I'll be attending Left Coast Crime mystery conference the rest of the week and will have lots of new and interesting books, pictures and stories to share next week. I'll be working the registration desk Wednesday night, Friday and Saturday for a couple hours, then attending panels the rest of the time. I'm sure to find a few new books which I'll be giving away for my 5th blogoversary celebration. Thursday is a 2 part writer's workshop with Alexandra Sokoloff and Jennifer Sawyer Fisher each leading a session.
Frank Peretti's newest book Illusion was released March 6th. Check out the Frank Peretti ASK FRANK blog tour running from March 26th through April 4th. He will be making a guest appearance here on My Two Blessings and 52 Books in 52 Weeks on April 4th. All participants are doing a giveaway.
International Thriller Writers has a new anthology coming out on May 29th edited by Sandra Brown "Love is Murder" with many of my favorite writers including Lori Armstrong, Allison Brennan, Toni McGee Causey, JT Ellison, Cindy Gerard, Heather Graham, Laura Griffin, Vicki Hinze, Carla Neggers, Brenda Novak, Alexandra Sokoloff, Roxanne St. Claire, Mariah Stewart, and Debra Webb. It's available for pre-order at Amazon and Barnes and Noble.
April is National Poetry month and Gerald So has announced on Criminal Element the 30 Days of The 5-2: The Crime Poetry Blog Tour.
I've declared April to be Read A Russian Author Month over on 52 Books and will be diving into The Brother's Karamozov by Dostoyevsky. These lists will give you some ideas if you want to join in:
Amazon Listmania - incredible Russian Authors
Zeroland's Famous Russian Writer's and Poets
Talk Literature book Club chronological list of Russian writers
Round 2 of A Round of Words in 80 Days will be starting April 2nd and Mr Linky is up for those who are ready to commit to another round.
And Lisa of Laughing Lioness has a great review of the Movie The Hunger Games. Yes, I've finally given in and downloaded the book to read.
Speaking of which, all the Harry Potter books are now available in ebook. Woot! Woot!