Tuesday, February 16, 2010

About to Launch a New Book

In a couple of weeks I should have copies of the latest in my Rocky Bluff P.D. crime series, An Axe to Grind.

As yet, I haven't planned the exact dates for my book launches, but have talked to the two places where they'll be held--a fairly new deli/bakery in my little town and in a used bookstore in the nearest city. I don't like to set actual dates until I know the books are really going to arrive on time.

I've been busily writing blogs for my blog tour that will go on during the month of March. I've written on topics like why I write about a fictional town, Rocky Bluff is on the Southern California coast between Santa Barbara and Ventura. I've interviewed one of my characters, told where my ideas come from, espcially for the Axe to Grind, among other subjects.

Of course I'll be posting to Facebook and Twitter and all the lists that I'm on.

I'm going to several conferences: Epic, Mayhem in the Midlands, PSWA and Bouchercon. I've been asked to speak at a couple of libraries and I'm doing several craft shows including a Jane Austen Festival. Though my books have nothing to do with Jane Austen, the organizers thought it would be fun to have a local author and I'm happy to oblige. I'm going to speak to a couple of writers groups too.

As the year progresses, I'm sure I'll find other places to promote An Axe to Grind.

I must admit I had fun writing the book and I suspect I'll have even more fun promoting it.

Anyone who is interested can pre-order it from my website: http://fictionforyou.com

The book that came before this one No Sanctuary is a finalist for best e-book from Epic in the mystery/suspense category. Unfortunately, it's up against three other very excellent books--but I'm thrilled to be a finalist.

Marilyn, who wrote the Rocky Bluff P.D. series as F.M. Meredith


Morgan Mandel said...

Soon people will be asking each other, "Do You Have an Axe to Grind?"

Okay, that's my weak attempt at humor. Seriously, I'm happy you've chosen Acme Authors Link for your tour stop on March 10.

Much success with the new release!

Morgan Mandel

Ann Elle Altman said...

COngrats on your book No Sanctuary. As for the other one, I will look into obtaining it.


Dana Fredsti said...

Meredith, I hope to meet you when you come to Bouchercon! My SinC chapter is running the Hospitality Suite, as well as doing some panels... so look for me!

Marilyn Meredith a.k.a. F. M. Meredith said...

I'll definitely look for you in San Francisco. Glad to hear there is a hospitality suite--sometimes that's the best place to be. I'll never forget you name--since that's what I named my eldest daughter.