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At 8:40am on March 17, 2009, Karen said…
Hi Beth
Your basket series sounds like fun. I review for NewMysteryReader.com and if I get your books, will read them with pleasure. Many publishers won't spring for the cost of sending a book to Australia, so I don't get a lot of main-line ones except through Hatchette, who seem to like my reviews. I'm frantically sorting and packing at the moment, getting ready for a trip to the UK and US next week and am juggling that with working out my new book with my new artist. I run a small publishing house that does the "Scoot, Scoot, Bandicoot"series, and our illustrator announced she was worn out, so I am having to find a new one. Fortunately an art student stopped by my table at a recent fair and she looks talented as far as I can tell from the sketches she's shown me. Question now is can a 19 year old student tackle the commitment of 20 or so illustrations? She actually wants to have a career as an illustrator, so this might be a match made in heaven. Am also working on a collection of short non-fiction light humour pieces that have appeared in some local magazines over the years--there's a rough copy up on my website as a freebie for "Read an E-book Week", but the final version of "A Tree in Mundaring" will have some B&W sketches as chapter headers and a different cover. I have decided there's too much negativity and mindless repetition of doom and gloom by the media, so I'm staking the savings on expanding the Quenda Books product line and getting out to more sales venues. Next plan is to reprint "The Angelus Ghost" and get "Death in the Sea of Grass" into hard print after its life as an e-book with Books Unbound, who were going to publish in print but seem to have run aground on the shoals of apathy. Regards, Karen Treanor (www.bandicoot-books.com)
At 6:47am on March 16, 2009, Dorinda Ohnstad said…
I was planning on Thrillerfest, but thinking now I may just have to settle for the Sisters in Crime conference in LA this summer. Next year I will certainly do Bouchercon and Left Coast Crime as they are both in California. No excuse for missing out when they're in my home state. How about you?
At 2:48am on March 4, 2009, Patricia Ruocco said…
Hi Beth,
Thanks for your friend mail! I'm new to all this, so I really appreciate it.
Patti
At 10:29am on February 20, 2009, Tory Richards said…
Hey Beth, I like the title of your book:)
At 12:55am on February 19, 2009, margaret perry said…
Oh, yes. I found a copy of your first book on our shelves at the library. It exactly what I love to read. I started it over a personal pizza at target. Followed by a vente americano on ice at starbucks. Thank you for being my friend. Just curious, did you have an affair with your personal trainer?
At 3:56am on February 18, 2009, Charlotte Williamson said…
Beth,
Thanks for responding to my discussion on "creative license". But, why not leave in the plot elements and take out all the violence, sex, profanity and other things that interfere with the storyline (and doesn't add to it). That's what's pounded into a writer's brain whenever we write a book. I like to use my own imagination in intimate situations. And profanity NEVER adds to anything.
Charlotte
At 11:13pm on February 14, 2009, Loretta Craig said…
We writers have to stick together. My pleasure!
Loretta
At 3:51pm on February 6, 2009, Joseph R.G. DeMarco said…
Hi -- yes, we do reviews. In fact, we could use a few more reviewers. We reviewed your first book -- so we'd be happy to review this one as well.
At 9:16pm on January 17, 2009, Beth Fish said…
I'm happy to be here! Thanks for "friending" me.
At 8:11am on January 4, 2009, Cynde L. Hammond said…

Thanks for the sweet New Year's message, Beth! May this be the best New Year you've ever had and I pray that the Lord blesses you and your family abundantly. In His Love,
Cynde
At 11:31pm on January 1, 2009, J.R. Lindermuth said…
Thanks for the good wishes, Beth. I hope you and yours have a happy, health and prosperous new year as well.
At 11:34pm on December 15, 2008, Neil Nyren said…
Thanks, Beth! Yes, it's the only one true way to spell it, isn't it? Those other guys -- I don't know, there's something suspicious about them....
At 1:10am on December 14, 2008, Sherri said…
Hi Beth, I finally got to read your book, and I really enjoyed it! I'm looking forward to reading the next one in the series.
At 1:05pm on December 11, 2008, Kathy Zahora said…
Death will get you sober is the first actual book I have read in quite awhile. I couldn't put it down!! I am use to reading daily devotions for spiritual growth and peace of mind type books. I have a hard time sitting still and always on the go. I am scheduled to have surgery next month and I will have about 4 weeks of recovery. I thought what a perfect time to get my hands on some great crime/mystery books. I plan on getting A Read BasketCase. Do you have any favorites you could recommend??
At 10:42am on December 7, 2008, Kay Roberts said…

Hey lady! Thanks for the warm welcome. I'm so glad to be back from Iraq & getting back to life. I wish you continued good fortune in your writing. I would love to write a mytery based in Iraq but have never gotten past page one. *grins* Take care. Ms. Kay & "Cranberry"
At 12:41pm on December 1, 2008, Jessica said…
Hi Beth
Thank YOU for asking! Seeing "Friend request" on the browser always makes me feel good!
At 4:16am on November 28, 2008, Rhonda Lane said…
Right back atcha! Have a great Thanksgiving.
At 7:50am on November 27, 2008, Rhonda Lane said…
Hey there! It's great to be here. Thanks for the add.
At 2:52am on November 24, 2008, Sherri said…
I have your book on hold at my local library, and I'm looking forward to reading it! Thanks for adding me!
At 3:47pm on November 22, 2008, Gary C. King said…
I meant, "here!" I should proofread before pressing the send button...

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