Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Wednesday Scramble

Tomorrow's Guest Blogger

I'll be welcoming Five Star/Cengage mystery author Karen McCullough. Her novel, A Gift for Murder, is now available for pre-order.

Two New Releases from Members of Northern Colorado Writers

Check out Food Allergies and Schools: A Pocket Guide for Educators by Julie Trone. If your kids have life-threatening food allergies, you might also be interested in the Allergy Free Table website.

Laura Lee Carter is the author of How to Believe in Love Again! Laura Lee speaks from personal knowledge about how to examine your fears and rebuild trust after a bad experience with love.

The Northern Colorado Writers Facebook Page

Have I mentioned this page to you and how much I want you "Like" us? I did that already?

Okay, but let me give you one more reason why you want to check us out from time to time and see what we're up to. Starting this Friday, for instance, we'll be posting weekly fun questions or challenges. Who know, we might even give something away from time to time. You'll never know if you don't stay tuned. You don't have to belong to Facebook to see our page, but you do need a Facebook account to "Like" us or participate in NCW Q&As or challenges. Find us right here.

What I'm Reading and a Note About Breaking the Rules

Fannie Flagg's Can't Wait to Get to Heaven. A note for writers: Fannie Flagg breaks rules about long passages of narrative, wandering point of view, and excessive use of adverbs and adjectives. She does it brilliantly, creating wonderful stories I can't put down (thereby depriving me of sleep). I am in awe of her talent. If you haven't read any of her novels, I highly recommend my personal favorite, Welcome to the World, Baby Girl! Learn how to break the rules and do it right!

The Prairie Grass Murders and The Desert Hedge Murders

I'm sure it's been a while since I reminded you that The Prairie Grass Murders is now available as an eBook for Kindle and Nook. And even longer since I told everyone The Desert Hedge Murders is still available in paperback from Harlequin Worldwide Mystery. So there. Consider yourself reminded (and feel free to spread the word...I won't mind).


Jan Morrison said...

All good reminders! I think I need a Kindle or some such thingy. No, I WANT one. Not this month though but soooooon. I'll check out The Northern Colorado Writers again soon and I LOVE Fannie Flagg - I think breaking the rules might be a good topic for a post??

Margot Kinberg said...

Pat - I'll be happy to chime in and help you remind everyone about The Prairie Grass Murders and The Desert Hedge Murders. Folks, both are terrific reads. I heartily recommend them. There. I reminded everyone, too.

And I look forward to Karen's visit tomorrow.

Talli Roland said...

Yay for Kindles! Jan, you have to get one! Patricia, thanks for the reminder - I must check out your books!

Patricia Stoltey said...

Jan and Talli -- I have a new Kindle, too, and my son gave me an amazon e-gift card for I just need to find the time to go shopping. :)

Hi Margot -- Thanks so much. You've been wonderful about getting the word out, and I really appreciate it.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

I need a designated 'catch up on stuff' day.

welcome to my world of poetry said...

Lots to look forward to, all behind after the blog fest this week.

Take care.

Patricia Stoltey said...

Alex -- that's what I'm doing today and tomorrow. I can't stand it when everything on my To Do List has become a priority item. :)

Hi Yvonne -- did you hear Arlee's going to do the A to Z Challenge again this year? He's going to be here on February 3rd and will tell us all about it.

Kathy McIntosh said...

Ooh, I have a new Kindle and I'll put your book on my list, as well as Fannie Flagg's. Although I hope I will agree with your assessment of her rule-breaking. I'm reading a novel now that proves how intrusive too many ly words can be!

Patricia Stoltey said...

Kathy -- if you like mysteries and don't mind a bit of rough talk and action with a hint of humor, and want to see how the adverb/adjective overload can really work for some characters and settings, try Sophie Littlefield's "A Bad Day for Sorry."