License to Lie has been selected as a finalist in the Action-Thriller category of the 2014 San Diego Book Awards. Winners will be announced at the awards ceremony to be held on June 21, 2014. To date, License to Lie has received twenty reviews on Amazon, seventeen of which are 5 stars. Independent reviews have also been very good, including this one from San Francisco Book Review. “The author writes a thriller that instead of gore, utilizes intellect and emotion, in an action packed story line to propel readers to an unexpected, but very satisfying, conclusion. On all levels License to Lie justifiably earned this five star rating!” —San Francisco Book Review (1776 Productions) Learn more about License to Lie on the book page, which is located here.
On Saturday, Dec. 7, more than 600 bookstores will take part in “Take Your Child to a Bookstore Day.” The event began in 2010 with about 80 stores. This year, both Mysterious Galaxy and Warwick’s are listed on takeyourchildtoabookstore.org as participants in the event.
Mysterious Galaxy has two events scheduled for Dec. 7, the first is “Grinch Grow Your Heart Three Sizes and Shop Local.” The bookstore will again collect gifts and gift cards for Monarch School, San Diego’s school for homeless children. According to their website, “We will have buttons, bingo cards, and activity books for the children. Whether you are a child or a child at heart you can pledge to do 3 good deeds during the Holiday season and Random House will donate a book via First Book in our community to programs and schools serving needy families.”
The second event at Mysterious Galaxy is their “Eat! Read! Party!” event during which local authors mix and mingle with readers. The spotlighted authors include Gini Koch, Weston Ochse, Julian Vaca, Marv Gold, Reina Menasche, Mike Sirota, T. B. Smith, Richard Lederer, Gayle Dean, Barbara Galler-Smith, Josh Langston, Kevin Gerard, Penny Dreadfuis, Jennifer Fong, Michael Kingwood, James Patrick Raney, S.B.K. Burns, and myself. Get all the details for the event on the Mysterious Galaxy website.
More information about “Take Your Child to a Bookstore Day” can be found on the organization’s website, www.takeyourchildtoabookstore.org. Author Jenny Milchman founded Take Your Child to a Bookstore Day in 2010 when she was taking her children to story hour at her local bookstore weekly.