the blog of Anastasia Pollack, crafts editor and reluctant amateur sleuth
featuring guest mystery authors; crafting tips and projects; recipes from food editor and sleuthing sidekick Cloris McWerther; decorating, travel, fashion, health, beauty, and finance tips from the rest of the American Woman editors; and the occasional contest
Saturday, September 24, 2011
DEATH BY KILLER MOP DOLL BOOK GIVEAWAY
Author Lois Winston and a mop doll at the Midnight Ink booth at Bouchercon
Last weekend Lois Winston, the author who writes the books about me, attended Bouchercon, the huge mystery book convention. At the Midnight Ink booth, she signed and gave away advance reading copies of Death By Killer Mop Doll, the second book in the Anastasia Pollack Crafting Mysteries series which will be released in Jan. Lois came home with a few extra copies, and she's giving two of them away. If you'd like to enter the drawing for an ARC of Death By Killer Mop Doll, all you have to do is sign up for her author newsletter by sending an email to: LoisWinstonAuthorNewsletterfirstname.lastname@example.org add yourself as a follower to this blog by clicking on the Join This Site button (under Followers) on the sidebar to the right. Then send Lois an email at email@example.com to let her know that you've signed up for one or the other. -- Anastasia
Read about Anastasia in the Anastasia Pollack Crafting Mysteries by Lois Winston. Assault With a Deadly Glue Gun, the first book in the series published by Midnight Ink, received starred reviews from Publishers Weekly and Booklist. Kirkus Reviews called it "North Jersey's more mature answer to Stephanie Plum." Assault With a Deadly Glue Gun has been nominated for a Book of the Year Award by ForeWords Reviews, a Daphne du Maurier Award by the Kiss of Death chapter of Romance Writers of America, and a Readers Choice Award by the Salt Lake City Library System.
I'm the crafts editor at American Woman magazine; the single parent of two teenage boys and a Shakespeare quoting parrot; caretaker to a semi-invalid, communist mother-in-law from Hell and her demon dog; daughter to a multi-married descendant of the Czars (supposedly); reluctant cat-sitter to Mama's extremely corpulent white Persian cat; a born Jersey girl; and star of my own amateur sleuth mystery series.