The new book

One Kick - the launch of my new thriller series - is available for pre-order on the usual internet sites and at real-life bookstores (just ask the nice people at the desk, if they don't have a method to do this on their website).  It's out for real in August.  In the meantime, here's the scoop. (And don't worry, Archie and Gretchen will be back soon.) 

From the author (that's me!) of the critically acclaimed New York Times bestselling Archie Sheridan/Gretchen Lowell thrillers: The first in a nail-biting new series featuring Kick Lannigan, a young woman whose complicated past has given her a very special skill set.

Famously kidnapped at age six, Kick captured America’s hearts when she was rescued five years later. Now, twenty-one, she finds herself unexpectedly entangled in a missing child case that will put her talents to the test. 

Trained as a marksman, lock picker, escape artist and bomb maker by her abductor, Kick could not return to the life of the average young girl after her release. So, in lieu of therapy, she mastered martial arts, boxing, and knife throwing; learned how to escape from the trunk of a car, jimmy a pair of handcuffs, and walk without making a sound—all before she was thirteen.

Kick has trained herself to be safe. But then two children go missing in three weeks, and an enigmatic and wealthy former weapons dealer approaches her with a proposition. John Bishop uses his fortune and contacts to track down missing children. Not only is he convinced Kick can help recover the two children—he won’t take no for an answer. 

With lives hanging in the balance, Kick is set to be the crusader she has always imagined herself. Little does she know that the answers she and Bishop seek are hidden in one of the few places she doesn’t want to navigate—the dark corners of her own mind. 

A heart-stopping, entertaining thrill ride, One Kick announces the arrival of a blistering new series by a stunning talent in the thriller realm. (Aw shucks.)

Coming to a city near-ish you

I'm touring with Chuck Palahniuk and Monica Drake this week.  These events will be EPIC. We'll be in Tulsa, Houston, New Orleans, Baltimore, Milwaukee and Nashville.  (And Chuck is in Kansas, solo, on Monday.)  The venues will sell out, so if you think you might want to come, get tickets soon.  (Nashville isn't ticketed, so get there early.)  Check the events page on this site for more info. And don't forget to wear your PJs, and bring a stuffed animal and a flashlight.  We've got a whole PJ-party-burlesque-book-rave vibe going on.  Like I said, EPIC.  

Touring with Chuck Palahniuk & Monica Drake in Oct

 

Chuck Palahniuk, Monica Drake, and I are taking Bedtime Stories for Grownups on the road in October to promote Chuck's new book, Doomed.  This a terrific event, you guys.  Pajamas are required.  Content is disturbing.  And much fun is had.  Also, I'll be visiting places where I've never every had an event before - I'm looking at you, Tulsa!  Get tickets ASAP if you want to come to any of these, because they will all sell out.  Here's a list of the six cities.  I'll get these posted on the events page, too.    
Tuesday, October 8 – Tulsa
7:00pm  Booksmart Tulsa - offsite 
Tulsa Central Library 
400 Civic Center  
 Tulsa, OK 74103
 
Wednesday, October 9 – Houston
 7:00pm  Murder By the Book - offsite
At The Firehouse Saloon
5930 Southwest Freeway
 Houston, TX 77057
 
Thursday, October 10 – New Orleans
8:00pm  Garden District Bookshop-offsite 
Tipitina’s
501 Napoleon Ave.
 New Orleans, LA 70115
 
Friday, October 11 – Baltimore
7:00pm  Enoch Pratt Free Library 
400 Cathedral Street   
Baltimore, MD 21201
 Contact: Judy Cooper, 410-396-5494
 
Saturday, October 12 – Milwaukee
7:00pm  Boswell Book Company-offsite
At the UWM Union Wisconsin Room
2200 E. Kenwood Boulevard
 Milwaukee, WI 53211
 
Sunday, October 13 – Nashville
2:30pm                         
Southern Festival of Books 
War Memorial Auditorium
7th Avenue between Union and Charlotte
Nashville, TN
 

 

 

Let Me Go is a NYT Best Seller

LET ME GO debuted yesterday at #21 on the New York Times Best Seller list.  I was on an airplane when I got the news, and celebrated with cheap chardonnay in a plastic glass.  IT WAS DELICIOUS.     

Let Me Go - In Stores Now

Let Me Go is in stores.  It's also available online, in various ebook formats, and in audio book.   

ONE MORE DAY

Let Me Go comes out TOMORROW.

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Seaside, Oregon: Where it never rains; it mists

Back in the hotel room in Seaside, Oregon, after an event at the Seaside Public Library.  Seaside is on the Oregon coast, where we Oregonians walk the beach in head-to-toe polarfleece. It is raining here, though the locals keep insisting that this isn't rain, "it's mist".  Beach Books (beachbooks37.com), Seaside's terrific independent local bookstore, sold books and I signed stock, so if you happen to be in Seaside and wanted an autographed copy of one of my books, this would prove a useful coincidence.  Do go to this bookstore.  They are nice.  You will like them.  Also, I am writing this while half-watching Our Nixon on CNN.  Have you seen this?  It is WAY scarier than any of my books. 

LET ME GO named Best Book! Of the Month. Okay, "One of the Best Books of the Month"

Amazon named Let Me Go one of their "Best Books of the Month" for August!  Isn't that nice of them? Pub date is August 13th.  I'm just now starting to plug in upcoming events, so check back for a fuller listing. Thanks!  

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