Friday, July 25, 2014

Whats new with Rhys Bowen

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Summer News from Rhys Bowen
 Summertime and the living is easy. Right?
Not for many of us. My summer so far has been fun, but certainly not lying in a hammock with a cool drink in my hand.
In mid May we went to Europe for six weeks. I met with various producers and editors in London and then signed books at the Warsaw bookfair in Poland. My books are published in Polish but I was gobsmacked (as they say in UK) when I spotted a whole bookstore window displaying my books at THE OLDEST BOOKSTORE IN EUROPE.P1100583

After that it was vacation time: a few days in Rome, a brilliant cruise up the Adriatic coast and then some kicking back time in the Dordogne in France before more work in England.
As soon as I got home I had to start work on the next Georgie book that I am calling Malice at the Palace. Do you like the title? It features a royal wedding ( a real one). And a fictitious corpse. And lots of hijinks at Kensington Palace where Kate and Will now live.

But just when I was going full steam ahead real life intervened, in the form of my son's wedding. We had relatives arriving from across the world and went up to a remote mountain site where we slept in yurts. We hosted the rehearsal dinner at a restaurant on the lake and the ceremony took place among tall pine trees. Very lovely. dom's weddinig 4

No sooner was that over but I have to do edits on my next Molly book, due out next spring and called THE EDGE OF DREAMS.  Here is a sneak peek at the cover. What do you think?edge of dreams

    And in less than two weeks, on August 5th, my next Lady Georgie book, QUEEN OF HEARTS, is published.
QueenOfHearts_cover2 (2)  I am taking Georgie across the Atlantic and winding up in Hollywood. It was such fun to satirize the excesses of Hollywood in the 30s. And a few real movie stars make cameo appearances. Of course Darcy shows up, and Georgie's naughty mother and her hopeless maid.... and a jewel thief and a body. It's one big romp and already has a starred review from Publisher's Weekly and four and a half stars from RT Reviews. What a great start.

I won't be doing a big tour this time, just the West Coast essentially. Here is the schedule:
August 5 7.pm Book Passage, Corte Madera. Launch party with champagne and goodies.
August 6, 5:30  Copperfield's Santa Rosa. Dinner and book talk.
August 7, 7 p.m. Mysterious Galaxy, San Diego, CA.
August 8  2:30 p.m. Book Carnival, Orange, CA
August 8, 7 p.m. Vroman's Bookstore, Pasadena, CA
August 9th 2 p.m. Poisoned Pen, Scottsdale, AZ

If you plan to come, please recheck the times with the stores as they do change.
And if you can't come and would like a personalized signed book, you can contact any of the above stores and they will have me sign and ship one to you. Poisoned Pen especially does this very well.

And if you like listening to the audio version of my books, Audible will be releasing this around the same day the book comes out. Again with the fabulous Katherine Kellgren reading it.

Which brings me to another piece of good news. Katherine won the Audie award for best female narrator for reading The Twelve Clues of Christmas. She even beat out Meryl Streep. Yay Katy!

And for those of you who have asked about the status of the Royal Spyness movie--all I can tell you is that it's progressing slowly. They have just taken a new script writer on board and we hope that the script is finally what they want and we can go into production. Of course I'll keep you updated. I should have other exciting snippets of news to share next time I write to you!

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    Thank you for all your letters. I'm so glad that you enjoy reading Molly Murphy and Lady Georgie's adventures. I certainly still enjoy writing them.
If you want to keep up with my day to day news (and see lots of lovely pictures of my trip and the wedding, then please go to my Facebook page and click LIKE. It's www.facebook.com/rhysbowenauthor

I am also on Twitter as @rhysbowen AND I am part of a fabulous group blog with other bestselling authors. It's called Jungle Red Writers and you can find us at www.jungleredwriterscom

So I think that's enough news for today. I hope to see some of you at my events.
Stay in touch and happy reading!

Rhys

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