Last week marked the official release of LAdies Night,
the new Sisters in Crime Los Angeles chapter anthology. The book features my new short story "Tempest in a Teapot," an impossible crime mystery starring magician Tempest Mendez (one of Sanjay's magician pals who lives in LA).
Based on the type of mysteries I write, I was resigned to the fact that I'd never have a pulp-style book cover, even though I love that classic mystery graphic style. But now that I've begun writing short stories published in collections with other authors, I'm getting a much wider range of book covers
. I'm so excited about this stunning cover from Down & Out Books!
|LAdies Night anthology's AWESOME cover!|
The release coincided with the California Crime Writers Conference
, a joint project of Sisters in Crime Los Angeles and SoCal Mystery Writers of America. Nearly all of the contributors were in attendance, and all three editors were there.
|Anthology editors Kate Thornton, Jeri Westerson, Naomi Hirahara.|
|At the LAdies Night signing. (Thanks to Anne Cleeland for the pic!)|
We did a joint signing, and I had all the authors to sign my copy of the book. I can't wait to dive into reading all the stories!
|Anthology contributors at the California Crime Writers Conference. (Photo courtesy of Jackie Houchin.)|