Friday, February 08, 2008

A quick update...

Hi, everyone.

Just checking in -- I've been working on books rather than blogs lately, so if you're missing me, that's why -- to say hi and let you know what's going on!

On the writing front, I'm currently working on the third book in the Gray Whale Inn series and the third in the Tales of an Urban Werewolf trilogy (hence my rather ghostly presence here); I'm also thinking of ideas for future projects (which is always fun).

I've also been working with my web designer to retool the web site, and hope to have the new version up next week. Fingers crossed!

On the publishing front, I just got some exciting news this week. HOWLING AT THE MOON, the first in the Tales trilogy, is already in its second printing... and the book isn't out until February 26th! It's also getting some great advance reviews, which is wonderful -- and a huge relief. MaryJanice Davidson, who writes the fabulous UNDEAD series and who's sold more books than God -- okay, well maybe not that many, but a whole lot -- wrote: "Sophie was a delight, and HOWLING AT THE MOON was like a big bag of potato chips...I kept reaching for the next page, and the next, and the next..."

And here's another one, from Reader to Reader Reviews: "’ll have the reading time of your life with talented author Karen MacInerney’s tale about a female werewolf who’s caught between the world of werewolves and humans. She has a foot in each and her balancing act will keep you howling too. With laughter, that is."

After being closeted with Sophie Garou for two years, it's wonderful to hear that other people enjoy her as much as I do. Whew!

At any rate, I just wanted to stop in and let everyone know that despite rumors to the contrary, I have not been crushed by a fallen piano or suffocated by the twenty cases of Girl Scout Cookies I've been hauling around town for the past month. Isn't that a relief? And come to think of it, does anyone want a few dozen boxes of shortbread cookies? I think I know where you can get them...

I hope all is well with everyone out there -- and if you have any favorite light recipes, please feel free to send them on; I'm working up the light fare for the third Gray Whale Inn mystery, MURDER MOST MAINE, so any and all ideas are much appreciated.

Stay warm, read lots, and I'll be back soon!


At 5:13 PM, February 11, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I like the title of your Gray Whale Inn series, since I like whales, but aren't Gray Whales a Pacific species, as in not found in the Atlantic Ocean, which is where Maine is? So why is it called the Gray Whale in and not the Humpback or Right Whale Inn?Just wondering.

At 11:10 AM, February 13, 2008, Blogger Marta said...

Hi, Karen, congrats on the publication of your new novel!

If you'd be interested in doing a Q&A on my blog, send me an email at marta at martaacosta dot com.

Love your cover!

At 7:46 PM, February 14, 2008, Blogger Karen MacInerney said...

Well, I must confess that I did know that Gray Whales are extinct in the Atlantic, but the name was so appealing I couldn't resist.

Artistic license?

Thanks for asking!

At 7:46 PM, February 14, 2008, Blogger Karen MacInerney said...


Thanks so much -- and I'd love to do a Q&A. If I can find you're e-mail, I'll be in touch!


At 7:47 PM, February 14, 2008, Blogger Karen MacInerney said...

Um... duh.

I guess martaacosta dot com didn't register as an e-mail address.


At 8:43 PM, February 15, 2008, Blogger ©Hotbutton Press said...

Mark Bittman's new vegetarian cookbook has great recipes, like grilled watermelon steaks, for example. You'd probably find loads of light stuff in that one. Let me know if you need a first reader for the next Gray Whale. I volunteer!



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