Peg Herring's Blog – June 2011 Archive (4)

Simon & Elizabeth Sleuth Again

I got the ARCs (advance review copies) of POISON, YOUR GRACE recently. The ARC serves several purposes: it gives the author a last chance to check the book over before it goes to publication. It allows reviewers the chance to read the book and write their opinions before it goes on sale. It gives an author the chance to tease audiences a little by giving away a few copies of the as-yet-unfinished product.

And it makes me crazy.

Just kidding, but it seems the ARCs show up just when I'm… Continue

Added by Peg Herring on June 20, 2011 at 10:00pm — No Comments

The Not-So-Dreaded Interview



I was interviewed by Sylvia Ramsey for her blog today. She does a great job with interesting questions about my new book, SHAKESPEARE'S BLOOD, my work in general, and how I write. Take a look!…


Added by Peg Herring on June 14, 2011 at 10:13pm — No Comments

Involved Reading Versus Automatic Reading

Sometimes you feel like a rut; sometimes you don't.

There are books that are automatic. You know the characters, know how they're going to react. You know, generally, what situations they will encounter, and you know they will triumph in the end. Books of this type, when well done, are entertaining, and authors like Sue Grafton and Lee Child do well with them.

Non-automatic books take a different type of writing. The reader does not know…

Added by Peg Herring on June 13, 2011 at 10:30pm — No Comments


Waaaaay back in 2007, we were driving in the hills of West Virginia, two innocent tourists, when my phone rang. "Your book, SHAKESPEARE'S BLOOD, has been chosen as a finalist in Amazon's Breakout Novel Contest," someone informed me. Well, that changed the tenor of conversation in that car, as you can well imagine.

But nothing happened. The book did not ultimately win Amazon's contest. The agency that took it on was not successful in selling it, although editors who looked at it…


Added by Peg Herring on June 1, 2011 at 11:40pm — No Comments

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