I am astounded at how many of you sleuthed out all of the giveaway books in last week's e-newsletter contest! Next time I run a scavenger hunt I'm going to have to be much sneakier.
The randomly selected winners have been notified and their books are on the way.
The titles in the giveaway were:
AFTER THE GOLDEN AGE by Carrie Vaughn (ARC)
ON BORROWED TIME by David Rosenfelt
EYES OF THE INNOCENT by Brad Parks
THE BROTHERS OF BAKER STREET by Michael Robertson
I SHALL NOT HATE by Izzenldin Abuelaish
Thanks to everyone for participating!Read more
In today's (excellent, as always) issue of Shelf Awareness, our favorite literary zen masters showcased an unexpected friendship between Virginia-based author Brad Parks (EYES OF THE INNOCENT) and a small town bookstore in Terrell, Texas.
Back in August, Parks exchanged a few emails with Gayle Harris, a fan who happened to own a shop, Books and Crannies. After a few lively back-and-forths, Parks decided he needed to get out to Terrell to see this charming theatre-turned-bookstore for himself.
Ultimately, Parks warns readers that the article is "a cautionary tale for all you book peddlers out there--never write an author and tell him you love his book and own a bookstore. Chances are good he will do what I did: invite himself to your store for a signing."Read more
His post begins, "Exactly twenty-six years and five months ago, at the end of a hot and dusty Connecticut summer, in a time of desperation the likes of which I can now barely describe, I committed a heinous crime. I stole from a public library..." keep reading!