Tuesday, December 6, 2011

The Magical Mystery Tour

For the past week and a half I've been with 14 mystery authors on a 14 day virtual book tour. Each of the writers asked for something different from a list of questions, an interviews, their take on a special subject, a certain page out of their book, plus the usual photos, book cover(s), blurbs and bios.

I asked each one to write something about setting. It was great fun to see the different looks at setting through their minds. You can check it out at http://marilynmeredith.blogspot.com/ and scroll down to read them all if you're so inclined.

Today, I'll be visiting Timothy Hallinan http://www.timothyhallinan.com/blog/

Though it's been a lot of work, it's also been fun and I've seen a definite drop in my numbers on Amazon so it looks like it might be working.

The writers who are participating are: Beth Anderson, Ron Benrey, Pat Browning, John M. Daniel, Alice Duncan, Wendy Gager, M. M. Gornell, Timothy Hallinan, Jackie King, Jean Henry Mead, Mike Orenduff, Jinx Schwartz, Earl Staggs, Anne K. Albert (who instigated this madness), and of course, me.

Marilyn

5 comments:

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

This is been a fun tour, but a lot of work. I've made some new author friends and my TBR pile has grown.

Marilyn

Mark Troy said...

Very interesting posts, Marilyn. I was especially interested Hallinan's essay. Having lived 5 years in Thailand, I'm a great admirer of his Poke Rafferty series. Thanks for putting it together.

Jean Henry Mead said...

It has been a fun and intersting tour, Marilyn. All the books still being given away and so many good posts, excerpts and interviews. I'm visiting M. M. Gorrell today at her Mojave Desert digs to talk about what inspires me to write mystery novesl: http://mmgornell.wordpress.com/

Anne K. Albert said...

LOL, Marilyn, about me instigating this madness. Okay. I'll accept that. But you're the inspiration! :)

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

Anne, the scheduling you did is absolutely mind-boggling.

I loved being on this tour and learning so much, echoing Jean.

Marilyn