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Three Months Away from Pub Day (and Counting!)
Yep, it’s true! Only three months until Walk a Crooked Line releases on July 10 (can you believe?). The cover is gorgeous and so beautifully in line with what they did for Walk Into Silence. And now I’ve got my first blurb, and it’s a juicy one at that. Best of all, it’s from the lovely Kent Krueger, who was one of my first friends in the mystery world and whose work I’ve always admired. Busy as he is, he graciously took the time to read the copy edit of Crooked Line and said this about it:
“Walk a Crooked Line is that rare bird, a police procedural with a huge heart. Seamlessly weaving threads of plot and backstory into a rich, emotional tapestry, Susan McBride delivers a deeply compelling story of a teenaged girl whose big dreams bring her nothing but tragedy. I guarantee you’ll enjoy your time with the two dogged detectives on the case, Jo Larsen and Hank Phelps. This is a book you’ll gobble up in one sitting.”
—William Kent Krueger, New York Times bestselling and Edgar Award-winning author
(Excuse me while I do a bit of jumping up and down.)
If you’d like to check out Walk a Crooked Line and see what it’s about—or even pre-order—just click here.
I’ll let you know more about Crooked Line as we near the pub date. Let me know if you’ve got a review site or blog and would like to be on the ARC list. I can always forward your contact info to the marketing folks at Thomas & Mercer.
I will actually be doing a few speaking gigs this fall (yes, it’s true!). One of the public events will be the Authors Breakfast at the Carondelet Library branch on September 29 at 9:30 a.m. I’ll be there with a handful of other area authors, and Left Bank Books will have books available for purchase. So, pencil that in on your calendars, and I’ll hopefully have a link available to the event in the next month or two.
Thanks to all who entered the Valentine’s Day group giveaway! That was a whole lot of fun, and I hope to team up with author-friends again in the future to do more contests.
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That’s about it for now! I need to get back to work on the proposal for Jo Larsen #3, plus a few other projects that are simmering on my literary stovetop. Happy April and Happy Reading!