October 28, 2012

Vampire invasion of Ashland

The Ashland Daily Tidings gave a nice review of The Ghost Runner.

The reviewer wonders who Blair Richmond is:
I, of course, found myself looking for "mistakes" — signs that the author doesn't really know Ashland and might just be a visiting tourist. The trilogy is written under the pen name Blair Richmond, and the only clue its publisher — our very own Ashland Creek Press — will give about the identity of the author is that she (or he) lives in the Pacific Northwest.
I do live in the area and will in fact be in Ashland for the Halloween parade.

And of course, I'll be in costume.

October 25, 2012

Win a free copy of The Ghost Runner

If you're on Goodreads -- and if you're a reader you should be -- sign up to win a free copy of my new book.

Now, you've probably already purchased a copy for yourself (or so I hope), but this additional copy will make a nice gift.

Tell your friends, neighbors, people standing in line at the bank...

Here's the link.

October 7, 2012

Kirkus says the The Ghost Runner is "thoroughly entertaining"

Kirkus Reviews is one of those publications I had never heard of before I became a writer.

But it's an important publication, if you're a writer.

Librarians read it cover to cover, or so I'm told.

Just getting a book reviewed by Kirkus is an accomplishment.

So I'm a little giddy to see this review for The Ghost Runner.

Here's an excerpt:

"Vegan vampires, Shakespearean actors, food–co-op aficionados and serious runners face off against old-school bloodsuckers and rapacious, forest-devouring builders in this follow-up to Out of Breath (2011) set in—where else?—Lithia…Spunky Kat is good company; Alex and Roman are better defined this time around, but most vivid character honors go to the setting, whose tall evergreens and babbling brooks, shadowed by brooding mountains, enhance the sturdy plot. Thoroughly entertaining."
I particularly appreciate those last two words: Thoroughly entertaining.

And, like the movies do, I'm going to use these two words everywhere I go.

I'll get bumper stickers made. Posters. T-shirts.

Or, maybe I'll simply post a thoroughly self-absorbed blog post.