Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Grace hit Number Four!!

I'm very excited! My editor at Berkley shared some great news with me today. GRACE INTERRUPTED hit the mass market mystery bestseller list at #4! Woo-hoo!!

This isn't an online list. As a matter of fact, I think it's an industry list that only editors and agents receive. But it helps them see how a new title is faring in the market.

I'd seen my friend, Lorraine Bartlett's (Lorna Barrett) Facebook post about SENTENCED TO DEATH hitting that list at #1. No surprise there, because Lorna's Booktown mysteries are wonderful and always do extremely well on bestseller lists.

But, I have to admit, I had my fingers crossed when I emailed my editor to find out how Grace was doing. My editor's email this morning came as wonderful news! I'm just thrilled.

Thank you to everyone who helped me! The first week - release week - is so important for new books. That first week can make or break a series and I'm grateful to all my readers for helping me make this coveted #4 spot!!


PS - Pictures from my book launch party are up on FB!

Wednesday, June 01, 2011


I'm having a party to launch GRACE INTERRUPTED, and YOU'RE INVITED!!

Woo-hoo! This will be fun.
Here are the details:

Sunday, June 12, 2011
Centuries & Sleuths Bookstore
1:00 - 3:00

7419 W. Madison Street
Forest Park, IL 60131

Lots of fun, snacks, networking, and -- of course -- books!!
Hope you can be there!