Monday, October 28, 2013

Top Ten Twice, Another Story Sale

The first Zack Taylor novel, A Memory of Grief, hit the Kindle free lists Top Ten in two different categories.
That's #6 in Mystery > Hard Boiled, and #7 in Crime Fiction > Murder.  Woo-hoo!!!
Out of the thousands of books out on Kindle, this one's tops-- on a couple of different lists!
Up for free for a little time more-- if you know anyone who likes mystery novels, send the word along.

And sold my flash story Encounter to Beware the Dark, a British magazine.
Publication date To Be Announced.

Am working on more novel publications.
November's going to be a busy month-- have four scheduled signings, library talks, a mystery convention, a TV interview to film, and jury duty.

Did I say how much I love the new world of writing and publishing?


Monday, October 21, 2013

Author Appearances Times Three

Been a busy last few days, with three different author appearances.

First was the Groton Mystery Book Group, who had the pleasure of a visit from Archer Mayor, Vermont writer of the Joe Gunther mysteries. He's an entertaining speaker, with a lot of good stories from his checkered past. Thanks to the Groton Library for hosting and making ths happen.

Book clubs like this are a great resource.

Then came the Boston Book Festival, and we were at the Sisters in Crime booth, meeting the public. Thanks to Sheila Connolly for helping get us scheduled and ready.

Jessie Crockett and Elissa Grodin-- and me, shooting instead of signing

Then came the New England Library Association convention in Portland, Maine, with another Sisters in Crime appearance. Thanks to Barbara Ross for taking the chores of scheduling and setup on this one.

Authors Coralie Jensen, Sheppard Ferguson, and Leigh Perry. Barbara Ross standing.



Sunday, October 13, 2013

Autumn in New England, More Signings

Am taking advantage of the wonderful weather this weekend. Took three walks today in the fresh air, enjoying the changing colors and the crisp, cool air. Love it! Had to walk off the pumpkin-apple pancakes for breakfast.

In between, was making edits on my next novel, to be released in December.
Super-secret project, will let you know soon, with the cover art.

Got notice of another Sisters in Crime talk I'll be giving, on Nov 5th, down in Barrington, RI. We'll be on a panel explaining how we build a mystery novel, and answering questions.

And this weekend coming up, I'll be at the Boston Book Festival, and then up to Portland, Maine for the New England Library Association conference. Two-fer weekend!

And this Thursday, the Groton Mystery Book Club is hosting writer Archer Mayor, who I missed at Bouchercon.

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Busy Time- And Need a Job?

So much going on- have a number of signings and appearances coming up, including the Boston Book Festival and a librarian conference in Portland, Maine (my old stomping grounds).

I've been negotiating for audio versions of a couple of my story collctions: Fables and Fantasies and Apocalypse Tango. The talented Fred Wolinsky is scheduled to do the voices and production, via ACX. Will let you know when they're available.

And speaking of audio, know anyone that needs a job? We've got a couple audio copies of How to Improve Your Interviewing Skills  available. Tells you how to ace that all-important interview, and how not to make a mistake that rules you out!

Been quiet on the blog front because of more book editing. Have a new novel coming out in December. Will show the cover soon!

Catch some leaf colors as they change- so beautiful here in New England. And nice cool weather!