Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Announcing . . .



Call me superstitious (I’m not really, just careful), but I didn’t want to say anything until it was officially official. Now that I have my contract in my hot little hands, I can finally announce the sale of a new mystery series!

It’s called the League of Literary Ladies and is set on South Bass, the biggest of the Lake Erie islands. Main characters are three neighbors who are "sentenced" to be a book discussion group by a magistrate who’s tired of hearing their complaints against each other and convinced they need to sit down, talk, and get to know each other.


There’s more to the concept, of course, but I’m going to keep the details secret. At least for now. I can tell you that book #1 is tentatively titled "Mayhem at the Orient Express" and that it looks like it should hit shelves summer, 2013.


I can also say that I’m thrilled to have an excuse to visit the islands again. Haven’t been there for a couple years, but you can be sure that once the ice breaks up on Lake Erie this coming spring, I’ll be jumping on the ferry and heading over to dig into South Bass Island history, and its secrets. I sure hope that one particular winery is still open, the one with the lovely front porch and the excellent sangria. Served in pitchers.


Ah, the things authors must endure for their art!

8 comments:

Bev said...

Congratulations! This is great news.

Angie Fox said...

Oh that is so very cool. I love that concept! And as a cozy reader, I'm also glad to have an awesome new series to read. Congrats and happy writing!

SandyG265 said...

Congrats!

Kylie said...

Thank you all! It should be great fun to write. Ask me in June when my deadline is breathing down my neck!

Brenda Hyde said...

Woooohooo! Congratulations. I can't wait to learn more. It's sounds very cool:)

Jane said...

Congrats on the book deal.

Sharon said...

How wonderful:) will you be using another pen name? Wouldn't that be fun. Everyday you can ask "who do I want to be today? Casey, Kylie, Betty Rae (okay I made that one up)

Kylie said...

I can say for sure I won't be Betty Rae! Actually, we haven't discussed the name on the cover of the League of Literary Ladies series, but I'm thinking it might be good ol' Kylie!