Stone Mountain Mysteries: All 3 Together!

Thank you Cheryl Kaye Tardif and Imajin Books for yet again surpassing my expectations!

Imajin Books is releasing the Stone Mountain Mystery series in a bundle. Now available for pre-order. To be released October 7, 2017.

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If you only want to read one, click the book cover below…

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Imajin Books Releases Look The Other Way Today!

Wake up.

Check Kindle.

Look the Other Way delivered!


There is nothing like seeing your own book arrive on your kindle – except the day the printed versions arrive – but it’s exciting, thrilling, scary…

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Thank you once again to Imajin Books for publishing Look the Other Way.

You can buy Look the Other Way in both kindle and print editions at

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Canadian Writing Legends Praise the Stone Mountain Series

The Stone Mountain Mysteries are on sale. I wrote the books, so I think they’re great. But don’t take my word for it. Find out what Canadian legends, Barbara Fradkin, Joan Barfoot, and Gail Bowen had to say. And then check out the sale put on by my publisher, Imajin Books!


DESCENT shortlisted for the 2014 Arthur Ellis Unhanged Arthur for excellence in crime writing.

“In this impressive debut, Kristina Stanley weaves a vivid, chilling tale of jealousy, secrets, and betrayal in a close-knit mountain ski village. Like its likeable young heroine, Kalin Thompson, DESCENT is both tender and tough.” – Barbara Fradkin: author of the Inspector Green Mysteries and two-time winner of the Arthur Ellis Award for Best Novel.


BLAZE shortlisted for the 2014 Crime Writers’ Association Debut Dagger.

“Filled with entertaining characters and as fast-paced as the conflagration that gives Blaze its title.”Joan Barfoot, Scotia Giller Prize and Trillium Book Award shortlisted author


Praise for AVALANCHE: A mountain as deadly as it is majestic; characters far too familiar with the Seven Deadly Sins and murder−Kristina Stanley’s Avalanche has it all. This fast-paced mystery is as thrilling as a heart-stopping run down the slopes.Gail Bowen, author of the Joanne Kilbourn Shreve mysteries

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How To Avoid Errors In E-Books

Have you ever noticed typos in an e-book?

Maybe it’s not a big deal, but I’ve been reading reviews on Amazon lately and have found reviews where readers enjoyed the story but won’t buy another book by the author because of typos, grammatical errors, or bad formatting. That can’t be good.

If you’ve published electronically, you don’t want this to happen to you. But how do you avoid it?

After you’ve proofread, and proofread and proofread again, then had your novel proofread by someone other than yourself, there is another task you can perform to ensure high quality work.

I use Scrivener to write and recently found the feature that exports a manuscript into e-book formatting. I tried this and then sent my novel to my Kindle. I used to just send a word document to my Kindle and read my novel that way, but how could I know if the formatting was off?

Now with this feature, my novel is formatted as a reader would see it on their electronic device. Scrivener will export to epub (.epub), Kindle ebook (.mobi) or iBooks Author Chapters (.docx). I’m sure there are other writing programs that have the same function.

It’s interesting reading my novel for the first time in this format. I caught several errors in formatting; such as, no space after one scene and before the next. This might seem like an inconsequential error, but what if I’d confused a reader by not indicating when one scene ended and a new scene started?

As an added bonus, reading on the kindle makes my novel seem real.

Do you have ways to check your novel for formatting errors or typos?

See Proofreading/Copyediting  if you’re interested in my in-depth process.

Thanks for reading . . .

Kindle As A Learning Aid

#writetip If you’ve been following my blog for a while, you’ll know I use a Kindle to help me write my novel.

Here’s my latest use. I read “How to Write” books. Normally I’d highlight a hard copy and then later browse through the book looking for what I found interesting. I might even copy a tip into my journal. It was all so time consuming.

I’ve discovered the highlight function on my Kindle. Now when I’m reading at “How to Write” book, I do an electronic highlight. Then when I’ve read the book the highlighted notes are all stored in one place.

You can open the highlights and only read that.

In the end, you get the nitty gritty of the book, minus all the filler that goes around the tips. Way faster than my older method.