Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Woman of Ill Fame launches Feb. 1!

My novel Woman of Ill Fame is about a Gold Rush prostitute who gets caught in the web spun by a killer targeting women of her kind. It is available as of Feb. 1. Please attend any of the readings below. Information on how to purchase is also listed here.


1. Thursday, Feb. 1, 2007. Launch Party and reading at A Great Good Place for Books in Oakland, 7 p.m., 6120 LaSalle Ave. 510-339-8210.

2. Friday, Feb. 9, 2007. Reading at Laurel Bookstore, 7:30 p.m., 4100 MacArthur Blvd. in Oakland. 510-531-2073. Note: originally posted at 7 p.m., this event is now a half-hour later.

3. Thursday, Feb. 22, 2007. Reading at Books Inc. in Alameda, 7:30 p.m., 1344 Park Street, Alameda. 510-522-2226.

4. Sunday, March 4, 2007. Reading at Bird & Beckett's in San Francisco, 4:30 p.m., 2788 Diamond (cross street is Chenery... this is close to Glen Park BART). 415-586-3733.

How to Purchase:
  • First of all, please check first with your local bookseller. Most Bay Area stores should carry it... and if not, you can prompt them to order it. Most booksellers can order a book and have it to you within days.
  • You can visit my publisher's website and follow the links.
  • It is available at Barnes & Noble online: click here.
  • Amazon will be listing the book... but the posting has been delayed.
  • Attend a reading! Books will be available for purchase and signing at any of the book events.
Please also see my website for more information on the novel.

Why are her lips purple on your book cover?
You got me! Blogger loaded the jpeg strangely, somehow. The lips are supposed to be blood red, and that splotch is indeed a blood drop.

What's going on with your blog these days?
Well, it's a bit of a paradigm shift. When I first established the blog, I intended it to be a place for me to post additional information about my novels--sort of like the Extras on a DVD. But then my publisher pushed forward the pub date and with such an invitingly open blogosphere, I just started blogging about my personal life: trips I took, what I was thinking, what's great about Oakland.

But now that my first book is actually going to hit bookshelves, I'm going to revert back to the initial purpose. This post will remain up for a while, and then I'll start posting things about the research behind the novel: where the cover photograph came from, why I started writing the book, whether Nora is based on a real person, etc.

And when my novel The Witch's Trinity comes out in mid-October, I'll again shift the blog, to talk about research behind
that book.

I hope you will check back here (or my website's events page) to see if/when new readings are added. For instance, we're in the middle of scheduling something at San Francisco's Bird & Beckett bookstore and I'll post that when the date is firm.

Thanks for reading!

1 comment:

Linda C. McCabe said...

Congrats sweetie! I know how long and hard you have worked for this to happen.

Have you heard of COYOTE? (Call Off Your Old Tired Ethics) It an activist group supporting the rights of sex workers. You might want to drop them a line. Here's a link:

Good luck with your launch.