I don't talk very much here anymore about how bad we need the help, because I hate asking. The plain truth is that we do need the help. On behalf of Sandi, the boys, and myself, thank you to Jenny, Earl, and Shalanna, as well as everyone else involved....
Most of you know Kevin Tipple, and what a valued member of the mystery
community he is. A writer himself, Kevin also reviews books with
insight, discretion, and novelty. Many of you probably also know that
Kevin and his family have been burdened with more challenges in the last
few years than any one person should have to face.
As part of the world's longest book tour, I'll be making a stop in
Plano, TX, and getting together with local writers such as Earl Staggs
and Shalanna Collins, in the hopes of holding a really great day to
support Kevin. There will be giveaways, including a Book Club Bundle of
new, signed books, and a Writer's Wish List that includes a query and
chapter critique, plus a writer's coaching session. I'll be leading a
talk about life on the road, this crazy writing life, and local writers
at work in the area. And at the end, a donation will be made.
If you know people in the Dallas/Fort Worth area, I would greatly
appreciate your spreading the word, sharing the info, and in general,
encouraging them to come out for a really good time.
Here's an invite:
To circle back around, most of you also know that my thirteen year
publication journey took the support of one very special member of the
writing community. The way we turn out to help one of our own, in ways
from small to big, is inspiring, and I'd like to contribute a small
piece for Kevin.
Finally, there is only one character inspired by real life in Ruin
Falls, and it happens to be somebody whose name you see here often. On
Saturday, I will read that section, and raise a cheer for he way DL
marries real life and books together.
COVER OF SNOW and RUIN
thrillers from Ballantine