The release party for Russian Roulette was all I hoped for and more. The historic Farr House proved to be the perfect location for such an event. The food was great and there were some very good bottles of wine present. But much more important were the friends, coworkers, and fellow authors who turned out to share the occasion – and the very cool cake - with me. It was the most fun a writer was could.
But the second most fun for authors is getting together with other wordsmiths. Sunday ten writers from the Northern Virginia chapter of the Northern Virginia chapter of the Virginia Writers Club gathered at one of our favorite pubs - Busboys & Poets for a mass book signing. It was like a mini-book fair. We didn’t sign hundreds of books but we DID have good food and fine fellowship. If you missed it, well, you missed it.
Those were the highlights, but a whole lot more was going on building to the release of Russian Roulette. For example, I kicked off the Russian Roulette blog tour on a site I share with some great authors called Criminal Minds at Work - http://criminalmindsatwork.blogspot.com/search?q=Russian+roulette
Then my new novel and I were featured in an interview in The Big Thrill the newsletter of the International Thriller Writers. http://www.thrillerwriters.org/2009/05/russian-roulette-by-austin-m-camacho.html
Jean Henry Mead wrote a sparking review of Russian Roulette on her Advice and Good Books blog.
I was also interviewed by the enigmatic Professor Plum on the Crime Critics site.
I was interviewed live on the BlogTalkRadio show "Book Bridge: Authors to Readers." The entire show is archived for your listening pleasure. http://www.blogtalkradio.com/Circle-Of-Seven/2009/06/02/Book-Bridge
I also contributed some food for thought on a site called Sia McKye's Thoughts...OVER COFFEE:
The new book was featured on Slenda’s Author’s Interviews. http://slendah.wordpress.com/
And fellow mystery author Wilfred Bereswill chatted about a panels we shared at Magna Cum Murder on the Working Stiffs blog. http://workingstiffs.blogspot.com/2009/05/printers-row-chicago.html