Monday, March 18, 2013

DOUBLE VISION French Cover Reveal! How cool is this? (Tres Cool, I say)

And here it is! Very cool, right?

I owe all my thanks to the amazing people at Foundry (my agency) and Seuil (the French publisher), and of course Harper Children's, since there wouldn't be much to translate without them. So merci beaucoup. It's so exciting to know that Linc's Paris adventure will be available in French this June...

The title means "beware of your double." I won't subject to any of my high school French, since it largely involves me ordering dinner or finding the bathroom. But I wanted to share this great cover with you, since you've stuck around this long.

Happy Monday!

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Boy Or Girl Book? My post over at Sleuths, Spies and Alibis...

Should we have gender-specific books, or is it all just nonsense?

Check out my post over at Sleuths, Spies and Alibis on what I learned when marketing Double Vision...

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Find the best short (crime) fiction here

Author friend Patti runs a flash fiction challenge every so often, which is loads of fun. I had to bow out (I'm knee-high in writing Linc's third adventure), but I'm looking forward to reading all the short stories everyone else came up with.

The theme was a white van... Check out the stories here at Patti's blog.

Monday, March 11, 2013

To add some soul to your Monday: Marvin Gaye (1968)

This is one of my favorite Marvin Gaye songs. I used to sing it when riding my bike to school :-)

When I went to find it on Youtube, there were oodles of cover versions, but no one owned it like the man himself. Sometimes, you just gotta know when to leave it to the master, right?

Happy Monday, all...

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Friday, March 8, 2013

For #fridayreads, which author do you admire?

After reading TAKEN last year, I discovered I really like Robert Crais' books. I'm a little late to the fan party, I know--the man has written a good bookshelf full of mysteries.

So I picked up his recent release, SUSPECT. The book opens with a chapter written from a military K-9 dog's perspective; I was choked up by page ten... As a writer, it left me in awe. Don't we all wish we could write that powerful of a story?

How about you, readers and writers? Which author do you admire?

Monday, March 4, 2013

COVER REVEAL of Double Vision: Code Name 711

Well, not here, but over at Sleuths Spies and Alibis, where I hang out with my fellow middle-grade and YA mystery writers.

Go check it out, and let me know what you think!