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Hello and welcome! I’m Kay DiBianca, author of “The Watch on the Fencepost.”



It was such a pleasure to have interviewed accomplished guests on my Craft of Writing Blog Series in 2019. Their wisdom and experience in the publishing world inspired and edified us all. So much so that I’m continuing the series this year, and I intend to alternate interviews with craft professionals and first-time authors! My January interview is with H.R. D’Costa, and we discuss her writing craft book “Story Stakes.” Click on the icon below to learn about HRD — and a little something about marathons!


STORY STAKES  H.R. D’Costa’s craft book will help you establish stakes for your characters that will keep your readers glued to the story. Click on the image of the book to read the interview.






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Now, a few words about The Watch on the Fencepost:

Do you love a good mystery? Do you enjoy sitting back in your most comfortable chair and slipping away into another time and place to experience someone else’s life?

If this appeals to you, then let me offer you a ticket into the world of a young woman who is about to step into the adventure of a lifetime… The Watch on the Fencepost.

In a deserted park on a cold winter day, 27-year-old Kathryn Frasier discovers a gold watch on a fencepost and has an ominous sense that it was deliberately left for her to find. When she identifies the owner of the watch, she uncovers a dark family secret and a suspicion that her parents’ recent deaths may not have been an accident.

Thrown into the hunt for a possible killer, she follows a trail of cryptic clues, and encounters a cast of characters all of whom had a connection to her parents, including an actress with a talent for disguises, an unscrupulous politician with a secret of his own, and a handsome businessman who shows a sudden romantic interest in her.

Can she solve the murder before she becomes the next victim? Check out the book trailer below.



Click the image (affiliate link) below to preview The Watch on the Fencepost.



“What would happen if Tom Clancy met Jane Austen? Something like The Watch On the Fencepost! One of the best novels I’ve read this year. Fast-paced, tense, and fun, with moments of laugh-out-loud humor and other moments of poignancy you need a hanky to get through. Kate Frasier and Cece Goldman are my new heroines. This may be the first book Kay DiBianca has written, but I hope it won’t be her last.”  –Mel Hughes, freelance editor and author

Read more reviews of The Watch on the Fencepost  here.

Press Release from PRLOG can be found here.

Visit CrossLink Publishing’s website to see my book and others they are publishing.



The Watch on the Fencepost was named a 2019 winner in the Mystery category of the Eric Hoffer Book Awards.





The Watch on the Fencepost received the 2019 Illumination Awards Bronze Medal for General Fiction.




The Watch on the Fencepost was named a semi-finalist in the 2018 American Christian Fiction Writers Genesis Contest.