When you have a lot news, most of it good, there is the temptation to want to spit it out at one time and inundate those around you and those who read your blog. I hope to fight and win that battle. I’ll spread it out over several posts.
The first great news is that I’ve signed with one of the leading literary agencies in the US and the world. I’m now represented by The Seymour Agency. This is particularly pleasing to me because its founder, Mary Sue Seymour, was one of the people I credit as significantly encouraging me to keep writing. There is a link to The Seymour Agency on this post and one on my web site. I’m really looking forward to working with Nicole, Julie, Lesley, and all of the Seymour team.
The second is that my latest released novel has been greeted with some great five star reviews. Escaping Skeletons, a mystery/suspense, is a story revolving around Operation Paperclip, the military program that was used to locate, extricate, and immigrate German/Nazi scientists to the US (and peripherally to South America). The book is the second of the Chessie Partin, archaeologist series. Chessie was introduced in The Bait Man and has developed quite a fan base. The history portion of this book is intriguing. It deals with a part of the OSS project that many have forgotten and many more would like to forget. Does the end justify the means? Are the unintended consequences of a “mistake” erasable? The novel offers some thoughts on these issues and some really suspenseful reading moments.
A link to one of the 5-star reviews is included with this post. It will also be on the first page of my web site. — For you Chessie Partin fans, she’s already involved in another investigation. When an Indian midden is discovered on a property to be developed, she and her boss are asked to investigate to see if artifacts exist there. They find some. But, the real interest is in the seventeen sets of remains that are probably the result of a serial killers activities.
This will be my busiest fall & winter season yet! My PR person is scheduling me at almost twice the number of venues when compared to last year. I love the contact with my readers…and just readers in general. Readers are thinkers. I firmly believe that, and my writing keeps those folks in mind. I’ll have much more on my historical presentations, seminar classes, and book-signings in later posts as the schedule is completed. If you wish to get me as a speaker, contact: firstname.lastname@example.org —- quickly. My schedule is filling fast.
One more thing — I’ll be reviving my Newsletter beginning in the 4th quarter of this year. It will contain news about my books, appearances, what’s new, what’s coming and I’ll share some personal happenings that I think will interest you. Visit my website to sign up.
Review of Escaping Skeletons https://readersfavorite.com/book-review/escaping-skeletons
Website for The Seymour Agency www.theseymouragency.com
Website for DL Havlin www.dlhavlin.com
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