New Cover!

October 23, 2008

Just got the cover for the upcoming release of Curse of the Kissing Cousins! And I love it!

Note that this is the Berkley Prime Crime paperback reprint of Without Mercy. (The title has been changed because Berkley already published a book with that title.) I loved the Five Star cover of Without Mercy, too. But I’m really glad to have a new look to go with the new title and new publisher.

For an author to get one good cover for a book is wonderful–getting two just seems like winning a lottery!


Thirty-one is my new favorite number!

October 19, 2008

There is much joy in the Kelner household this week. Wolfsbane and Mistletoe, the anthology I co-edited with the effervescent Charlaine Harris, debuted at #31 on the New York Times best seller list!

I just don’t have the words to express how excited I am about this. But there is something I have to say:

Thank you!

Thank you to the folks at Ace, the booksellers, Martin Greenberg and John Helfers at Tekno Books, Joshua Bilmes the wonder agent, and the contributors to the anthology who sent us such terrific stories:

Donna Andrews

Keri Arthur

Patricia Briggs

Dana Cameron

Karen Chance

Alan Gordon

Simon R. Green

J.A. Konrath

Nancy Pickard

Kat Richardson

Dana Stabenow

Rob Thurman

Carrie Vaughn

Most of all, thank you to my co-editor Charlaine, who drafted me to edit Many Bloody Returns with her, and made it so much fun we did it again. Wolfsbane was just as much fun (which is why we’ve contracted for two more anthologies over the next few years).


Buono Giorno and Guten Tag!

October 19, 2008

I’m feeling very international this week, even if I can’t see any other countries from my back yard.

First off, I signed a contract for an Italian translation of Without Mercy from Delos Books. I don’t have a publication date, but it will be part of their Odissea Mystery line. This is a double first for me. It’ll be my first Italian publication, and the first time I’ve had a novel translated into another language. So I’m molto felice.

And speaking of foreign editions, the German edition of Many Bloody Returns has already gone into a second printing, which is sehr gut.

Ciao and Auf Wiedersehen!