Sunday, October 24, 2010

Louise Penny's guest at Lipstick Cronicles

I was delighted to be asked by my friend Louise Penny to be the guest blogger at her group blog, The Lipstick Cronicles. I wrote about my adventures with the police. I've written some of it here before, but I trust you'll find some of the article new and interesting.

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Amazon has jumped the gun on Negative Image

The official release date of Negative Image is November 2nd. But Amazon (both .com and .ca) and have jumped the gun and the book is now available from those sources. So, if those are your choice of store hurry on over and grab a copy.,, BN.COM And, don't forget, Kindle

What would you do if you believe the person you trust most in the world has betrayed you? What would you do if you discover that the person you trust most in the world believes you capable of betrayal?
Negative Image by Vicki Delany

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Much excitement

Well that was an interesting start to the day. I got up bright and early this morning because I am trying to get Gold Mountain finished by the end of October when I will be too busy with booksignings for Negative Image to get much done. I usually spend all morning in my pyjamas, but today I had a shower and dressed before coming downstairs. I made my coffee, booted up my computer, read about one e-mail message when there was an enormous THUMP from outside the house. I looked outside to see - a car in the lawn. Not just on the lawn, but down the hill and wrapped around the hydro pole. A woman was trapped inside. It was quite the scene as firefighters, paramedics, police arrived. They had to cut the car apart to get to her, get her neck stabilized and boarded to get her out of the car. The woman is probably going to be okay, but she was so shook up. (No kidding). Nice touch when someone said, "The gas tank is leaking". Anyway, the woman was taken to hospital, the car dragged out of the ditch and taken away, and everyone packed up and left. Here is a couple of pics.

Saturday, October 16, 2010

The best interview ever

How to ensure you get the best interview possible? Do it yourself. Vicki Delany asks me the tough insiteful questions today at Sea Minor by Nigel Bird. First question: Why does the phrase murder mystery make your hair stand on end?

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Signed copies of Negative Image

Thanks very much to everyone who entered my contest. The response was just great. I’ve chosen and notified the two lucky winners. In the meantime, if you are a member of Goodreads, I’m having a giveaway there, so pop over and put your name down.

Today I’m off to Rochester, New York (International travel!) to sign copies of Negative Image for Poisoned Pen. These are books that have been sold (or hopefully, will be sold) as signed copies. All I will do is sign them, put them back in the box and mail them off. Going to the U.S. means that the books don’t have to go through customs twice.

As an added bonus, I get to see my good friends Charles and Rose Benoit. Charles is the author most recently of the huge new YA novel YOU. If you have a young adult on your gift list have a look:

Monday, October 4, 2010

Contest Time! Win an ARC of Negative Image

With just one month left to go until the release of Negative Image, the fourth book in the Constable Molly Smith series, I'd like to give away two Advance Reading Copies.

First, a word from our sponsor:

When his wife’s former fiancĂ© is found dead of a single shot to the back of the head, Trafalgar police Sergeant John Winters is forced to make the most difficult decision of his life: loyalty to his job or to his wife. Meanwhile, tragedy strikes the heart of Constable Molly Smith’s family.

Now: go to my web page and read the first two chapters (link is posted on the main page) and send an e-mail to me at vicki @ vickidelany dot com telling me what colour are the eyes of the woman in the old photograph. I will draw two winners from the correct entries. Contest closes Monday October 11th. Bonus points for knowing what special day that is in Canada (although that won't help you win the contest).