Maxine Revere has dedicated her life to investigating murders…
By MSW Guest Blogger Scott Graham Who, what, when, where, why and how? The go-to questions of a journalist—and the questions I asked and wrote up for two and a half
It’s Tuesday, which means we’re touring Knox College in Galesburg, Illinois. I plan on blogging about our trip next week! I would have loved to have done a
I turned in Compulsion ten days ago, book 2 in the Max Revere series, and am awaiting notes from my editor which will come in the next week or two. One of the problems
I’m a big fan of action adventure movies. I love everything about them. The story, the choreography, the bigness of the production. THE AVENGERS was one of my
I love reading a series. It’s the same reason I prefer television to movies. I like revisiting my favorite characters, finding out what they’re doing, how
Writers: Nature or Nurture? By MSW Guest Blogger Grant Blackwood Blackwood … Brennan … we met at a book signing. At many book signings. And share much in c
A second post today! Surprise! But I couldn’t contain my excitement. COLD SNAP is a finalist in the 2014 Thriller Awards for Best Paperback Original. I am totall
Today is the day I’ve been waiting for since last March, when I first turned in the revised manuscript for NOTORIOUS. Today is the day I’ve been waiting fo
I have a confession. Whenever a new show is a huge hit out of the gate, I don’t watch it. I don’t know why, I think I get overwhelmed by the hype. I figure
I’m in the middle of an old Lee Child book, WITHOUT FAIL, which was his 5th or 6th or 7th Jack Reacher book. Somehow I’d missed it, but the best thing about Lee’s books is that you can read them out of order. I’m also reading THE WAKING DARK by Robin Wasserman. I bought it based solely on the description, and it’s hugely compelling. More older YA/horror … I’m only two chapters in, but hope to finish it this weekend. (Yes, I often read more than one book at a time …)
My daughter Kelly just finished PANIC by Lauren Oliver, which she reviewed for RT. I can’t give you the review … but she loved it. She’s now reading THE TAKER by Alma Katsu. The third book in the trilogy just came out, and she’s had this book for nearly 3 years because I picked up the ARC for her at a conference. She is about a quarter of the way through and says she loves it, too. So I guess I’ll have to buy the other two books for her …
So what about you? What are you reading this weekend?
There are a few shows I love so much that I know I’ll watch again, so I buy them through iTunes. And, I’m spoiled — I hate commercials and I love high-quality viewing. CASTLE is one of those shows.
The one draw back is that I usually have to wait an extra day before I can see the show, because its not available for download until it’s aired, meaning once Hawaii gets to see it, it’s available for download. That’s usually between midnight and 2 am.
Because I was finishing revisions for DEAD HEAT Monday night, I didn’t even remember CASTLE was back on until I got the email from Apple that my download was ready I finished my revisions Tuesday at 5 PM and the first thing I did (after feeding the kids) was sit back and watch it.
WOW. One of the best episodes EVER. I cried. I rarely cry in TV shows. (Disney movies? That’s another story!) It was gripping and emotional and showed the best of ALL characters.
Allison here: I was lucky enough to read DELIVERING DEATH early! I love Julie’s series, and I love her, too. I bought her first book at Thrillerfest for my mom, who gave it a big 10, and so I had to read it, too. I bought her first book not just because it was a debut, but because Julie was a very nice, very genuine person. I love supporting debut authors–especially when they are good people.
“DELIVERING DEATH delivers Kramer’s trademark suspense, wit, and pitch perfect pacing.” – NYT bestselling author Allison Brennan
by Julie Kramer
So what’s in a title? Many readers don’t realize that the final decision on what to call a book rests with the publisher, not the author. Same with cover design. Those are marketing, not content decisions.
Today’s the release day for DELIVERING DEATH – sixth in my suspense series featuring TV reporter Riley Spartz.
My previous titles fit a pattern: STALKING SUSAN, MISSING MARK, SILENCING SAM, KILLING KATE, and SHUNNING SARAH.
Faithful fans (some of whom had apparently been hoping their moniker would one day get top billing on one of my book covers) wanted to know what happened to the name.
I just saw the newly redesigned Murder She Writes site — it’s clean, sleek, and I love it. I can’t wait to launch it … but it won’t be until next week.
But I have a FANTASTIC guest coming tomorrow, Julie Kramer, so you definitely want to visit!
Fall and winter are always great movie seasons. I have yet to see SAVING MR BANKS and THE HOBBIT, but both of them are on my to-see list in the coming week or two. However, I was completely thrilled with the last two movies I saw.
Allison Brennan is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of twenty-two romantic thrillers and mysteries, including the Lucy Kincaid series and the Max Revere series. She lives in Northern California with her husband and five children.Read more
Two years before the events in Notorious, Max travels to Colorado Springs to investigate the disappearance of a college student. Frustrated over the lack of interest from both friends of the victim and campus authorities, Max tags along with the leader of search and rescue and his dog through the beautiful and deadly Rocky Mountains in the hopes of finding answers. Every answer she finds leads to more questions--questions neither the police nor the college want Max asking.