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Friday, May 6, 2011

Answers? I've Got a Few

QUESTION: When will Make, Take, Murder be available on Kindle or Nook?

ANSWER: I have no idea. See, my publisher converts the files to a format that e-publisher can use. Then it's up to the e-publishers (Amazon or Barnes & Noble) to post the books. (Feel free to bug Amazon and Barnes & Noble. And tell me what you find out, okay?)


QUESTION: Will Make, Take, Murder be available in large print?

ANSWER: I have no idea. So far, Wheeler Publishing has purchased large print rights to the other books in the series. You can contact them at Thorndike Press.


QUESTION: What's the next book in the series and when will it be out?

ANSWER: I don't know. I used a working title of Ink, Red, Dead, but that's been changed. The publication date will be April, 2012. I have turned the book in.


QUESTION: Will there be more books in the series after the book formerly known as Ink, Red, Dead?

ANSWER: I don't know. My editor has said she wants another book. My agent is planning on talking to my editor. I've written three chapters of a 6th book.


QUESTION: Is it true you are writing another series? What's it about?

ANSWER: I've been blessed to sell a new series featuring Jane Eyre as an amateur sleuth. The first in that series will be out Spring or Summer 2012. The publisher is Berkley, and part of the title will be The Jane Eyre Chronicles.


QUESTION: Joanna, how can you know so little?

ANSWER: I'm a mom. We work on a need to know basis. Seriously, authors have control over the universe they create, not over the details of the publishing world. I really do adore both my publishers. Obviously they have superlative taste! So when I get more concrete info, I'll pass it along. One nice tidbit of news...while I was at Malice Domestic my agent was contacted about foreign rights to The Jane Eyre Chronicles. That's a very good sign indeed!


QUESTION: Where do you live these days?

ANSWER: I divide my time between Washington, DC, and Jupiter Island, Florida. If you become my friend on Facebook, you'll see that I often post photos from both places.


QUESTION: How can I get an autographed copy of Make, Take, Murder?

ANSWER: There are lots of ways. 1.) Call Mystery Lovers Bookshop at (412) 828-4877. They have copies. 2.) Call ScrapbooksPlus! at
(703) 263-9503 3.) Email me at and put BOOKPLATE in your subject line. Then tell me how you want me to personalize a bookplate, share your postal address with me, and I'll pop a bookplate in the mail to you. (A bookplate is a fancy sticker.) 4.) Come to one of my signings. I try to post them at


Dru said...

I have a question...

Does the Jane Eyre Chronicles take place in present day or in the past? In other word, is it a historical cozy?

Joanna Campbell Slan said...

It takes place in 1851,the year of the Great Exposition in London. Good question!

Sarah said...

I've clicked on the "Tell the publisher you'd like to read this book on Kindle" link on Amazon probably 10 times already- haha! :) I already ordered my hard copy, though- can't wait to get it in my hands!

Margaret said...

Loved "Make, Take, Murder." Great series. What can a reader do to help ensure that there will be a book 6, in addition to purchasing "Make, Take, Murder"?

Michelle said...

Hi Joanna! St. Louis misses you and so does the Webster Groves Public Library (and Winston too!) I saw in the Post-Dispatch that you are going to be in town this weekend.

Joanna Campbell Slan said...

Margaret, you could always email or write my publisher. My acquiring editor is Terri Bischoff. You could Google her. I think she has a blog. But really, talking up a book, reviewing it, getting book club members to read it, buying it as a gift for others to read are all ways that readers just like YOU make a tremendous difference to our careers.

Joanna Campbell Slan said...

Michelle, I didn't know that the P-D knew or even mentioned that I was coming! Oh, golly. That reminds me that I really need to put Winston in a book, don't I? Would you send me a photo of him and some background? Maybe we could make it a blog post here since he's such a Webster's Grove icon.

Joanna Campbell Slan said...

Michelle, could you send me a photo of Winston? And write a little something about him? I'd love to feature him on my blog!

Electrical Contractor Sydney said...

I love this series and have been waiting (impatiently) for this latest book. This story brought attention to the serious issue of domestic violence. Some parts (describing the victims of domestic violence) were hard for me to read, but I think that was the point. While this series is still "cozy", the subject matter is serious and eye-opening.

SMSF Administration said...

The mystery was good but what I liked best was the relationship among the characters from Kiki and Chad and Clancy and Dodie and even Sheila. I can't wait to read the next book in this character driven series that will touch your heart.