Happy to report the sale of my story, “Emily and Elodie,” to Black Cat Mystery Magazine. The idea for this story began in a DC soup place in the carry-out line. The restaurant mixed up the lunches of two very different women ahead of me. This minor slip-up led me to mull the possibilities of two people meeting who ordinarily wouldn’t encounter each other and what might transpire. I stowed the idea away for a while until I overheard, “As a lady with big knockers…” Boom, that was Elodie speaking. A noir story competition spurred me to put it all together into a story. The story wasn’t quite ready by the competition deadline, nor did it turn out to be especially noir, but I submitted anyway. It didn’t make the cut. After a little more tinkering I’m delighted it found a home. And such a great home! Stay tuned for the publication date.
Happy to announce I’m one of the writers participating in a giveaway for readers of romantic suspense, mysteries, and thrillers. Enter from March 13-31 and you could win a Kindle Fire HD8, Kindle Fire 7, or Amazon gift card. Other prizes include four eBook prize packs.
During the promotion, ANGELA CRAY GETS REAL is on sale for .99 cents! Sale prices are available for books by the other authors participating as well.
Check out the promotional book fair!
Happy to announce that my story, “Off-Off-Off Broadway” is available in the March/April issue of Alfred Hitchcock’s Mystery Magazine. This is my first appearance in the magazine so I’m especially pleased. And, sigh, between submission times and a number of twists and turns in revising the piece, it has taken literally years for this story to reach print.
Subscriptions are available at Alfred Hitchcock’s Mystery Magazine. Single copies of the March/April 2018 issue are for sale on Amazon: http://a.co/hCrl9BL.
Delighted that ANGELA CRAY GETS REAL made it onto IndieReader’s best reviewed books of February list. Here’s a quick takeaway from the full review: “IR Verdict: ANGELA CRAY GETS REAL is gleefully sardonic and wonderfully convoluted and as hilarious a mystery novel as you are likely to find anywhere.”
Many thanks to IndieReader and reviewer Chaz Baker.
That’s my book, keeping impressive company at Barbara’s Bookstore in Chicago. A huge thanks to Giulietta Karras and her colleagues.
Delighted to see the sneak preview for the March/April issue of Alfred Hitchcock’s Mystery Magazine. My story, “Off-Off-Off Broadway,” is in the line-up. Super excited to join such an impressive list of writers in this issue.
Check out Dru’s review of my book on her award-winning site, Dru’s Book Musings. A huge thanks to her for reading and reviewing my book. She’s got a massive reading list so I’m especially grateful she made time for a first novel by a relative unknown.
Angela Cray is on Dru’s Book Musings! The kind and wonderful Dru Ann Love has included my blog piece in her “Day in the Life” feature. Read it here.
On January 16, the release date for ANGELA CRAY GETS REAL, I’ll have a guest post at the wonderful site, The Book’s the Thing. The topic? How a book improved my appearance. One might think writing a book would have the opposite effect. Typically that’s probably the case—unless you’ve got a character in your life like Angela Cray. This piece explores the sometimes blurry line between fiction and reality. A huge thanks to Erika from The Book’s the Thing for her graciousness and hospitality!