News Flash: Reviews, Marketing, and Website Redesign

Congrats to Sheena, who won the copy of Rosemary Harris’s THE BITCHES OF BROOKLYN last week!


From the 2014 Debs…

Lori Rader-Day‘s book The Black Hour was included as a “first fiction” choice in a marketing insert directed at librarians across the country. Gulp. This is getting real.

Natalia Sylvester experienced a bit of pre-pub, pre-sale excitement when Chasing the Sun briefly climbed to #11 in Hispanic-American fiction in the Amazon store. She has since stepped away from the website and is trying very hard not to check in every few hours.

Becoming Josephine CoverKirkus Reviews gave Heather Webb her first national review for Becoming Josephine and she’s super psyched! Kirkus says: “Webb adds new frisson to the often fictionalized travails of an unlikely empress…Although the book covers the same ground as many other treatments of Josephine’s life and times, Webb’s portrayal of the range of Josephine’s experience—narrow escapes from bloodshed and disease, dinner-table diplomacy, and her helpless love for Napoleon, her children and a small dog—is exceptionally concise and colorful. A worthy fictional primer on Empress Josephine.” For the full review, click HERE.

Lisa Alber‘s first for-reals author reading event, Noir at the Bar, went great! She was nervous, but pulled it off. She was jazzed to be included with a New York Times bestselling author (Roger Hobbs), an award-winning author (Johnny Shaw), and an author so famous he was an answer to a jeopardy question (Greg Rucka)!

Susan Gloss redesigned her website! Come on over and check it out at



The large print edition of 2013 Deb Susan Spann‘s Claws of the Cat is now available from Thorndike Press, which has also named Claws a Thorndike Reviewer’s Choice! Huzzah!

2013 Deb Kerry Schafer just received ARCs of her upcoming novel Wakeworld!

Author: Lori Rader-Day

Lori Rader-Day is the author of the mystery THE BLACK HOUR (Seventh Street Books, July 2014). She grew up in central Indiana, but now lives in Chicago with her husband and very spoiled dog.

One Reply to “News Flash: Reviews, Marketing, and Website Redesign”

  1. Hi, I hopped over to your website via Pinterest. Not some thing I typically read through, though I really like your views nonetheless. Many thanks for writing some thing worthy of reading through!

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