News Flash: Blurbs, Book Festivals, and Edgar Allan Poe!

Congrats to Kelly, who won a copy of SOY SAUCE FOR BEGINNERS by guest author Kirstin Chen!

From the 2014 Debs…

Susan Gloss will be speaking at the Fox Valley Book Festival on April 12 at 3:15 with fellow women’s fiction authors Kelly Harms (a 2013 Deb!), Ann Garvin, and Erin Celello.

Lori Rader-Day got asked to write a piece on THE BLACK HOUR for a crime fiction magazine! Details when things are firmed up.

Natalia Sylvester signed her first copy of CHASING THE SUN and was pleased to realize her handwriting didn’t look too terrible. In writing-related news, she had a major breakthrough in the plot of her new WIP. Progress!

Heather Webb is feeling newsy this week. She had her first book signing ever at the Concord Bookshop in Massachusetts. It was a big success and great fun! To top it off, while Heather was digging around on Amazon she came across her ranking and fell out of her chair–BECOMING JOSEPHINE made it to the top 20 on the best seller list for biographical fiction.

Lisa Alber received three new blurbs this week! Yow. Here’s the one from Kay Kendall, author of DESOLATION ROW–An Austin Starr Mystery:

“This hauntingly lovely debut mystery evokes the romance of Irish lore and melds it with the poignant longings of a California woman. When Merrit Chase seeks answers to her deepest heartaches and oldest questions, she slams into the eccentric souls who populate the village of Lisfenora, County Clare, and at least one of them is a killer. Some residents hint at ancient wounds with shocking ties to the present, while others entangle her in their own disturbing intrigues. You will be charmed by this nuanced look into the eternal mysteries of the human heart.”

News from Past Debs

225px-Edgar_Allan_Poe_2_retouched_and_transparent_bg2009 Deb Meredith Cole had a book signing yesterday at the Edgar Allan Poe Museum, an event held in honor of Poe’s 205th birthday, which is today! He doesn’t look a day over grumpy, does he?

2009 Deb Tiffany Baker released her new novel Mercy Snow! Congrats, and what a great cover!

 2013 Deb Dana Bate announced on Twitter that she has started a new project! Go, Dana, go!

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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.