Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Wednesday Scramble

Tomorrow's Guest

I'm pleased to host Carolyn P. Schriber, author of historical novels, as my guest blogger tomorrow. Carolyn will be talking about the importance of research, and the difference between what a historical figure says in speeches and letters and what he actually does. It's an eye-opening piece contrasting research for academic writing and research for compelling fiction.

What I'm Reading

I don't know. I'm having trouble getting into the fantasy and science fiction books I'd put at the top of my reading list. Maybe I'll try Elizabeth George. I have A Suitable Vengeance handy. Elizabeth never disappoints.

The First December Movie

I picked Morning Glory, a fun and sweet and charming movie that left me feeling good. It even had a few laugh-out-loud moments. Harrison Ford makes a great curmudgeon.

The Big Least Part of It

The Prairie Grass Murders is now available from the Kindle Store at As soon as I get the book uploaded for Nook, I'll celebrate a little louder. For now, if you want another peek at the new cover art, click on the book's title and off you go.

This book was published in 2007 in hardcover by Five Star/Gage, then as an audiobook by Books in Motion in 2008, then in mass market paperback by Harlequin Worldwide in 2010. Now I'm moving into e-books, which were not even considered in our 2007 book contracts. Things sure can change in a hurry.


Laura Eno said...

Yay! I just downloaded The Prairie Grass Murders!

Patricia Stoltey said...

Thanks, Laura. I think that makes you my first official ebook customer. I hope you enjoy the read.

Mary Vaughn said...

Everything in writing/publishing is changing so swiftly. Makes your spin just trying to keep up.

Karen Lange said...

Congrats on your announcement! :) That's exciting. I'll need stop by tomorrow for the guest post. Sounds interesting.

Clarissa Draper said...

I'm going to check out your Kindle book. If I can't afford it now, I'll put it on my wish list. Is it your first novel?

Clarissa Draper said...

Ah, never mind. It was cheap enough, I just bought it.

Patricia Stoltey said...

Mary, it is hard to keep up. With so much on my plate, I hired someone to do the formatting for me to save time and aggravation.

Thanks Karen. Carolyn's post is very interesting. I'm sure you'll enjoy it.

Hi Clarissa. I put a price of $3.99 on the book, because I'm more interested in reaching new readers than anything else. The Prairie Grass Murders is my first Sylvia and Willie mystery, and was published in hardcover in 2007. It has also been available as an audiobook and a mass market paperback. It's out of print now, so the ebook is like bringing my favorite novel back from the dead. eBooks are a great opportunity for authors with a backlist.

welcome to my world of poetry said...

Loved your bits and pieces Patricia.