First, my friend, author Carla Swafford, is featuring my alter ego Susannah on her blog, and I’m giving away a print book, audiobook, or Kindle edition of Lovely, Dark, and Deep. I hope you’ll stop by and say hello even if you don’t want or need a copy of the book.
Also, an official tour stop today to enter for the prizes: a review over at A Night’s Dream of Books. Enter!
Now, on to Jean LaFeet!
Huh? Jean LaFeet? Yes, indeed. Artist Christina Hess does this amazing series of artwork called Animals in History (I think she’s working on a book collection), and one of the pieces is the pirate “Jean LaFeet.” I absolutely love it, not only because it’s an homage to my favorite pirate but because the dog looks a LOT like my late terrier Shane O’Mac. And yeah, if Shane were a historical figure, she’d probably make a good Jean LaFeet–she was way too smart for her own good, devious, playful, stubborn…all those things we love about our pirate.
Want some Jean LaFeet for yourself? A Jean LaFeet bag is the giveaway in the May 15 newsletter, so there’s still time to sign up by clicking on the tab at the top of the page.
I should be off the killer deadlines at the day job by Thursday so I’ll be doing massive mail-out catchup at the end of the week. If you’re waiting for something from me, hold on a couple of days longer!
In the meantime, I was a bit giddy to hear that LOVELY, DARK, AND DEEP is a finalist in TWO of the larger published novel contests. It is a finalist in both the Holt Medallion Awards and the National Readers Choice Awards, in both cases in the category of romantic suspense. Since this is a new writing genre for me, it’s really gratifying for LDD to be recognized!