Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Writerly announcements

Believe it or not, some of my best friends are writers.

April Moore, for instance, is very excited to announce her book, Folsom's 93: The Lives and Crimes of Folsom Prison's Executed Men, is now shipping to those who pre-ordered. It will be available for Kindles on July 1st.

I believe this photo was taken by a mysterious friend of April's who just happened to receive a review copy of the book before April even received her author copies. I picked the photo off April's blog without even asking permission, so I might be in double trouble with her and with the photographer.

You can obtain your own print copy of Folsom's 93 from and And to learn more about April and this excellent biographical history of the men executed at Folsom Prison, visit the Folsom's 93 website and blog. April will be my guest blogger on Thursday, July 11th.


Mike Befeler's fifth Paul Jacobson geezer lit mystery, Care Homes are Murder, will be released on June 19th. “A Hawaiian vacation goes awry for memory-challenged Paul when a death at an assisted-living facility seems suspicious. Enjoy the laughs as he tackles his fifth case.”—Library Journal

Mike will be my guest blogger on Thursday, June 27th.


And I hope you'll stop by tomorrow so I can introduce Colby Marshall, author of the thriller, Chain of Command. She has written a great blog post about how to write a crappy blog post. You bloggers won't want to miss this one.


Just a side note about unplugging from the television news. It's not as hard as I thought it would be. Recording the broadcast and then fast-forwarding to the weather worked just fine. Skipping over the news headlines on my computer was easy. And I have my good old print newspaper to scan for the really important stuff.


Margot Kinberg said...

Pat - Thanks for the great news about your author friends! And I can't blame you for not reading/watching every news story...

Rachel Schieffelbein said...

April's book sounds like something my husband would love. I'll have to check it out! Thanks!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

April looks very happy!
How to write a crappy blog post - that ought to be funny.

LD Masterson said...

I have, on several occasions, felt I'd succeeded in writing a crappy blog post. I'll have to see if I met Colby's criteria.

Anonymous said...

Thank you, Pat! I couldn't have done it without you and the rest of the Raintree Writers.

Anonymous said...

And by the way, you're not in trouble for blatantly stealing the photo (it was for a good cause) ;-)

Jacqueline Seewald said...

Just stopped by to say hello! No TV?
Now you'll have time to read my novels.

Patricia Stoltey said...

Chuckle...Jacqueline, now I'll have time to read everyone's novels. Television is off for the summer (except for Big Brother and the new Stephen King Under the Dome series, of course).

Phew, thanks for letting me off the hook, April. :D

L.D. and Alex, you enjoy Colby's post. I am guilty of doing exactly what she says, which means I'm a master of the crappy blog post.

Hi Rachel. I'm expecting April's book to do really well. The human interest stories and the history facts are fascinating.

Margot, I just decided enough was enough. I'm feeling better already.

Jemi Fraser said...

Love all the good news! :)