Shinobi News – and a Contest! July 13, 2013

This weekend, the Criminal Element blog is hosting a sneak peek of CLAWS OF THE CAT as well as a giveaway!

You can read the first two chapters of the novel here, and leave a comment for a chance to win a copy of the book! The contest runs through July 19, so there’s plenty of time to enter!


CLAWS OF THE CAT releases this coming Tuesday (July 16), and my book tour starts this week! I’ll be in El Dorado Hills (near Sacramento), CA on Thursday July 18 for the official launch party and signing:


El Dorado Hills, CA: Thursday, July 18, 2013: 6:30pm
Launch Event: Face in a Book Bookstore
4359 Town Center Blvd., #113
El Dorado Hills, CA 95762
Map Link

I hope you can make it if you’re in the area. If not, please check the events page for all the blog and book tour fun!


I’m delighted to announce that the Reader and Book Club guide to CLAWS OF THE CAT is now available! You can get the .pdf version from the Macmillan website, and this week I’ll also make it available here in .pdf and a format readable directly on the website (for those who can’t or would rather not use downloads).

If you have a book club or group that would like to schedule an author appearance, please feel free to email me directly.


I’ve got some fun contests and activities planned to celebrate the book release.

I wouldn’t be much of a ninja if I told you the secret details now, but keep an eye on this blog, as well as my Facebook page, Twitter feed (@SusanSpann) and The Debutante Ball – it’s going to be a multimedia party!