Sunday, July 12, 2015

THIS WEEK ON THE SUSPENSE SISTERS



We're changing our format! We'll explain more about it on Wednesday. For now, we hope you enjoy our new features! 
 
So...without further ado...Here's what's happening THIS WEEK ON THE SUSPENSE SISTERS!!

FROM SUSPENSE SISTER MARJI LAINE:

Check out the review page this week where I'll be reviewing Margaret Brownley's latest historical suspense, Undercover Bride.

I loved her most recent book of this series, Petticoat Detective, and I can't wait to finish this one.

See my full review at the Review Page on Monday. And while you're there, leave a comment to win Elizabeth Goddard's Wilderness Peril

WHAT'S HOT IN SUSPENSE? On Tuesday, we'll look at the top ten bestselling books on Christianbook.com. (These will only include fairly new releases. Not deeply discounted books.)

ON WEDNESDAY, we'll explain the new format!



Thursday is ASK THE SISTERS! What would you like to ask the Suspense Sisters? Leave your question, along with your contact information, in the comments section below. We'll pick a question, give it to the Sisters, and contact you if we use your question. You'll be part of Thursday's column!!! This week's winner will receive a copy of Dee Henderson's book, UNDETECTED! 





FRIDAY will still be for interviews with some of suspense's best authors, along with others knowledgeable in the suspense/mystery genres.  and  These interviews will usually run through the weekend. Watch this feature for giveaways and contests! 

This week we're interviewing our incredible book reviewing Sister, Marji Laine! 



Thanks to all of you who've been with us for all these years. We want to make the Suspense Sisters one of the best online sites for all things SUSPENSE and MYSTERY! We love hearing from you! Leave your comments below. (And don't forget your question! What do you want to know about the Suspense Sisters?) 

God bless you!

11 comments:

  1. How do you pick a book to be featured on your blog?

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  2. Do any of your characters take a life of their own and get into situations you are unsure of how to write them out of it?

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    1. I can speak for me and the answer is yes! That's the coolio part of writing. I can have a totally detailed outline and whammo! The character takes me off the rails. Love it when that happens!

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  3. My question: What challenges or obstacles (i.e. self doubt, naysayers, finances, time, other obligations...), if any, did you have to overcome to become published, and how did you overcome? What one piece of encouragement or advice would you give to those of us looking to be published (...one day, LORD willing)?

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  4. Good question, Mary. Being published certainly requires a thick skin, which is a skill I'm still working on. It's a frightening sometimes to put a book out there and know that you're going to get some unkind reviews which are extremely public.That kind of fear can dissuade a writer from trying to get published. The remedy for me is I remind myself that hopefully there is someone out there touched or mentored by my book and that's what God wants. My words won't reach everyone and that's okay. I also struggle with the amount of promotion that I am expected to do to keep writing professionally. I tell myself that I will do whatever fits into my life, keeping my family first because that's the most precious blessing I've been given. If that means I'm never a USA bestseller, so be it. So stick to it , Mary. Finish your book, then write the next one. God will take that journey in the direction He wants it to go. Hugs!

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  5. Thanks for replying, Dana. I'll pick a question tomorrow and send it out to all the sisters so we can all come up with responses for Thursday. I don't think we'll do any better than you have, though. Awesome answers. :)

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  6. Did you all get published on the first try or was it a process?

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  7. What's your favorite way to celebrate a new book release?

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  8. do you use an agent for writing/editing/publishing? If so, how did you find your agent?

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  9. How did you become interested in writing suspense novels? Were there specific books or series that you read that piqued your interest?

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    1. I forgot my contact info. debbiewilder (at) comcast (dot) net

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