Wednesday, July 29, 2009

A Killer in My House

For those of you who follow me on Twitter, no, I’m not talking about the (suspected) killer who was in my house a couple of weeks ago. This killer is Killer Career by Morgan Mandel. It arrived in the mail yesterday. Yay! I love opening the mailbox and finding fabulous surprises like this.

Morgan Mandel is a friend/client/ wonderful writer to work with/ great author. Killer Career is not her fist book. She’s also published Girl of My Dreams and Two Wrongs. In addition to publishing Killer Career with Choice One Publishing and starting on a publicity campaign, she’s also writing a thriller called Forever Young, which she says should be of special interest to the Boomer generation.

Morgan doesn’t seem to do just one thing. Ever. She writes on the train to work. She blogs, twitters and is on Facebook, YouTube, MySpace and Blog Talk Radio.

Readers can order her books online, via the publisher, through Barnes & Noble - lots of places.

Now, I’ve read Killer Career, several times, in fact, but I’m gonna have to read it again now that it’s in print. Question is, can I do it without breaking the spine? That’s not easy, but I’ve done it before. Just open the book about two inches to read. Then I can add it to my shelves of autographed books by my favorite authors.

How about you? Are there books that you look forward to getting?
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30 comments:

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  2. Morgan is multi-talented!

    L. Diane Wolfe
    www.circleoffriendsbooks.blogspot.com
    www.spunkonastick.net
    www.thecircleoffriends.net

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  3. Wait a minute! I missed something - there was a suspected killer in your house? Oh my gosh - that is so scary!

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  4. I've been following Morgan for some time now and must agree she's a multi-talented dynamo. And yes, I get books all the time from authors to read and post reviews of. Some of them are very good. I got one such review up on my blog today. (wink)

    The Old Silly

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  5. Thanks for the tip on Morgan's new book. I'll look forward to reading it.

    I follow lots of mystery series and really look forward to a new release!

    Elizabeth
    Mystery Writing is Murder

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  6. Marvin, I don't think I'll do a review of Killer Career since I edited for Morgan (I'd be a bit biased, I think). Besides, I already gushed enough in this announcement. :-O

    Elizabeth, one advantage/drawback of the Internet is meeting so many authors. Yay - new books! Aak - my to-be-read pile is growing too fast!

    At the time he was in my house, Bermudaonion, he wasn't a suspected killer. If he did indeed kill his mother, he did it days after he was here. We actually don't even know him. A friend of a friend brought him to a barbecue. But the police have caught him after a couple of days on the run.

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  7. Phew! For a minute there, you had me. Your headlines are "killer."
    Karen

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  8. I keep up with Morgan through her blog and am always amazed at well she can multi-task!

    Sounds like you could have your own book in the making with a possible killer at a barbecue!

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  9. First, Morgan is awesome. Iook, then its amazing how Morgan and many of you create such a large online presence with quality work.

    I have yet to receive a free book in the mail. I buy an author's book then let them know I purchased it. I do have great joy in sending other people my book, then receiving feedback somewhere down the road.

    Stephen Tremp

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  10. Thanks for sharing this little gem -- I'll definitely check it out. :)

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  11. I have a friend who's an excellent true crime writer. Don't know if her publisher will assign this one to her, though.

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  12. Sounds spooky!!! I don't read many crime thrillers but this one sounds interesting.

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  13. Thanks for the compliments. I don't see myself as multi-talented, but as someone always behind in what I'm doing and playing catch-up.

    It was a pleasure working with you, Helen, and you did a great job polishing up Killer Career and finding things I missed.

    Morgan Mandel
    http://morganmandel.blogspot.com
    http://www.morganmandel.com

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  15. Oh yes, Helen. I get some great books sent to me and autographed as well. They're special to me.

    Just this week I got a good book to review called Circle Of Friends, Mike's Story.

    Another author friend, knowing I couldn't be at Nationals, pick up several books for me too. Very special.

    How cool you get to read the finished product of Morgans. There's something special about seeing the MS and then seeing the book.

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  16. Congrats to Morgan!
    Scary about the killer in your house. My gosh!
    I love all books and moreso when they come in the mail. There is something about a package from the post- reminds me of lucky packets from when I was a kid.

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  17. Sounds great. My family have decided I just love books. They even let me buy more bookshelves last week. So whatever book is on its way, I'm always excitedly watching for the mailvan on our drive.

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  18. It is fun to get books in the mail, whether they're from an editing client or a guest author on Straight From Hel. It's exciting to open the mailbox and see a package. Yay!

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  19. That is fantastic news for Morgan. I can't wait to check it out. I feel so out of the loop now that I moved off of blogger. My blogroll doesn't update me when my friends have new posts, which was one of the best features about blogger. Great stuff going on around these parts though. I always enjoy your posts.
    Jenny
    http://jenniferhudock.com

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  20. Hi Jenny! Thanks for stopping by - and for leaving a link. I'll zip over.

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  21. Wait...what?!! I do follow you on Twitter, how did I manage to miss this!!

    --Lisa
    http://authorlisalogan.blogspot.com

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  22. I only did a couple of tweets on it Lisa. One when I found out the guy they were hunting had been at my house for BBQ with my son's friends recently. And then again when he was caught - close to the border, I believe.

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  23. I, too, stand in awe of all that Morgan accomplishes in the same 24 hours that we all have. :-)

    In response to your question, Helen, I currently have two books that I received as birthday presents. The Dark Horse by Craig Johnson and Black Water Rising by Attica Locke. Both were highly recommended, so I hope they live up to that. :-) Now I just have to make time to read them, but I keep getting other books to review and they keep getting pushed aside.

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  24. I haven't heard of either of those books, Maryann. But I love the titles. I'm usually attracted first by covers and second by titles. And those two would catch my eye.

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  25. Any book I receive is a joy (being the book addict I am), but the books I want to see most are published versions of books I've helped edit or have critiqued. That would be at the top of the list. Happy reading, Helen.

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  26. I agree Patricia. In some ways it's akin to being asked to be with the author during the pregnancy, then getting to be one of the first to hold the baby.

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