Friday, August 14, 2015

Catching UP!

NO Books  went to press, or back to press, this week: 

Galleys that went out, are STILL out, or went out again, this week:

IRIS DESTINY by Joseph Daniel Carr. 
   To almost everyone Colin Craft is an average kid in the 9th grade. But secretly, he is the crime fighting “Newspaper Myth,” a phenomena most people think is a publicity stunt. Few believe he can really read minds, create ice, manipulate flame, and even teleport objects with his mind. While the Myth is discounted by the public, one man knows the truth...a crooked cop named Allen Crestmere identifies him and becomes his first real enemy, fighting him not as a human, but with the same supernatural powers.

PAYBACK: Kathy Sear and Greg Hawkins Series, Vol. 5, by  Michael Field
   During a routine prisoner transfer a dramatic prison escape by four hardened criminals shocks the law enforcement community. A review of their extensive criminal histories reveals they all have one thing in common – Pineview Detectives Greg Hawkins and Kathy Sear are responsible for them being incarcerated.
   The detectives suddenly find themselves in a unique situation as the hunters become the hunted. They are forced to match wits with not only the escaped prisoners but also those that assisted and carried out the prison break.

THE MURDER OF SECRETARY Judd KANE: Adventures on Capital Hill Series, Vol. 2, by Christine Rose, Mariotti
   Second in the popular political thriller series.

 BOOTS AND THE BRANCH BOYS, by Marjorie K. Doughty.
   Eleanor Hadley, better known as “Boots,” welcomes the “Branch Boys,” veterans from her Maryland home town, back from WW II. All of them have changed and many use alcohol to dull the pain from the devastation they’ve experienced. She falls in love with one, but thinks that marriage to him might be unwise.

Work began or continued on the following titles: 
BLEEDING HEARTS: Killian Kendall Mystery Series, Vol. 1
   Winner of the Stonewall Society's 2002 Pride in the Arts Literary Award in the Whodunit Category! 

REVEREND CASTLE'S CRISIS, Rev. Castle series, Vol. 2 by Celine Rose Mariotti
   Rev. Castle is back in another cozy mystery.  

REAP THE WHIRLWIND: Killian Kendall Mystery Series, Vol. 2,  by Josh Aterovis. 
   Suicide, or murder? That's the question in the second Killian Kendall mystery. Will Smith suspects murder when an old childhood pal drowns, and asks his friend Killian for help in solving the mystery.

TRUTH OF YESTERDAY,  by Josh Aterovis

ALL LOST THINGS, by Josh Aterovis

CHANGE  OF WORLDS, by Josh Aterovis

Jack's News!

  by your bookstore cat, 
and gossip columnist!

The Writers Bloc will be at the Tomato Festival in Vienna August 22 (rain date August 23). The Bloc is invited to Sharptown Heritage day September 19 and Nanticoke River Jamboree at Handsell October 10. A couple members expressed interest in Sharptown, so I will inquire about any charge for our organization, etc. Handsell does not charge vendors but asks for a donation.

We heard from author Barbara Grengs this week. She is the author of the delightful Toby Martin series of Girl Detective books.
Barbara Grengs
Toby Martin's First Adventure

One by one neighborhood dogs disappear. One by one the ransom notes arrive. When Toby Martin and her best pal, Freddy, discover Toby’s dog is the next intended victim, they become first-rate detectives. Who is the pooch pilferer? Will Toby and Freddy rescue the dogs and capture the criminal?

Barbara wrote that she is hard at work on the Sixth (and Final) Toby Martin Book.  She plans to have the manuscript to us in about six weeks. And included a persona message for ME.

Please tell Jack I've included a cat in this book--a big, fat, white long-haired male named Snowball.

Heh, heh, heh -- I gave her the cat idea!!! Me! Me! Me!

An author just can't miss if they add a nice cat toa story. If you don't believe me, just ask Anna Dynowski. I just know the tomcat willbe a great addition to that last Toby Book. 

And don't worry, all you dog fans!Toby already has LOTS of dogs. Glad the cat will be a Tom! Just like Toby and Freddy, tom cats tend to be a plenty adventurous. 

Please don't forget to let me know 
what you are all up to! 

Just send a note with 

 "News for Jack" 

in the subject line, and

I'll make sure it shows up right here. 



  1. I put a lot of blurb and covers on Google +
    Watch for a flood of orders...I'm just sayin'