It’s LAUNCH DAY! Malice, Matrimony, and Murder Anthology is Here!

Are you a savvy sleuth?

Do you enjoy collecting clues, identifying villains, and solving crimes? Are you drawn to shorter mysteries that are light on gore and language, and high on humor, entertainment, and happy endings? Then don’t miss out on Malice, Matrimony, and Murder, a limited-edition cozy mystery and cozy crime fiction anthology!

My short story, The Bride Wore Death is included along with so many others.

Twenty-six cozy mystery and cozy crime fiction authors have teamed up to create Malice, Matrimony, and Murder, a collection of brand-new, wedding-themed short stories that will keep you wondering whodunit and what’s next from the first page to the last. Between bad bridesmaids, conniving caterers, greedy guests, ill-mannered in-laws, savvy sleuths, and vengeful villains, this anthology has it all!

Our authors include Derringer and Daphne Award finalists, Agatha and Anthony Award nominees, Gold Seal of Excellence recipients, and members of Sisters in Crime, Mystery Writers of America, Crime Writers’ Association, Crime Writers of Color, and the Short Mystery Fiction Society. There’s no shortage of talent here!

Malice, Matrimony, and Murder Anthology Launch Day is here!

EVENT: New Book Release – The Taste Of Rain

The Taste of Rain by Barbara Howard

Release Date: June 6, 2023




College student and part-time health aide, Amira Connors, wants nothing more than to graduate and successfully launch a non-profit with her latest crush, Attorney Darius Browne. But when a nursing home patient (Claire Stewart) shares shocking details surrounding her husband’s death, Amira pieces together the fractured memories and helps law enforcement identify the actual killer. But is he? Or have Claire’s ramblings entangled Amira into becoming the next target?


In “The Taste of Rain”, we follow the story of Amira, a college student who works part-time as a health aide at a local nursing home. One day, she meets an elderly resident, Claire Stewart, who confides in her that her husband was killed years ago, but nobody believed her.

Amira is hesitant to believe Claire at first, but as she gets to know her better, she realizes that there might be some truth to her story. Amira decides to investigate the case and help Claire find the killer.

She must navigate through the complexities of the past and present to find the truth and bring justice for Claire.

Along the way, Amira faces challenges both personally and professionally. She must balance her college studies with her part-time job and her investigation. She also learns to confront her own biases and assumptions about aging and the elderly.

“The Taste of Rain” is a mystery that explores the themes of trust, aging, and justice. It is a heartwarming tale of the unlikely friendship between a young college student and an elderly resident, as they work together to uncover the truth, and solve a decades-old murder.


New Crime Fiction Anthology – Malice, Matrimony, and Murder

I’m thrilled to announce that I have a new short story coming out this year. It will be included with the Malice, Matrimony, and Murder anthology along with a bunch of other brand-new cozy mystery and cozy crime fiction stories written by my author friends.

The anthology will be starting off as a Kickstarter campaign, and I’d love to invite you to back it. Why would you want to? First, you will have early access to the anthology, which won’t publish until late this year. But Kickstarter backers will receive the ebook version at least two months prior to its public release. These are all brand-new stories, so you won’t be able to find them this early anywhere else.

Second, the Kickstarter gives you access to a bunch of extras, like a chance to have your name included in the book’s Acknowledgments section, and an exclusive guide to help you solve the overarching Wedding Whodunit woven throughout the anthology. You could also choose to have one of the Wedding Whodunit characters named after you or a loved one! These rewards won’t be available to anyone besides our Kickstarter backers.

Third, you’ll get to be a part of our publishing process. The Kickstarter not only comes with rewards for you, but for me and my fellow authors as well. A successful campaign will make it possible for us to publish a paperback version of the anthology and to pursue some advertising opportunities to help connect us with new readers.

So how do you support the campaign? It’s easy! Visit our Kickstarter page and click “Notify me on launch” so you’ll be informed when our campaign goes live in May. You may need to set up a free Kickstarter account if you don’t have one already, and clicking that “Notify” button in no way obligates you to anything. All it means is you’ll receive an email when our campaign launches. Since this opportunity will only be available for a limited time and once the Kickstarter is over so is access to all of the campaign extras, this will just help to make sure you don’t miss out. You can decide whether you’re truly interested in backing the campaign once it’s live and you can see all of the details for yourself.

Thank you for your interest and support! I’m excited for you to be a part of this journey with me.

New Release: A Cup of Secrets – A Trace of Lace

I’m so excited to share with you that my newest release includes two short stories! The release date is February 8, 2022, sold exclusively on Amazon. I love the cover, don’t you?

Enjoy two short stories from the Finding Home series featuring Milo and Jules. The couple is busy juggling time between preparing for Jules’ college graduation and Milo building their new business venture.

A Cup of Secrets — Debutante Chelsea Parker’s birthday celebration launched his catering business into an overnight success, but Milo is thrown into the center of a murder investigation before dawn with his business partner and love of his life as the primary suspect.

A Trace of Lace — On the eve of his wedding day, Milo gets the news of a serial killer near Birston College and the entire campus has been on put on lockdown. His guardian angel, Traci steps in as Milo prepares to do whatever is necessary to protect his fiance. Will they intervene in time to save Jules? Or, will Traci’s intuition lead them into another deadly confrontation?  

Milo’s Journey is Here

It’s almost time to put 2020 in the rearview mirror!

How are you holding up? I hope you and your loved ones are well and happy as we enter the busy holiday season!

So, let’s close out November business and see what else is in store for the last month of the year. 

I survived the National Write a Novel in a Month (NANOWRIMO) Challenge –  and Won!!
Pardon me while I take a quick victory lap with this cute badge!

Milo’s Journey, the 3rd book in the Finding Home Mystery Series is here! (Click the pic to order)

Oh, yeah! I had an Insider’s Circle Random Drawing for a Kindle copy of Widow’s Weeds
What else is happened in November? … Hmmm

Glory F.



We experienced our first real snowstorm on December 1st. If you follow me on IG, you may have seen a short video. Here’s another look at it. (Psst, although it’s lovely, I’m not a big fan.)

The Book Giveaway for December is #Savvy Business Owner or any one of Savy Leiser’s books (Kindle US – only) because I think she’s amazing and fun!

Here is the list of book prizes for the random drawings. >> One copy of the Kindle ebook version, US residents only. <<

October: Bailed Out by Tamara Woods 

November: Widow’s Weeds by Sara Keefe

December: #Savvy Business Owner by Savy Leiser

October 2020 Insiders Giveaway Winner Announcement

It’s time to announce the winner of this month’s random drawing!

A couple quick things: I’m so thrilled with the wonderful reception I’ve been getting of my latest book, Charlotte’s Revenge, Book 2 of the Finding Home series that launched on October 18th. Remember, Insider’s Circle members get free first chapters of everything. So, if you haven’t checked it out, click the link below to get your hands on that! Yay!!

Here is the list of book prizes for the random drawings.

>> One copy of the Kindle ebook version, US residents only. <<

October: Bailed Out by Tamara Woods

November: Widow’s Weeds by Sara Keefe

December: #Savvy Business Owner by Savy Leiser


>> Milo’s Journey – Book Three is on schedule for release on December, 6, 2020. It is available for PRE-ORDER RIGHT NOW!



And now, the WINNER of the October Insider’s Circle Book Giveaway is … 




Are you a writer taking part in NANOWRIMO 2020? Click here … Let’s be buddies!


Book Giveaway – The Healer’s Love by Kierra L. Rose

I’M SO EXCITED to announce my First Book Giveaway of The Healer’s Love paperback edition by Kierra L. Rose (US residents only). Random drawing from Author Barbara Howard Newsletter subscribers, winner announcement on July 29th @ 10:00 p.m. Eastern.

Click >> Author Barbara Howard Newsletter << to subscribe and it will automatically include you in the drawing for The Healer’s Love and future book giveaways. Good Luck!

Charlotte’s Revenge – Book 2

Charlotte's Revenge

While my first book Final Harvest is in final edits preparing for the August 1st release date, I’ve already started working on Book 2 of the Finding Home Series, Charlotte’s Revenge. So excited to continue the story of Traci Simmons and grateful for all the positive feedback on Final Harvest. I think you’re going to love her as much as I do! And I can’t wait to share more with you. In the meantime, here’s a sneak peek at the cover for Book 2, Charlotte’s Revenge coming out this Fall.