Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Featured in FIRST Magazine!

I'm so happy about this one - I've written before about my love of shelter/homemaking magazines; for many years they were weekly reads for me. To this day I pick them up frequently in the grocery store, and I find the features on family cooking and the home to be very soothing, even though - or perhaps especially because - my life currently has very little room for these pursuits.

I still remember when FIRST magazine appeared on the stands - glossy, friendly, eyecatching. This week, in a feature called "7 Paperbacks We're Reading Now," FIRST editorial assistant Cassandra Zink says "I laughed from the prologue to the final page of the book, but I also found myself holding my breath when trouble frequently rolled around. It was uplifting, being reminded how strong we women are, especially when it comes to defending those we love."

Can't ask for a better endorsement than that. Thanks, FIRST!

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Announcing CLAWBACK!

I am thrilled to share my brother Mike's good news! His book - which I got to read an early draft of, and can assure you is amazing - has sold and will be out for all to read in 2012. I am just overjoyed that we will be on this road together. Here's the report from PM:

Best American Mystery and Shamus Award for Short Fiction writer Michael Wiecek's CLAWBACK, featuring a shadowy and charming corporate fixer who is forced to investigate a series of very-public killings of investors in and around Wall Street, to Josh Kendall at Viking, at auction, in a two-book deal, by Heide Lange at Sanford J. Greenburger Associates.

...and you can read more about Mike here.

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Raffle Winners

Thanks everyone who followed or posted or showed up for my little book giveaway!!

My winners are Fairie, Julie Carruth, and JessicaScott09 - I'll try to get in touch with you guys now or you can email me at - - and don't forget to tell me who you want me to make it out to, how you want it signed and where you want it sent and whether you want it gift wrapped or not. Oh, and which book you want!!




Hope everyone had a great weekend! xo

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Win my BOOKS!

Hey all, I'm back after a couple of months of being buried under deadlines. I woke up this morning ready to rejoin the living and decided to give some books away. I'm really new at this so I don't know if I'm going about it right but - how about this - I'll give away 3 copies of BANISHED or BAD DAY FOR PRETTY or SORRY, your choice, drawing from anyone who follows me on Twitter or Likes my new FB fan page from now until I get home from the SistersInCrime holiday party on Saturday. Or I guess if you already follow those, you could leave a comment here. I'll try real real hard not to drink so much champagne that I can't draw a name out of a hat. :)

I'll sign it to you or, if you rather, I'll send it as a holiday gift for you, signed and gift wrapped for somebody!

Soooooo, here's the links:

Sophie on Twitter

Sophie on Facebook

....P.S. if there's a better way to give stuff away please tell me. I'm going to see if Adam will let me give away an AFTERTIME arc next - very excited about that!