Barb has been nominated for the Agatha Award seven times, the Pushcart Award once, the Macavity twice — winning the latter in 2013 and also the Silver Fachion Award for the best single-author mystery short story collection published in 2013.
Anyone need a holiday gift? Not even the fussiest recipient can complain about receiving Barb’s great short story collection, Don’t Get Mad, Get Even, this holiday season.
In the meantime, enjoy this interview where Barb tells me how Santa and those naughty elves ended up in one of her recent stories. If the file doesn’t load, please update your Adobe. And to leave a comment, please click HERE or scroll to the bottom.
Do you prefer full length novels, shorter novellas, or a book of shorts?
Author Diane Kelly is actually making money from tax evasion! Writing about tax evasion — that is. Her books are murderously funny, the plot twists keep you dying to get to the end — where everyone gets their just desserts.
I sat down with Diane and found out her ideas come from her real life as a tax attorney. Please enjoy this short interview, and remember to comment at the end. Diane is giving away the first book in her IRS series: Death, Taxes, and a French Manicure to three lucky people!
Trust me, with April 15th looming in two short weeks, we can all use a laugh about now.
Her latest book in the series, Death Taxes, and a Peach Sangria just came out two months ago, and in honor of St. Patricks Day, she released a non-tax book called Love, Luck and Little Green Men. As usual, they’re both hysterical.
So, to win a copy of Diane’s Death, Taxes, and a French Manicure, please remember to answer this question: What is the funniest or most romantic thing about your taxes? (or leave a comment below). You can earn an extra chance to win by commenting at DianaBelchase.com, too.
And when you’re done with taxes you can sit back, think of the joys of spring, and the release of Death, Taxes, and Hot Pink Leg Warmers this June 4th!
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Mary Kay Andrews books are transformative. When you’re done with them, you think twice about your life decisions, and you feel as if you’ve found long-lost sisters. She takes you down the back roads of America — to little towns and places where traditions and secrets run deep, and friendship runs even deeper. Her heroines are the kind of women I want to be — brave, able to deal squarely with their problems (okay it might take a few chapters) and move in new directions.
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But if you’re as much of a fan as I am — you might notice that there is always an element of suspense or mystery buried within the pages of her novels. Well, the reason is finally made clear as Kiss and Thrill reveals that Mary Kay is also mystery writer Kathy Hogan Trocheck. What a scoop! Take that all you fancy reporters at CNN. <smile> And an even more recent scoop — Mary Kay just bought her dream house, Ebbtide, the one that was featured in her book Summer Rental!
I love Mary Kay’s dual identity more than I can say, because I also write both suspense and women’s fiction and can tell you, Mary Kay is exactly who I want to be when I finally grow up.
Today we’re giving away as prizes TEN COPIES of her newest women’s fiction novel: Spring Fever — a fab read I know you’ll enjoy. Don’t forget to leave a comment or ask a question to be entered! Mary Kay is going to try to stop by and answer as many as possible.
(Please make sure you contact us within ten days of us posting the winners or you’ll forfeit your prize. Chances of winning depend upon number of people entered. Winners will be chosen from those that leave comments today and tomorrow at both Kiss and Thrill and Diana Belchase’s website, and you are invited to post comments on both sites for an extra chance to win.) Good Luck!
National Bestselling and award wining author, Robin Perini, gave me a behind the scenes scoop on her first year as a published author. While her experience is far from ordinary, it’s beyond delightful that someone who is as nice as Robin, and has worked as hard as she, finally was able to reap her just rewards. So enjoy the interview, and remember Robin is giving away both a copy of the first book in her series, In Her Sights, and a signed (and very collectible) ARC (Advanced Readers Copy) of her newest book, Behind the Lies, to two lucky readers who leave comments below!
I wanted to catch up with Robin since the video and asked her what was new.
Robin: In my ‘writing’ life, I’ve completed two more novels. The first is Behind the Lies. I just love Zach Montgomery. What a hero! Montlake will have his story out in April. I also completed another Harlequin Intrigue called Undercover Texas which will be out in June 2013. This is a Carder Texas connections book and you’ll find out about some of the characters readers met in Christmas Conspiracy.
Diana: And I “heard” there is more good news about the first book in your series?
Robin: Yes, In Her Sights, came out in audio this past December.
Diana: <sighing> Most of us are waiting for books to get published in digital format and pine for print. You are already in audio. Can I rub your book for good luck?
Robin: <blushing– pushes her enormous stack of published books toward me> Thanks so much for having me on Kiss and Thrill. I’m so very blessed and thankful for all the readers who have stopped by, too.
Diana: Our pleasure Robin.
Now, don’t forget to leave a comment and tell us who your favorite hero is. Two lucky people will win a copy of either In Her Sights or Behind the Lies (an extra special ARC not available to the public for a book that doesn’t come out until April! So if you like to get things before your friends leave a comment! <G>)
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