V. S. Alexander to give talk on “The Ins and Outs of the Agent Biz”

V. S. Alexander, author of The Magdalen Girls and the upcoming The Taster, will present “The Ins and Outs of the Agent Biz” from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, August 26th, at Murder on the Beach Bookstore in Delray Beach, FL.  It’s the answer to the first question writers often ask: “How do I get an agent?” For more information about the talk, please visit the bookstore’s Upcoming Events page.

V. S. Alexander’s The Magdalen Girls goes into sixth printing

Kensington Publishing has gone back to press for a sixth printing of V. S. Alexander’s The Magdalen Girls.

Dublin, 1962. Teagan Tiernan is sent by her parents to the convent of The Sisters of the Holy Redemption when her beauty provokes a lustful revelation from a young priest. The convent houses the Magdalen Laundries, a grim workhouse where “fallen” girls are forced to work in virtual slavery—if they can stay alive. Befriending two other girls, Teagan fights to survive…as she plots her escape….

Steve Goble’s The Bloody Black Flag receives starred Library Journal review

Steve Goble’s The Bloody Black Flag (Prometheus/Seventh Street, September 2017), the first book in his Spider John mystery series, has received a starred review in Library Journal:


DEBUT    After a fight in a Boston tavern, Spider John Rush and his friend Ezra escape by joining the crew of a pirate ship heading to Jamaica in 1722. But someone onboard spreads the word among the superstitious shipmates that Ezra’s grandmother and mother were hanged as witches in Salem. When Ezra is discovered dead, everyone claims it was a drunken accident. Spider John is the only one who suspects murder, and as the ship’s carpenter, he has the opportunity to move around and listen. Spider John has no one to trust, but he’s determined to stay alive long enough to find justice for his dead friend. VERDICT This original, gritty, action-packed debut is rich in historical detail. Suggest for readers who enjoy the Pirates of the Caribbean movies or Patrick O’Brian’s seafaring adventures.-LH

Peggy Ehrhart gives talk on “Mysterious New Jersey”

Peggy Ehrhart, author of the Knit and Nibble mystery series, gave a talk on “Mysterious New Jersey” at the Roxbury Public Library in Succasunna, NJ, on July 12. The talk surveyed the many mystery series set in the cities, suburbs, and small towns of New Jersey. Peggy frequently speaks at local libraries on various mystery-related topics.

Joe Yogerst talks lakes on Here & Now


Joe Yogerst and host Robin Young talked lake vacations this week on Here & Now, NPR’s national current affairs program.

The 10-minute segment—broadcast on July 10th—covered a wide range of American water bodies from Lake Mead and Crater Lake out west to gator-filled Lake Martin in Louisiana, the vastness of Lake Superior, and both the history and amazing ice cream ones finds along the shores of Lake Champlain.

The show also discussed Yogerst’s latest National Geographic book—50 States, 5000 Ideas—which has been an Amazon Books bestseller for nearly sixth months, since its original release in February.

Anyone who didn’t catch Joe and Robin live can listen on the Here & Now website at www.wbur.org/hereandnow/2017/07/10/summer-lakes.

Eric Red to sign at Dark Delicacies bookstore

Eric Red will be doing a book signing for The Wolves of El Diablo at Dark Delicacies bookstore in Burbank, CA, on Sunday, August 13, at 4pm.

Dark Delicacies is located at 3512 West Magnolia Boulevard, Burbank, CA 91505. (818) 556-6660.

The highly anticipated sequel and the second book in his popular Men Who Walk Like Wolves series, The Wolves of El Diablo creates a new epic dark fantasy mythology readers are sure to devour.

“Couldn’t put it down. The action is nonstop relentless…I can’t wait for the movie!” says Jack Ketchum, bestselling author of The Girl Next Door.

Fans of fantasy, westerns, horror, and action are sure to enjoy the high-octane thriller in which the heroes who won’t back down find themselves trapped on a train and facing an unbeatable battle against a horde of unstoppable werewolves. Eric Red’s classic feel meets with a whole new brand of adrenaline-fueled excitement that will entertain fans for hours.

“With this series, I wanted to create a new epic dark fantasy mythology of legendary heroes battling supernatural monsters in fantastic realms that will span a trilogy and take readers where they haven’t been before,” says Eric Red when asked about his inspiration for the series.

“The Men Who Walk Like Wolves series is a crossover of the Western and horror genres, mixing classic Western gunfighter good guys with classic horror bad guy werewolves,” says Red, “Because both Western and horror are action-packed, good guy-versus-bad guy stories, it’s a natural mash-up.”