Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Wednesday Potpourri

Tomorrow's Guest

I'm pleased to have mystery author Nancy J. Cohen as my guest tomorrow. Her post offers suggestions for making our characters more interesting.

Susan Spann's Great News

Remember my guest from last Thursday, Attorney Susan Spann? Her mystery series just sold to Thomas Dunne Books in a three book deal. Congratulations, Susan!

The Night Before Father's Day

Check out the cute cover art for this new book from Northern Colorado children's author, Natasha Wing. The Night Before Father's Day is intended for ages three and up, is now available for pre-order. Natasha is scheduled for a guest appearance here on May 10th.

Laura Resau's Book Giveaway

To celebrate the February 14th release of Laura Resau's latest novel for ages 10 and up, The Jade Notebook, she is giving away books on her blog, Ocean in a Saucer. Follow the link right away because you only have until Sunday midnight MT (2/19/12) to leave a comment and be eligible. Laura is another one of Northern Colorado's fine authors.

A Fun Post on How to Write a Synopsis

I enjoyed this post from writer Giles Hash at his blog, High Aspirations: How to Write a Synopsis. I hope you enjoy it too.

What I'm Reading

The Second Mouse Gets the Cheese: How to Avoid the Traps of Self-Publishing by Carolyn Schriber. I'll be reviewing this book later in the month.


Margot Kinberg said...

Pat - I look forward to Nancy's visit; I really do always like to read good ideas for making characters more appealing.

Thanks, too, for the news about the giveaway! And a very sincere congratulations to Susan Spann!!! That's absolutely wonderful!

irishoma said...

Hi Pat,
Thanks for all the useful info and links.
I'll check back for your guest blogger.

Patricia Stoltey said...

Good morning, Margot -- I'm so excited for Susan. She gives so much to the writing community, so it's great to see good things happening for her.

Hi Donna -- I think you'll enjoy Nancy's post. I'm eager to read her new book, too.

Arlee Bird said...

I've been reading Carolyn Schriber's book as well and like the approach she takes. I need more time to read and do everything else!

3 book deal? Sounds kind of nice.

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Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for the link to Giles Hash's post "How to Write a Synopsis." It is so true. I hate writing synopses!

Dean K Miller said...

pat: another great day of potpourri. interested in the self-pub book. liked the synopsis link...we chatted yesterday at ncw a.m. coffee about synopsisses(? synopsee, synopsyi?.)

long day at tired to use capitals...gets that way sometimes.

happy days...thanks.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

I'm almost afraid to ask what happened to the first mouse...

The Armchair Squid said...

Nice to meet you. Good luck with A-Z. I look forward to your posts.