Saturday, February 7, 2015
Authors and Readers
By Lizzie Turner from
the Ashton Corners Book Club Mysteries by Erika Chase
I’ve been thinking about the mystery writing community this morning, while my author has been thinking about upcoming tours and conferences. She should really be thinking about her new book! Anyway, back to my musings.
If you’ve read Book Fair and Foul, you’ll remember we had the pleasure of entertaining some very high maintenance mystery authors at our first annual mystery fair. While it was a real pleasure to meet them, and I’ll stack our own Teensy Coldicutt up against any one of them any day, you may remember some were a bit on the eccentric side, uh, had preferences, well really, just wanted special attention all the time.
Now, I’m worried that gives the impression that’s what all mystery authors are like. Not so! They really are a very generous and supportive group of people. You can see for yourself, anytime Erika posts something about the Ashton Corners Book Club Mysteries on Facebook, the others are happily sharing the news. And I hear that they really have a great time when they get together at conferences, although I’m there under a different guise. Really, a character isn’t able to mingle like a gal wants to!
And talk about creative! Just look at the books written by all these Killer Characters. If that’s not enough to send a true blue reader into spasms of joy, what is!
I think that what makes this genre strong is this mutual support and friendship but what keeps it going are the readers. And I know that’s who Erika is hoping to meet when she’s on tour in Raleigh, NC Feb. 19-23, and at the upcoming mystery conferences.
Do you have a mystery conference inked in on your calendar?
BOOK FAIR AND FOUL, the 4th in the Ashton Corners Book Club Mysteries
is now available!
Also available are COVER STORY, READ AND BURIED and, A KILLER READ, (#2 on the Barnes and Noble Mystery Bestseller List and an Agatha Award nominee for Best First Mystery)
Look for book #5, LAW AND AUTHOR in Sept. 2015
Visit Erika at www.erikachase.com
Love to hear from you on my Facebook author page and