- Priscilla Royal reports that Satan's Lullaby is off to be ARC'd and available for reviewing wolves, may the latter be kind! She is retreating to an undisclosed cave which will be stocked with ice cream, coffee, and toasted cheese sandwiches....
- On July 31 Terry Shames will be doing a mystery event sponsored by he Sacramento Bee Book Club in Sacramento. California, with Cara Black, Rhys Bowen and Catriona McPherson. During the month of July all of their books will be on sale for 30% off at many Sacramento bookstores.
- Terry also just received an invitation to be a guest author at next year’s Berkeley Public Library annual fundraiser on February 7, 2015. Mark the date on (next year's) calendar!
Michael A. Black is racing to to finish his next Executioner novel by the deadline. This coming week he will be at the Comic Con in San Diego, California. And in other news...
... Michael's most recent Executioner novel, Sleeping Dragons, is up for the Best Novel Scribe Award by the International Media Tie-In Writer's Association. The Scribe award is given out at the Comic Con. CONGRATS on your nomination, Michael! The LadyKillers salute you!
WHAT OUR CHARACTERS READ
Readers peruse the adventures of our characters, but what would our characters read, given the chance? The classics? The newspaper? Cookbooks, thrillers, romances? Drop in this coming week and see what the LadyKillers have to say about the the reading habits and preferences of their own creations...
SUMMER HIGHLIGHTS (SO FAR)
Summer's half over (if you count September as the break into a new season), and hopefully you have checked off some of the fun (or necessary) things from your summer to-do list. We asked the LadyKillers what their summer highlights are, so far. Here are their answers:
Margaret: The highlight of my summer hasn't happened yet. I'm holding out hope for August. :-)
Carole: Nothing so thrilling as winning the lottery or selling a trillion books, but I am excited to have two new bathrooms (almost completed). Next, a new laptop!
Camille: Highlight has to be Manhattanhenge on Friday 7/11, seeing it for the first time since “Leaving on a Jet Plane" was #1. This time I was perched on a curb on a bridge over 42nd St., holding onto the railing behind me, inches from passing taxis (never mind that they were slowed to 5 mph because of the crowds!).
Terry: Has to be Thrillerfest! A wild and crazy time.
Mysti: Highlight of my summer was seeing Manhattan with my niece, and visiting the FBI for a day (not in handcuffs!), courtesy of ThrillerFest. Also, the storm Arthur sent lightning bolts so big that the thunder clap set off car alarms all over Central Park South.
Ann: Certainly my trip to New York for ThrillerFest et al. was a highlight. Camille has already mentioned ManhattanHenge, so I'll just add that I enjoyed being on the roof of the Grand Hyatt, where I had a close-up view of bits of the Chrysler building (and other buildings) that are denied me from street level, and enjoyed chatting with the LadyKillers who were also attending the conference (Camille, Mysti, Terry).