Thursday, November 29, 2012

BENT ROAD Optioned for film


I'm happy to share that Cross Creek Pictures has optioned the film rights for BENT ROAD, with Benderspink to produce and Mark Mallouk to adapt the screenplay. The champagne corks will be flying at the Roy household tonight - after 5 o'clock, of course.

Check out the link below for additional information.

http://www.variety.com/article/VR1118062823



While I was in L.A. this past summer, I had the chance to meet and chat with Mark Mallouk, screenwriter to adapt BENT ROAD.

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

UNTIL SHE COMES HOME

Many, many months ago, I wrote about my hope that a person could judge a book by its cover. I was, at that time, unveiling the cover for BENT ROAD. Today, I'm happy to say that I continue to have this same hope. Once again, the folks at DUTTON have created a most perfect cover for my work. Even having written the book, the cover scares me a bit...which is precisely the point.
(Coming June, 2013)

Friday, August 31, 2012

An Agent Recommends...

My terrific agent, Jenny Bent, is guest blogging over at SheReads.org and sharing a few recommendations.  I'm proud to be in the company of James Lee Burke....

Here's the link - pop on over and take a look.
http://www.shereads.org/2012/08/the-agent-recommends-guest-post-by-jenny-bent/

Thursday, May 31, 2012

West Coast Tour Dates

I'll be heading out to the west coast in a few weeks where I'll visit some great book stores. Details as to when and where...

Wednesday, June 13th
Seattle Mystery Bookshop
Discussion and Signing - Noon
117 Cherry Street
Seattle, Washington 98104

Thursday, June 14th
Murder By The Book
Discussion and Signing - 7:00 pm
7310 S.E. Hawthorne Blvd.
Portland, Oregon 97214

Saturday, June 16th
Book Carnival
Discussion and Signing - Noon
348 S. Tustin Street
Orange, CA 92866


Monday, April 30, 2012

Edgar Awards - 2012

A few days ago, I had the pleasure of receiving the Edgar Award for Best First Novel by an American Author. I've included a few pictures of questionable quality that I hope might illustrate the marvelous night. I apologize for the glare of my contacts, which seems to have infiltrated every picture my husband took.  I also apologize that I don't have a picture that includes Edward Conlon. I will post a new picture as soon as one is available.

My fellow nominees were as follows:

Edward Conlon - Red on Red
David Duffy - Last to Fold
Leonard Rosen - All Cry Chaos
Steve Ulfelder - Purgatory Chasm





When I was originally nominated for an Edgar Award on January 19th of this year, I published a blog thanking a good many people. It seems appropriate to re-run a portion of that blog.

Many people have worked to bring BENT ROAD to the shelf. My heartfelt thanks to everyone who has read it, edited it, proofed it, blurbed it, designed for it, marketed it, sold it, accounted for it, reviewed it, blogged about it, tweeted about it, facebooked about it, listened to me read from it, listened to me talk about it, stocked it, restocked it, ordered it, bought it and I'll say it again...read it.

Friday, April 6, 2012

SNOW DAY

I had fun guest blogging over at Jungle Red Writers the other day. Click here to read about snow-days and when I first thought of myself as a writer.

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Upcoming Events

I'm looking forward to visiting several bookstores in the coming weeks. Here's a run-down of what's coming up.

Friday, March 2 - Sunday, March 4
Sleuthfest
Ticketed Event
Royal Plaza Hotel
Orlando, Florida

Thursday, March 15
Aunt Agatha's Bookstore
5:30 pm Dinner
7:00 pm Speaking and signing
213 South Fourth Avenue
Ann Arbor, Michigan 48104
734-769-1114

Saturday, March 17
I Love A Mystery Bookstore
2:00 pm Speaking and Signing
6114 Johnson Drive
Mission, Kansas
913-432-2583

Friday, March 23
Murder on the Beach Mystery Bookstore
7:00 pm Speaking and Signing
273 Pineapple Grove Way ( NE 2nd Ave )
Delray Beach, Florida
(561)279-7790

Tuesday, April 24
Mysterious Bookshop - Launch of MWA Anthology
6:00 pm
58 Warren Street
New York, NY

Wednesday, April 25
Edgar Symposium - Ticketed Event
10:00 am Panel Discussion
111 E 59th Street
New York, NY 10022

Monday, February 13, 2012

Coming in Paperback


As is always the case at our house, the arrival of the UPS guy was announced by my Jack Russell terrier. I opened the door and found this box on my front porch.

The paperback edition of BENT ROAD--complete with a beautiful new cover--will be released on February 28th and is available for pre-order here.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

A Good Day, in deed...



On our way to school this morning, Daughter snapped this picture. It was shaping up to be a good day.

Today is, among other things, the anniversary of Edgar Allen Poe's birth. It is also the day the Edgar Awards are generally announced. I am happy to share that BENT ROAD is among the five nominees for Best First Novel by an American Author.

Many people have worked to bring BENT ROAD to the shelf. My heartfelt thanks to everyone who has read it, edited it, proofed it, blurbed it, designed for it, marketed it, sold it, accounted for it, reviewed it, blogged about it, tweeted about it, facebooked about it, listened to me read from it, listened to me talk about it, stocked it, restocked it, ordered it, bought it and I'll say it again...read it.

My thanks to you all

LR