Susan’s Book Talk: Adventures from the Past week


It seems like every week, I’m reading about newly released books. Remember, folks, it’s good to buy a book as soon as it comes out. Don’t be like me and drag your feet; those early sales numbers can (unfortunately) make or break a career.

Let’s start with Daisy Dexter Dobbs. She had a new release over at Ellora’s Cave — and it’s a big one! 120,000 words. Yipes, that’s big. Given Daisy’s track record, though, I’m sure it’s good.

My good friend Amy Ruttan and her good friend Karen Erickson both have new books out, too. They are kicking off the new Ellora’s Cave series, Oh Yum! Older women, younger men… sounds like fun.

Karen’s new to me, but both she and Amy blog separately and with groups. Go check ’em out. Tell ’em I sent you. If they have excerpts up (like Daisy does), take the few minutes and read them. One thing I’ve learned lately is how useful excerpts really are.

In my own reading news, I caught up on a classic! This is monumental news because I generally loathe classics. So what did I read? The Island of Dr. Moreau, by HG Wells. I’ll tell you now, I don’t loathe science fiction classics.

Stay tuned for the outtakes spawned by Thursday’s Thirteen (if you don’t know what I’m talking about, check it out). And the winner of the Rabbi’s Cat 2. Better enter soon if you want it!



  1. Amy Ruttan

    May 24, 2008 8:54 pm

    Thanks for the shout out Susan!!! I feel the same way about you. Can’t wait for the day I can shout out about Trevor!!! 🙂

  2. Winter

    May 24, 2008 10:11 pm

    I ended up at a Blog Talk Radio show by author Stella Price on Thursday night before I did my stint on the Jester Show. I found out that Stella and her sister started out with something similar to the Bar. It was a fun show. I found her from the Pink Chair Diaries Yahoo group. And I won a goodie bag. In all, it was pretty cool. But damn. I have too many books to read, too much writing to do, and not enough hours in the week!

  3. J. Kaye Oldner

    May 24, 2008 10:55 pm

    I am such a fan of Ellora’s Cave. Thanks for the heads-up on these!!

  4. On a limb with Claudia

    May 25, 2008 11:35 am

    Hurray for HG Wells – that’s a delicious way to spend the long weekend. Enjoy!

  5. Bob-kat

    May 25, 2008 12:14 pm

    HG Wells is a classic author that deserves to be read (in my numble opinion) so glad you enjoyed it. I love that many of these sci-fi classics are often an intelligent read exploring quite deep social and ethical ideas. Just look at Starship Troopers for example.BR/BR/I have just received a copy of the Rabbi’s Cat which I bought on the back of your recommendation and in anticipation of reading Rabbi’s Cat 2, so you see, I do pay attention! 🙂

  6. Julia Smith

    May 25, 2008 7:25 pm

    Very exciting release week!

  7. Daisy Dexter Dobbs

    May 29, 2008 4:39 pm

    Susan, how very nice of you to mention that I have a new EC book out! Yup, it’s my longest but even so, I hated to see it end as I wrote the last page. I hope readers feel the same way. :-)BR/BR/Thanks again for your thoughtfulness!

  8. Susan Helene Gottfried

    May 29, 2008 4:42 pm

    My pleasure, babe. I hope to do more of these author spotlights and publishing news throughout the summer. It’s important to help get people reading!

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