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Signing copies of ICE COLD KILL at Annie Bloom's

Signing copies of ICE COLD KILL at Annie Bloom’s

Great time last night at Annie Bloom’s Books! A very nice crowd came out to brave the sewer construction in Multnomah Village.

Annie Bloom’s is one of those independent bookstores that bends over backwards to support Northwest writers, and I can’t thank them enough.

Thanks to everyone who came out to hear me kvetch!

Annie: Get Your Book


logoGot a signing and speaking gig set up at Annie Bloom’s Books, 7834 S.W. Capitol Highway, in Portland’s Multnomah Village!

I lived in The Village (no, Patrick McGoohan fans, not THAT one) for about four years, so Annie Bloom’s was my neighborhood bookstore. During that time, the indie shop was so incredibly loyal. Not just to me, but to all Northwest writers of all genres. It’s one of the reasons every wordsmith I know is madly, deeply, passionately in love with our local book seller.

My gig is set for 7 p.m. Thursday, May 30.

See you there?


A Pair of Phils Beats Most Hands

phillip-margolin-signs-sleight-hand-13Terrific review in The Oregonian this morning for Phillip Margolin’s SLEIGHT OF HAND. Reviewer Peggy McMullen says, “Margolin … keeps the plot hopping with reliable pacing and plot twists.”

Note: The ever-charming Phil Margolin will make appearances at Annie Bloom’s Books, 7834 S.W. Capitol Highway, in Multnomah Village, 7 p.m. Tuesday, and at Murder By The Book, 3210 S.E. Hawthorne, 7 p.m. Wednesday.

‘Crashers’ in paperback

Mixed news at the local bookstore scene. Murder By The Book and Annie Bloom’s both have the paperback of “Crashers!” Yea! Love them. Barnes and Noble not only has it, but out on a display rack for new paperbacks.

It’s still not out at Powell’s, nor is it available on the Powell’s web site. Don’ t know what’s up with that.

The web site has all variations of “Crashers” (hard back, paperback, audio, large print, etc.) plus the sequel, “Breaking Point.”

Annie Bloom’s rocks!

Wow! We drew an estimated 40 people to Annie Bloom’s Books last night. That’s a hell of a house for so small a venue! People asked a lot of really good questions. Independent bookstores are so loyal to Northwest writers. I cannot say enough good things about them!

I also got to keep the origami airline crash tableau that served as the window display! Easily the coolest thing to date about having a book published!

Annie Bloom’s… you rock!

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