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Things around Christy-land have been a bit discombobulated lately, and this blog was one of the things that got set aside while we worked it out. But now I can bring you up-to-date a little on what's coming in the next few months - and tell you about TWO special no-longer-secret projects.
UPDATE: Christy Evans, and DRIP DEAD, are featured on the RT Book Review site! Read an excerpt, or the review. And, as a bonus, a letter from Christy should be live this week!
First, the schedule:
February 17, 2011 - (Man, where did 2010 go?) Dialogue, blog radio interview with Joshus Graham and Susan Wingate. 10 am. Also available as streaming audio following the live broadcast. And, by the way, I also did an episode with them in January, which is available at the blog radio archive.
February 26, 2011 - Signing at North by Northwest Books, Streetcar Village, Lincoln City, Oregon - I don't have a time yet, but they're usually scheduled for 12-2 pm. If you can't make it but you want a signed book, contact Sheldon McArthur at North by Northwest, 541-994-3087. He'll be glad to help you out!
June 30-July2, 2011 - North American Mensa Annual Gathering, Portland, Oregon. I don't have my specific schedule yet, but I have been asked to present, and plan to talk about "The Promiscuous Writer."
August 17-22. 2011 - World Science Fiction Convention - Renovations, Reno, Nevada. Worldcon is a large, eclectic gathering of fans, writers, editors, agents, and artists. It promises to be a good time, and we plan to be there for the festivities.
October 28-31, 2011 - Scribes At Sea, where I will be teaching aboard a cruise ship!
So, that's the schedule for now. There may be additions, and I'll post them as soon as I set them up.
Now, I promised you news about a secret project, right? OK. OK. I promised you news about TWO secret projects.
The first is a collaboration for Story Portals out of Green Bay, Wisconsin. I just finished my part of a new fantasy series about Bel Thorne, Hedge Witch. In a world where magic is an accepted part of life, there are those who fear and despise it, a few who abuse it, and those - like Bel - who strive to wield their Power in an ethical manner. The first book in the series will be completed later this year, and I'll be sure to let you know when the wonderful people at Story Portals release it.
And (drum roll, please) the OTHER big news - a new mystery series, from a new name!!
If you look at the logo at the top of this blog, you'll notice a slight change. It no longer says "Christy Evans Mystery." It says "Christy Mystery, the Mysteries of Christina F. York, Christy Evans, and Christy Fifield." Those are some of the names I write under, and the newest series will be written as Christy Fifield. I just got the contract for three books, again for Berkley Prime Crime, and I'm stoked!
Glory Martine owns a gift shop in the Florida Panhandle, inherited from her great-uncle, Louis George. Along with the shop, she inherited Bluebeard, a foul-mouthed parrot. Bluebeard isn't the only one living in the shop, however. When things get moved, or displays fall off the walls, Glory finally has to admit the shop is haunted by the ghost of Uncle Louis.
MURDER IN A SHOT GLASS, the first book in the series, revolves around the drunk driving death of a high school football star. Things are never what they seem, and with Uncle Louis urging her on, Glory can't accept the single-car wreck was an accident. With the help of her best friend, radio personality Karen Freed, and the rest of her pals, Glory is determined to find the real culprit - even if it puts her own life in danger.
I have books 2 & 3 planned, and will be writing like crazy. I don't have release dates as yet, but look for the Hauntedd Gift Shop mysteries starting in the spring of 2012.
Well, I think that's enough for now. I'll try to be better about stopping by here and updating you on my books and stories, appearances, and maybe even a new name or two. I blame it on being a Gemini - one name just isn't enough!