Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Mike on The Culture Buzz, 99.1 on the FM dial

Listen for me on The Culture Buzz with John Busbee this Wednesday and next from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on KFMG 99.1, Des Moines. We’ll be discussing writing, characterization and my new mystery, End of the Line. Then check out John’s webpage The Culture Buzz. And don't forget the book launch set for 6:30 July 14 at Beaverdale Books, Des Moines.

Friday, June 18, 2010

Book Launch Set: Beaverdale Books July 14

You are all cordially invited to the launch party for my new mystery novel, End of the Line.

Date: July 14, 2010 at 6:30 to 8 p.m.

Where: Beaverdale Books, 2629 Beaver Ave., Suite 1, Des Moines, Iowa 50310

If you cannot make the event and would like a signed copy of the book, you can use your credit card and order it directly from the store by calling 515-279-5400. Make sure you tell them you want a SIGNED copy and how you want it inscribed.

Monday, June 7, 2010

Gearing up promotion for the book

I’m starting to get invitations from libraries to speak about my new book. Right now I’m in the process of getting my fall schedule straight, but I have one firm date and that is October 9 at the Bonaparte Public Library. I also noticed that Amazon has fixed the price on the book at $17.51. If you have already ordered the book, that is the price you will get, if not, this is a good time to get an early copy at a good price (retail the book is normally $25.95). The Amazon link is to the right. In addition, Barns & Noble is also carrying the book for the same $17.51 price.

Other on-line book sellers, Borders and Books A Million also carry the book, but right now it is for the list price.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

More reviews; book due out this month

"Thumbs up for a solid book."

. . . Dennis Collins, MyShelf.com

Read the full review here.

"I recommend this book to readers of detective stories looking to be amused -- and shocked -- at the unexpected and twisted end."

. . . Tannia Ortiz-Lopes, Catholic Fiction

Read the full review here.