Monday, January 6, 2020

Steph's Spring Book Preview, 2020 Edition

New Year, Same Writing Blog.... though this year, I'm getting a jump on my Spring Book Preview.

(I'm also changing up author interviews and working a few new things, when/if things ever calm down....)

January is a busy, busy month this go-round. Miraculum comes out in paperback TOMORROW and on January 28th, I'll be wrapping up my Southern Crime trilogy when Holding Smoke hits shelves. So, in the spirit of my own book releases (and loving books and authors and all that jazz) here we go! Let's get those pre-orders clicking and TBR lists humming. Here are the books I'm most excited about for the first half of 2020, along with reader suggestions, as always.

Cheers and Happy Reading!!!



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Reader Suggestions!

Firebird by Mark Powell (Jan.)
Hi Five by Joe Ide (Jan.)
An Incantation of Cats by Clea Simon (Jan.)
My Red Heaven by Lance Olsen (Jan.)
Falsehood by Emily Brandt (Jan.)
Three Words by Juliette Sebock (Jan.)
Consider This by Chuck Palahniuk (Jan.)
Swerve: Environmentalism, Feminism and Resistance by Ellery Akers (Jan.)
In the Cut by Frank Zafiro (Jan.)
Stay Ugly by Daniel Vlasaty (Feb.)
The Sun Down Motel by Simone St. James (Feb.)
Within Plain Sight by Bruce Robert Coffin (Feb.)
Minor Feelings by Cathy Park Hong (Feb.)
The Other Mrs. by Mary Kubica (Feb.)
That Left Turn at Albuquerque by Scott Philips (March)
When Sleep Comes by Jack Foley (March)
The Sea of Lost Girls by Carol Goodman (March)
Self-portraits in Which I Do Not Appear by Clif Mason (March)
In Our Other Lives by Theodore Wheeler (March)
Murder at the Mena House by Erica Ruth Neubauer (March)
Enso by Shin Yu Pai (March)
Still I am Pushing by Candice M. Kelsey (March)
Strike Me Down by Mindy Mejia (April)
Before the Fevered Snow by Megan Merchant (April)
Mythical Man by David Ly (April)
Ghost Face by Greg Santos (April)
Hidden Victims by LynDee Walker (April)
On Becoming a Role Model by Lynne Schmidt (April)
A Hundred Suns by Karin Tanabe (April)
Life's Tumultuous Party by Marvin Cohen (April)
Worse Angels by Laird Barron (May)
The Jane Austen Society by Natalie Jenner (May)
Fairest by Meredith Talusen (May)
This is One Way to Dance by Sejal Shah (May)
A Star is Bored by Byron Lane (June)
You Exist Too Much by Zaina Arafat (June)
Lost River by J. Todd Scott (June)

Monday, December 16, 2019

Recommending Books Over at LitReactor Again!

While 'list season' can be stressful, I love getting the chance to recommend some of my favorite authors and their books at the end of every year. Thanks to LitReactor for sharing some space and letting me share five of my favorite 2019 books with you!






How It Happened.... Over at The Thrill Begins

Shooting from the hip over at The Thrill Begins. Many thanks for the opportunity to tell my writing/publishing story.....







Saturday, December 7, 2019

Holding Smoke recommended in Mystery Tribune

Woo-hoo! Holding Smoke was recommended by David Joy in Gabino Iglesias' Mystery Tribune article about favorite female crime writers. Many thanks! (And there's so many killer books recommended on this list!)




Friday, December 6, 2019

Miraculum in the Tampa Bay Times

Many thanks to Piper Castillo and the Tampa Bay Times for interviewing me about what I'm currently reading, where I write, my novel Miraculum and forthcoming work, including January's Holding Smoke.




Thursday, December 5, 2019

Miraculum in Creative Pinelass

Many thanks to Tiffany Razzano (a huge supporter/director of the local St. Pete lit scene) and Creative Pinelass magazine for hosting this interview and promoting Miraculum and Holding Smoke