On June 6 Peggy Ehrhart, author of the forthcoming Knit and Nibble mystery series (Kensington), gave a lecture on Edgar Allan Poe at Chatham Public Library in Chatham, NJ. The lecture was the first in a four-lecture series on the history of the mystery, part of Chatham Public Library’s C.A.L.L. (Chatham Adult Lifeworks Learning) program and organized by Mystery Writers of America. Other MWA members will follow up with lectures on later developments of the mystery form.
Farrah Rochon’s Trust Me (The Holmes Brothers book 5) has been named a favorite read in May by Book Riot.
K. M. Jackson’s April 25, 2017 Kensington release To Me I Wed was selected by Goodreads in their newsletter as one of the best romances of the month.
Also, she has been invited by bestselling author Sarah MacLean to participate in a panel about diversity in romance fiction at BookCon at New York City’s Javits Center on June 3, 2017. She will also be signing copies of To Me I Wed at the Romance Writers of America booth at 2pm the same day.
Booklist has called Jackson “a rising voice in contemporary romance, writing novels that feature smart women and unique situations.”
50 States, 5,000 Ideas — the latest National Geographic travel book from Joe Yogerst — has been a bone fide Amazon bestseller in its category for more than three months.
Released in early February, the book has reached number one in both the U.S. and Canada and continues to hover in the Amazon top four travel books in both nations.
A series of bucket lists rather than an in-depth guide book, 50 States features things to do in every American state and the District of Columbia, as well as 13 Canadian provinces and territories. The book also features tips on the best books, movies, music, edibles and artwork in many of the states.
50 States is the 32nd National Geographic book that Yogerst has worked on either as a solo author or as a member of a team of writers. Among his other Nat Geo books are Long Road South (about his odyssey driving the Pan American Highway from Texas to Argentina), Journeys of a Lifetime (an Amazon bestseller for ten years running), and the recently released Walking Venice.
A former network television writer and foreign correspondent, Yogerst lives with his family and pets in one of those small beach towns between San Diego and L.A.
Murder in an Irish Village, the first book in Carlene O’Connor’s Irish Village mystery series, spent four weeks on Barnes & Noble’s mass-market bestseller list.
Book 2 in the series, Murder at an Irish Wedding, was released in March 2017.
Karen Rose Smith’s Harlequin Special Edition romance His Country Cinderella has been selected by Brain Power Studios to be made into a TV film entitled A Very Country Christmas.
The film stars Greyston Holt, Greg Vaughan, Deana Carter, Bea Santos, and Kelsey Lamb. It will air on the UP network in the U.S., NBC Universal in the U.K., and M6 in France.
International bestselling author Hannah Howell’s 21st book in her Murrays series of Scottish historical romances, Highland Chieftain, hit bestseller lists at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Publishers Weekly, Target, and USA Today.
Farrah Rochon was nominated for Author of the Year by the Romance Slam Jam Emma Awards.