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I received word yesterday that LOVE IS MURDER, which includes my short story, WED TO DEATH, made the USA Today list.
Over the moon excited. It isn’t just that making the list is validation, it’s that it’s a sales-driven list. Sales enable writers to keep writing. Good sales enable a writer to keep writing the stories most near and dear to his/her heart.
So while making the list might seem like a tooting-your-own-horn thing, it’s important to understand that it is not. The celebration is in the freedom to write that those sales represent.
And that ability to write what one chooses, what one feels compelled and driven and is eager to write is well worth celebrating–and I’m enthusiastically embracing the opportunity!
P.S. The left eye injury persists. I’m writing, on deadline, and doing the best I can with one eye. My bottom line on this: I’d rather struggle to write one-eyed than do anything else with two. The vision is improving. Left eye has graduated from blurry to fuzzy. Almost there!
All proceeds from LOVE IS MURDER supports International Thriller Writers, Inc. You can snag a copy at the following stores or at your favorite bookseller.
LOVE IS MURDER will be released May 31. You can pre-order copies now at:(More stores will be added as the page URLs become available.)
LOVE IS MURDER is the third Thriller anthology written exclusively by members of International Thriller Writers, Inc. It is being published by MIRA Books, a Harlequin company. Yours truly contributed a story to this collection of general market romantic suspense/romantic thrillers: WED TO DEATH.
SANDRA BROWN, the author of sixty New York Times bestselling novels with eighty million books in print worldwide, edited the collection (and said some lovely things about the stories!).
Here’s what a few other people are saying:
“A slam-dunk collection of the best in the business.”–Steve Berry, New York Times bestselling author
“For romantic suspense lovers, this is magical mayhem loaded with bark and bite. Downright beguiling.” –Jeffery Deaver, International #1 bestselling author
“It’s like a box of chocolates–each one is different, but they’re all great.” –Joseph Finder, New York Times bestselling author
“An absolute must-buy for thriller readers everywhere.” –Lisa Gardner, #1 New York Times bestselling author
“I love this book and you will, too.” –Tess Gerritsen, International bestselling author
“Absolutely superb.” –Doug Preston, New York Times bestselling author
“Gripping, exciting, engaging–every story will leave you breathless.” –Karin Slaughter, #1 Internationally bestselling author
And here’s a list of all the contributors:
Lori Armstrong, Jeff Ayers, Beverly Barton, William Bernhardt, Allison Brennan, Robert Browne, Pamela Callow, Toni McGee Causey, Lee Child, JT Ellison, Bill Floyd, Cindy Gerard, Heather Graham, Laura Griffin, Vicki Hinze, Andrea Kane, Julie Kenner, Sherrilyn Kenyon, Dianna Love, Jon Land, D.P. Lyle, Jim Macomber, Carla Neggers, Brenda Novak, Patricia Rosemoor, William Simon, Alexandra Sokoloff, Roxanne St. Claire, Mariah Stewart, Debra Webb
I’m so honored to be in such esteemed company in this collection–thrilled! No pun intended.
LOVE IS MURDER will be released May 31. You can order copies now at:(More stores will be added as the page URLs become available.)
The proceeds benefit International Thriller Writers, an organization working for authors. I do hope you’ll enjoy the book!
On February 21, 2012, NOT THIS TIME, the finale in the Crossroads Crisis Center series is being released. To celebrate, I’m holding a CONTEST for an autographed copy of the novel and a diamond necklace. Be sure to enter! You can do so HERE.
Preorder the Book HERE.
Enter the contest HERE.
Read the first chapter HERE.
Get the Readers Group Guide for your book club HERE.
View the book-trailer HERE.
Inspire Me! Part 1: When You Get Knocked Down
Inspire Me! Part 2: What to Write
Inspire Me! Part 3: Distractions
Inspire Me ! Part 4: Must Dos
Inspire Me! Part 5: Things Out of Your Control
Inspire Me! Part 6: Naysayers