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May­day! May­day! Just kid­ding, there’s no emer­gency here. It’s all good. It’s May.

I’m putting on the fin­ish­ing touches to A MORE DEADLY UNION, and I’m lov­ing this book more and more. So much so that I’m going to try some­thing I’ve never done before: I plan to hire a publicist.

We’ve had an ini­tial phone meet­ing and she sug­gested I do things a lit­tle dif­fer­ently than I had planned. Orig­i­nal wis­dom has been to release the ebook first, fol­lowed by the paper­back. For author-publishers, this rea­son­ing has been twofold. One, if mis­takes were found, they could be fixed eas­ily in an ebook and cor­rected before the paper­back hit the printer. Two, for the author-publisher, cel­e­brat­ing each release is an oppor­tu­nity to boost the book’s popularity.

If the pub­li­cist is releas­ing news and set­ting up appear­ances, she’d rather have one big explo­sion of a release. So I have good news and bad news. The bad news is, I’ve pushed the ebook release back to June 24th. The good news is, for a lim­ited time, the ebook will be on sale for 99 cents.




So go here (http://​gayle​car​line​.com/​a​-​m​o​r​e​-​d​e​a​d​l​y​-​u​n​ion/) to find out more about the book, and…

Pre-order it here, if you want the Kin­dle - http://​www​.ama​zon​.com/​M​o​r​e​-​D​e​a​d​l​y​-​U​n​i​o​n​-​G​a​y​l​e​-​C​a​r​l​i​n​e​-​e​b​o​o​k​/​d​p​/​B​0​1​D​3​M​M​Z9K

They’re com­ing in June. I can’t wait!


The first week is all about beauty. I’m par­tic­i­pat­ing, along with a mighty fine crew of other women, in August McLaughlin’s Beauty of a Woman Blogfest V. Go on over to her site and spend the week read­ing what every­one has to say. Con­tribute a com­ment here and there and win a prize! http://​www​.augustm​claugh​lin​.com/​b​e​a​u​t​y​-​w​o​m​a​n​-​b​l​o​g​f​e​s​t​-v/

On Fri­day the 6th, I’ll be on Michelle Knowlden’s site, May Break­fast with an Author. I’ll be dis­cussing my favorite break­fast, along with my new book. Here’s the link. https://​mlknowl​den​.word​press​.com/

The mid­dle of the month has me trav­el­ing to Sacra­mento, to dis­cuss our lit­tle Pla­cen­tia Library with our politi­cians. What kind of changes would I like to push for? I’ll let you know how it all works out.

I’m super excited for Tues­day, May 24th! I’ll be at Kean Cof­fee in Tustin at 7:00 pm, par­tic­i­pat­ing in Lit Up! This is a great oppor­tu­nity for Orange County writ­ers to share their writ­ing with the pub­lic. I’m hon­ored to be part of their 2nd anniver­sary meet­ing, along with Jeff Michaels and Anne Tam­mel. Many thanks to Mad­die Mar­garita for the invitation!

Life is good, folks!

There are still books on my shelves:

In honor of my 10th anniver­sary writ­ing my col­umn, I released three (yes, THREE, count ‘em, THREE) books of my columns last year. I now have 10 books to my name. Click on my AUTHOR tab in the ban­ner above to see them all, grouped appropriately.

What else is going on?

I wrote this blog post a few years ago, but peo­ple still want to read it. How do you edit your work? Here are the things I do: http://​gayle​car​line​.blogspot​.com/​2​0​1​3​/​1​0​/​e​d​i​t​i​n​g​-​i​t​s​-​n​o​t​-​f​o​r​-​w​i​m​p​s​.​h​tml


What’s next?

May 22: Another Sun­day, another month, means another OC Sis­ters in Crime. For our May meet­ing, we will be at the Irvine Ranch Water Dis­trict Com­mu­nity Meet­ing Room (visit the web­site and look at the map). Our guest speaker will be the delight­ful Tammy Kaehler, author of the Kate Reilly Mys­tery series! Get your engines revving, and go to the Sis­ters in Crime OC web­site for the full scoop, http://​www​.ocsis​tersin​crime​.org.

June 5: I’ll have a booth at the 16th annual Yorba Linda Cel­e­bra­tion of the Arts, held at the Lasorda Field House. Come visit!

That’s all for now, but check back when you can. 


BTW, if you want to lis­ten to me ram­ble aim­lessly about writ­ing, I’ve been priv­i­leged to be a guest on two shows. You can check them out here:

•  Gar­rett Miller’s Blogtalk Radio show, Rat­ed­GRa­dio. http://​www​.blogtalkra​dio​.com/​g​a​r​r​e​t​t​m​i​l​l​e​r​/​2​0​1​3​/​0​9​/​1​3​/​r​a​t​e​d​-​g​-​r​a​dio

• Jason Matthews’ Google+ Show, Indie Authors. http://​www​.youtube​.com/​w​a​t​c​h​?​v​=​9​y​O​T​9​Z​Y​4​TnA

The mys­ter­ies and humor are all still avail­able and sell­ing as ebooks and paper­backs. Take a tour of my author page on Ama­zon, pick out your favorite, and start read­ing imme­di­ately. Why wait?

Where will I be next?

Stay tuned… I’ll post more as I book ‘em.

Danc­ing Corgi Press

In the meantime,

Keep read­ing, Peeps!




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