Monday, August 15, 2011

Please Welcome Mystery Author and E-Newsletter Publisher, Rebecca Dahlke

Rebecca Dahlke

I'll let Rebecca Tell You About Herself and What She's Been Up To:

I sort of fell into the job of running a crop-dusting business when my dad decided he'd rather go on a cruise than take another season of lazy pilots, missing flaggers, testy farmers and horrific hours.

After two years at the helm, I handed him back the keys and fled to a city without any of the above. And no, I was never a crop-duster.

I write about a tall, blond and beautiful ex-model turned crop-duster who, to quote Lalla Bains, has "been married so many times they oughta revoke my license."

In A DEAD RED CADILLAC she's about to turn forty, and in

A DEAD RED HEART, another birthday is staring her in the face. Lalla is no Danielle Steele character & she's not afraid of chipping her manicure. Scratch that, the girl doesn't have time for a manicure what with herding a bunch of recalcitrant pilots and juggling work orders just to keep her father's flagging business alive.

I enjoy writing my mysteries with humor and if you enjoy my books, I'd love to hear from you! e-mail me:
My Amazon page:

Both books are available on kindle for 99 cents.
Also both are in trade paperback.
Contact me at my website & blog :
Or http://www.Facebook/

Sisters in Crime, National and Desert Sleuths, AZ.
Past Chapter Pres .Cochise County Chapter of, AZ chapter of Sisters in Crime 2003-2005.
Arizona Mystery Writers
Society of Southwestern Authors, Tucson, AZ.

Next UP:
A DEAD RED OLEANDER, 3rd Lalla Bains mystery.
A DANGEROUS HARBOR, a contemporary romantic mystery set in Ensenada, Mexico will be out in the fall of 2011.


I stopped writing for exactly five years to the day of my son’s death and awoke to the lightning fast and newest form of internet communication: Blogs! Facebook! Twitter! I knew that if I expected to re-enter the mainstream of mystery readers I was going to have to find a novel way to get their attention. So, how to “brand” my name and upcoming books to readers? Since I already had experience creating an e-newsletter for an art group I belong to, I saw the possibilities for something could potentially reach hundreds, and eventually, thousands of readers who BUY mystery and suspense. Mystery Scene Magazine uses the same template, Constant Contact, to promote their print magazine. They, however, charge for the subscription and they picked only a few authors for their issues…mostly best sellers. I soon realized that most authors, newbies as well as the NY bestseller list, can use as much publicity as they can get, and FREE is better yet. Needless to say my goal is to take All Mystery e-newsletter into the in-boxes of every mystery and suspense reader in America.
Back issues & author submittal info can all be found at my website:

I also have the following platforms to promote authors of All Mystery e-newsletter:

Rebecca Phillips Dahlke

aka RP Dahlke

Please leave a comment to welcome Rebecca to Make Mine Mystery.


Morgan Mandel said...

Hi Rebecca,
Welcome to Make Mine Mystery. I love getting your enewsletter!

Morgan Mandel

Marilyn Meredith a.k.a. F. M. Meredith said...

Hello, good friend Rebecca! So glad you rejoined the writing world. Your newsletter is awesome!


Robert W. Walker said...

Rebecca - I love your crop-dusting premise for your books, love the covers, and love youre eNewsletter. If ever I can submit an article for it, let me know. I very much am pleased to see you here and enjoyed your words of wisdeom. Thanks!


Mike Orenduff said...

Rebecca's newsletter is a great service to mystery writers and readers alike. And I am happy to add that among the many books in that genre, hers are among the most entertaining, well-plotted, and funniest I've read. I look forward to the next one.

RP Dahlke said...

Thanks Morgan for having me on your blog. I love that many authors are also generous, some have actually read and liked my books, which gives me such a big ol' happy face! Besides, I've made a lot of wonderul new friends this way! Thanks again!

Eileen Thornton said...

I will have to subscribe to your newsletter, Rebecca. It sounds very interesting.

Nancy Lynn Jarvis said...

Love your book covers, Rebecca, especially "A Dead Red Cadillac" and am looking forward to reading your books.
Nancy Lynn Jarvis

Marja Mcgraw said...

I haven't read your books yet, but after reading these comments you can bet I'll be ordering them as soon as I leave my comment.

Thank you for your generosity. What an interesting blog.

V.R. Leavitt said...

Your stories and your newsletter sound great, Rebecca! I'm going to go sign up now.

Anonymous said...

Rebecca, sounds like my kind of writing. We've never met, but through this interview I feel I got to know you. I'm going now to order your books. They sound super.

Bob Sanchez said...

Welcome, Rebecca! I'll check out your newsletter.

Helen Ginger said...

Rebecca, do you use a service to send out your newsletter? Or do you send it out to everyone yourself?

Cheryl said...

These sound like fabulous books, Rebecca. I'm adding them to my wish list.

Best of luck,


Gaye Morgan-Walton said...

Rebecca, delighted to hear you are back writing!!! I've taken my work a different direction but am now considering some mysteries in the near future. Also will be back south in either SV or SW NM soon after 2+ years in Colorado. Have kept up with BJ, Denise and MaryFrances some and will catch up with you soon!! Bright blessigs. Gaye Walton aka Gwynn Morgan/Deirdre O'Dare

Kaye George said...

Rebecca is a hard worker! And a friend to mystery writers. Love her newsletter.

Lesley Diehl said...

Rebecca's writing is funny and entertaining. We're glad you came back to it and think it's pretty savvy and generous of you to put out the newsletter,too. How do you do it all?


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She is so good, I just love how she writes, so easy to follow and so grabbing from the first page. said...

Rebecca Dahlke deserves only the best! She is a great Mystery Author and E-Newsletter Publisher! I'm so happy that buying a cheap paper becomes much more easier these days!