Friday, March 27, 2009

A Spur Award - Yes, It Is So!

I have to start out today's post with a huge congratulations to Craig Johnson who has won the Western Writers of America's Spur Award for Another Man's Moccasins! I'm excited because I will be able to see Craig on a panel at the L.A. Times Festival of Books AND I'm going to this event to see him in June! Yes! It is so! I will finally get to meet the man himself!

Also discovered today that Gregg Hurwitz will be releasing his new book in June. It is called Trust No One. If it is half as good as The Crime Writer, I'll be in heaven! You can see details at his website here. He is also going to be at the L.A. Times FOB, so maybe I can see him as well. It would be GREAT!

Yesterday was the anniversary of Raymond Chandler's death 50 years ago. In honor, Dave Rosenthal over at the Read Street blog has a little Chandler trivia game. You can try your hand for a chance at some free mysteries.

So that's all for other sites. Now I'm going to announce that the fun is just gettin' started around here folks. I have great stuff lined up for April, but we'll get an early start with a guest blogger tomorrow. In April I have a handful of interviews lined up, and I'm very excited about them. I also have at least one more guest blogger in April. Then of course will be the Festival of Books so I'll have LOTS of fun to share about that!

But, for tonight, I'm off to continue EASY INNOCENCE that I started today during my lunch break and then became thoroughly irritated when I had to stop! It hooked me on page 1; I'm looking forward to this book! Make sure you check out Naomi's award-nominated short story, and Happy Reading!!


Corey Wilde March 27, 2009 at 9:50 PM  

I'm happy to hear that about Craig Johnson. 'Moccasins' is the only one of his books I haven't read yet, and I'm looking forward to it. Soon, I hope.

I saw the line-up for the Book Festival. You picked a great year to go, looks like.

'Easy Innocence', that's the Libby F. Hellman book, right? That's been in my TBR stack for a while. If you're loving it, maybe I need to bump it to the top.

le0pard13 March 29, 2009 at 2:24 AM  

Jen, you are gathering such great book intel. Way to go! Thanks for keeping us in the loop.

Jen March 29, 2009 at 4:44 PM  

Corey, yes EASY INNOCENCE is Libby Hellman. I'm really loving this book so far. I have to finish up my post for tomorrow and then I'm headed back to read more. It's almost 400 pages, but I think it's going to go quite fast!

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