Shame on me—I haven’t done a Magpie Moments post in forever! With the release of the Founder audiobook and the Heir ebook and paperback release on the horizon, I figured it was time. What’s that? You didn’t know Heir was imminent? Well, then you must not be in my Reader Group (hint, hint—you can sign up here). I’ll tell you what I told them: the tentative release date for the third book in the Dead Hollow trilogy is October 10, 2018. Woo hoo! And even if you’ve already read the first two books in the series, I recommend rereading them (or at least skimming the final chunk of Founder) before then. You may have forgotten where we left our heroes, and our villains, and there are a lot of seeds planted in the first two books that come to … [Read more...] about Magpie Moments: Talk Like That’ll Get You A Bed in Weston
This will be a quick blog post, and it's going up a couple of days ahead of time. You may recall me complaining sharing before that maintaining our satellite internet connection is challenging at the best of times. Well, we’re moving into the definitely not best of times tech-wise. After dodging Hurricane Hector a couple of weeks ago, Hawaii is now waving at Hurricane Lane. Here’s a link to a video of the storm taken yesterday by the awesome NOAA Hurricane Hunters. It’s just a rainy window until about thirty seconds in, when the sky opens above and below with the eyewall cloud all around. Crazy!Hopefully waving is all we’ll be doing since we only have enough sedatives for one crazy dog and none for crazy humans. Unless expired Benadryl … [Read more...] about Quick Update Before the Humans and Chickens Hunker Down
Congratulations to T.F. from California, the winner of the Sydney Brennan Investigations mug from last blog post’s Giveaway! If you entered and didn’t win, better luck next time. And there will be a next time. I’ll be giving away more Syd and Dead Hollow goodies over the coming months, some just to my Reader Group (that’s a plug to sign up for my monthly newsletter), but others will be for everyone so watch this space. I'll also be gathering those designs into a little Swag Shop, so if you can’t wait to win something or know you [Eeyore voice] never win anything, you can buy goodies directly.In other news, I'm trying to get the final book in the Dead Hollow trilogy, Heir, to my beta readers this weekend—woo hoo! For Dead Hollow fans, … [Read more...] about Giveaway Winner and Where Things Stand, Including the Slightest Smidge of Sydney Brennan Tease
Hey Mystery and Thriller Fans! Did you know International PI Day was this week? Pipe down math geeks--not Pi Day, which would be March 14th. Instead, Tuesday was International Private Investigator (P.I.) Day. I usually do a blog post, but this year I thought we'd do something fun to celebrate.But first, let me get a quick bit of housekeeping out of the way. If you thought you saw a post a few days ago, say on Facebook or Twitter or in your Inbox... yeah, about that. I'm traveling this week and have had some tech issues trying to embed pretty things in this post. Apparently I couldn't preview Java without logging out, yada, yada, yada. So I ended up publishing something just to see it, thinking I was the only one who would see it. And I … [Read more...] about To Celebrate International PI Day, how about some Free Sydney Brennan Swag?
I am such a big fat liar.This shouldn’t surprise you—after all, I am a writer. But it does occasionally surprise me. What did I say in my previous blog post? No more lava updates. Well, that’s not exactly what I said. It was more like, no more regular lava updates. And even though talking about lava in the very next post might seem like a regular update, it’s not. It’s an irregular coincidence. Pinky-swear.Whatever. It may damage my reputation for veracity, but I cannot remain silent. I have to share. Because, as some of my distant friends have articulated via email or other digital communication, OMG, LAVA BOMB?I’ve mentioned lava bombs before, that they can be noisy enough to wake us eight miles away (Waiting for the Big One), … [Read more...] about Lava Bombs: Too Crazy to be True? Not on Hawaii Island