Writing

Seven Years, Eleven Books!

At home, taking stock of a lot of things, including all the books I’ve written over the past seven years!

Here’s a visual representation of the books I’ve completed since 2013. (One, A Touch of Magic, is an anthology that includes my short story, The Cat and the Conjurers).

Not shown: Two completed adult scifi novels that I have shelved for now. (I do plan to write book three in the trilogy and self-pub. all three at some point). Also, I have added a separate picture of A DEADLY EDITION’s cover, since that book doesn’t come out until Dec. so I don’t even have ARCs for that book yet. But it is written! Which brings my total of actual books completed to 11, plus one long short story!

 

 

 

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Some Changes

You may have already noticed a change to my website. Now, instead of highlighting only my mysteries, it includes more focus on my other (fantasy) books and stories.

I recently decided to re-brand my two fantasy books currently in-print — CROWN OF ICE and SCEPTER OF FIRE — with my Victoria Gilbert author name. These books will be re-published under my Gilbert author name very soon! I also have a fantasy short story that will be published under Victoria Gilbert in a new anthology from Snowy Wings Publishing. (The anthology, A Touch of Magic, will release on July 30, 2019).

I am changing over all my books to one name so that I can promote them more easily, and not have to worry with multiple websites or social media accounts. I also hope to publish more fantasy, along with more mystery books, in the future, and want my Victoria Gilbert brand to encompass both.

One thing my readers should know is that, regardless of genre, my books will NEVER feature explicit sex, extreme violence, or extensive use of profanity (if any). So have no fear about switching between my genres — if you are comfortable with one, the other will be fine too.

I am excited about this new change, and I hope you will be too.

 

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Bookmarks 2017 Festival of Books and Authors

Thanks to my local chapter of Sisters in Crime –Murder We Write —  I was able to participate in the annual book festival sponsored by Bookmarks this year.

The event is held in Winston-Salem, NC every year and it is wonderful gathering of authors and readers.

Here are some photos from our booth at this great event —

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Pub. Date for A MURDER FOR THE BOOKS!

A MURDER FOR THE BOOKS, Book One in my Blue Ridge Library Mystery series, will be published by Crooked Lane books on December 12, 2017.

It’s already up for preorder on Amazon! Preorder Link

Cover reveal coming soon!

 

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PUBLICATION NEWS — 3-BOOK DEAL ON MY COZY MYSTERY SERIES!

I am thrilled to announce that I have signed a three book contract with Crooked Lane Books for my Blue Ridge Library Mystery Series.

Book One — A MURDER FOR THE BOOKS — will be published in December 2017, with the next two books releasing later in 2018 and in early 2019.

My editor is Faith Black Ross, who acquired the books for Crooked Lane. My agent, Frances Black of Literary Counsel, brokered the deal.

I’ve discovered a great love for writing mysteries (it makes sense, as I have always loved to read them) so I am very excited to embark on this new writing adventure.

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