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Sunday, April 28, 2019

Indie book sellers and award winners

cj Sez:  In case you hadn’t heard, Saturday, April 27, was Independent Bookstore Day. 
   The Mobile Writers Guild did an all-day takeover of Mobile’s newest indie store, The Haunted Bookshop. MWG members who are local published authors in different genres (children’s, YA, romantic suspense, fantasy, non-fiction) volunteered to share their writing experiences and expertise with bookshop customers and other local authors who dropped by.   

   Fellow MWG member Steven Moore (he writes fantasy) and I took the first shift and had a wonderful interaction with an aspiring writer who walked through the door at 10:10 a.m.—the Shop opened at 10.

   Robert Bailey, the bestselling author of the McMurtrie and Drake Legal Thrillers series, which includes The Last Trial, Between Black and White, and The Professor, was there in the afternoon to sign his latest release in the Legal Thrillers series, The Final Reckoning.  For the past nineteen years, Bailey has been a civil defense trial lawyer in his hometown of Huntsville, Alabama. You can read more about Mr. Bailey at

Were you able to support your local indie book store? Not to worry, if you couldn’t. Any day will work fine.
Congratulations to the 2019 Edgar Awards winners!

   Is your favorite author/story among them? Click here to read the full announcement:


   That’s it for this week’s post. You-all guys keep on keeping on, and I’ll try to do the same.

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Little note: Print copies of Choosing Carter and Deadly Star are becoming scarce as Simon&Schuster winds down their support of the Crimson Romance imprint. However, you can support an indie book store and order an autographed copy of my books here: The Haunted Bookshop  Angela Trigg, the awesome owner and a RITA Award-winning author in her own right (writing as Angela Quarles) will be happy to ship you any book(s) of your choice.

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  1. Sadly, our last Indie bookstore closed last year. I'm going to have to take a road trip to find another.


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