I try not to pay too much attention to my reviews, good or bad, but this time, I’m making an exception. Evil Turns, the latest Madeline Maclin Mystery, will be published this May, but already has a good review from Kirkus. Kirkus is a book review magazine that’s been around since the 1930s, and it’s not always easy to get a review, especially a favorable one. As a former librarian, I often used Kirkus to determine if a book was suitable for my library, so when I received word about the review, I had a little Twilight Zone moment. And I have to admit with another Madeline book and several more Grace Street mysteries in the works, it’s nice to have validation.
Butterfly Waltz is now available from Amazon.
I’m happy to announce that after many years my fantasy novel Butterfly Waltz is being published by Silver Leaf Books. Reluctantly dragged along to the countryside by his tabloid reporter friend Jake Banner to investigate rumors of talking flowers, Desmond Fairweather, a struggling young musician meets Kalida, a mysterious young woman who says she is magic. Des will have to put aside his fears of all things magical to rescue Kalida from her people, evil beings who want her to return to their world and a life of conquest and darkness.
Those of you who have read my Madeline Maclin mystery novels will recognize Des as the older brother of Madeline’s husband, Jerry Fairweather.
My beautiful cover is by Francois Thisdale, who also created the covers for the Grace Street Series.
Kings River Life is offering a copy of Just You Wait. You can follow this link:
And here’s a short report on Book’Em North Carolina, the event I took part in this past weekend. First of all, thanks to everyone involved with this event. It was extremely well organized, and the people of Lumberton and Robeson Community College couldn’t have been nicer. Although the turn out was smaller than anticipated, it was great to talk to readers and writers!
I’m heading to Australia and New Zealand this month, so my other events will be later in the summer. Stay tuned!
Thanks to everyone who joined my online release party for Just You Wait! Over 2000 people stopped by — ah, the power of the Internet!
And thanks to those of you who braved the cold to come to Pages Books in Mt. Airy, NC, for my first signing of the new book. I’ll be at the Mt. Airy Public Library Wednesday, February 25 at 1 PM for a reading and Q&A session with the library book club.
For another more traditional event, if you’re in the area, join me Saturday, February 28, for Book “Em North Carolina at Robeson Community College, 5160 Fayetteville Road, in Lumberton, NC. This will be my first time at this huge event, which will be from 9:30 until 4:30, and will feature over 75 authors, panels, discussions, things for kids to do, and it is all free. Proceeds from book sales go to help literacy organizations and the local police department.
Jane at Pages Books & Coffee, Valentine’s Day, 2015
Tomorrow at 3 PM, please join me at Bitten By Books for an online release party/chat session/and Q&A!
Here’s a link where you can RSVP.
I’ve also posted this on Facebook and Twitter. If you’re on Twitter, please reTweet the link!
The link to the actual event will be available tomorrow.
Instead of a $25 Amazon gift card, you can win a $50 Amazon gift card.
If you RSVP, you get 25 additional chances on this gift card!
Today is the official release date for Just You Wait, my eighth published mystery novel and the fourth in the Grace Street Series, all from Poisoned Pen Press, http://www.poisonedpenpress.com.
Besides the usual book signings and author events, I’ll be taking part in my first online chat February 10 at 3 PM Eastern on http://www.bittenbybooks.com. I’m not exactly sure how it works, but I’m excited to try!
A $25 gift card from Amazon will be awarded and a copy of the book. Please stop by on February 10 and find out if I can indeed find my way through the vast inter-web to answer your questions!