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, bookreporter.com 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.