Thanks to each and every one of you!
In the two weeks since its official publication, Restless in the Grave has been climbing the charts. It's currently sitting at #19 on the New York Times' Hardcover Fiction list! Regionally, it's #4 in the Pacific Northwest and #5 in Denver.
Both hardcover and e-book sales are up across the board. There's only one thing to attribute this success to: the support of so many wonderful fans. Thanks, everyone!
Still need a copy?
If you haven't got that copy of Restless in the Grave yet (what are you waiting for?) here are a few independent booksellers that I'd recommend, both of which may still have autographed copies in stock if you order soon:
My hometown favorite, The Homer Bookstore, doesn't have an online store, but you can call them and request a personalized copy, which I'll be happy to sign for you the next time I'm in. Reach them at 888-635-BOOK or email@example.com.
I spoke with Marcia Lynn of my local public radio station, KBBI, about the process of writing Restless in the Grave, among other topics. You can listen to the interview on my Audio page at Stabenow.com.
The Silver Screen
If you listen to that interview, you'll hear the sad news that the much-anticipated Kate Shugak TV series has been cancelled before it really got underway. Instead, there's a movie in the works! The screenplay is just in the first round of revisions, so it's very early days and there aren't many more details that I can share, but it's still going to be filmed in Alaska, and I'm pretty excited about it. Stay tuned for more news!
Kate Shugak, Abridged (and Extended)
Speaking of Kate on-screen, my lightning-fast summary of the entire Kate Shugak series (on the smallest of screens) has been brought up to date, and now covers everything through Restless in the Grave. If it's been a while, you might want to hop over to YouTube and refresh your memory.
The Big Two-Oh
It hasn't escaped some people's attention—you guys are mystery fans—that the next Kate Shugak novel will be the twentieth in the series. That's the kind of nice, round number worth celebrating, and there are plans afoot to throw a heck of a party. It's going to be in Phoenix, and it's going to be at the Biltmore Hotel. More than this I cannot say, as I have to finish writing the untitled thing before we can fête it. But, I'm telling you now, so that if you're the sort of person who might be interested in such a party, you might get yourself over to the Danamaniacs' Facebook group, where all will (eventually) be revealed.
From the Backlist
I feel like I may have mentioned e-books
once or twice before, but with all the recent focus on New York Times Bestseller Restless in the Grave, I'd hate for anyone to miss that all the Kates (including several short stories), the Liams, and even the Stars are available as e-books through Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and iTunes. I mention this purely as a service to readers, of course, and not out of any self-interest. Nope, not me.
More Stabenow than you can handle!
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