Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Book Launch for Number One, New Title for Number Two

While I'm still having fun with the launch of my first Superstition Mystery Lost Under a Ladder, I'm about to send in the manuscript for the second in the series, which is due November 1.
Meanwhile, my publisher Midnight Ink has also been ensconced in preparing for number two despite the fact it won't come out for about a year.  They've already held a meeting to discuss the title and cover.  I won't tell you about either just yet, but I'm pleased. 

So what's next with the launch of number one?  My second physical launch party will be this weekend, on Sunday, November 3, at 3 PM at the Flintridge Bookstore in La Canada Flintridge, California.  If you're in the area, be sure to stop in.  There'll be some good luck goodies given out, for one thing.  And I had a lot of fun at my first physical launch party last weekend at Mystery Ink, where I talked about a bunch of the superstitions that I used in my story.  I intend to do the same thing at the upcoming launch, too... and more. 

Will I remain busy after meeting this deadline?  Yeah!  In a good way.  For one thing, I have a couple of mystery conventions coming up, including Bouchercon--and a bunch more deadlines facing me after that.  Plus, Bite the Biscuit, my first Barkery and Biscuits mystery which launches in May, is already being publicized a bit by Mystery Ink. 

I'm just knocking on wood that people enjoy both my Superstition Mysteries and my Barkery and Biscuits Mysteries.  My fingers are crossed, too!


Betty Hechtman said...

Good luck on your launch! We share a release day. KNOT GUILTY and the paperback edition of FOR BETTER OR WORSTED come out November 4, as well. Your release day is more elaborate than mine. I'm doing a panel at the Agoura Hills library and will bring candy.

Linda O. Johnston said...

My actual release date was October 8, Betty, but I'm still launching! Have fun on your panel.

Katreader said...

Congratulations! I hope one day to meet you at a live release party!

Linda O. Johnston said...

Meeting you in person would be great, Katreader!

Tracy Weber said...

It really should be release month, shouldn't it! CONGRATULATIONS!