The Harlequin Worldwide Mystery mass market paperback edition of The Prairie Grass Murders is no longer available at the eHarlequin online store. The book was sold out. Wow! I've been remaindered, but never sold out. It's like...like...a super bonus. Maybe I'll get a royalty check. Oh, my goodness, we're talking super excitement now.
I know some of you just smacked your forehead with your hand and said, "Shucks. I shoulda bought one when I had the chance." Never fear. You can get the paperback new or used through amazon.com's associate sellers, or you can buy a hardcover direct from me at a discounted rate, or you can buy the audiobook, or...you can wait just a little longer and get the title as an ebook. As soon as I figure out how I want to do it and arrange for a new cover design, I'll make The Prairie Grass Murders available for Kindle, Nook, and any other e-reader as well as computer download.
Note to self: Stop procrastinating. Do it!
The Maeve Binchy Writers' Club
I'm sure lots of you have read at least one novel by Maeve Binchy. Those who are also writers will be interested in her recent release from Anchor Books, The Maeve Binchy Writers' Club. Its intention is to "motivate and encourage aspiring writers, as well as to entertain Maeve Binchy fans the world over."
From Maeve's website:
"Inspired by a course run by the National College of Ireland, The Writers' Club comprises twenty letters from Maeve, offering advice, tips and her own take on life as a writer, in addition to contributions from top writers, publishers and editors."
By the way, did you know Maeve Binchy became a best-selling author at age 43? There are 17 novels and one other nonfiction book listed in the front of The Maeve Binchy Writers' Club.
There are books on that list I haven't read yet.
Thursday Guest Blogger: Sarah Wisseman
Be sure to drop by tomorrow and read about archaeologist and museum curator (and mystery writer) Sarah Wisseman's path to publication.
The Northern Colorado Writers Question of the Month
Yesterday morning was our monthly morning coffee. Each month a different mix of writers turns up at the NCW studio and we talk writing stuff. We socialize for a bit, get our coffee, then sit around the tables and do an introduction. This usually consists of our names, what we're working on now, a "get-to-know-each-other-better" question to answer, and any topics we want to discuss.
The question of the month was, "If you could stay any one age forever, what age would you choose and why?" I said, "I would pick 35, but I did some pretty stupid things back then. So I decided on 55, an age where I was brave, and a lot smarter than I was at 35."
Since our group is made up of writers of all ages, it was interesting to see that very few of the older writers would choose to go back to their teens or early 20s. Many chose the age they are now, or just a few years younger. I kept wondering if the younger writers noticed that and realized perhaps their best years are ahead of them, not behind them.
Now I'm wondering about you. If you could stay any one age forever, what age would you choose and why?