Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Giveaway Winners and Big News & Reviews for My Novels

And the winners of last week's giveaway to lead up to Every Broken Trust's publication date (May 7) are  Michelle Fidler, Reine Harrington Carter, and David Cranmer. I'll be sending you all emails for your postal addresses.

Michelle has won a signed copy of Every Last Secret. Reine has won a signed ARC of Every Broken Trust. David has won an original piece of art (a noir horse sculpture).

Congratulations, guys! And thanks for joining me on the blog.

Don't forget that the giveaways continue until Every Broken Trust publishes on May 7, so anyone who comments on any post on this blog this week will be entered for a signed ARC of Every Broken Trust or signed copies of  Every Last Secret or anthologies in which I've been published.

And if you're anywhere within reach of Kansas City, plan on joining me for the official launch of Every Broken Trust at Mysteryscape, 7309 W 80th St., Overland Park, KS, at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, May 10. There will be cake and wild, crazy dances of joy, and I will say a few words and sign books and send you home with kisses and hugs for coming.

I had planned to post the second part of the Art and Craft of Poetry series today, but since I've had some really nice reviews for Every Broken Trust and some great news come in recently, I thought I'd tell you all about that. I'll post the second part of the Art and Craft of Poetry series later this week.

First of all, I'm honored to announce that my debut novel, Every Last Secret, is a finalist for the International Latino Book Award. I'm also a finalist in another category for a book I conceived and edited, Woven Voices: 3 Generations of Puertorriqueñas Look at Their American Lives, with poetry by Anita Velez-Mitchell, Gloria Vando, and Anika Paris. Lots of excitement around here last night when I got this news! The winners will be announced during the Book Expo America in New York City in May. So keep good thoughts for me, please!

And then, there are the book reviews that have started coming in for Every Broken Trust recently.

Kirkus Reviews was the first, and they said, Skeet’s second outing showcases a strong, intelligent woman with a difficult past that keeps returning to haunt her.” 

“Satisfying… Credible characters enhance the absorbing plot.”—Publishers Weekly said about Every Broken Trust.

“The first Skeet Bannion showed great promise for a series featuring a strong and complicated heroine. This sophomore effort cements Linda Rodriguez as a writer whose promise has been made good. Damn good book.”—Crimespree Magazine said just yesterday.

So I'm doing a little shameless self-promotion today, I guess, but I wanted to share my good news with my friends.

Remember, there's a new giveaway going on, so if you comment and leave your email on any post this week, you'll be in the running. Be sure to tell your friends. After all, free is good, right?

And later this week, I will post Part Two of Learning the Art and Craft of Poetry for National Poetry Month. I hope you're all having as nice a week as I am!


  1. Happy for Reine!! :-)

  2. Reine, email me your mailing address, will you? I thought I had it, but it's apparently lost in one of the computer crashes.

  3. Hi, Storytellermary! Thanks for stopping by.

  4. Congratulations, Linda - all great news.

  5. Congratulations on the great reviews. I liked Crimespee's best probably because I thought Every Last Secret was a damn good book and have been waiting (impatiently) for Every Broken Trust.
    Hugs, Carol

  6. Mary, thanks so much.

    I don't know why Blogger isn't notifying me of comments suddenly. I'll have to find out what it is and fix that.

  7. Carol, thanks. You're the great kind of reader that all writers dream of.

  8. Jumping over here from Jungle Red. Your books sound intriguing and the Coyote poetry sounds definitely twitchy. I'm always on the lookout for more good mysteries.

  9. Welcome, Susan! So glad to see you here. I usually put up a few poems each year in April for National Poetry Month, so if you check out the April entries, you'll have a chance to read some.