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Who’s Coming?


December 16th, 2018 Posted 8:22 am

Normally on Sundays we do beginnings, taking a tour of the first few sentences or so of all the Peter Abrahams novels, including those written under the Spencer Quinn pen name. But we’re getting close to a certain day.

SANTA 365 is an e-short story (the 4th of the C&B shorts, readable, like the whole series, in any order). Here’s a helpful note from Mrs. Publicist:

“We’ve had questions about how non e-readers can read the stories. The answer is: many ways! If you have an iPhone, Android, or any other smartphone — download the Kindle, Kobo, Nook or Apple iBooks apps and you can buy it through the app. You can also download Adobe Digital Editions (for free!), then download the ePub version of the book (why not from Simon and Schuster?) and read it on your computer. You can even print it from your computer!”


What’s In A Name?


December 15th, 2018 Posted 8:34 am

Mrs. Publicist: 15th of the month – when Peter Abrahams (aka Spencer Quinn) talks about a character name or two from one of his novels. Got anything from RUFF VS. FLUFF, which will be your next published book? Which, I should point out, is middle-grade although adults with fake ID can read it. Those in need of fake ID please meet me being the 7 Eleven after this is over.

Pete: Well, how about the eleven-year-old twins from the book, Harmony and Bro, since they’re the leading human characters in the story?

Mrs. P: The leading animal characters being the narrators, Queenie and Arthur.

Pete: Exactly.

Mrs. P: Two narrators and twin main characters – do I see a pattern?

Pete: There are certainly patterns in my work, some even intentional. Anyway, Harmony and Bro obviously aren’t identical twins, but fraternal. In fact, Harmony’s a year ahead in school, a source of endless frustration to Bro. Her name just popped into my head. It seemed absolutely right to me. Ideas coming out of nowhere – that’s always been the very best thing about this job. For the other twin, I knew I needed something contrasting. He’s the brother. Hmm. How about Bro? I liked it! And right away I knew that hidden in his bro-ness was something surprisingly sensitive. Also – Bro wouldn’t be his real name, just the name everyone calls him. Therefore he had to have a reason for avoiding his real name. The threads of story started their weaving.

Mrs. P: What’s Bro’s real name? Why doesn’t he like it?

Pete: The answers are in the book!

Mrs. P: Now available for preorder, which is my job to say. See you next month for more of What’s In A Name, and happy holidays!




December 14th, 2018 Posted 8:07 am

… but not a reveal, like yesterday’s post, since the cover of this upcoming novel (first in the new middle-grade Queenie and Arthur series – available to adults with fake ID) – has already been revealed. But what the heck?

(And to the Plunderers and the anonymous calendar donor – love Zoe’s page – many many thanks.)




December 13th, 2018 Posted 9:35 am

Thanks to Bark Magazine (how appropriate!), our favorite magazine covering the nation within the nation. (The book comes out July 2, but it is not illegal to preorder it now.)



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