News Flash: Secrets, ARCs, and a First Good Review

Congrats to Thew Swihart, who won the copy of Dave Jackson’s TATTOO RAMPAGE last week!

From the 2014 Debs…

Lisa Alberalber_cvr_72dpi received her advance reader copies (ARCs) of KILMOON (yay!), and she’s in love with them. She can’t wait to take a few to Bouchercon, the world mystery convention, next week. In fact, now that she’s thinking about it, she needs a new outfit or two to go along with the pretty ARCs …

Natalia Sylvester has some let’s-wait-and-see-what-happens kind of news that she’s excited about but can’t share just yet. Ah, such is the publishing life.

Lori Rader-Day spent the week not typing, but reading THE BLACK HOUR aloud to herself for last-minute edits. It looks like she’s talking to herself. Thanks for all the good wishes about the arm!

Heather Webb is gearing up for the Rocky Mountain Fiction Writer’s conference in Denver, CO this week. She’ll be speaking on a panel called “The Care and Feeding of Online Critique Groups” with former Deb Susan Spann.

Susan Gloss got her first email from a reviewer who read Vintage, and is thrilled to say it’s a good one. You can read the review here.

Past Deb News…

2013 Deb Susan Spann is reading & signing from CLAWS OF THE CAT at Tattered Cover on Colfax (in Denver) on Monday night. Drop by and say hi!

2012 Deb Joanne Levy spent the weekend at the Telling Tales Festival in Westfield Heritage Village, Rockton, Ontario.

2009 Deb Meredith Cole teaches mystery writing and novel writing at the University of Virginia. Her next class starts October 3, 2013.

2007 Deb Mia King is working on the third book in her Good Things series, as well as another novel!



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.

6 Replies to “News Flash: Secrets, ARCs, and a First Good Review”

  1. My two cents on the reading out loud idea: I’ve also found it invaluable to have my stories read out loud to me by my Kindle.

    People automatically fix things when they read (even if they’re trying not to), particularly mistakes with short words (a/an, he/the, etc. ) and missing words. Every story where I’ve done this, I’ve found something that nobody ever caught before.

    Unfortunately, the newest Kindles don’t do this, but the older ones do. I’ve also used an Android app called Cool Reader. I would imagine there’s something similar for Apple.

    1. Interesting, Anthony. I find that I tend to zone out when stories are read to me (unless I’m driving, audio books just don’t keep me listening), so I wonder if I would do the same thing when the story is my own.

      I definitely found a lot of things I wanted to fix when I read my book out this week, but most were just little things. Words used twice too close together, one instance of accidental rhyming. It was a long week, but it was worth it.

      Thanks for your comment!

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