Saturday, January 22, 2011

Saturday Tidbits

Did I tell you I did a short interview for Woman's World magazine?  The January 31 issue just hit the newstands, grocery stores and drug stores.  On page 34 is an article called "You Deserve The Best...New Mystery Novel."  I'm not going to tell you what we recommend, but I'm honored to be in wonderful company.  We each highlighted one book in a category that was given to us.  They interviewed Stefanie Pintoff, the award-winning author of In the Shadow of Gotham (, Sarah Weinman, crime fiction columnist for the Los Angeles Times, David J. Montgomery, the thriller/mystery critic for the Chicago Sun-Times, Molly Weston (, and me.  You can pick up a copy for just $1.79 for about another week.  And, I have no idea who gave them my name, but I appreciate it!


Oh, I have a fun giveaway this week.  The contest will run until Thursday, Feb. 3 at 6 PM MT.  It's a promotion for the upcoming March movie release of THE LINCOLN LAWYER by Michael Connelly. The movie stars Matthew McConaughey as Mickey Haller, Ryan Phillippe, Marisa Tomei, William H. Macy, Josh Lucas, John Leguizamo and more.

I have 5 movie posters and 5 copies of THE LINCOLN LAWYER mass market paperback to give away.  So, five lucky winners will receive both a movie poster and a book.  I'm not sending them out; the publicist is.  But, you need to send me your name and mailing address in an email to  Your subject line should read, "Win The Lincoln Lawyer." 

Would you like to see the trailer for the movie?

Fun contest!  And, Michael Connelly's next Mickey Haller novel, The Fifth Witness, will be released April 5.  Michael Connelly's website is   Good luck!

And, if you are one of those lucky people who received an ereader over the holidays, a group of suspense writers have an offer for you.  I recently received this news release.

Navigating the Sea of E-Books

Nine top suspense authors join forces to promote quality e-books

The e-book market is exploding. With over 700,000 e-books currently available and hundreds more added every week, it’s growing increasingly difficult to distinguish quality books from those that are unedited and written by inexperienced authors.

That’s why nine established, professional authors have formed Top Suspense Group, a site where readers are guaranteed to find top-notch, award-winning authors in multiple genres who deliver a great e-reading experience in their dozens of highly-acclaimed books.

"Readers can count on us," acclaimed author Max Allan Collins explains. "Every member of our group has already made his or her mark on genre fiction, whether it's noir, crime, mystery, thriller, horror or Westerns, and in some cases, several of these genres."

Top Suspense authors have each:

• Published multiple novels with traditional publishers

• Won or have been nominated for major literary awards

• Been internationally published

• Received critical acclaim from national publications

Many of the authors have graced the national bestseller lists and have had their work produced or optioned for film (the Oscar winning “Road to Perdition”) and television (the Emmy winning “Monk”). Our authors include:

Max Allan Collins • Bill Crider • Lee Goldberg • Joel Goldman • Ed Gorman • Vicki Hendricks

Paul Levine • Harry Shannon • Dave Zeltserman

This unique site provides a one-stop-shop of quality suspense fiction. As the e-book market continues to flood and overwhelm readers, Top Suspense will remain a succinct guide to quality, professional e-books written by today’s leading authors.


Literary Feline said...

How exciting! I'll have to look for that issue of Woman's World. Thanks for letting us know, Lesa!

I saw a trailer for The Lincoln Lawyer the other day and was so surprised--I hadn't known it was being made into a movie. I really liked that book. I hope the movie does it justice.

Thanks for the link to the Top Suspense Group. I'll have to check it out.

Lesa said...

I think the movie looks good, Literary Feline. I put it on my calendar to see before I go to Santa Fe in March.

Anonymous said...

Hi Lesa, I hope you don't mind but this post seemed liek a good time to leave yet another comment about my group. Hope you don't mind. :)

Readers of Camille Kimball's What She Always Wanted as well as fans of 48 Hours Mystery might be intersted in a group my friends and I started just a few short weeks ago on Yahoo Groups.

If the Marjorie Orbin case, or Marjorie the person is of any interest to any of you please come join our group. This case has so many twists and turns and a beautiful showgirl is caught in the middle. Did she do it or was it her lover Larry Wiesberg? Was justice really served. Please join our group and give us your opinion. Its to discuss the case. Regardless of your views, whether you agree with the verdict, are unsure or are a Marjorie Orbin supporter like myself, all are welcome! Regardless of yoour views we will embrace you with open arms.

Right now there are only 3 members. Sad i know but all three of us are eager to dicuss the case.... but we do kind of need toehr people and opposing view points and opinions to get the conversation going!

Everyone is welcome. I hope to meet some new people on our group very soon!

If you have not seen the 48 hours episode, no worries. We have the link to it on our tiny but energetic group :)
The link is

Thank you for your time ( assuming you read all that lol)

Best Wishes and happy reading, Cassaundra

Lesa said...

No problem, Cassaundra. Good luck with the group.

kathy d. said...

How exciting, Lesa, for your inclusion in Woman's World.

I'll look for it.

Thanks on "The Lincoln Lawyer" give-away, and the suspense books.

Lesa said...

You're welcome, Kathy. Good luck! And, thank you.

kathy d. said...

I hope that you remind those of us who suffer from middle-aged brain fog.

kathy d. said...

Sorry, I see that you said that the issue is out (see what I mean by brain fog?)

No reminders needed. I'll go and get a copy of Woman's Day.

Lesa said...

It's Woman's World, Kathy. I hope you didn't get the wrong one!

Kris said...

How exciting that you are featured in Woman's World! Congratulations!

I have to stop by the grocery store tonight, so I'm going to take a peak.

Lesa said...

And, that's all you need to do, Kris. It's on page 34.