Today is my blogging day on Inkspot., the blog for the authors of Midnight Ink. And it seems only fitting at the end of my book launch to thank some of the great people who have helped me make it such a success. Even better–I have never met any of these people in person!
Fiona had to wait so long for the book launch that she outgrew her shirt!
It’s been a fun and exciting book launch, and we’re just getting started. Here’s a summary of some of the highlights so far:
Reviews from Mystery Blogs: Check out the fun reviews from posted by the bloggers below: If you’ve seen any reviews that I haven’t listed here please let me know!
Booklady’s Booknotes: “A Killer Retreat is a humorous mystery that will give the reader page after page of stress free enjoyment.”
Shelley’s BookCase: “This is such a fantastic read. One that will have you reading until the last page.”
Mochas, Mysteries, and Meows: “Kate’s dedication to Bella and her serious medical issues are just one reason why I consider this a must-read series. Whether you are a yogi or not you will enjoy spending time with Kate, Bella, and their friends.”
Readalot: “Lots of mystery, lots of suspects, lot of Yoga, interesting characters and cute animals.”
Fresh Fiction: “Ms. Weber mixes up a delightful whodunit that sends the reader down false trails much like Bella the dog and her search for rabbits….Readers of cozy mysteries will enjoy this mystery and look forward to the next installment.”
Cozy up with Kathy “A Killer Retreat, is the best sort of book. It’s one that raises awareness of important societal issues, explores the difficulties relationships present, makes us worry about the people and other animals who inhabit its pages, and, while doing all of that, still makes us laugh!”
Thoughts In Progress: “A Killer Retreat is a charming cozy that provides relaxation and entertainment. This is a tantalizing series with the promise of more capers in the future.”
Just One More Paragraph: “Another great humorous and quirky mystery that is sure to not only to draw you in but entertain you from the first page.”
Interviews: I’m continually surprised by the diversity of questions I get asked by interviewers. There’s a tiny bit of overlap in the interviews below, but not very darned much. I’ve highlighted some of the unique questions in each.
Mochas, Mysteries, and Meows: This one is a lot of fun, because I got to write it from Bella’s (The German Shepherd in my series) point of view!
Edmonds News: Artfully Edmonds: This local arts columnist asked some great questions about how to “make it” in the writing business. Truth be told, I haven’t made it yet. But if I ever do, it will be because of support from readers like you!
Christa Reads and Writes: In this one, you can read about my yoga teacher/sleuth Kate and how she compares to me. Spoiler Alert! We have some similarities!
Thoughts in Progress: Learn about my writing process (or lack thereof, if the truth be known). I’m not exactly known for my organized desktop.
Cozy Up with Kathy:This interviewer asked me to talk about my work, of course, but also two other topics in the series I feel passionately about: EPI (the digestive disease my own dog has) and reactive dogs.
Omnimystery News: This interviewer asked lots of fun questions about my life, my characters, and my genre. My favorite question, however was to complete this sentence… I am a mystery writer and thus I am also… How do you think I answered it?
Radio Interview on Conversations Live with Cyrus Web. Cyrus hosted me on his program last launch and it was a thrill to talk with him again this year about my new book, getting to know my characters and encouraging other writers.
Guest articles: In addition to this writing blog, I’m a contributing author for several other blogs in the upcoming weeks. The two articles below posted in the past week.
Writers and Other Animals: This is actually an excerpt from the book—a scene in which Kate discovers Suicide Bluff, an area that will later become much more frightening than she could ever imagine.
Sequence Wiz: Read about finding your passion by sharing yoga in unusual ways.
Upcoming events this week: If you’re in the area, come see me! The party at Whole Life Yoga will feature champagne, killer cake, and lots of door prizes!
It’s here, it’s here, it’s here! Book launch week for A KILLER RETREAT. The official launch is this Thursday, January 8, but I have tons of activities scheduled over the next several months. Today’s article outlines my live book launch events through March. For the next few weeks on the blog, I’ll post links to some notable interviews and articles, as well as some radio shows! After that, we’ll be back to all yoga, all the time. 😉
Please join me for one, several, or all of the events below! And please support these booksellers who have gone out of their way to support me!
Signings and Launch parties:
Thursday, January 8, 5:00 – 7:00 PM PST. Facebook launch party! Many of my readers aren’t in Seattle, so I’ve decided to host a virtual launch party this year. I’ll be posting photos of settings in the book, offering excerpts, giving away a prize every 15 minutes, answering reader questions, and accepting virtual hugs. To join in, Click on this link. Please also share with your friends. The more the merrier!
Saturday, January 10, noon – 1:00. Seattle Mystery Bookshop in Seattle, WA. A low key meet-and-greet event. But you don’t want to miss the opportunity to check out this Seattle landmark that devotes its shelves completely to mysteries. Tons of fun!
Thursday, January 15, 5:00 – 8:00 PM. Edmonds Book Shop in Edmonds, WA. I loved being part of the Edmonds art walk last year, and this lovely local book store is a community favorite. I’ll be hosting some drawings for book-related goodies.
Saturday, January 17, 2:30 – 4:00 PM.Whole Life Yogain Seattle, WA, co-sponsored by the University Bookstore. This one is going to be a PARTY! Cake, bubbly, yoga discounts, prizes, and readings. We’re going to have a blast!
Thursday, January 29, 7:00 – 8:00 PM.Third Place Books in Lake Forest Park, WA. I had a great time in this open and inviting venue last year. I plan to offer a short chair yoga practice to liven things up, a couple of readings, Q&A, and tons of prizes! Not to be missed.
Saturday, January 31, 12:30 – 2:30 PM. Costco in Shoreline. And you don’t even have to buy the book in bulk! 😉 Costco offers great prices and I’m thrilled that they asked me to come and do an event with them. This will be another low key meet and greet, so feel free to come on by at any time during the event and say hi!
Friday, February 6, 6:00 – 7:00 PM Garfield Book Company in Tacoma, WA. This will be my first event at the bookstore at Pacific Lutheran University. In addition to reading, I’m going to offer a class on yoga for students and other readers. Please let all of your south end friends know!
Saturday, February 7, 1:30 – 2:30 PM. Page 2 Books in Burien, WA. Another fun new venue for me, in which I plan to tease the audience with readings, prizes, and maybe a yoga pose or two.
Saturday, February 14, 1:30 – 2:30 PM. Barnes and Noble in Federal Way, WA. I hope to see some of my old buddies from Weyerhaeuser there! Grab your honey and prepare to have a “killer” of a time!
Sunday, March 8, 4 – 5 PM. Village Books in Bellingham. Bellingham has a large viniyoga following, so I’m totally thrilled to go back there and share my second book. I’m still firming up the plans, but I hope to have a local yoga teacher co teach this with me.
Friday through Sunday, March 12 – 15. Left Coast Crime in Portland, Oregon. This fun fan convention is offered once a year. My panels and signings aren’t confirmed yet, but if you plan to attend, please hit me up for a drink!
Saturday, March 21, 2 – 3 PM. Barnes and Noble, in Billings, MT. What a complete and total hoot to be signing books in my hometown. I’ve invited another mystery author to join me, but I don’t want to jinx it so you’ll have to check with me in a few weeks to see if she can come. Readings, giveaways, and of course signings galore!
Saturday, May 9, 2 – 3 PM. Barnes and Noble, in Bellevue, WA. East side moms take note! What could be better than a little “spa day” relaxation with A Killer Retreat!
I have to admit, typing this all out just gave me heart palpitations. It’s going to be a BUSY few months! Add to this three radio shows, ten guest articles, and seven interviews scheduled—so far—and I may never sleep again. Please come see me at one of the events, give me a big hug, and let me draw from your energy.
And always, of course, come see me us at Whole Life Yoga! Thank you for your support!