By the time Saving CeeCee Honeycutt is published in January, you'll be tired of hearing me praise it. But I want to share Beth Hoffman's good news about her debut novel. It has been chosen to be a Main Selection of the Doubleday Book Club. As of this posting, rights have also been sold to seven foreign countries, Italy, Israel, Germany, France, Korea, the Philippines, and Canada. Not bad for a debut novel! Beth Hoffman's website is www.bethhoffman.net
Do you still need some book suggestions for holiday gifts for the mystery readers in your family? My friend, and fellow blogger, Jen Forbus, surveyed authors, bloggers, reviewers, and booksellers, in order to share their suggestions. Check out Jen's blog this week, for all of those suggestions. It's Jen's Book Thoughts.
I have a busy week coming up with so many fun author appearances that it might be a day or two until everything gets posted. Tuesday night, I'm going to dinner with a friend, Patti O'Brien, and Louise Penny and her husband, Michael. I finally get to meet Michael! If read Louise Penny's blog, you've read about Michael, the model for Armand Gamache. I can't wait to meet him. And Louise is one of the nicest people in the world. So, I'm looking forward to dinner. Then, it's off to the Poisoned Pen, where Louise will be appearing with Peter Robinson. She'll be discussing The Brutal Telling, and he'll talk about The Price of Love, a story collection. Summary up on Friday!
Thursday afternoon at 2 PM, Authors @ The Teague will host two San Francisco authors. I haven't met Mark Coggins, author of the August Riordan series, or Michelle Gagnon, who writes about Special Agent Kelly Jones. I'm really looking forward to the program. Coggins' latest book is The Big Wake-Up. And, Gagnon will talk about The Gatekeeper.
If you can't stop by the Velma Teague Library on Thursday, Dec. 3, stop by my blog. I'll be interviewing Joanna Challis, author of Murder on the Cliffs. It's a mystery that introduces a young Daphne du Maurier as the amateur sleuth. Challis is hoping to review the gothic romance. You'll want to take time to "meet" her.
I'm ending my week back at the Velma Teague Library on Saturday, Dec. 5 at 2 PM when Authors @ The Teague presents the Desert Sleuths Chapter of Sisters in Crime. They have a fun anthology that will perfect for a gift for mystery lovers, How Not to Survive the Holidays. This should be a fun panel discussion, since there will be over ten authors there!
This week's Sunday Tidbits - news about Beth Hoffman's forthcoming book, Jen Forbus' book suggestions, and authors on tour. If you're in the Phoenix area, maybe I'll see you at the Poisoned Pen or the Velma Teague Library.