Monday, December 10, 2012

Big Newses and Small Newses!


Best of 2012

Not sure why saving this on the Mac made it green...
First, because I can hardly contain myself… (and my apologies to those already inundated with this via Facebook)  last week a friend of mine, Mark Sadler, who is one of the staff writers for Suspense Magazine  informed me that The Azalea Assault was chosen one of the best cozy mysteries of 2012!!! I’m so excited! If you go to the magazine and click on it, it will download and I am on page 40!


Medium Wrong Edits DONE

For now, anyway… I’ve sent it off to two of my FABULOUS, reliable beta readers for the ‘big feedback’ and will get back to editing it over Christmas break. In the meantime, I need to find my latest version of What Ales Me and work on THAT. The ANNOYING piece of this is I have to do version magic to get it from my old hard drive where it is in Open Office into Word when none of the computers I have at the moment likes to talk to each other that way. The one that will read the old hard drive has too OLD a version of word to convert… So I need to send it all over, convert from work… all that irritating stuff…


Best Book of the Year

I downloaded this a few months back, but only managed to get to it recently and OHMYGAWD… I will do a full review when I finish, but I am humbled and amazed to know someone who wrote such a fabulous book. So if you are looking for a read… or have someone on your Christmas list who loved The DiVinci Code (but are maybe more of a stickler for real facts to back up the story)… Helena Soister’s The Compass Master is your book.


And Lastly… Tree is up… first set of cookies baked (have an exchange at work today, so I had to do that—will tell you what and share pics FRIDAY as part of Angela Felsted’s Book release cookie exchange!)… I even got a significant dent made in my shopping…

And now I need another weekend.



14 comments:

Donna Hole said...

Whee haw! sounds like fun.

.....dhole

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Hart .. well done on the Cozy Mystery (The Azalea Assault) - that's great news. The Compass Master sounds interesting .. and baking cookies - I'm on my way over, especially if you've got prezzies too .. Have fun - festivities are fun .. Cheers Hilary

Old Kitty said...

Beautiful Tart!!! That is such NAKED news!!!! Yay for your book!!! And big hugs to super talented Angela and amazing Helen too!! Take care
Take care
x

Ella said...

Congrats Hart! Well done is right ;D

I was hoping you were part of Alex's roast?!

Oooh, this book sounds like it is mine, lol

Hart Johnson said...

Thanks, gang!

And yes, part of Alex's roast--tomorrow... mostly because it crept up on me, but since it is the 10th-12th, I will get there!

Alison DeLuca said...

Yay! Congratulations! Doing flips over here, I'm so excited at your news. And, adding The Compass Master to my tottering TBR pile - there's always room for one more! (Isn't there?)

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Congratulations, Hart! That is quite an honor. And I have Helen's book just haven't got to it yet...

Helena said...

Congratulations, Hart darling! OF COURSE The Azalea Assault is one of the best cozy mysteries of the year, so the people at Suspense Magazine are smart for putting it on their list. I'm so excited for you!

And thank you so very, very much for your words about The Compass Master. I hope you enjoy it to the last page.

Elizabeth Spann Craig/Riley Adams said...

Congratulations to you!! That's awesome...great magazine.

Thanks for the tip on the Compass Master...will be checking it out!

Cherie Reich said...

Congrats on your book being one of the best cozy mysteries in 2012!! That's awesome! Yay for finishing up Medium Wrong edits!

The Compass Master looks really good.

David P. King said...

That sounds likea great read. I'll be back for your Alex post, and then some! :)

David P. King said...

That sounds likea great read. I'll be back for your Alex post, and then some! :)

Mel Chesley said...

That book sounds great. I'll definitely check it out. Congrats on the magazine. I could use a couple more weekends these days. Good luck with that! ;)

Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy said...

Wow! I'm sorry that I am so late in visiting, but I am very proud of you! That is quite an honor.

Kathy M.