News Flash: Box of Books, Spring Picks, and Blurbs

Congrats to Linda, who won a copy of SCANDAL IN SKIBBEREEN by guest author Sheila Connolly!

boxofbooks_optFrom the 2014 Debs…

Lisa Alber received a box of books, beautiful books! Behold, KILMOON!

Susan Gloss is honored that VINTAGE has been selected as a “Midwest Connections” spring pick by the Midwest Independent Booksellers’ Association (MIBA). She’ll be attending MIBA’s conference in Iowa City on March 12! 

Lori Rader-Day got another blurb, and this one is special to her. Remember the award-winning author friend whose success fueled Lori to write again? Christopher Coake said, “THE BLACK HOUR is the rarest of mysteries: one that wants to keep you turning pages in a cold sweat, suspecting every character you meet of both the best and the worst motives; and also one that has something complicated and important to say about the forces that impel us toward death…and life. It’s an extraordinary debut, marking the arrival of a major new voice in literary suspense.”

Natalia Sylvester went to her first Association of Writers & Writing Programs (AWP) conference this week, which she’s now convinced is like a theme park for writers. She had a blast meeting writers she’d previously only known online, learning more about writing and the industry at the insightful panels she attended, and serendipitously running into amazing people like Heather’s agent at a bar! Bonus excitement: she just learned she and Heather will be speaking on a panel together at DFWcon in May!

Heather Webb attended a wonderful indie bookstore’s grand opening event with the likes of 8 other local authors including Wally Lamb and Barbara McClintock. She nibbled on the cafe’s French pastries, spotted a large stack of BECOMING JOSEPHINE in full display, and even scored a free UConn Co-op Bookstore t-shirt.

 

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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.