Fresh FIction Box Not To Miss
Bouchercon 2011 Spirits of St. Louis and 2011 Anthony Awards
News / September 19, 2011

Some of the Fresh Fiction team attended the annual Bouchercon, held in St. Louis this past weekend (9/14-18/2011). An interesting and fun gathering of people who love mysteries and crime fiction: readers, authors, publishers and bloggers all congregated in the gateway to the west. The highlights of the con included: It’s always fun to pass Robert Crais on the escalator. Love his Elvis and Joe Pike books. Did learn that “pike” is not exactly what one would hope in Icelandic but I got a smile every time I’d see a “I Love Pike” button. Getting up early on Friday morning for a breakfast with Charlaine Harris was worth all the lost sleep. Listening to Val McDermid, I was jealous, they started her off with a bloody mary, none for us in the audience, but she knows how to capture the attention of the crowd and to entertain. The interview with lifetime honoree Sara Paretsky was enlightening. My first time to see her in person. I didn’t realize she was one of the founders of Sisters in Crime, a great organization of writers who help libraries and readers. Her backstory on V.I. Warshawski just cemented my love of the series. We…

Kate Emerson | Hanging in There
Author Guest / September 19, 2011

Brought to you from Kathy Lynn Emerson (aka Kate Emerson and Kaitlyn Dunnett) When this blog was originally scheduled, I planned to talk about the next Kate Emerson historical, SECRETS OF THE TUDOR COURT: AT THE KING’S PLEASURE, which first had a release date of September 20th , then August 23rd. And now? December 27th! The novel is written and edited and has a gorgeous cover. It will be in stores eventually, but when my editor phoned to explain about the delay (actually a good thing in terms of marketing), I was disappointed, as I know readers are at having to wait those extra months. SECRETS OF THE TUDOR COURT THE PLEASURE PALACE #1 BETWEEN TWO QUEENS #2 BY ROYAL DECREE #3 AT THE KING’S PLEASURE #4 In a writing career that stretches back  more years than I like to count, this is far from being the worst setback I’ve ever experienced. That “honor” goes to something that happened in 1988, when I had three young adult novels already written and edited and scheduled for Silhouette’s Keepsake line. One even had a cover. Then Silhouette decided to discontinue the line, and none of them saw the light of day, at…