Thursday, May 8, 2014

EVERY HIDDEN FEAR Publication and Pre-Order Contest Winners

Every Hidden Fear published Wednesday to some very enthusiastic reviews. The Richmond Time-Dispatch called Skeet “one of the most fascinating characters in the genre,” and book blogger Kevin R. Tipple said, “Cherokee heritage and the often very painful legacy of secrets have long been hallmarks of this excellent series.  They are present in great detail here in this complex and multilayered novel. “ and “Every Hidden Fear by Linda Rodriguez is deeply nuanced and rich in details.” Library Journal called Every Hidden Fear “engrossing.” Lesa Holstine, acclaimed librarian-book blogger, says, "Linda Rodriguez' Skeet Bannion mysteries have become ‘must-reads’.” She also says, “Rodriguez excels at developing characters that stand out.”

Grand prize shawl almost finished

Last night, my youngest son drew names from a bowl to determine the winners of the three major prizes in my pre-order contest. The grand prize, a one-of-a-kind handknit, partially handspun shawl made of baby alpaca, cashmere, merino, and silk, was won by Sue Knabe. The two second prizes of character-naming rights in the next Skeet Bannion book go to Gloria Alden and Deborah Shouse. Everyone who entered will also receive a signed bookplate. Send me your mailing addresses at, and I will send them out to you. (There will be a several week delay on the shawl because I need to finish the edging and wet-block it. Since it is lace, it needs to be washed and stretched and pinned out to dry so that the lovely lace patterns become visible.)

Hurray for the winners! And for everyone who entered the contest! Thank you all very much! I hope you’ll enjoy your copies of Every Hidden Fear.

Reine, I will post a photo of the shawl when it's finished before I give it to Sue. I hope your book will come soon! I'm sending out emails today to all entrants so they can email me their mailing addresses so I can send out the signed bookplates. xoxoxo