Tuesday, January 08, 2008

January Newsletter


There are some new members to this newsletter. Thanks for joining! I’ve got a few announcements. I’ll keep ‘em short.

*I’ve got my one and only New York appearance in Brooklyn on Wednesday, January 16, 7:30pm, at WORD, in Greenpoint. I’m a little worried about turnout, so I’d consider it a big favor if some of you locals showed your smiling faces. Dour faces okay, too.

The details:
Word, 126 Franklin Street (718-383-0096) http://wordbrooklyn.wordpress.com/
By Subway: Take the G train to the Greenpoint Ave. stop. Exit at the corner of Greenpoint Ave and Manhattan Ave. Walk down Greenpoint Ave towards the East River, away from Starbucks. Make a left at Franklin Street. Word is 1 block down at the corner of Franklin and Milton.

If you are coming from Manhattan and taking the L, the best way is to transfer to the B61 bus (or walk) from Bedford Avenue.

I’ll give a short reading, followed by a signing. There will be wine, and if not, I will bring wine. Afterward, depending on turnout, we’ll hit a local watering hole, or go bowling!

Map of WORD

*If you’re in the Philly area this weekend, I’ll be signing books on Saturday, January 12, 2:30-3:30 at the Sisters in Crime booth at the American Library Association’s Midwinter meeting (Pennsylvania Convention Center, 1101 Arch Street).

*I’ll also be speaking at the Garden State Horror Writer’s monthly meeting on February 9, 11am. Location to be determined.

And the news:

*The excellent mass marker paperback reviewer for Publisher’s Weekly, Marc Schultz, picked The Missing as his favorite book of 2007.

*Fantasy Book Critic also gave The Missing a thumbs up, as one of the best books of the year.

*The good eggs at Dark Scribe liked it too, and it’s on their year’s best list.

*An Interview conducted by Peter Tennant should be in the February issue of the UK Magazine Black Static, so go out and get a copy.

*Virus (the UK title for The Missing) went on sale in paperback last month. Go out and buy eighteen copies, and give them to all your friends!

*I’ve been bad about updating the Mystery Site of the Month. If you’ve got ideas, send them along. I’ll be running the contest again starting February 1.

*My Second Life Interview is now live, and pretty neat.

*Finally, don’t make me suffer the slings and arrows by my lonesome! Review The Missing or The Keeper on Amazon.com. It helps!

That’s it. If you’re in town, show up at my reading, OR ELSE, and until next time, don’t get none on ya.

Sarah Langan