december 2008 roadhouse report
chapter 3 is up!
Chapter 3 of Whisper to the Blood, the sixteenth Kate Shugak novel, is now available for your reading pleasure, my Christmas gift to you. Click here to read it there, and happy holidays to all!
Especially to this month's lucky winner of a Whisper to the Blood advance reading copy, Betty Duke of Glenwood, Arkansas! November's winner was Becci Long of Kodiak, Alaska. October's winner was Lynda Manwaring of Tasmania, Australia. I swear to you, on my negligible honor, it is a random, alphanumeric selection, NOT one based on everyone living in places that begin with "A."
And speaking of Christmas -- In these tough times, we all want to make our dollar stretch as far as possible without being total Scrooges. Books are the Christmas gift that keeps on giving, and they are one of the most affordable gifts you can give (the average hardcover costs $25, the average trade paperback $14, the average mass market paperback $8). Find books by me and all your favorite authors at Amazon.com, Barnes & Noble, and independent bookstores everywhere.
Official Reviewers have begun taking notice of Kate 16, and very nice things they are saying, too. (That would be me channeling Yoda. Like Auntie Vi.) Click here to read reviews by Publisher's Weekly and Booklist.
For those of you who need to brush up on your Kateology, click here to watch "the Kate Shugak series (abridged)" on YouTube. Starring, ahem, moi.
Click here to play Mystery Trivia with the Danamaniacs. Be warned: When they're quizzing on the Kate books, even I get stumped. It's just humiliating.
be on the lookout for
Prepared for Rage will be out in paperback on February 3. This is the thriller set on Munro, the Coast Guard cutter I spent almost two months on last year. Go here to look at photos and read my underway blog.
I'll be sending out Whisper to the Blood bookmarks to fifty bookstores in January.
Watch the website for a Reader's Guide and a Teacher's Guide to Whisper to the Blood in February.
About two weeks before pub day, look for a mini Kate Shugak story on stabenow.com called "Conspiracy," set between A Deeper Sleep and Whisper to the Blood, featuring the Grosdidier brothers.
Two months to the Whisper to the Blood pub day party at the Poisoned Pen!