Thank you writer and blogger Amy Reade for featuring me today on her blog Reade and Write. I answered questions for readers, and have been invited to do the same in the future for writers. (I’m waiting for YOM KILLER to go live so I can append a buy link and photo of the cover to the blog! 😀)
You can read my ponderings at: http://wp.me/p3YJIY-os.
IN TIME FOR THANKSGIVING PREPARATIONS AND HOLIDAY GIFT-GIVING:
By the end of next week, RECIPES BY THE BOOK: OAK TREE AUTHORS COOK will be available as a trade paperback and as an e-book. It consists of recipes submitted by authors published by OTP; many of the recipes appear in their books.
I will post the purchase links as soon as they are “live.”
Compiled and edited by Ilene Schneider
Edited and formatted by Lorna Collins
Original cover art “Wine and Cheese” by Mary Montague Sikes
Cover design and layout by Larry K. Collins
… for mentioning me alongside Diane Mott Davidson, Nancy Cohen, and Janet Evanovich. I hope I’m one whose humor works!
“What’s funny to me may not tickle your funny bone, so it’s always chancy inserting humor into a murder mystery, yet I do it as do other cozy writers such as Diane Mott Davidson, Nancy Cohen, Rabbi Ilene Schneider and Janet Evanovich. Some of the humor works, other does not.
Read her thoughts on “What’s the Problem with Cozy Mysteries” on Judy Mehl’s blog at http://wp.me/p3yeUA-1nc.
Much to my surprise – and satisfaction – there’s a new 4-star review of CHANUKAH GUILT on Amazon:
Nice light read
By MBHK, on July 14, 2016
This is a really cute book. I’m not Jewish, but this has broad appeal. I loved reading about what a rabbi does and how a congregation works. Who knew? And the murder mystery is good. The protagonist is a little annoying and exasperating at times, but I guess that’s her job. She’s also very lovable.
Lois Winston, author of the Anastasia Pollack Craft series, has a new blog feature: “Favorites, Failures, and Frustrations.” I am honored to be her first guest blogger with a rumination on the frustration and ultimate failure I suffered trying to learn how to play the piano when I was in my 50s. Read all about it at:
If you are curious as to whether mystery writers read mysteries, please check out my latest blog entry for Oak Tree Press: http://otpblog.blogspot.com/2016/04/do-mystery-writers-read-mysteries.html?m=1
What do a cozy-ish police procedural and Games of Thrones have in common? Read my latest guest blog on fellow author James Callan’s site (http://www.jamesrcallan.com/blog) to find out “The Secret to Writing a Story People Will Read.” But you’ll have to read to the end before it’s revealed.
Nice way to start the day: the award-winning (best in show … I mean, of year … from Public Safety Writers Association) UNLEAVENED DEAD has joined its predecessor CHANUKAH GUILT on Nook. Thanks again, Jeana Lynn Lomprez, for all your hard work for Oak Tree Press authors.http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/unleavened-dead-ilene-schneider/1110291707?ean=2940157889470
Actually, the most stupid. The most daring is when Gary and I visited with Refusniks in Moscow and Leningrad during Chanukah 1980. But you can read about the most stupid – plus the answers to 11 other questions – on
Holli Castillo’s blog: http://www.gumbojustice.blogspot.com/2014/04/ilene-schneider-twelve-question-tuesday.html?m=1
Tomorrow (Sunday, Sept. 22), click onto the OTP Blog (http://otpblog.blogspot.com/) to read my latest guest blog: WHEN WELL-KNOWN AUTHORS FALL SHORT. I vent my frustration that bestselling authors seem to be held to lower standards than the rest of us. (Examples cited, but no names named.)
Here’s the direct link: http://otpblog.blogspot.com/2013/09/when-well-known-authors-fall-short.html?m=1