Braving the Boneyard Winners, and a Gridiron Magpie Moment

Congratulations to Sam, Marina, Glenda, Pat, and Christine! (Surname initials just looked too weird.) They’ll be getting free ebooks of Braving the Boneyard when it’s released on May 19, 2016. I’ll have more news about Boneyard’s release next week, but in the meantime, I thought we were due for a Magpie Moment (bits of real life, incorporated into Sydney’s adventures), the first one for Braving the Boneyard. I’ve been reading In Pursuit of Spenser: Mystery Writers on Robert B. Parker and the Creation of an American Hero, edited by Otto Penzler (although auto-correct keeps insisting his name should be Penciler). If you’re Read more…

Last Chance to Win Braving the Boneyard! (And Friday Kvetching)

If you’re reading this post the day it goes live, today is your last chance to enter the Braving the Boneyard ebook Giveaway! In other words, you best be clicking over there now! The winners should hear from me by Monday, so watch your email. I need confirmation from winners that there are actual human beings that want a book at the provided email addresses within 48 hours, or I’ll move on to the next person on the list. I’ll announce the winners in next Friday’s blog post (surname initial only, so no need to feel shy). I’ll also be doing a Braving Read more…

Win a Copy of Braving the Boneyard! (and Witness my Hyphenation Disorder)

Things are on track for the May 19, 2016, release of the next Sydney Brennan book, Braving the Boneyard. This past Wednesday, my editor and I finished up our first round (of three rounds) of copy edits. Woo hoo! In case you missed it, you can get a preview from the first chapter here. I’m giving away Five Free Ebooks of Book Five to celebrate! Winners choose their platform and will receive their copy of Boneyard on the release date. Enter now through Saturday, April 23, 2016, at 12 a.m. (Sorry, puppy not included; scroll down to the bottom to enter Read more…

The Blog Takes an Early Weekend… Sort Of

           My laptop has been a little sluggish lately (aren’t we all?), and right now I’m in as much of a lull as I’m going to get, so yesterday I took it in to the local Mac place for a diagnostic. I figured, I’ll drop it off, run some errands, pick it up in an hour or two and be out a little chunk of cash but richer in peace of mind. Yeah, not so much, at least on the timeframe. “It’ll be a day or two.” [gulp] “You mean like twenty-four hour earth days?” If I’d realized Read more…

Finally! Braving the Boneyard Release Date and Preview

If you keep up with my Facebook Page (and if you don’t, why don’t you? Go check it out) you’ll know that I sent the Braving the Boneyard manuscript to my copy editor Tuesday. Hot diggety! That means I can give you an official release date now: Thursday, May 19, 2016. I’m giving away FIVE FREE EBOOK COPIES of Boneyard, to celebrate the release of the fifth Sydney Brennan book. Watch this space for details. In the meantime, I thought I’d give you a little tease. (Remember, this is the pre-copy edits version.) Hope you enjoy it! Braving the Boneyard: Chapter One Read more…