Jayne Ann Krentz Confesses All
I recently interviewed New York Times bestselling author Amanda Quick on Facebook about her Burning Cove series, and while we were live, I asked the tough questions:
— Who is Jayne Ann Krentz and why does she look so much like Amanda Quick? What about Jayne Castle? Is she another doppelganger?
— Book #1 in the Burning Cove series, THE GIRL WHO KNEW TOO MUCH, starts with a woman discovering a murder and a secret notebook with cryptic markings. She flees to California, becomes a reporter and discovers another murder in an exclusive hotel filled with Hollywood people. You introduce a man who was formerly a stage magician and who was hurt in an onstage accident, and his inventor uncle. You add a spoiled actor, a frightened assistant, a washed-up actor, a star-obsessed killer, a ruthless guy who cleans up messes for the studio… All in the first fifty pages. How do you come up with these plots?
— You recently confessed that the dust bunnies are rising once again. What more can you tell us?
We took questions from the audience and had a riotous good time. The recorded interview is 45 minutes, but you can pop in and out as you have time. Watch and enjoy!
To learn more about the Burning Cove series, visit Amanda’s website.
Jayne Ann Krentz and Christina Dodd in concert!
New York Times Bestseller Jayne Ann Krentz interviewed me in a Zoom/ Facebook event. There was laughter and engagement with readers, and we discussed what we were reading, what we were writing, how focused we are on food during the time of COVID, and had a tour of my office. Also, Jayne talked about the return of the dust bunnies! As so many of you said, it was like eavesdropping on one of our conversations. Enjoy!
To learn more about the series we discussed, Cape Charade, and Kellen Adams’s fascinating life, visit Cape Charade series page.
Autographing at Poisoned Pen Bookstore
This fabulous autographing is over, but I left signed books behind at The Poisoned Pen. They ship both across the U.S. and internationally. Give them a call at (480) 947-2974 or you can order online. Want one of my lavender sachets with your Christina Dodd book purchase? Make sure you ask the bookseller if they have any left, and to include one with your mailing.
LIVE FROM NEW YORK! A Facebook Live video featuring my editor and me. We talked about books, writing and my stone circle, and watching the two of us non-tech people try to figure out how to access the questions is hilarious. If you missed it, you can catch it here.
Downloadable booklist sorted by genre, series and in order
Autographed Books! Get Yours Now!
Order autographed copies of WHAT DOESN’T KILL HER (and other titles) from Bob’s Beach Books for you and as gifts. Call (541) 994-4467 and tell the lovely people which books you want, and they’ll ship it to you at once! Or if you’re lucky enough to be visiting the Oregon Coast, stop by their store. Bob’s Beach Books is on 1735 NW U.S. 101 in Lincoln City and it is such a fun place to browse for your vacation reading!
If you live in California, on my recent trips I autographed various titles at Barnes and Nobles in:
and the historic Santa Rosa store.
Stop by and grab your copies!
I dropped into the *enormous* Powell’s Books/Burnside in Portland and autographed WHAT DOESN’T KILL HER and both sizes of DEAD GIRL RUNNING. The trade paperback (larger size) is easy to read, and the smaller size includes the bonus short story, HARD TO KILL. They’re in the mystery/thriller section.
“The banter between mother and daughter is hilariously funny as they journey through this adventure…”— Crime Spree Magazine about WHAT DOESN’T KILL HER.
While I was in Houston, I signed copies at Murder by the Book and left them for you. If you’d like a signed copy in hardcover or trade paperback (large size), contact Murder by the Book (they ship!) at 713-524-8597 or at the MBTB website. Do it soon, before they run out!
If you’d like to see a video of the Murder by the Book autographing (the questions from the audience were a riot!), we did a Facebook live. View it here.
What doesn’t kill her…had better start running.
Sleeping Beauty was such a sucker.
You can say stuff in her defense. She was young and unwary. She didn’t know much about wicked men and cruel women. No one warned her not to touch sharp objects. But ultimately, everything that happened: the whole kingdom taking a hundred year nap, her prince having to hack back thorns and fight a dragon, him having to run up a gazillion stairs, wheezing and gasping, to revive her with true love’s kiss — that was all her fault. Everything melts down around her and all she does is lie there, snoozing away.
As I said, a sucker.
Why am I bringing up corny, politically incorrect, completely unfeminist Sleeping Beauty?… WHAT DOESN’T KILL HER, Get your copy now!
Jayne Ann Krentz, Christina Dodd in Person!
The DEAD GIRL RUNNING booktour is over but never will it be forgotten. Pal Jayne Ann Krentz (Amanda Quick) and I flew to
Chicago, Phoenix, and Houston to sign at some of the best mystery bookstores in the nation. What was that like? We filmed the autographing at Poisoned Pen in Scottsdale AZ.The filming was done by rank amateurs (us), but entertaining if you’d like to watch us talk about writing, reading, DEAD GIRL RUNNING and THE OTHER LADY VANISHES, and real life. We also give each other a tough time. There’s a lot of screaming laughter in the video, and man, do I wish I’d checked the angle of the filming. Good thing I have great legs.
I know that because my mother said to me, “You have great legs…and you got those from me.” Heh! I hope you enjoy the video; it’s almost like being there, and thank you to everyone who came and everyone who has been so generous in your praise about DEAD GIRL RUNNING.
You can also watch other videos like:
The Tour of my Office
THE WOMAN WHO COULD SCREAM (My trip on the zipline)
The Dead Girl Running Book Trailer
The Husband creating pots out of tree stumps
Film Stars and Glamorous Photos!
Check out the photo page for the DEAD GIRL RUNNING autographing tour. There are pictures of author stars Jayne Ann Krentz (Amanda Quick), Susan Elizabeth Phillips and Mary Kay Andrews, as well as whatshername… Christina Dodd…
Murder By The Book
Blue Willow Books
Poisoned Pen Bookstore
Page 2 Books
Liberty Bay Books
Poulsbo, WA 98370
All stores ship, some internationally!
PLA Frustration: Dang that Weather!
I was thrilled to get the opportunity to go to the Public Library Association in Philadelphia and announced everywhere that I would be autographing and on a panel. I got my hair cut. I got a manicure. I was excessively groomed!
An hour after I closed my suitcase, I got a text from Alaska Air — they had cancelled my flight the next day. Mother Nature had chosen to drop huge amounts of snow on Philadelphia and I wasn’t going anywhere. I was and am devastated. I had something to say to the librarians and everyone connected to the libraries, so I sat down with my great hair and nails and made a video to talk a little about my early life in reading, how librarians are a part of my 94 year old father-in-law’s life, and to thank librarians everywhere.
I hope if you agree that our libraries are a national treasure that you’ll share this video with your friends and take the time to thank your local librarians for their part in sharing stories, literacy and community services.
DEAD GIRL RUNNING Starred Review from Booklist: “From the unforgettable heroine with a past to the incisively etched cast of secondary characters to the brilliantly imaginative plot, Dodd is at her most wildly entertaining, wickedly witty best.”