Thursday, March 17, 2016

Maybe Not In Like A Lion, but a Damn Good Start

by Linda Thorne

March 1st, Murder U.S.A was published. Kristen Elise did a good job of bringing a number of us together to join her in presenting excerpts from our books. The books are set in places all over the United States. I'm honored to be included. When I first heard about this opportunity, I recognized a number of the other authors, most having been around the writing world longer than me. If readers want to taste what’s offered from a few specific areas of the country, they can pick and choose their area of interest. My setting is on the Mississippi Gulf Coast with Just Another Termination, a murder mystery.

The buy links are below, only most are free or less than a dollar.

    Smashwords    Amazon (any country)    KOBO    Nook    iTunes

My next event, Life Out Loud, took place March 6th at Blackstone Restaurant just following my Mystery-Suspense-Thriller Nashville Writers Meetup critique meeting. Life Out Loud is a Writers Meetup humor, wit, and shenanigans comedy show. The only claim I can make to participating is that I critiqued some of the short stories read at the event and hope I helped in making them so good. The co-organizers from the critique group, Kathleen Cosgrove and Lily Wilson were participants in Life Out Loud. Kathleen is also the co-organizer. The show was a real hoot.

On March 12th I was a first time visitor to the Writers Who Kill blogspot with a topic on the ease of finding ideas for your story. In my post, I referenced something I'd read years ago about Lawrence Block and how one of his many books evolved. To my surprise, he appeared on the blog with a comment. By coincidence, he'd recently re-released the very book I'd mentioned. Block is such a big fish in the writing world, I'm sure no one would think we'd conspired to do this. I was just taken aback.
The link is below:

On March 18th I'll be at Barnes and Noble in Brentwood, Tennessee selling my book, Just Another Termination. I'll be there from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. with other B&N authors.
Friday March


Local Author Meet and Greet

Friday March 18, 2016 6:00 PM Join us this evening as we welcome several of our local authors for a Meet & Greet from 6:00 to 8:00PM. Books will be available for pick up and autographing at the event. Authors attending include Anthony Boquet, Mark Cornelius, Beth Fine, Judy Gill, Cheyenne Reed and Linda Thorne.

If you're in the area hope you'll stop by.

If I have a surprise ending to the month of March, I'll let you know in my next post here in April. My March may go out like a lamb this year. We'll see.

Hope you all have a great month.


Morgan Mandel said...

You are one busy girl! Since I've been writing and publishing my ebooks now instead of print books, I don't get out to very many places to sell my books. Funny, that now I'm retired it seems I have less time to do what I want to do. There's always something getting in the way of my writing and marketing.

Linda Thorne said...

Thank you Morgan. I'm freaking out no one will show at my Barnes & Noble gig this evening in Brentwood, TN, but that's part of this writing world I chose to be in. I'd love to retire from the day job. Just not in the cards. I really want to thank you again for letting me be part of Make Mine Mystery. I've been watching this very blogspot for many years, dreaming I might be published someday and get to be on it. Marilyn Meredith was kind enough to offer to host me as a guest and now, here I am.

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

So glad to see all the things you are doing now, Linda! Some of it is fun and I know that some of it is agonizing--but treasure the good moments. You've come a long way, Baby!

Linda Thorne said...

Thank you Marilyn. That means a lot coming from you. So much more to do and so little time.

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