Welcome to new members: Larry Keeton, Carol Viens, Sonya Day, Leslie Hall, Jeanne Kleyn. Our apologies if we missed you. Contact us to make sure we announce you next month.
Puget Sound SinC at Malice Domestic: Leslie Budewitz, Marty Wingate, and Jim Ziskin will be attending this conference on the traditional mystery in Bethesda, MD on May 3–5. Leslie is a nominee for an Agatha Award (short story category) and Marty and Jim will serve on panels. Learn more.
Jeffrey D. Briggs’s first Seattle Waterfront mystery, OUT OF THE COLD DARK SEA, is now available for pre-order. The release date is May 15th.
Leslie Budewitz’s 4th Spice Shop mystery, set in Seattle, will be released on June 11th by Seventh St. Books. CHAI ANOTHER DAY is available for pre-order now, and you can read a free excerpt on her website.
Waverly Fitzgerald will be teaching courses on “Submission Strategies” and “Experimental Essays” at Hugo House this summer. Both 6-week courses will be held on Wed evenings, July 10 to Aug 14. Registration opens June 4.
Tessa Floreano attended both Left Coast Crime and the Chanticleer Authors Conference for this first time. She shared her insights on LCC this month.
Jeanne Matthews’s latest blog is “It Pays to Increase Your Word Power” on Buried Under Books.
Candace Robb’s 11th Owen Archer mystery, A CONSPIRACY OF WOLVES, was released in the UK on April 30th. It will be released in the US in August. On May 18th, she will be giving a lecture at Pontefract Castle as part of a research/lecture tour in England. Visit her new website.
Marty Wingate received the galleys of THE BODIES IN THE LIBRARY, book one of her new First Edition Library series, published by Berkley Books. It is available for pre-order and will be released on Oct 8th.
James W. Ziskin’s next Ellie Stone mystery, TURN TO STONE, is now available for pre-order. It will be released by Seventh St. Books in December.