I got NEWS…the next thriller HIDE AND SEEK is done! Well, I’m heavy-duty-head-down in revisions, but I’m very pleased with this book. There’s more dog viewpoint, more cat involvement, more September and her friend Teddy…and some new characters (and villains). Those gnashing their teeth over the first book’s unanswered questions will find out the secrets September must keep.
NAME THAT DOG, NAME THAT CAT!
Oh, and there are a couple of dog and cat characters that need names. Yes, it’s time for NAME THAT CAT and NAME THAT DOG contest! As before, I’d love to include the name YOU choose (and perhaps description, too) in this next book. The winners will have that pet name/description in the book, get an acknowledgement in the book, get an ARC of the book (advance reader’s copy) before anyone else, AND a paw-tographed print book once it’s released. So what do you have to do? It’s easy…
Post your suggestion in the comments, and whether it’s for a dog or a cat (or both). Tell all your friends. I’ll narrow down the suggestions to the top 5-10 (depending on numbers) and then YOU get to vote on the ones you want. Here’s the furry characters and how they figure in the plot:
DOG CHARACTER is a resident therapy dog in an Alzheimer’s unit.
CAT CHARACTER is a barn kitty, with several half grown kittens, cared for (on the sly) by a nine-year-old girl whose mom won’t let her have cats.
So ready…set…NAME THAT CAT/DOG!
Monday Mentions is the mash-up-day of all the neato-torpedo writer links and videos, pet schtuff and bling and writer-icity crappiocca collected over the past week. Check out the THRILLERFEST video at the bottom, too. For new followers to the blog, welcome! and you can expect more cat and dog specific schtuff later in the week on Wednesday and Friday.
The Fussy Librarian a new “match making” service (similar to BookBub) for authors and readers launches today! And yep, one of my books is on the schedule. Check it out, sign up, and get your “read” on!
Prepare for NaNoWriMo! and yes, this year I’M IN!
Merchandising for Apple advice from Mark Coker (and if you have to ask who he is well…
Dogs Vs Cats, Which Is Better? Hoooo boy, here we go again…
ACL & Dogs, Dexter’s Journey See what you can learn from my friend Carol’s experience with her dog
8 Ways to Get Your Dog Stolen another great post from Carol Bryant
2012 Thrillerfest Panel
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