Raymond Elementary School Author Event Fun!

Had a great time in Jill Peterson’s two English classes on May 4th after they read Intrigue in Istanbul: An Agnes Kelly Mystery Adventure.

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IMG_20160504_122641342 (640x360)We talked about Turkey – where Agnes and her grandmother visit.
I look very official – don’t I?!
(Don’t always believe what you see.)

We do a little reading so I can illustrate how I use some of the photos they are seeing with my writing.

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Jill is such a wonderful teacher, I don’t understand how she keeps everything and everyone that makes their way to her desk, straight.

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The kids enjoyed the book – (here I sigh and wipe my brow) – and because they are all now official spies as is Agnes, I decided they needed a disguise.

 

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New Nancy Drew Event With Giveaways!

The next chance to win one of my books or some other cool Nancy stuff is at River Lights Bookstore in Dubuque, IA this Saturday.
If you can’t make it, share this post with a fellow Nancy lover – they would appreciate it and so would I!

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Clusters: Case of the Missing by T.M.Williams

There is a new book out there that is a little different than most: Clusters: Case of the Missing by T.M. Williams

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It is fiction but it is based off of real cases of missing persons. I have had time to read the whole thing so I can’t tell you much about it, but here is the blurb from Goodreads:

Seven year old Olivia Baxter and her dog vanish while playing in the front yard of her family’s home. After a week of searching, Olivia’s body was suddenly found in the closet, even after the police had thoroughly investigated the home.

Ethan Franco is a troubled journalist working for the Washington Gazette. His inability to move on from the past has deflated the passion he had for his career, causing him to lose his edge. Frustrated with Ethan Franco, but not wanting to lose his once star journalist, Editor-in-Chief, Jameson Stone assigns him a story to cover as a last chance to prove he could be the reporter he once was.

Ethan Franco begins his investigation into the mysterious death of Olivia Baxter and other unexplained disappearances, believing there may be a connection in the cases. No sooner did Franco begin his investigation then he realizes he is being tailed by government agencies.

Large footprints in the woods, strange sounds, foul stenches, and a looming government presence become pieces of the puzzle in cases of the missing.

Inspired by real events, the author of the Bohemian Grove trilogy and the Apocalypse brings forth a story that has been kept a secret for over a century — a story that a large group of people are still trying to keep under wraps.

This is a bit about Ms Williams:

AuthorT.M. Williams began her writing career by accident when a song inspired a story. Once she discovered the writing bug she couldn’t stop. Since starting her writing career late in 2012 she has gone on to write several more novels, including two Amazon best-sellers.

Genre: Experimental Fiction and Non-Fiction

To stay up-to-date on her work, book-signings, and events, you can follow her on her website www.theaccidentalwriter.com or her blog; www.theaccidentalwriterblog.wordpress...

She is published by AZ Publishing Svcs. Undead Winter, the novella, is a self-published piece.

There is also a giveaway associated with this book, which is current part of a blog tour. So if you’d like a copy of one of William’s other books “Anna Hyde in Jekyll Park,” sign on up by clicking on the link!

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Books and Company Book Event

Here I am at the Books and Company book event in Oconomowoc, Wisconsin on Thursday.

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I’m wearing my Nancy outfit – can you tell?

I met with some very nice Nancy fans, and we gave away a copy of “Will the Real Carolyn Keene Please Stand Up” and a store gift certificate with our trivia contest, since I was the only one who dressed up.

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My next event is at River Lights Bookstore in Dubuque
1098 Main St.
Saturday, June 20th at 1pm.

We will again give away a book and bookstore gift certificate, so pull out those Nancy or Ned Nickerson outfits, brush up on your Nancy trivia and I’ll see you there!

p.s. Both are independent bookstores and need your support (just like us indie authors!)!

Books and Co. Nancy Drew Book Event

Calling all Nancy Drew Fans!

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I’m having my first book reading, costume contest and trivia contest at  Books and Co. Bookstore tonight.

It is at 7 p.m. 
1039 Summit Ave
Oconomowoc, WI (say that three times fast!)

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If you are in the neighborhood, come by and join us! Who knows

 

New Site – FREE ebooks – Sale on Print Books (again)

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 Lesson learned: Never set up a link without checking that it works.

So – now with a link that actually works (below) you can see my new site. Sorry for those who actually wanted to see it but couldn’t. I’ll get the other link fixed but as I said, computer lingo is not my thing so I will be recruiting help from the helpful booklaunch folks. I’m sure it was my error not theirs.

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I’m excited to share my new book site.

I’ve used a very helpful service called booklaunch.io download (1)to set up a site to put all my books and all my book links in one place.

The people who have developed the site were very helpful for a person like me who is not that computer savvy. I know what I know, but there is a lot that I don’t know. That’s why I have a teenage daughter!

Anyway – here is it: http://www.christinekelenybooks.com 

Take a look and let me know what you think.

To celebrate, I am giving away a Free ebook to anyone who signs up for my (very infrequent) e-newsletter. If you don’t have an e-reader, I’ll give away a print book for 50% off the retail price. The sign up is on the christinekelenybooks.com site.

My e-newsletter is also new. I wanted a way to get a hold of people who wanted to know about my book sales or other special events. But don’t worry – I won’t send out emails very often.

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Nancy Drew Sleuths

Had a fun time in Iowa this month with a group of Nancy Drew lovers for one of the Nancy Drew Sleuth’s Mini-con’s. Read from my book: “Will the Real Carolyn Keene Please Stand Up,” (still for just .99!)  and got in on their book discussion.

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Great group of people lead by the Nancy officianato – Jennifer Fisher of Nancy Drew Sleuths!100_4637

Published in: on May 12, 2015 at 11:26pm05  Comments (6)  

Old Tune Tuesday Celebrates!

I’ve picked this tune because I need to celebrate.

I am a finalist for the Midwest Book Awards!

The 25th Anniversary Midwest Book Awards has recognized “Will the Real Carolyn Keene Please Stand Up” as a finalist in the category of Historical Fiction.

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Winners will be announced at the Midwest Book Awards Gala to be held on May 13, 2015, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Olson Campus Center at Luther Seminary in St. Paul, Minnesota.

The competition, sponsored by the Midwest Independent Publishing Association, is judged by experts from all aspects of the book world, including publishers, writers, editors, librarians, teachers and book designers. They select award winners and finalists based on overall excellence.

Now dance with me! 🙂

Nancy Drew Historical Fiction Giveaway!

I don’t mean to inundate you with stuff about my Nancy Drew book, but I have to share this bit of news because it doesn’t cost a thing!

For those who would like a chance at a free, signed copy of my Nancy book, just click the Goodreads link below and sign up. I’m giving away 8 free copies between now and July 25th.
And if you’re not a Nancy fan, you might know someone who is, someone who would love to read about the inside (controversial) story behind Nancy.

Retweet, face share or just tell your book friends about it too! Who doesn’t like free (no shipping cost or anything!)

Goodreads Book Giveaway

Will the Real Carolyn Keene Please Stand Up by Christine Keleny

Will the Real Carolyn Keene Please Stand Up

by Christine Keleny

Giveaway ends July 25, 2014.

See the giveaway details
at Goodreads.

Enter to win

Kobo Nancy Drew presale link Up!

Cover by Earl Keleny and selfpubbookcovers.com

Cover by Earl Keleny and selfpubbookcovers.com

The Kobo link is finally up!

And we’re in week 3 of the presale

     So if you buy a book in week:

Week 3: between June 15th and 21st , and you like my book facebook page (www.facebook.com/ckbooks), I will give you any one of my other ebooks absolutely FREE!

Week 4: between June 22nd and June 30th,  if you tweet or share this book or this blog post on facebook, I will give you any one of my other ebooks absolutely FREE!

So tell your friends and pick up “Will the Real Carolyn Keene Please Stand Up” and find the true story behind the Nancy that everyone knows and loves.

Barnes and Noble        Kobo      Apple ibookstore

Note for Kindle Users: Amazon doesn’t do presales for ebooks, so if you have a Kindle and want to take advantage of this sale, leave me a comment to that effect on this post and I’ll give you a code for a discounted ebook come July 1 with the same extras as above .