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Best-selling New York Times’ authors often acknowledge their experts who have pedigrees like “Head of the FBI” or “Los Angeles Police Department Forensic Expert” or “the Medical Examiner of Cook County.” You probably won’t see those experts in my own book...
Susan Van Kirk Reading from The Education of a Teacher (Including Dirty Books and Pointed Looks)
recorded at Waterline Writers in Batavia, Illinois.
Waterline Writers Reading/Booksigning on September 17 in Batavia, Illinois
Authors Joan Colby, Linda Heuring, Ed Piotrowski, Christine Swanberg and Susan Van Kirk will be featured at the next Waterline Writers event on Sunday, September 17th at 7 pm.
Ed Piotrowski reads A Fishy Encounter in the Retail Garden of Eden from his memoir, A Life Well Fished; Susan Van Kirk reads Rockin’ Out from her memoir, The Education of a Teacher (Including Dirty Books and Pointed Looks); Linda Heuring reads Nibbling at the Bloodstains from her short story collection, A Woman Walked into a Bar; Christine Swanberg reads from her new poetry collection Wild Fruition; and Joan Colby reads Carnival and Sideshow poems from Carnival, one of her recent poetry collections.
Admission is $5/$3 students, and each event gives you the opportunity to purchase an author’s book, a hand-tooled pen from Wooden Writers, beer from Solemn Oath Brewery or wine from Bright Angel Wines. We also feature food from The Market at Gaetano’s!
Writers may bring a 5-minute piece to share at our 8:30 Open Mic or visit WaterlineWriters.org and follow our Submission Guidelines to be considered as a future featured writer, but everyone is welcome to come just to listen and enjoy Waterline Writers, 3rd Sundays at 7 pm, September to May, in the newly ADA-accessible art gallery at Water Street Studios 160 S. Water Street, Batavia IL. Contact us on Facebook or at email@example.com.
Last Endurance Mystery Now on Amazon.com
First we read Three May Keep a Secret, and then we slipped in TJ Sweeney’s ebook novella, The Locket: From the Casebook of TJ
Sweeney. Marry in Haste took us back to Grace and Jeff, and left us with a lot of questions about their future. Finally, the last of the trilogy of novels, Death Takes No Bribes will be out on ebook and paperback. The paperback is out NOW, and the ebook can be preordered and will download on June 1. They are at Amazon.com at https://tinyurl.com/k362snd
The proof copies for “Death Takes No Bribes” arrive.
Malice Domestic Book Conference Spring 2017
I’ll be attending Malice Domestic, a book conference in Bethesda, Maryland, for mystery writers and mystery lovers. You can see the website here. The last time I went to this conference, I interviewed Hallie Ephron, author of several books on mystery writing, as well as several award-winning mysteries. I also met my wonderful freelance editor, Lourdes Venard, face-to-face. This year I look forward to seeing other writers from the Midwest chapter of Mystery Writers of America. Great fun! [That is Lori Rader-Day of Chicago next to me on the panel in 2015. She is the president of the Midwest chapter of MWA. Her mysteries have gone on to win wonderful awards!]
Kindle Now Available
If you live locally, the Warren County Public Library now has a Kindle you may check out just like a book. My novella, The Locket: From the Casebook of TJ Sweeney, is already preloaded so you can read it if you don’t have your own Kindle. This service begins on May 10, 2016.
On the Road Again …
Having done a number of signings in bookstores and libraries all over the local area, I’m now heading out with fellow author, Jim Jacobs, [ author of No Ordinary Season], to set up signings in Peoria, the Quad Cities, and eventually, Chicago. I’m also talking with book clubs and groups such as Rotary or PEO about my Endurance series. See events on this website under “Events” tab. I can be reached through this website under “Contact” for any events you may have in mind.
“My Book” Essay in Mystery Scene Magazine
Mystery Scene Magazine has put an essay about my second Endurance novel, Marry in Haste, online. You can read about it at https://mysteryscenemag.com/blog-article/5486-my-book-marry-in-haste You’ll see a shout out to my home town of Galesburg, Illinois, and my current town of Monmouth, Illinois.