Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Spotlight on The Reporter’s Story by Joyce Strand + Tour-wide Giveaway!

Publisher: McCloughan and Schmeltz
Pub Date: June 16th, 2016
Pages: 270

A house burglary in 1912 San Francisco that the victim denies happening piques Emma Matheson’s reporter instincts. Why would a not-so-wealthy businessman deny that recovered loot was his and forego collecting his $8,000 worth of stolen jewelry? Why did he fire his maid and butler who originally reported the theft? The more she pursues the burglary that wasn’t a burglary, the more she sees it as a major story, involving murder, intrigue, and smuggling. Can she solve it and write the story that could project her to become the world-famous reporter she so covets? Or will she become one of its victims?

Additional info about Emma: Emma Matheson is a young woman determined to be a star front-page reporter despite the bias against women in her day. Her mother died when she was born. She was reared by her father who runs a newspaper in Sacramento. She grew up learning about the newspaper business. Her father valued education and insisted she attend university before starting her career. She is bright, determined, a great writer — but a bit naive.

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About the Author


Joyce T. Strand is the author of who-done-it contemporary and historical mysteries set in California. All of her published six novels are inspired by actual events and/or real people, although they are definitely fictionalized.

Her first three contemporary mysteries feature protagonist Jillian Hillcrest, a public relations executive who encounters murder and mayhem at her Silicon Valley company. Jillian’s boss, Brynn Bancroft, solves the next two mysteries when she leaves her position as Chief Financial Officer to run a winery in Sonoma.

In Strand’s first historical mystery, a Superior Court Judge strives to discover the truth behind the mystery of a robbery-murder in a small California town in 1939. In her newest mystery, THE REPORTER’S STORY, a house burglary in 1912 San Francisco piques a young reporter’s instincts that leads to intrigue and murder.

Strand headed corporate communications at several biotech and high-tech companies in California's Silicon Valley for more than 25 years. Unlike Jillian, however, she did not encounter murder in her career. Strand lives with her two cats and collection of cow statuary in Southern California, and enjoys exploring and writing about the growing wine region in the Ramona Valley near San Diego.
You can find out more about Joyce and her books on her website, blog, and Goodreads and can connect with her on Facebook and Twitter.


Giveaway Time!!


1st Prize: Kindle Fire 7” WiFi 8GB Black plus ebook or paperback copy of The Reporters Story

2nd Prize: $25 Amazon Gift Card and ebook or paperback copy of The Reporters Story

3rd Prize: ebook or paperback copy of The Reporters Story
Enter the tour-wide giveaway HERE
Good Luck!!


  1. Hello Colleen,
    On behalf of Joyce Strand and Book Marketing Services, I would like to thank you for hosting Joyce today on A Literary Vacation. She is happy to be here on day 2 of her 10 day virtual blog tour. If any of your followers have any questions and/or comments they would like to share, please leave them in the comment box, Joyce will be by later in the day to respond.
    Joyce is having a giveaway during her tour. 1st prize: Kindle Fire HD 7 WiFi 8GB Black plus ebook or paperback copy of The Reporter’s Story; 2nd Prize: $25 Amazon Gift Card and ebook or paperback copy of The Reporter’s Story; 3rd Prize: ebook or paperback copy of The Reporter’s Story. Click here to enter:
    Please join Joyce tomorrow, Thursday, June 16th. She will be the guest of Must Read Mysteries for her guest post entitled Who Drives the Plot: Criminal versus Sleuth,, and Lisa Hasleton’s Reviews and Interviews, for an interview and excerpt from The Reporter’s Story.
    Check where Joyce is each day on her tour by clicking here:
    Best regards, Della

  2. The book sounds great!! Great giveaway, too. Thanks for the chance!

    1. You are very welcome, Letty! Thanks for stopping by!

  3. Thanks for hosting me and my latest book on your blog. I truly appreciate the connection you provide between readers and authors. And I trust they will enjoy THE REPORTER'S STORY -- a mystery set in 1912.