Lee Mims Featured at Museum of Natural Sciences Nature Art Gallery in November

Beyond Nature Art Gallery Exhibit at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences PosterThe North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences’ Nature Art Gallery presents “Beyond Nature: From a Different Point of View,” artwork by Lee Mims. The show runs November 1st to the 24th, with a Gallery reception Saturday, November 2nd from 2–4 p.m. All exhibited art is for sale.

The Nature Art Gallery is located inside the Museum Store. Hours are Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.; and Sunday, noon to 4:45 p.m. Admission to the Gallery is free. All exhibited art is for sale. For more information about the Nature Art Gallery, call 919.707.9854.

The North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences is located in downtown Raleigh at 121 W. Jones St. Museum hours: Monday–Saturday, 9 a.m.–5 p.m., and Sunday, noon–5 p.m. General admission is free. For more information, visit naturalsciences.org.

Writing Your First Book – Author Chat At Cameron Village Regional Library

Every writer has an origin story to tell. Lee Mims will join two other local authors, Lisa Carter and Nancy Young, at the Cameron Village Regional Library on May 6th to chat about writing their first books. Join us on May 6th from 6:30pm to 8pm.

Event: Write It: Your First Book

Authors: Lisa Carter, Lee Mims, and Nancy Young

When: May 6, 2019 from 6:30pm to 8:00pm

Cameron Village Regional Library
1930 Clark Ave.
Raleigh, NC 27605

Book Signing at Hayes Barton United Methodist Church on April 7th

saving-cecil-cover-webI will be doing a reading and signing books at Hayes Barton United Methodist Church on Fairview Road in Raleigh on Thursday, April 7th, at 11:15. I’ll also be talking about my life, juggling two careers, one as an oil painter and the other as a writer, and trying to make them work during lousy economic times. If all goes well, I’ll have a painting or two with me. The Grand Age Club is one of about 65 senior groups sponsored by Raleigh Parks and Recreation. I look forward to meeting everyone!

“Meet the Mystery Authors” on Saturday, March 12 at 11:00 am

I will be at the Meet the Mystery Authors event at the Cameron Village Regional Library on Saturday, March 12th at 11am.  I will be joined by fellow mystery authors Jamie Mason and Katy Munger.

We will be discussing topics such as our novels, writing styles and characters.  There will be a question and answer session after the discussion.  The library will have copies available of our novels to check out.

Cameron Village Regional Library

1930 Clark Avenue
Raleigh, NC 27605


Read Local Authors Fair in Clayton on October 10th

localauthorshowcase-cc Join me on Saturday, October 10, 2015 from 10am to 1pm at the Hocutt-Ellington Memorial Library for the Read Local Authors Fair.

The purpose of the event is to introduce readers to local authors and to give local authors a forum to discuss and sell their books.

Hocutt-Ellington Memorial Library
100 S. Church Street, Clayton, NC 27520
(919) 553-5542

Quarter Moon Books – Sip & Sign – Friday July 10th

Hey everyone,

I will be on Topsail Island next weekend for a great event at Quarter Moon Books.  I will be the guest author at the Sip and Sign event on Friday, July 10th from 5-7pm.  If you are on the island that day, stop by and enjoy a glass of wine and chat with me about books and Topsail Island.

Quarter Moon Books

708 S. Anderson Blvd.,
Topsail Beach, NC 28445
910.328.4969 | 800.697.9134


Giveaway: Get the Cleo Cooper Mystery Series Trilogy

To celebrate the release of Saving Cecil, the third book in the Cleo Cooper mystery series, I am giving away 3 sets of the Cleo Cooper Mystery Series Trilogy.  To enter, simply answer the question: who is one of your favorite authors. I always like to know who else my readers like to read.  There are a couple of other ways to earn more entries into the giveaway. Follow the instructions in the giveaway widget below to get extra entries. The giveaway ends on April 30th.  We will then randomly select 3 winners.  If one of your entries is selected, we will contact you via email to notify you.  Keep a lookout for an email from LeeMims.com on Friday May 1st.  Don’t forget to check your spam/junk folder.

Good luck everyone!!

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My new novel, Saving Cecil is available now!

saving-cecil-cover-webHi everyone! The third book in the Cleo Cooper mystery series, Saving Cecil is out now.  It is available in paperback and on the Kindle.  If you have read the book, I would love your feedback.  Please contact me to let me know what you think of the book.  You can also leave a review on my website’s review page or at your favorite book retailer’s website.

I will be running a raffle giveaway for the full Cleo Cooper trilogy next week.  Check out my blog next week to enter the giveaway!



Saving Cecil Summary:

Extracting precious gas from a deposit in North Carolina is a dirty, dangerous job. Geologist Cleo Cooper won’t let the distraction of a dead body found near the drill sight interrupt her focus—until the county sheriff Cleo never wanted to see again arrives on the scene.

Twenty-five years ago, tragedy fell on Cleo’s family, creating a rift between her and her father that has never healed. And Sheriff Clyde Stuckey was the cause. Now Cleo can’t help but remember the painful events she thought were buried by history as she tries to steer clear of a powerful man who’s hell-bent on making her suffer.


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Local Author Signing Day at Books-A-Million in New Bern, NC

Hey everyone, I will be at Books-A-Million on March 28th, from 1pm until 4pm for their local authors signing day. Simon Spalding, author of Food at Sea and Michael Richard, author of Tobit’s Dog will be there as well.  If you are in the area stop by and see us!

Books-A-Million – New Bern, NC
3005 Clarendon Blvd, New Bern, NC 28562
(252) 635-6963