Friday, November 9, 2012

Friday Round Up!!

In this tough economy, we're all searching for inexpensive ways to promote books, right? Well, Marja McGraw was gracious enough to share some effective promo items she's come up with and photos to show off the display. People chimed in to give their terrific ideas as well. What a treasure trove for authors looking for cheap thrills!
What does your character do on a typical day? Find out that STEPHEN BRAYTON's character Mallory does when she's not doing karate kicks. 

MARK BOUTON, author of  the FBI thriller “The Sacrifice,” has a double header on Nov. 17 when he speaks and signs at the Topeka Authors' Club and also does a radio interview on the Red River radio show.

It's that time again! I'm talking about the NoMo grueling writing challenge, and SALLY CARPENTER, author of “The Baffled Beatlemaniac Caper” spoke on the subject Nov. 6 at the Moorpark City Library in CA.

A recent trip to Italy inspired DAVID COLELS to write about “The Medieval Mind” over at   

LORNA COLLINS, author of “Ghost Writer,” talks about her favorite Halloween memories.

“Hereafter,” an apocalyptic story on e-book by CAROL CRIGGER (“Three Seconds to Thunder” and “Two Feet Below”) comes out this week.

SUNNY FRAZIER (“Fools Rush In,” and “Where Angels Fear,”) takes the “mystic” out of astrology when she demonstrates the basics of casting a horoscope on Nov. 14, 6-7:30 at the Lemoore Library, Lemoore, CA. And, Sunny's post on why she sends rejection letters is featured at She Writes

WENDY GAGER, author of the Mitch Malone series (latest: “A Case of Hometown Blues”) will have an article in the prestigious publication, Mystery Readers Journal: Legal Mysteries II edition.

Arizona author CLARK LOHR (“Devil's Kitchen”) will be presenting a slide show at the Ajo Library in Tucson on Nov. 17. On Nov. 18, Clark will appear at The Singing Wind Bookshop, Benson, AZ.  
MARJA MCGRAW, author of  “Bogey Nights” and “Bogey's Ace in the Hole,” gave info on great (and inexpensive) promotional ideas anyone can do. More creative ideas followed in the comments section. What a treasure trove! 
How much money does an author make (ouch!). Prolific author MARILYN MEREDITH talks about the touchy subject at   And while there, check out her confession that she lives in a haunted house. 
RADINE TREES NEHRING, author of Ozark mystery “A Fair To Die For,” (and in the Arkansas Writers' Hall of Fame) hit the airwaves at FMMK Talk Radio to talk about “Discovering Arkansas” Nov. 6.  She also talks about "In My Mama's Kitchen," over at

HELEN OSTERMAN interviewed on View of the News for Chicago TV. See a stream on your computer screen at  (click on V/N)

We're not sure if storm Sandy knocked this event out, but Rabbi ILENE SCHNEIDER, author of the soon-to-be-published “Unleavened Dead” will speak (weather permitting) on “I've Finished My First Draft. Now What?” Nov. 14 at 6 p.m., Princeton Library, 65 Witherspoon St., Princeton, NJ. The event is sponsored by the NJ Authors Network.   

We're stoked to announce our Top Selling titles for October:

“The Incredible Adventures of  Doc Atlas” by MICHAEL BLACK
“The Sacrifice” by MARK BOUTON
“Jambalaya Justice” by HOLLI CASTILLO
“Dismal River” by WAYNE DUNDEE
“A Case of Hometown Blues,””A Case of Infactuation,” “A Case of Accidental Intersection” by WENDY GAGER
“Coming Flu” by J.L. GREGER
“Last of the Railroad Police” by CARL MOEN
“The Support Group” by SHIRLEY OLDRIDGE
 “No Evidence of a Crime,” and “The Evidence is Clear” by SUSAN VONDRAK



Terry Ambrose said...

Thanks for the great listing of what's going on! I guess I should start sending you my events since I'm a soon-to-be OTP author. However, my current events are still for Photo Finish, my Hawaiian mystery. Tomorrow, I'll be signing at Mysterious Galaxy in San Diego.

Julie Luek said...

Great to see so many successes-- encouraging. To all the authors, great exposure and congratulations!

C.K.Crigger said...

Chock-a-block full of good stuff, as usual. So many interesting and informative blogs!

C.L. Swinney said...

Excellent ROUND UP!! I shared it with my Facebook and twitter followers! I enjoy seeing everyone's progress, books, and blogs!

Stephen L. Brayton said...

I liked the promo tips listed first. Good stuff.

Marilyn Meredith a.k.a. F. M. Meredith said...

Was traveling when this one came out. Always fun to see--and I was happy to make it on the bestseller list finally!