Hey, maybe I should run a book promo for “seed” money! Hah!
On the book front, I was beyond thrilled to be notified on April 2nd that The Body on the Barstool took a bronze award for adult fiction in the 2016 Wishing Shelf Independent Book Awards contest. The Wishing Shelf contest is run by a British children’s writer who now lives in Stockholm. The contest has age categories for children’s books, plus a category for adult nonfiction and adult fiction. The children’s books are judged by children in eight different schools, while the adult books are judged by two reading groups, one in London and the other in Stockholm. I like the fact that “real” readers are the judges because readers are the only ones who matter.
On Saturday, May 13, Lora Thomas, a writer from my county, and I will be at the Louisville Authors Event in Louisville, Kentucky, selling and signing books and socializing with readers. We registered for the event in April of last year, and it’s almost here. If you’re anywhere close and want to have a great time mingling with and browsing books by fifty Kentucky authors, check out the event at:
You can buy tickets in advance or at the door. Stop by and see Lora and me at our table, and sign up for our newsletters to get a chance to win an Amazon gift certificate.
What else is going on? Well, I’m working on the next book in my Top Shelf mystery series. It’s titled Whiskey Kills. Ruby Fogarty, the bourbon-loving character from The Body on the Barstool, is arrested for the murder of her boyfriend, and it’s up to Ricki to prove her innocence. I hope to have Whiskey Kills available for pre-order in another month or so.
That’s it from the woods. Guess I’d better get out there and fill the bird feeder.