a nice review from Kirkus!

We always exhale when an industry review comes in, and none more than Kirkus, which has a reputation for being critical. So when I found out they liked GIRL IN DISGUISE, I was pretty thrilled! I won't link to the review because it's jam-packed with spoilers, but here's the upshot, which I love: "A celebration of a singular woman's life that's guided by facts but features some inviting imaginings." Yay!

show season

Some days I feel like the luckiest writer in the world, and I've recently had a run of those days. Fall is the season for the American Booksellers' Association (ABA)'s regional chapters to gather for their annual tradeshows, and this year I got to attend two of them. SIBA (run by the Southern Independent Booksellers Association) was in Savannah, and the Heartland Fall Forum (a joint event for the Midwestern Booksellers Association and the Great Lakes Independent Booksellers Association) was in Minneapolis.

Two very different places and two very different shows, but both amazing and wonderful, and great places to meet or reunite with the people who put my books directly in the hands of readers from Alabama to Wisconsin. (Not to mention a couple dozen of my author friends, who I rarely see in person. Lots of shrieking ("Pam! Amy! Marie!") and lots of hugs.)

I signed a boatload of ARCs at both events, so Kate's out there in the world, making more friends by the day. And at Heartland I even brought props -- before or after getting their copies signed, readers could take a "#selfieindisguise" with paper mustaches, hats, glasses and more.

Could I resist getting in on the fun myself? (Especially when we ran out of books?) Of course I couldn't.

 

 

shouting and sharing

I didn't go to Book Expo America this year, but Kate (Warne, the narrator of my next novel) did, and a good time was had by all.

BEA is all about books. Books books books. Dozens, hundreds, thousands of books. It's hard to stand out from the crowd.

But miraculously, Kate's done it, because GIRL IN DISGUISE got a shout-out from librarians running the event's "Shout 'n Share" panel. Yay!

Read more about it here.

great big giveaway

THE MAGICIAN'S LIE is one of nine (nine!) books up for grabs in a great Spring Book Giveaway, including Julie Buxbaum's new NYT bestseller TELL ME THREE THINGS, the highly anticipated third thriller from Mary Kubica DON'T YOU CRY, and Juliette Fay's historical THE TUMBLING TURNER SISTERS.

Follow the instructions over here on Facebook to enter! 

And spread the word, because there will be a winner for every 250 entries. You've got til May 31.

GIRL IN DISGUISE ready to add on Goodreads

So, are you big on delayed gratification? (You should think about going into publishing!)

My next novel, GIRL IN DISGUISE, is coming out in March 2017. Yes, that's reeeeeeally far away. But just in case you might have some other things on your mind between now and then, you might want to add it to your Goodreads shelf! Then you'll get an email when it (finally) comes out.

No cover reveal yet, but it's coming...

THE MAGICIAN'S LIE movie news!!!

Nearly fainting of excitement here at Macallister HQ. Not only has The Magician's Lie been optioned for film (incredible!), it's in the hands of the amazing Jessica Chastain, who has launched her own production company, Freckle Films, widely expected to put more women both in front of and behind the camera. Can't express how honored I am to have my book become part of that venture.

Here's one of the many articles on Freckle Films. My Google Alerts went kind of nuts over this.

(The other book optioned, Life and Other Near-Death Experiences by Camille Pagan, was one of my favorite reads last year. Chastain's got fabulous taste!)

great news from Library Journal

Now that we're into 2016, most of the end-of-year lists have come out already -- so I was very pleasantly surprised to see THE MAGICIAN'S LIE pop up on a Library Journal list of Favorite 2015 Debuts.

They called the book "lyrical and mesmerizing" and suggested that "readers will root for Arden, even as they are unsure of whether to trust her." (Author's note: good, that's what I was going for!)

Click here for the whole review and the rest of the New Year, Nearly New Books list.

another way to get your Greer Macallister news

At long last, you can now subscribe to the Greer Macallister Author Newsletter. Not sure yet how often I'll send them out, but I promise not to flood your inbox, and it'll be the quickest way to find out about deals, big news (I have some I can't wait to share) and new releases (when is book #2 coming out? Subscribers will be the first to know!

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Unrelated: I finally figured out how to add photos to the blog. Look, Arden's in Target!


buying The Magician's Lie paperback online

We've had some stock hiccups during the first week of The Magician's Lie paperback availability -- booo! The good news is, they're all being fixed, so you should soon be able to order your copy of TML in paperback via Amazon and Target.

The even better news is, you can order it right now from Powell's and it'll be on its way to you in a day or two.

Also, some of the stock issues are caused by the fact that lots of people are buying the book, and believe me, that's never bad!

And buying in person at your local independent bookstore, Target, or Barnes & Noble is never a bad idea either.

Thanks for your patience! Just want to make sure readers can get their hands on this book in whatever way at whatever speed -- if you want a book, you should have it! Enjoy.