Shinobi News – October 17, 2015

It’s good to be home!

It’s autumn, and I’m back from a summer’s worth of wonderful traveling. Thank you to everyone who attended my signings–it means a lot when people come out to support me (and my books!).

I just got back from Bouchercon–and I’m booked to attend the upcoming Left Coast Crime Conference in Phoenix (“The Great Cactus Caper” takes place February 25-28, and registration is still open, with slots available!) If you like mysteries, Left Coast Crime is a fabulous reader conference–I would love to see you there!

I’m thrilled to be working with Seventh Street Books on the next installment of the Shinobi Mystery series–big news to come on that, but unfortunately, I have to wait a little longer before I can share it publicly. Watch this space!

Other news of note:

My friend and fellow Seventh Street author Lori Rader-Day won the Anthony Award for Best First Novel for her fabulous mystery, THE BLACK HOUR. Congratulations, Lori! 

A new(s) feature: Shinobi Images!

From now on, each weekly news post will also have an image of something that appears or features in one of the shinobi novels.

This week’s image comes from the second Shinobi Mystery, Blade of the Samurai. Although I’m not actually in the novel, the building behind me certainly is. This is a picture of me standing on the bridge that joins the shogun’s inner palace (which sits on an island in the middle of the shogunate compound) to the rest of the shogunate grounds.

In the novel, Hiro and Father Mateo are led across the grounds of the compound, past the well-guarded island where the shogun’s personal residence sits. Hiro couldn’t cross the bridge and pass this tile-roofed guardhouse–but fortunately, things have changed since 1565! 

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I hope you have a fantastic week!