Michelle Gagnon's Blog (7)

Great Review of THE GATEKEEPER from the IMBA

This means a lot to me, since it comes from an organization near and dear to my heart. They select a few books a month to promote, and The Gatekeeper was one of them!

Here's the review, and a link to it:


Who better to pick the best mystery books of the month than the people who run mystery bookstores?

Each month, the 40-odd quirky stores that make up IMBA submit their favorite recent reads to a rotating editor who then… Continue

Added by Michelle Gagnon on October 14, 2009 at 8:23am — 6 Comments

Win a MacBook Laptop Computer!

Hi everyone-

Please forgive my lapse into BSP, but I'm gearing up for the release of THE GATEKEEPER and thought some of you might want to enter a giveaway I'm running.

One lucky person will receive a brand new MacBook laptop computer. All you have to do is go to my website (www.MichelleGagnon.com) and sign up for my free newsletter, which will grace your inbox fewer than six times a year.

Want to increase your odds? For ten more entries, please answer this… Continue

Added by Michelle Gagnon on October 2, 2009 at 7:19am — No Comments

Gender Bias

Or "Why I'll probably never receive a Nobel Prize." More information here

Added by Michelle Gagnon on December 4, 2008 at 3:13pm — 14 Comments

Stephen King, Dan Brown as Howard Hughes, and missed opportunities...

Not too long ago I was watching a primetime television show, as I am wont to do. And lo and behold, there was a commercial for the next Stephen King novel. It contained all of the bells and whistles of a movie trailer, and made those book trailers put together by authors on their own dime (mine, for instance) look woefully inadequate in comparison.

Which got me thinking: what an enormous wasted opportunity...read the rest… Continue

Added by Michelle Gagnon on November 20, 2008 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Title Trauma

Share the laughter and tears of my recent title search here

Excerpt: A few weeks ago my new editor (which bears discussion in a later post, the revolving door aspect to the editor/author relationship these days) announced that she no longer liked the title for my next book. Neither did anyone else at the publishing house, apparently. The words "it induced grimaces at the editorial meeting" were… Continue

Added by Michelle Gagnon on November 14, 2008 at 4:12am — No Comments

Win an Amazon Kindle, iPod Shuffle, or other great prizes!

As part of the promotion for my next release (BONEYARD in July) I'll

be holding a series of drawings for an Amazon Kindle, iPod shuffles,

Amazon and Starbucks gift certificates, and signed first editions of

my books. To enter just sign up for my newsletter (which I send out

VERY sporadically) at www.michellegagnon.com. (If you already signed

up, you've been automatically entered.)

By the way, this is a… Continue

Added by Michelle Gagnon on May 20, 2008 at 5:59am — 10 Comments

Litcrawl 2007: Murder, Mayhem, and F-Bombs

Note: I initially wrote this for my local MWA newsletter, and it seemed to go over well so I'm re-posting it here..my alternate title is "Cornelia Read's Pottymouth." Read on to discover why...

I was running late as usual, although in my defense this wasn’t entirely my fault. My husband was out of town, and the babysitter was held up a half-hour in traffic. Then the cab never arrived, so I drove to the

Mission, praying to the gods of street parking after three…


Added by Michelle Gagnon on December 11, 2007 at 11:10am — No Comments

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