Good to hear from a Ft. myers resident from so far away. Small world! I attend those library functions at the readingfestival in Ft. Myers every March, and sell my books. It is a lot of work, but it is fun. I take my hat off to the people setting it up.
Librarians have a free pass into heaven. My book, The Beatitudes, is a paranormal thriller set in New Orleans. It will be out in the fall and I am donating all royalties directly to the New Orleans Public Library Foundation. Libraries support the infrastructure of a great city, so I have started The Beatitudes Network to promote awareness of the importance of public libraries in NOLA.
The blogsite www.beatitudesinneworleans.blogspot.com describes the Network, has excerpts from The Beatitudes, recipes, and more. Merci mille fois. Lyn Lejeune.
Writers, please pass the word…..it’s for a good cause….don’t let the libraries of New Orleans or the US go the way of The Great Library of Alexandria. P.S. just posted an excerpt on my Crimespace page. I AM STARTING MY TOUR TO BOOK CLUBS IN FLORIDA THIS FALL... WILL BE AT THE ST. PETERSBURG BOOK FESTIVAL OCTOBER 26. IF YOU ARE INTERESTED LET ME KNOW - firstname.lastname@example.org and I will send you the book tour information...it involves reading, cooking Cajun food, and talk about me and libraires!
The Agatha win is true! Thank you Lesa. I loved your review. Perhaps you could let your readers know that I'm looking to review good examples for the next all-genre edition of that winning book, called DON'T SABOTAGE YOUR SUBMISSIONS. Details: www.tinyurl.com/yclawc
Wish I had been there to meet Lee Child! My husband and I read everything he writes. I have been at a book discussion group where Michael Connelly spoke (along with Stephen Hunter and George Pelocanos). I really enjoyed him. It was so crowded, though that I couldn't get a chance to meet him or have him sign a book. :(
Another librarian! I wonder how many of us there are here? I'm still stumbling around trying to see who's who and what's going on. It's even worse when I'm at a mystery convention. Then I'm really discombobulated.