News Flash: Invitations, Noir at the Bar, and NaNoWriFUN!

Congrats to Ellie, who won a copy of Lynn Cullen’s MRS. POE!

From the 2014 Debs…

drinkinbarAt the very last minute, Natalia Sylvester decided to do NaNoWriMo after all. She has no notes, no outline…just an idea that she’s really, really excited about. And did she mention that she’s never done NaNo before? She’ll be checking in throughout the month on Twitter using hashtags #NaNoWriMo and #WordMarathon–hope you’ll join!

Heather Webb was invited to be a guest at the Jungle Red Writers blog in January. After much squeeing, she opened her inbox again to find the very popular book blogging site, She Reads, has requested copies of BECOMING JOSEPHINE for possible coverage on their site. Only two months until launch! *pants*

Susan Gloss got a lot of writing done this week, due to the pre-NaNoWriMo energy on the interwebs and plenty of candy stolen from her kid’s trick-or-treat loot.

Lori Rader-Day‘s publisher, Seventh Street Books, has paired her up with Lynne Raimondo, another Chicago mystery author published by SSB, to do some local events!

Lisa Alber is amping to finish her revision of GREY MAN (second in the series) during the NaNoWriMo season. Also, she was invited to read at Portland’s first Noir at the Bar, a gathering of writers, readers, and crime fiction enthusiasts that occurs in various cities throughout the country.

From Former Debs…

2013 Deb Kelly Harms‘ novel THE GOODLUCK GIRLS OF SHIPWRECK LANE was chosen as the Chapter a Day book by Wisconsin Public Radio for October 28. Listen here.

2013 Deb Kerry Schafer has two new Dream Wars novellas available: The Dream Thief (#3) and The Dream Wars (#3)!

2013 Deb Amy Sue Nathan was interviewed on WGNRadio. You can listen here!

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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.

5 thoughts on “News Flash: Invitations, Noir at the Bar, and NaNoWriFUN!

  1. Natalia: No notes and no outline? No problem! (I’ve never done NaNo and probably never will, but I’m always happy to cheer on those who do. I’m like the people who will be standing along the Marathon route today, giving energy, and cups of water, to the runners as they whiz by. 🙂 )

    Lori: I think local events are a great idea. It’s really too bad that these days a lot of people’s ideas about promotion seem to begin and end with the Internet.

    • Thanks, Anthony! I’m honestly completely surprised I’m doing it. Like you, I’ve always considered myself to be one of those people cheering the runners along the marathon route (never crazy enough to actually run, though!). But on Oct 31 I was struck with an idea and also needed some cheering up from another idea that didn’t go as planned, and I figured I could either mope or try and distract myself by doing something completely crazy…so NaNoWriMo it is!

    • Yay, Julia! If you’re on twitter, join us with hashtag #wordmarathon. We’re trying to hold one another accountable to keep our word counts on track.

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