great Escapes Virtual Book Tours came onto the scene.
This year, Lori’s site was #5 on the list of “90 Best Mystery Book Blogs and Websites” and #8 on the list of “45 Best Mystery Blogs and Websites”. Kudos! 😊 And well deserved.
I highly recommend you check her out: https://www.escapewithdollycas.com/.
Her dynamic, highly successful, site is not the only thing Lori should be proud of. She has an amazing, supportive [ever growing] family … and the very cute Daisy Mae.
Hats off to you, Lori!
What an amazing book tour for “The Connecticut Corpse Caper” and myself. This, I owe to an amazing woman, blogger Lori Caswell (“Ecape with Dollycas into a Good Book”). What she does to coordinate these tours and promote writers is unbelievable—it’s evident she puts heart and soul into every tour.
Writers like myself owe the following fantastic blogs and their dedicated bloggers a huge, heartfelt thank you!
Blogger Nicole Reviews – http://bloggernicole.com
StoreyBook Reviews – http://storeybookreviews.com
Books, Dreams, Life – http://booksdreamslife0829.blogspot.com
The Pulp and Mystery Shelf – http://mysteryshelf.com
Celtic Lady’s Reviews – https://celticladysreviews.blogspot.com
A Blue Million Books – http://abluemillionbooks.blogspot.com
Valerie’s Musings- https://valeriesmusings76.wordpress.com
Lisa K’s Book Reviews – http://lisasbookthoughts.blogspot.com
I Read What You Write – https://ireadwhatyouwrite.wordpress.com
Fantastic Feathers – http://www.fantasticfeathers.in
Laura’s Interests – http://dogsmomvisits.blogspot.com
Lori’s Reading Corner – http://www.lorisreadingcorner.com
Escape with Dollycas into a Good Book – http://www.escapewithdollycas.com
Cozy up with Kathy – https://cozyupwithkathy.blogspot.com
If you’ve never visited Lori Caswell’s fabulous blog, go! It’s colorful, appealing, and chocka-block full of mystery authors and books.
Not only does this dedicated blogger provide amazing book tours (this, I can attest to personally), she offers recommendations, giveaways, and “random thoughts”. I don’t know how she does it, but kudos to Lori for accomplishing all that she does! (And more kudos for having such a great family and being a fellow animal lover.)
Her bio is on the blog, but it’s inspiring and worth sharing. In 2001, Lori was involved in a serious car accident that left her disabled and unable to drive. She did get a part-time job for a few years, but it eventually became obsolete. Few employment opportunities seemed available. Fortunately, a friend convinced Lori to begin a blog (and even assisted with connections). The year 2011 saw the birth of “Escape with Dollycas into a Good Book”. When one door closes, another truly does open.
Here’s to you Lori and all the awesome things you do for us writers.