WHAT DOESN’T KILL HER Fun Celebrations!

On Friday, Feb. 15, I’ll drop by Bob’s Beach Books in Lincoln City on the beautiful Oregon coast between 10:30 and 11:00 to autograph my new thriller, WHAT DOESN’T KILL HER. If you’re in the area, do drop by to meet me and get a book signed especially for you.

Bob’s Beach Books
1735 NW U.S. 101
Lincoln City, OR 97367
(541) 994-4467

Please, help out the bookstore who is kindly hosting me. If you want to bring a book from home to be signed, one book only, and make a purchase from the store!

Can’t make it to the Oregon coast? Want your very own autographed copy of WHAT DOESN’T KILL HER? Want to give it as a gift?  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.

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Downloadable booklist sorted by genre, series and in order
Books by Series

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

Jayne Ann Kretnz obviously loves my DEAD GIRL RUNNING reading.

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!

l to r: Jayne Ann Krentz, Susan Elizabeth Phillips, Christina Dodd

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…

Autographed copies of DEAD GIRL RUNNING and THE OTHER LADY VANISHES are available at these local independent bookstores:

Murder By The Book
Houston TX

Blue Willow Books
Houston, TX
(281) 497-8675

Katy Books
Katy, TX
(281) 578-7770

Poisoned Pen Bookstore
Scottsdale, AZ

Anderson’s Bookshop
Naperville, IL

Page 2 Books
Burien WA

Chapters Metrotown
Vancouver, BC

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.

My printable book list sorted by genre/series/in order.
Here’s my, “Books by Series and in Order,” page.

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.”