Monthly Archives: August 2014

A Well-Launched Novel!

The perfect book launch week — complete with signings at Powell’s and Annie Bloom’s — was capped off this weekend by a review of GUN METAL HEART by Joe Hartlaub at Bookreporter.com

UnknownBookreporter has been amazingly good to me through all four thriller novels from St. Martin’s Press. I am more than grateful to Founder and President Carol Fitzgerald, and her whole terrific crew. Their support has been a godsend.

In this review, Bookreporter says, “Daria has hijacked Haynes’s creative attention, but in the best possible ways, returning as a primary protagonist in ICE COLD KILL and now for another go-around in the newly published and wonderfully titled GUN METAL HEART, which leaves her scrambling to defeat a virtually unbeatable weapon.”

Joe Hartlaub also calls it, “…arguably Haynes’s most fully realized book to date.”

From one long-standing newspaper reporter to the good folks at Bookreporter: Thank you!

In Bloom!

Thanks to everyone who turned out for the launch at Annie Bloom’s last night! Great crowd, great questions, and obviously: great bookstore.

Annie's.introAppreciate the launch we got for GUN METAL HEART! You fans are the best! Special thanks to City Commissioner Steve Novick and his newlywed wife, Rachel, for coming out! I appreciate the support. And also the addition of the funny story from our days working in the Legislature.

If you don’t know Annie Bloom’s, change that! It’s at  7834 S.W. Capitol Highway in Multnomah Village, and it’s an absolute gem of a bookstore. Novelists in other cities marvel at the fact that Portland still has thriving independent bookstores. It’s up to us to support them!

Thanks everyone!

Nobody Escapes The Village

It feels like going home.

Katy King's brilliant addition to launch week.

Katy King’s brilliant addition to launch week.

I’m returning to Annie Bloom’s, one of the Northwest’s greatest independent bookstores, at 7 p.m. today. The shop is in Multnomah Village, 7834 SW Capitol Highway, Portland.

I formerly lived in the Village, and this was my “home” bookstore. Great staff, great selection. Even a cat. What more could you ask for in a bookshop?

Tuesday’s signing drew close to 40 people, and last night’s event ran well over 50. Thank you to everyone! I cannot tell you how thrilled we are by the support.

 

http://www.annieblooms.com

 

Book Launch Week!

Powell’s

Wow! Great fun Tuesday night at Powell’s in Beaverton. Very good crowd, with lots of excellent questions. So incredibly grateful for the support Northwest independent bookstores shower on us local writers. Thank you.Powell's.talk

Lots of fellow journalists there, like David Sarasohn, Peter Wong and Sara Hottman. Intimidating as hell. Talking about writing in front of that bunch is like being asked to play the piano at the Van Cliburn wedding.

 

On Deck: Annie Bloom’s in Multnomah Village.

7 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 21, 7834 SW Capitol Highway, Portland. http://www.annieblooms.com

“Fans of the Brad Thor and Robert Ludlum vein have a new author to enjoy!” — RT Book Review

 

The Book Bin in Salem

7 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 17, 450 Court St. NE.  www.bookbin.com

“A fine entry in a series that’s espionage at its most fun!” — Booklist

We Are Go For Launch!

Bob's.2Powell’s in Beaverton

7 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 19, 3415 S.W. Cedar Hills Blvd. www.powells.com

I can’t say enough about the fine folks at Powell’s — all locations. The staffs have been picked to be as friendly and fun and helpful as is humanly possible.

Katy and I walked into the City of Books last week with a poster and the staff gushed over it — as if they didn’t have 30 similar posters in every window. They laughed and presented a fuchsia-colored pen so I could sign books — as about 30 other writers likely had done that week. But at that moment, they made me feel like the only writer in town.

That’s a gift.

 “A high-voltage, high-body-count thrill ride!” – Publishers Weekly

 

Annie Bloom’s in Multnomah Village.

7 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 21, 7834 SW Capitol Highway, Portland. http://www.annieblooms.com

“Fans of the Brad Thor and Robert Ludlum vein have a new author to enjoy!” — RT Book Review

 

The Book Bin in Salem

7 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 17, 450 Court St. NE.  www.bookbin.com

“A fine entry in a series that’s espionage at its most fun!” — Booklist

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