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Halloween . . .

 . . . is such a perfect time to discuss all things mystery!  And what better way to do that then by attending the Magna cum Murder conference in Indianapolis, Indiana, held at the historic Columbia Club!
I was thrilled to moderate the panel:  A Century of Change - Mysteries set in the 20th century.  Look who’s on it! Julie Mulhern, M. Ruth Meyers, and Caroline and Charles Todd!!

And in Other Exciting News . . .

So proud of the fact that the series has been picked up by the Bas Bleu catalog!  This is a huge milestone for me, and one which I’ve dreamed about for a long, long time.  Can’t believe it’s real!
              
Thanks so much to Sean Farjadi for having me as a guest on his podcast,
 
Stories That Empower!
 
Listen in if you have a moment!  
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At the Book Stall in Winnetka, Illinois for Francie Arenson Dickman’s launch of Chuckerman Makes a Movie!  Pictured are authors: Linda Gartz, Francie Arenson Dickman, Tammy Dawn Letherer, and Laurie Kahn
A Promise Given moved on to the short list for Chanticleer’s Chatelaine Awards for romance.  It will now compete for first place in three categories: romance, mystery, and historical fiction!  Wish me luck!
  

So proud to have moderated this panel: "All in the Family - The Impact of Family in Novels and Memoir." for the AAUW at the Harold Washington Library! Also pictured are: Francie Arenson Dickman, Iris Waichler, Barbara Stark-Nemon, and Linda Gartz


At Women and Children First Bookstore in Chicago for the launch of Rita Dragonette’s debut novel, The Fourteenth of September!  Also pictured: Nancy Chadwick Burke, Tammy Dawn Letherer, and Iris Waichler #ComingOfConscience


Meanwhile, photos from the Library Lovers contest continue to pour in….

These have been an absolute delight to receive and share.  Keep ‘em coming!
. . . New Contest!!!
Speaking of contests, here’s the new one I’ve been promising.  This contest is only for NEWSLETTER subscribers.  On November 16th, I’ll randomly (no peeking!) draw the lucky winner! 


 
Events . . . 
  • Booksparks/She Writes Press Retreat: Boulders Resort, Scottsdale, AZ, Nov. 1-4
  • Galena Lit Fest: Galena, Il. Jan. 13. 2-4:pm “In Conversation With Barbara Stark-Nemon” at Fried Green Tomatoes.  Sip wine with the authors! 
  • Pulpwood Queens Girlfriend Weekend Extravaganza: Nacogdoches, TX, Jan 17-19, 2019 (I’ll be signing books on Jan. 19 11:30 am-12:15 pm)
  • East Dubuque Library, Book Club discussion, Feb. 12, 6:00pm
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