On the flight home from our trip to the northwest, I had a book in the briefcase, but it wasn’t easy to get to, so I grabbed the Southwest Airlines magazine, Spirit. I was happy to discover there was an article titled, “Put the Mystery into Your Travel.” So, I turned right to it.
The article is about mystery authors who are very good at setting. They establish “place” almost as another character. So much so that readers can almost use their books as tour guides.
I was excited to see that two of my favorite authors were listed for Texas. Representing Austin is a friend of mine, Jan Grape. They listed the first book, Austin City Blue, in her series. For San Antonio, they recommended Rick Riordan for his series starring protagonist Tres Navarre. It was so much fun to see them there and getting the recognition they deserve. Considering the thousands of people who fly Southwest and that the magazine will be in each seatback for the entire month, this should be great publicity for all the authors listed.
I emailed Jan and Rick the next day, congratulating them. Haven’t heard from Rick, but Jan emailed back. She didn’t even know about the article!
Happy Sales to both Rick and Jan, both of whom are great writers.
6 months ago