August looks busy, so, along with book reviews and contests, I thought I'd give you a preview of events here on Lesa's Book Critiques. Our Foothills Library in Glendale, AZ will host J.A. Jance on Saturday, Aug. 1 at 3 PM. Look for the summary on Sunday Salon, the next day. Jance is on tour for Fire and Ice, a crime novel that brings together her characters, J.P. Beaumont and Joanna Brady.
On Saturday, August 15 at 2 PM, Authors @ The Teague will host three authors, Ann Parker, Juliet Blackwell, and Sophie Littlefield. The panel of three mystery authors will talk about writing strong heroines in crime fiction. Ann Parker will talk about her Silver Rush series, including Leaden Skies, the new release.
Juliet Blackwell debuts a new series with Secondhand Spirits. You might know Juliet for the mysteries she wrote as Hailey Lind.
A Bad Day for Sorry is Sophie Littlefield's debut mystery.
It should be a fun afternoon! If you can't join us, my summary will be on the blog for Sunday Salon on Aug. 16th.
Tuesday, Aug. 18 marks the national launch for Brent Ghelfi's new Volk crime novel, The Venona Cable. I'm attending the book launch party at the Arizona Biltmore, 2400 E. Missouri in Phoenix. It kicks off at 7:30 PM. You're all welcome! If you can't make it, I'll have pictures and coverage later that week.
Then, there will be some guest visitors on the blog. Tim Hallinan, author of
Breathing Water: A Bangkok Thriller, will be guest blogger on Monday, Aug. 24. On Wed., Aug. 26, I have an interview with Sandra Dallas, author of Prayers for Sale. And, the next day, Aug. 27, brings a fun interview with Hank Phillippi Ryan and her investigative reporter character, Charlotte "Charlie" McNally, as they discuss their careers, and Charlie's latest adventures in Air Time.
August looks fun, and that doesn't even include the book reviews, contests, Treasures in My Closet, and other blogs. I hope you stop by and visit!