Monday, October 19, 2009

Introducing.... Chevy Stevens

About 3 years ago, I sat across the aisle from a woman during a Donald Maass workshop at the Surrey Writers conference.

She was so strikingly attractive she was the kind of girl a girl like me almost wants to hate instantly, or at least make assumptions about (shame on me). ;-) But soon I noticed we were nodding at the same insights from Maass, smiling at the same things, rolling our eyes in the same places, and even making eye contact a few times. Writer flirting?

We talked during the first break, found out more about each other and each others writing, and became instant friends, staying in touch via e-mail since then.

So, I couldn't have been more thrilled to hear when she got her first publishing contract last year!!!!

Writing as Chevy Stevens, her thriller STILL MISSING will be released by St. Martin's Press in July, 2010, and is already generating a huge amount of buzz. (Bzzzzz....You hear it, don't you!)

Right now, is giving away 60, yes 60, specially formatted early reader copies of STILL MISSING to readers who would like to preview the book and comment about it.

Get yours while they're hot!

(I read an early draft of the opening of this book and all I can say is WOW.)

Chevy on the web.
Chevy on facebook.
Chevy on twitter.


Chevy Stevens said... are so sweet!I remember that class well! And I still remember the first sentence of your book--I really liked it and wanted to hear more!

Can't believe that was three years ago. Wow!

Maria Geraci said...

The book sounds intriguing, and Chevy's author site is fabulous! What a great give-away!

out of the wordwork said...

Wow! Just the endorsements alone make this book sound amazing! Congrats to Chevy!

Loreth Anne White said...

Hey, I remember that class too ... no one was making eyes at me! Sulk. :)

It is so very cool to see that someone from that conference has sold, and it sounds just the kind of book i like to read. So thanks for the heads up, Maureen .. and MAJOR CONGRATS Chevy!!!

And yeah! Another Canadian author!!

Maureen McGowan said...

Loreth, babe, if you'd been sitting by me, I'd have totally been writer-flirting with you, too. :-)

Maureen McGowan said...

Oh, and Loreth, Chevy is not only another Canadian author... she's another BC author. You guys should meet. I'll just be jealous from the other side of the country.

Marilyn Brant said...

This sounds like a terrific novel! Thanks for letting us know about it, Maureen. And, Chevy, congrats!!!

Chevy Stevens said...

Thanks for all the nice words everyone! Now we've progressed from writer flirting to writer blind-dates!

Yes, I live on Vancouver Island. I don't get over the mainland much, but if you are ever over here, Loreth, let me know!

Loreth Anne White said...

Ah, s'okay, Maureen. I saw you from afar, just the back of your head mind you ... and felt this crush on your first line. Still remember it, too :) And how The Donald singled you out with his attention ...sigh.

Chevy, I do come over from time to time ... my daughter lives in Vic, and I plan to pop over one of these months to check out some lab puppies in Ladysmith as soon as the breeder tells me I can!

Really am looking forward to reading your book. Congrats again.

Chevy Stevens said...

OH. Puppies!! Lucky you.There is nothing better in this world than puppy breath and milk bellies!


I'm not far from Ladysmith...hmmm can I convince husband and dog that we need a new addition?

Thanks for the congrats!

And it really is a great first line. It totally said it all.

Kwana said...

This sounds so good. Big congrats to Chevy!

Eileen said...

I met Chevy at the same conference! Isn't she fab!

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