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February 27, 2009

It's fruits, it's veggies...

it's the "Look Younger" diet!

February 24, 2009

Fat Tuesday treats

Happy publication day to Sean Doolittle and Tom Piccirilli! Go forth in search of these fabulous books, available today.

"SAFER is a high-octane, rip-roaring page-turner. I read it in one sitting -- and loved every minute." -bestselling author Harlan Coben

"Hard-boiled crime writing...[THE COLDEST MILE is] pedal to the metal for 352 pages. Don’t miss it." - Booklist

Deals a-sizzlin'

Congratulations to these DHS rock stars!

Author of MONDAY MORNING MENTORING and MONDAY MORNING CHOICES, leadership consultant and professional speaker David Cottrell’s next book sold to Harper Business. MONDAY MORNING MOTIVATION will be about the positive energy found in successful, high-achieving organizations.

Victor Gischler's GO-GO GIRLS OF THE APOCALYPSE has been optioned by producer Brad Wyman (MONSTER; FREEWAY) and No Net Films, Inc. Just imagine ex-insurance salesman Mortimer Tate on the big screen, as he leads a small band of survivors through a post-apocalyptic American landscape in search of his ex-wife and a single cup of hot coffee and toward an epic battle to save the new world.

Andrew Fierberg at Vox3 Films (RAGE; KEANE; SECRETARY; FUR) has optioned film rights to Derek Nikitas' Edgar Award nominated PYRES, the story of a rebellious teenage girl who is forced to come of age in the midst of the criminal conspiracies surrounding her father's murder and the dogged detective atoning for her own family's collapse while investigating the case.

February 23, 2009

February 20, 2009

Doolittle's suburban funhouse

Check out Doolittle's chat with Gerald So, Jamie Engle and Jim Winter, and his Q&A in the March issue of Details magazine.

SAFER is "a suspenseful and immediately engrossing story. Doolittle takes the fears that drive people to Suburbia, the secrets that hide behind closed doors and twists them all through a funhouse mirror and gives us THE nightmare scenario.

The strengths of Sean Doolittle’s body of work have always been clearly on display. From Dirt on through to The Cleanup he’s sanded away the rough edges and pushed those strengths into greater relief so that they are now showcased front and center. Not only is Safer a continuation of this trend upward but it shows Doolittle’s growth as an artist and stylist and a willingness to push himself in to new areas with extraordinary results." (

February 18, 2009

Comic relief

For Black History Month, Library Journal features the street lit of HIGH ROLLERS, written by Gary Phillips and illustrated by Sergio Carrera. The four-issue comic series follows the rise of Los Angeles gangster Quinn, whom Phillips describes as "a conflicted, flawed, contradictory character. It’s not about the bling; it’s about who this guy is and his world."

Mike Fish over at hails "the triumphant return of WEREWOLF BY NIGHT...Swierczynski springs the net, and captures the reader into this intriguing mystery like a raccoon stuck in a trash dumpster...magnetically written. With so many werewolf books on the shelf, it would seem hard for Swierczynski to stand out. But he does, like a full moon on fire. Words were never so right for a werewolf. DEAD OF NIGHT: WEREWOLF BY NIGHT with writer Duane Swierczynski and artist Mico Suayan is a werewolf tale that will hook anyone that dares read it."

February 13, 2009

Catching up after NY Comic Con 2009

In of the top 5 announcements of NY Comic Con 2009, DC Comics reveals that the new arc of DETECTIVE COMICS, by Greg Rucka and J.H. Williams III, will feature an openly gay Batwoman. Rucka confirms there will be at least 12 issues.

Will Dennis previewed COWBOYS, by Gary Phillips and Brian Hurtt: The forthcoming graphic novel is "in the Elmore Leonard school of kooky character in weird situations." The book was inspired by a conversation between [Will] Dennis and Phillips about the Sean Bell shooting in New York and how those types of things happen...Cowboys challenges "racial perceptions and social perceptions."

Greg Pak talks WAR MACHINE and MAGNETO: TESTAMENT in the studio.

In Philadelphia, Duane Swierczynski's PUNISHER makes a front page statement.

More rave reviews

Dick Adler is still thinking about ENVY THE NIGHT, "that rarest of literary creatures: a standalone thriller that you hope will generate a series."

Readers should "rush out to obtain it, and then lock yourself in a room until you finish reading the thing."

In DON'T LET IT BE TRUE, "[Jo] Barrett portrays the Texas oil elite with a nice balance of pathos and humor as fully dimensional characters, unexpected plot twists, and clever dialogue make for a hard-to-put-down novel. The author of This Is How It Happened (Not a Love Story) [2008] has once again proven to be a master storyteller." - Shelley Mosley, Booklist

"Go-Go Girls of the Apocalypse is a unique science fiction account that’s as gory as it is funny. Gischler’s wild imagination astounds page after impressive work" - John T. Battaglia, Philadelphia Examiner

February 6, 2009

Just look at these beautiful covers

Booklist has the warm fuzzies for Sullivan and Piccirilli's newest books:

"Terrorism meets reality TV. [Mark T. Sullivan's] Triple Cross is crisply written, breathlessly paced, almost-addictive page-turner."

"Piccirilli’s latest book [THE COLDEST MILE] strips away the occult overtones associated with some of his earlier works (The Night Class won the 2002 Stoker Award) and jumps full bore into hard-boiled crime writing. This guy evokes Jim Thompson and David Goodis in the way he flays away at our illusions that there is comfort to be found in the human condition. What Piccirilli’s masterfully realized protagonist gambles is his last remaining glimmer of dignity—a commodity he isn’t sure he needs or even wants. It’s pedal to the metal...Don’t miss it."

February is American Heart Month

Elizabeth Somer promotes the ole ticker on The Today Show: