What’s New This Month – October 2022


New Releases
Awards and Nominations
Author Appearances
Book Deals
Conferences, Festivals & Fairs
and More!

New Releases

LESLIE S. KLINGER is pleased to announce the October 18 release of
“This new edition gives the classic tale of depraved murder and unrelenting horror its most complete and illuminating presentation yet.” In hardcover and on Kindle

JOHN EDWARD MULLEN‘s latest historical mystery,
NELL: MARSHAL OF BODIE, is now available.

The first novel by A.D. PRICE is out now on Amazon: AFTER THE BLUE, BLUE RAIN. It’s the first in the Comfort and Company series of mysteries.

The fifth book in DOROTHY HOWELL‘s Haley Randolph mystery series,
TOTE BAGS AND TOE TAGS, comes out on Audio on October 4, ten years after its original release in hardcover.

Joan Renner‘s story, The Lady Vanishes: The Mysterious Disappearance of Jean Spangler, appears in THE BEST NEW TRUE CRIME STORIES: UNSOLVED CRIMES AND MYSTERIES. Edited by Mitzi Szereto, the anthology debuted as the #1 New Release on Amazon. https://amzn.to/3BEeuNS

Gay Toltl Kinman’s short story, Death of a Birder, is now available on Kindle. “A not-so-likeable member of a dedicated birding group is found dead. Murdered by someone in the group from her past? Or in the wrong place at the wrong time?”

Lisa Morton’s novella Halloween Beyond – The Talking-board is one of three novellas in the anthology, HALLOWEEN BEYOND: PIERCING THE VEIL, coming out October 21st from Crystal Lake Publishing. “The novella is about a missing girl, her grieving sister, and a mysterious older woman who may hold the key.”

Awards and Nominations

Congratulations to Naomi Hirahara
for her 2022 Macavity Award for Best Historical Mystery for her novel, CLARK AND DIVISION

Author Appearances

Dorothy Howell will sign and discuss her two new releases, SEAMS LIKE MURDER and SHOPT TIL YOU DROP DEAD, at the Camarillo Library on Wednesday, October 5th, at 4:00; at Mystery Ink Bookstore in Huntington Beach on Saturday, October 8th at 1:00; and at the Redondo Beach Library on Saturday, October 22 at 11:00.

Sheila Lowe will be celebrating the release of her new book, THE LAST DOOR (#3 in the Beyond the Veil paranormal suspense series), with an Orange County launch party at Mystery Ink in Huntington Beach on October 1st at 1pm and on Sunday, October 2d at 2 pm at Book Carnival in Orange.

Book Deals

Ellen Byron signed a three-book contract with Kensington Publishing for a new series,
The Golden Motel Mysteries.

Burned-out TV writer Dee Stern quits her job on a Kidz Channel sitcom and buys a rustic motel in a small Gold Rush town at the foot of a national park. When a dead body pops up straddling her property and the park, Dee finds herself out of her element as both a motelier and an amateur sleuth.

Conferences, Festivals & Fairs

Writer’s Digest Novel Writing Conference
October 20 – 23 Pasadena CA

the 805 Writers Conference and Book Expo
November 5 & 6 Ventura CA
SinC members receive a discount until 9/30/22

Registration is open for the 2023
2023 California Crime Writers Conference
which will be held at the Hilton LA (Culver City) on June 10 and 11, 2023.
Hone your craft
Get a manuscript critique
Learn about marketing
and be entertained by our Guests of Honor,
Deborah Crombie and Rachel Howzell Hall

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