Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Murder Most Maine!

Greetings from your favorite vanishing blogger! (In case you're wondering where I've been, scroll down to my last post.)

I'm happy to report that after several weeks of more or less constant work, I'm on the home stretch of Murder Most Maine, the third book in the Gray Whale Inn series, and Running with the Pack, the third book in the Tales of an Urban Werewolf series, is finished. Save for revisions, that is.

I was going to post both covers today (I got both of them last week), but the colors keep coming up reversed for On the Prowl, so it'll have to wait until tomorrow (hubby says he can fix it tonight). Here, however, is the cover of Murder Most Maine -- complete with a lighthouse, which I got to incorporate into the plot this time. There's a story behind this cover that I will share at some point, incidentally, but not just yet. Maybe once the book is out, and I'm celebrating with too much champagne...

On a completely different note, I was noticing yesterday that many of the letters on my keyboard seem to be vanishing. (Perhaps this is connected to my work schedule of the past six weeks.) So far I've lost A, S, D, C, L, and half of M. The benefit of this is that my children are less inclined to 'borrow' my computer, as it's hard to type when you can't find almost 25% of the alphabet. But I do worry that perhaps I've worn out something on the inside, as well. The question is, should I replace the laptop before it crashes? Or keep backing it up and pray that it won't die at a crucial point?

Like, say, the next two weeks?

Okay, back to the salt mines. I hope all is well with you and your writing, and as soon as I get the color issue resolved, I'll post the cover of Running with the Pack here! (And get the contest winner up on the web site, which I've been meaning to do, but haven't had time. Everything's kind of gone on hold while I get my work done.)

I don't know about you, but I'm really looking forward to summer vacation!


At 7:25 AM, May 16, 2008, Blogger susanalbert said...

Welcome back! I'm glad the book is going so well. Nifty cover. Did you get any damage from that storm that whipped through Austin Wed. night?

At 4:07 PM, May 18, 2008, Blogger Canadian Saver said...

Oh I can't wait to read this one :-)

At 8:14 PM, May 19, 2008, Blogger Karen MacInerney said...

Thanks, Susan!

We lost a tree branch is all -- but we were lucky. Several of our neighbors lost trees and windows!

Did you survive it where you are?

At 8:15 PM, May 19, 2008, Blogger Karen MacInerney said...

Canadian saver... I hope you enjoy reading it as much as I've enjoyed writing it!

At 7:29 PM, May 23, 2008, Anonymous Sarab said...

The cover of the second werewolf book is on Amazon.

At 11:05 PM, June 12, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi! I just found your Gray Whale Inn books at the library a week or so ago and read both of them already! I loved them! I'm very anxious to read the third one now. :)

I tried the brownie recipe from the first book tonight and they were a huge hit with my whole family. I have to admit I was a little nervous at first - 3 cups of sugar is A LOT of sugar! haha! They were very good though.

I just want to add one more thing - it's so amazing how the internet has opened up our lives. It's hard for me to believe that just by googling your name (I was looking to see if there was a 3rd book) I found your website and this blog and now I'm "talking" to the author of the book I just finished. Very cool. :)

Anyway, I'm so glad to have found your books and look forward to more in the future!

At 8:14 PM, June 19, 2008, Blogger Kendra Crispin said...

Ooh! I can't wait for this third story. I assume you'll have more recipes to share with us. Do you look for ones that are "healthy"? I ask out of curiosity. Good luck with the final revisions. I'm heading to the Agents and Editors Conference tomorrow, and I'm getting sweaty palms. I'm glad I listened to your words last year at the UT Club; they were excellent advice.

At 2:44 PM, June 06, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't understand the title of your book Murder Most Maine....I enjoyed the book but still puzzle over the title...What does that mean?


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