Monday, January 17, 2022

A little good news.

The Good News

Kellye Garrett…Publishers Weekly featured Ms. Garrett in their January 10th issue with a quick Q&A. Oline H. Cogdill asks Kellye about pop culture, family and her latest release LIKE A SISTER. In LIKE A SISTER grad student Lena Scott must investigate the death of her half-sister, reality star Desiree Pierce, when the official story doesn’t add up to the truth. Click the link and catch up with Kellye Garrett.PW talks with Kellye Garrett.

Michelle Garza and Melissa Lason…aka Sisters of Slaughter, released their latest tale of horror over the holidays. TWIN LAKES: AUTUMN FIRES, the story of a brave young woman facing off against a demonic serial killer, shapeshifters, and more is now available in digital format at Amazon and all other digital retailers. A paperback version will be available soon. While you’re perusing, check out MAYAN BLUE, their Bram Stoker Award-nominated novel. Twin Lakes: Autumn Fires

Jennifer Hillier…Canada’s public broadcaster, CBC, has listed THINGS WE DO IN THE DARK, released in July of 2019, on the “66 works of Canadian fiction to watch for in 2022.” THINGS WE DO IN THE DARK is an edge-of-your seat thriller telling the story of Paris Peralta, a woman suspected of killing her celebrity husband with a dark past. Jennifer is featured alongside books by the amazing Samantha Bailey, Farah Heron, Natalie Jenner and more! Click the link to read the entire list.66 Works of Canadian Fiction

Gabino Iglesias…Congratulations to the amazing Gabino Iglesias on his recent appointment to the Mystery Writers of America’s Southwest Chapter as their new President. Our friend is adding yet another title to his expanding list of talents, writer, professor, and literary critic. He’ll be working his magic in Texas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, and Arkansas. Please check out Gabino’s author page at Amazon and get familiar with his work. Gabino Iglesias at Amazon

Hugh Lessig…RVA City Writer Hugh announced he will be part of the new anthology, GROOVY GUMSHOES, due out April from Down & Out Books and edited by Michael Bracken. GROOVY GUMSHOES: Private Eyes in the Psychedelic Sixties, fifteen PI stories by some of the best and hottest new PI writers, including Tom Milani, N.M. Cedeno, Grant Tracey, Jack Bates, C.W. Blackwell, Steve Liskow, Robb White, Andrew Welsh-Huggins, Mark Thielman, Neil Plakcy, Adam Meyer, Hugh Lessig, Mark Troy, Stephen D. Rogers, and Michael Bracken. All the books at Down and Out

Mia Manansala…Congratulations to Mia P. Manansala who was nominated in two different categories in the Chicago Reader Awards: Best Novelist and Best New Novel by a Chicagoan. Mia is nominated for her book ARSENIC AND ADOBO, the first book in a new culinary cozy series which follows Lila Macapagal as she tries to save her family business, clear her name of murder and get on with her life. Chicago Reader Awards

Alex Segura…Congratulations to Alex, Kirkus Reviews has given SECRET IDENTITY, due out in March, a *starred* review. The book is set in the struggling comic book industry of 1975 and features a gritty tale of whodunnit and why with plenty of dark secrets and dangerous resentments. This is the third starred review the soon to be release comic book noir novel has received, with thumbs up from both Publishers Weekly and Booklist. Alex Segura at Amazon

Gabriel Valjan…Cheers are in order. HUSH HUSH, third novel in the Shane Cleary series, was released January 11, following in the new year footsteps of DIRTY OLD TOWN and SYMPHONY ROAD. This series is funny and intelligent with loads of twists and turns. Celebrate the new release and check out other titles at Gabriel’s Amazon page. Gabriel Valjan at Amazon

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