Lesa Holstine's Blog – June 2007 Archive (7)

Going to the Cat and Dog contest

Congratulations to the winners of this week's contest. Out of 247 entries, Teresa W. of Toledo, OH won Patrick McManus' Avalanche and Pattie T. of St. Louis, MO won Whack-A-Mole by Chris Grabenstein. The books will be going out in the mail tomorrow.



If you're an animal lover, the contests this week are for you. I'm giving away mysteries that feature pets, if Midnight Louie… Continue

Added by Lesa Holstine on June 29, 2007 at 1:39pm — No Comments

Contests for Summer Celebration!

Winners and Summer Celebration Contests

Author J.A. Konrath said today he had 76,994 entries in his contest for four copies of his latest book, Dirty Martini. I didn't have that many entries this week, but I was very surprised to end up with 220 entries. I usually average about 50 entries.



Carolyn T. from Garner, NC won the copy of Bobbie Faye's Very (very, very, very) Bad Day by Toni McGee…
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Added by Lesa Holstine on June 22, 2007 at 12:41pm — No Comments

Writers wanted!

Not for me, although I'm always interested in discovering new writers. Chris Roerden, author of the Agatha Award winning nonfiction book, Don't Murder Your Mystery, is looking for writers. The next edition of her book will be an all-genre edition called Don't Sabotage Your Submissions. She's looking for writers of novels or short stories in any genre to share their best examples of writing techniques.

Details are available at:…

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Added by Lesa Holstine on June 19, 2007 at 8:28am — No Comments

Library Thing

Have you checked out Library Thing yet? It's at www.librarything.com.



It's fascinating. I spent last night and this morning putting up most of the books I've read this year. It's a way to catalog your personal library or keep track of books you've read. It's also the hot social network out there for people who like to read. You can contact other people who read the same books you do, and find out what else they like.



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Added by Lesa Holstine on June 17, 2007 at 7:34am — 2 Comments

Raven Black





I just finished Ann Cleeves' award-winning crime novel, Raven Black, and I don't know if I have words to describe it. I feel just as I did when I read Louise Penny's Still Life. I've discovered a wonderful writer, one whose description of a little-known area brings its world to life. She writes wonderful descriptions, and creates fascinating… Continue

Added by Lesa Holstine on June 14, 2007 at 1:00pm — 1 Comment

Fiction Nation - Tasha Alexander and Bob Fate

Fiction Nation - Tasha Alexander and Bob Fate

Fiction Nation is a program on XM Satellite Radio in which Kim Alexander reviews books and talks to their authors. She focuses on one a week. It started out as short commercials in between regular programming, and she was given her own show. Last week she interviewed Tasha Alexander about her book A Poisoned Season. The reviews and interviews…
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Added by Lesa Holstine on June 13, 2007 at 7:27am — No Comments

City of Fire





Robert Ellis' latest thriller packs a powerful punch. Don't read City of Fire late at night, particularly if you're in the house alone.



LAPD Detective Lena Gamble is 29, and alone in the world. Her brother, David, had been murdered five years earlier. Lena has the time and willingness to work on the latest horrific crime investigation. She…
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Added by Lesa Holstine on June 1, 2007 at 1:59pm — No Comments

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