Death al Dente available for discounted pre-orders

Untitled-4Planning ahead? Love a bargain? Amazon is currently discounting all paperback mysteries from Berkley, Obsidian & Signet (all part of Penguin) by 10% — including pre-orders on Death al Dente. So pop on over and place your pre-order now — which will give you plenty of time to plan how to spend the 80 cents you save!

Seriously, pre-orders are hugely important—especially to new authors like me—because publishers use them to gauge which books are more likely to succeed, and give those books an extra boost. So if you place a pre-order, Ruff the Cat (seen at left, disguised as Mr. Sandburg) and I will be eternally grateful.

(I have no idea how long this discount will be available, but I’m guessing it runs through April — so buy now, save now!)

Have Talk — Will Travel!

Last fall, I had a great time as a presenter for the 22d Annual Flathead River Writers Conference, sponsored by the Authors of the Flathead. Plans for the 23d Annual conference on Sept 28-29 in Kalispell, Montana are shaping up now — check it out.

And I’d love to come to your conference. Just drop me a note at leslie AT lawandfiction DOT com  I can talk about common mistakes writers make about the law, the cozy mystery, characterization, setting, selling that first traditionally published book, the writing life … and more!

(That’s me in the pink, with Roxanne McHenry , an expert in e-book publishing and marketing — so sorry the picture makes her look a bit grumpy — she’s not, I promise!)