Member News

Michelle Gagnon’s Young Adult debut Don’t Turn Around will be released by Harper Teen next week (August 28th), and so far it has received starred reviews from Kirkus and Voya, and been selected as one of the Autumn 2012 Kids’ Indie Next List—”Inspired Recommendations for Kids from Indie Booksellers”! The book trailer debuted on Entertainment Weekly’s shelf life page. It is the first book in a trilogy, and has been called, “Girl With the Dragon Tattoo” for teens. She will be having a release party at Books Inc Opera Plaza on Friday, Sept 21 at 7pm.

Meg Waite Clayton’s latest, The Wednesday Daughters, has just been accepted by Ballantine, and will be published July 23, 2013.

TWISTED VINES, the first in Carole Price’s Shakespeare in the Vineyard mystery series was be released by Five Star Publishing August 15 . She will be on a Bay Area book tour in September/October with Penny Warner, Ann Parker, and Staci McLaughlin.

Keith Raffle’s latest A Fine and Dangerous Season just came out on as a Nook First selection.  It will be available on the Kindle starting September 20. You can hear him read the first two chapters at

Zoe Burke’s debut mystery novel, Jump the Gun: An Annabelle Starkey Mystery, has been signed by Poisoned Pen Press and is scheduled to be released in August 2013.

Sheldon Siegel has just released his first standalone, THE TERRORIST NEXT DOOR, now available. It’s set in his hometown of Chicago, and features Detectives David Gold and A.C. Battle in a deadly cat-and-mouse game with a brutal terrorist.

Jim Guigli’s novel, Under the Black Flag, won third place in the Public Safety Writers Association 2012 category, Book, Fiction, Non-Published.

Coming out 17 September by Deb Grabien: Dead Flowers: JP Kinkaid Chronicle #7, Plus One Press. She will be doing a Kinkaids event in NYC on 23 September, at the Vagabond Cafe, 7 Cornelia Street, at 4 pm.

Terry Shames has signed a two-book contract with Seventh Street Books (Prometheus) for MURDER AT JARRETT CREEK, to be published next spring/summer in trade paperback and
e-book format and THE LAST DEATH OF JACK HARBIN. The
books are set in small-town Texas, and feature ex-Chief of Police Samuel Craddock.