Thursday, November 20, 2014


Yes, it's really happening: Penguin is sending me on a book tour the first week of March, 2015, for the release of WHO BURIES THE DEAD. Here are the bookstores, cities, dates, and times:

Tuesday, March 3
6:00PM to 7:30 PM CT
Garden District Bookstore
2727 Prytania St. 
New Orleans, Louisiana

Wednesday, March 4
7:00 PM MT
Poisoned Pen
4014 N Goldwater Blvd
Ste 101
Scottsdale, Arizona

Thursday, March 5
6:30 PM CT
Murder by the Book
2342 Bissonett Street
Houston, Texas

Friday, March 6
7:00 PM PT
Powell's City of Books
3415 Cedar Hills Blvd
Beaverton, Oregon

Saturday, March 7
12:00 PM PT
Seattle Mystery Bookshop
117 Cherry Street
Seattle, Washington

So what do you think? I think that at the end of that week, I'm going to be dead.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Hurry and Enter to Win!

Hurry and enter to win a copy of the ARC for WHO BURIES THE DEAD on Goodreads     here . As of 9:00 New Orleans time, you have just five hours left to enter.

Sorry for the late notice but I only just found out about it myself. Thanks to Le Fleur for the tip.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

A Chance to Win Free Books!

Penguin's Binge Reads page on Facebook is running a big giveaway to promote the Sebastian St. Cyr Series. The idea is to put free books in the hands of readers who already love the series so that they can give the books to friends and relatives. Or as Penguin puts it:

"Mystery fans! We're looking for some of C.S. Harris's most rabid readers to help us recruit *new* fans for her amazing Sebastian St. Cyr mystery series. We'll choose 20 of you at random and send you each five copies of the very first book in the series, WHAT ANGELS FEAR, so you can share with friends and family who haven't read C.S. Harris before. Click the photo below to enter. (And please feel free to share on your own page!) U.S. fans only; must be 13 years or older." 

So if you want a chance to enter and you're on Facebook, here's the link to their page:

I was planning to do my own ARC giveaway for WHO BURIES THE DEAD today, but since I've just learned about this, I'll wait a few more days. Yes, that's right: no one told me in advance that this was happening.

I've also just learned that Sweepstakes (evidently the people who handle these for Penguin) will collect information when you enter, including your public profile, friend list, email address and "likes," so I understand totally if some are not comfortable with that.

Thursday, November 13, 2014

WHY KINGS CONFESS Nominated for RT Reviewer's Choice Award

I've just heard Why Kings Confess has been nominated for RT's Reviewers Choice Award for Best Historical Mystery of 2014, which is nice.

I was gone most of this past week visiting my daughter in Texas (that's me with Zydeco, her latest rescue). I'd hoped to get the climax of #11 written before I left, but that didn't happen. So now I think I might go back and revise the rest of the book before I push through to the end. I do still intend to do the Who Buries the Dead ARC giveaway, but I'll have to do it later as this week is turning out to be a tad bit hectic. 

It was beyond wonderful to get to spend time with my daughter, who is a doctor with the Air Force in San Antonio. But I came home to a bunch of clingy, unhappy cats, a sick kitten, a pile of laundry, a dead landline, and my Internet access in disarray as everyone from Google to Facebook locked me out when I tried to log on from San Antonio. And now it is freezing here in New Orleans, which means dragging all the frangipani into the garage for the winter, and wrapping up vulnerable plants, and generally whining a lot.

Thursday, November 06, 2014

ALMOST Finished. Sort of.

I'm almost finished with the first draft of the eleventh Sebastian St. Cyr book.

Of course, finishing the first draft is a long ways from being "finished." I always have a lot of smoothing to do and missing scenes to write and general tidying up. Hopefully that won't take too long because the due date is barreling down on me. And I still don't have a title for this one, not even a working title, which is somewhat disconcerting.

Next week I hope to get organized enough to do the ARC giveaway for my blog readers. I'll also be doing one on my Facebook page at . So if you're on Facebook and you haven't "Liked" my page, be sure to do so!