John Desjarlais's Blog (46)

Goodreads review of VIPER

Nice Goodreads review of VIPER from fellow mystery writer Tina Whittle here: http://jjdesjarlais.blogspot.com/2011/06/mystery-writer-tina-whittle-on-viper.html

Added by John Desjarlais on June 21, 2011 at 10:47am — No Comments

guest blogger at 2 blogs

Hey:  I'm at these two blogs this week:

1/10     http://www.stacyjuba.com/blog/ (Selena as a young teen)

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http://www.mycatholicblog.com…

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Added by John Desjarlais on January 10, 2011 at 11:52am — No Comments

Mike Manno review of VIPER

Viper review mike manno January 7, 2011…

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Added by John Desjarlais on January 9, 2011 at 3:24am — No Comments

Tony Perona VIPER review

As he did in BLEEDER, John Desjarlais takes a contemporary mystery and expertly intertwines a supernatural one.  VIPER features Selena De La Cruz—insurance saleswoman, shoe fashionista and former Drug Enforcement agent—who is forced back into police work when a hit list is discovered and her name is on it. The nine people on the list have one thing in common—they all…

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Added by John Desjarlais on December 30, 2010 at 12:56am — No Comments

Selena's Thanksgiving

After Thanksgiving dinner, the men sprawled on the plastic-covered chairs in Comadre María’s living room swigging beers and yelling at fútbol on TV while the women chattered loudly over the stove and sink in the cocina.…

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Added by John Desjarlais on November 26, 2010 at 12:05am — No Comments

first VIPER review



Viper

by John Desjarlais

Manchester: Sophia Institute Press, 2011



Reviewed by Patrice Fagnant-MacArthur

spiritualwomanthoughts.blogspot.com



In the book of Genesis, it is written “I will make you enemies of each other: You, serpent, and the woman. She will crush your head and you will strike at her heels.” (Genesis 3:15) That quote serves as the inspiration for John Desjarlais’ latest work of Catholic fiction, “Viper,”… Continue

Added by John Desjarlais on November 16, 2010 at 9:19am — No Comments

latest cover art for VIPER

Here it is - wish my name was bigger. Still time to change that. I think.

Added by John Desjarlais on November 14, 2010 at 12:42pm — No Comments

VIPER blurb from Jeanne Dams

"Non-stop action, nail-biting suspense--and enough genuine compassion to warm the coldest heart. A winner, start to finish."
Jeanne M. Dams
Author of the Dorothy Martin and Hilda Johansson mysteries

Added by John Desjarlais on November 12, 2010 at 7:57am — No Comments

signing in Rockford IL

I’ll be at the Rockford, IL, Barnes & Noble on Wednesday, August 25, 4-8 pm, speaking first on a mystery writers’ panel, then signing copies of BLEEDER and introducing VIPER. (Cherryvale Mall, 7200 Harrison)

Added by John Desjarlais on August 21, 2010 at 11:36pm — No Comments

looking for VIPER reviewers

Dear friends: the sequel to BLEEDER, VIPER (Sophia Institute Press) is scheduled fror a fall release. I'm looking for bloggers and published writers who might be interested in writing a blurb or review when ARCs become available. You can see a cover prototype and story summary on the VIPER page at my web site, http://www.johndesjarlais.com -- please let me know off-line if you're interested and I'll put you on the list for possibly receiving an…

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Added by John Desjarlais on August 1, 2010 at 12:10am — No Comments

blog on beginnings

I have a blog entry on handling story beginnings at http://sirjohn.org/blog7/2010/07/23/writing-tips-by-guest-blogger-john-desjarlais/

John

http://www.johndesjarlais.com

Added by John Desjarlais on July 27, 2010 at 4:00am — No Comments

guest blogger at Mike Manno

I'm guest blogging this week at http://mikemanno.blogspot.com, about Bleeder and Viper

Added by John Desjarlais on July 27, 2010 at 2:09am — No Comments

VIPER prototype cover: wow!

Having trouble posting it here. You can see it at my blog, http://jjdesjarlais.blogspot.com

Added by John Desjarlais on July 20, 2010 at 7:50am — No Comments

Catholic Writers Conference LIVE Aug 4-6

M E D I A R E L E A S E…

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Added by John Desjarlais on July 7, 2010 at 4:53am — No Comments

VIPER accepted by Sophia Press

VIPER was accepted by Sophia Press today! Here's the email sent by the acquisitions editor to the publisher and cc'd to me:

Last night I just finished reading John Desjarlais's new manuscript VIPER (the sequel to BLEEDER). I really couldn't put it down. I hope to call John D. today with some suggested revisions, none of which are major.
When you return from vacation, I'd like to recommend that we bring this MS to contract as soon as we can. I found it…
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Added by John Desjarlais on June 30, 2010 at 5:40am — 2 Comments

booksigning at B&N DeKalb IL

I’ll be signing copies of BLEEDER at Barnes & Noble, DeKalb IL, Saturday 6/12, from 1-4 pm. C’mon by if you’re in the neighborhood!

Added by John Desjarlais on June 12, 2010 at 6:19am — No Comments

BLEEDER book signing

I'll be signing copies of BLEEDER at B&N Green Bay WI, 2498 S. Oneida St.,
When: Saturday, June 5 from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Hope to see you there!

Added by John Desjarlais on June 1, 2010 at 6:12am — No Comments

new amazon.com review of RELICS

I love stories of castles and knights, but there is so little good stuff written about this part of our history. Desjarlais is a master of historical fiction--weaving vivid descriptions of the food, clothes, beliefs, politics and habits of the time into a story that grabs hold of your imagination and doesn't let go! For the guys, there's plenty of swordplay, action and intrigue. For the girls, there's romance and uncertainty. I never knew what a key role the collection and preservation of… Continue

Added by John Desjarlais on May 9, 2010 at 2:27am — No Comments

St Anthony Messenger review of BLEEDER

BLEEDER, by John Desjarlais. Sophia Institute Press. 272 pp. $14.95

Reviewed by JEAN HEIMANN, freelance writer, retired educator, psychologist and oblate with the Community of St. John.

IT'S NOT OFTEN that you come across a book that…

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Added by John Desjarlais on April 22, 2010 at 8:18am — No Comments

d-review of BLEEDER


http://d-review.blogspot.com/2010/04/bleeder.html

(oh, and the previous review was at thegenreview, not just 'genreview' - I omitted the "the" - sorry.

Added by John Desjarlais on April 13, 2010 at 5:21am — No Comments

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