12-24-2009 12:23 PM
Robin - You beat me to the punch! I know some of our visiting authors for January have been at B&N before, but I have a note to myself to check back with everyone today to make sure they could comment. I'm on vacation in FL and my family has whips and chains ready if I go on the computer too often. I'll be in touch soon with more details!
12-24-2009 12:40 PM
Becke - I can comment; I'm just not always sure of the most appropriate place to jump in. I see some interesting threads in the entire mystery area...I gather the idea is to reply to the very latest comment? Or does it matter?
But never mind all that for now - enjoy being with your family and we'll "see you" soon!
Author, Death of a Cozy Writer - Agatha Award winner. Chosen by Kirkus Reviews as one of the Best Books of 2008.
New series begins Sept. 2011 with WICKED AUTUMN (Minotaur Books).
12-24-2009 05:28 PM
G.M. - Starting Monday, you will be one of the featured authors so you will have your very own thread. At least, I think the book club features for January start Monday -- I'm not 100% positive about that, since I don't see a date on the Community Room board. No one is working today, so I'm still trying to confirm this.
In any case, each of our featured authors will have their own thread, where I will post a bio, links to all your books, etc. I'll be posting updates on Facebook and Twitter and inviting people to come talk to you about your books. When we've had multiple authors before, it's generated a lot of interest. I'm hoping January will be rocking here!
12-26-2009 04:01 PM
Hi everyone, and Happy New Year! Our December featured authors, Wendy and Brenda, will be with us through the end of the month. Since January 1 falls midweek, we will have some overlap between our December and January guest authors.
Because it is a holiday week, everyone may not check in right away. I am on vacation, too, and for two days next week I'll be on the road with computer access only as long as my laptop battery holds out. I hope you'll all bear with us!
It takes awhile for me to post each of the introductions, so I'm going to start doing them today, and I'll continue to do so tomorrow, too. My family is going to drag me away from the computer, kicking and screaming, if I spend too much time here, so the intros will be posted in spurts.
I'm not posting the author intros in any particular order, and just because their intro is up, it doesn't mean the author will be checking in right away. By Monday everything will be ready to go! Please excuse the cluttered look of the board while I get these introductions up. Each author will get their own thread, so there will be more threads than usual "above the fold." On the plus side, we will have a variety of authors and lots of books to peak your interest. Happy New Year!!
12-26-2009 07:20 PM
Hi everyone, just chiming in to say I am thrilled to be a guest at Becke's fabulous Mystery Book Club. And Anne, you can jump in anywhere with Katherine Hall Page's books, they're all fantastic. I've been a fan of hers for years. Very glad to be here. DEAD AIR is the first of the TALK RADIO MYSTERIES. They're going to put a microphone on every cover, with the logo: Talk Radio Mysteries. Cute!! Interesting thing about book covers in a series, I'd never thought of this angle, but an art director just told me that you want the covers to be "alike" enough so readers recognize the book as part of the series, but "different" enough so that the readers don't think, "Gee, this looks familiar, have I already read this one?" An interesting point. Hope everyone had a wonderful holiday filled with goodies and lots of great books.
12-26-2009 07:26 PM
12-26-2009 07:33 PM
Hi Becke, my Brit husband always talks about Boxing Day. We were in Washington,DC for Christmas and just got back home, so I cooked chicken for my 8 cats as a "Boxing Day celebration." Do they know it's Boxing Day? Er, probably not. But it made me feel good. Only a cat lover would understand my warped logic. <G>
I just saw an earlier post from G.M. Maillet that I'd missed. She was referring to my comment on deadline hell, and she was right on target. We were talking about the fact that deadline hell is eternal...that's why it's called hell. An interesting point, and all too true!! I was congratulating myself (silly girl) because I managed to make my November 30 deadline, but now I find I have spiralled into deadline hell again with copy-edits. Yes, I'm back there again!! How is that possible?? No rest for the weary. Or is it no rest for the wicked?? I can never remember that quote. Either way, I'm rather stuck.
12-26-2009 07:50 PM
Mary - I have a Brit husband, too, and we both LOVE Boxing Day!
No rest for the weary. Or is it no rest for the wicked?? I can never remember that quote. Either way, I'm rather stuck." -- I think it can be either, or both. And I know what you mean!