Christina Dodd Anniversary Contest Winners

Thank you to everyone who wrote to congratulate me on thirty years of publication, and thank you for celebrating with me by entering the contests for books, lavender sachets and Barnes and Noble gift certificates.

Congratulations to our three newsletter winners:
Third Prize: Rosie from Louisville, KY
Second Prize: Karin from Big Island, VA
Grand Prize: Silvia from Galt, CA

Congratulations to the Facebook contest winner: Carol from Troy, MI

Congratulations to the Instagram contest winner: Michele from Spokane, WA

The winners have received their prizes.

On February 2, 1990, I received the call telling me my first book, CANDLE IN THE WINDOW, had been accepted for publication. Since then I’ve written and published 58 full-length novels, eight short stories and seven novellas in suspense, paranormal and historical. I’ve written articles, given interviews to magazines, podcasts and TV, and had my photo taken a million times, almost always with my eyes shut. I’ve had so much fun meeting you at autographings and reading your correspondence!

Karin took a photo of her prize. Thank you, Karin!

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Christina Dodd’s Anniversary Cake

Sometimes in an author’s career there comes a moment that resonates with emotion. I had one of those times on Saturday February 8 when, at The Poisoned Pen Bookstore, those wonderful booksellers presented me with a cake and balloons to celebrate my 30th publishing anniversary. I was reminded of my first autographing at the bookstore where I was a bookseller (Carol’s Book Corner in Houston) when a customer presented me with a cake she’d had decorated with the cover of my first book, CANDLE IN THE WINDOW.

Yep, I shed a few tears.
Then I ate cake.

Both cakes were yummy. I wish I could share them with you all, dear friends. Thank you for a wonderful 30 years!

As an author and reader, during these tough times I’m concerned about the fate of great independent bookstores like The Poisoned Pen. If you feel the same way, give your independent bookstore a visit or if that’s not possible, call and have them ship you a book or five. Want an autographed Christina Dodd book? The

Christina Dodd’s First Autographing, 1991 Houston TX, Carol’s Book Corner

Poisoned Pen has signed copies! Call toll free (888) 560-9919 or order online.

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Enjoy more photos from the autographing!

Cake! Homemade! Delicious!

Thrilled with the cake and my dear readers!

The line to get books autographed. Everyone was so patient!

L to r: Authors Paige Shelton, Allison Brennan, Christina Dodd and our wonderful Poisoned Pen bookseller and reviewer, John Charles.

 

Christina Dodd St. Patricks Day Contest

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STRANGERS SHE KNOWS Receives Library Honor!

STRANGERS SHE KNOWS made the top of the King County Library Winter Book Recommendations! King County (Seattle) is the second largest library system in the U.S., so this is quite an honor.

Thank you to all of you who request my books from your library system. When libraries are healthy, this author is happy!

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The Winner of the Suspense Title Survey is Not What You Think

When we last spoke, I told you my publisher wanted a different title for my next thriller set in Alaska, a title that shouted Alaska and suspense. I posted a survey with the five excellent title finalists and asked which one you thought the sales department would choose, and promised to keep you up-to-date about their decision. 1200+ of you voted, with the lead wavering between between four of the five titles.

I suppose you’re wondering which title the publisher picked…
Well…
Ahem. The publisher decided they want to stick with the original title, WRONG ALIBI.
It’s fine. Really. WRONG ALIBI was my title, and it’s a strong suspense title. But…

Is the book WRONG ALIBI finished?
Yes. I’m editing it now.

When will WRONG ALIBI come out?
WRONG ALIBI will be published December 29, 2020. Yes, I know! A whole year away. Hang in there! There’ll be at least one short story coming to ease the wait.

Is WRONG ALIBI coming in print as well as ebook?
Yes, in hardcover for you collectors, and trade paperback (large size), eBook, and audio. As soon as the links are up, I’ll alert you in my newsletter, or you can check back here on the website. 

Is that the final WRONG ALIBI cover?
No. The art department has been instructed to do design a cover that clearly says Alaska and suspense. I can’t wait to see what those clever artists come up with. Stay tuned, I expect to see it in early 2020.

I know WRONG ALIBI is set in Alaska and it’s a thriller. What’s it about?
You can read the back copy on the WRONG ALIBI book page. There’ll be an excerpt posted soon.

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Today only! STRANGERS SHE KNOWS on sale!

This sale was a one-day Christmas sale and sadly now over. To catch future sales, please join my newsletter for book updates, book sales, surveys, and humorous insights to the writing life. I would love to have you!

Merry Christmas today only book sale! STRANGERS SHE KNOWS: a Cape Charade Full-length thriller, is on sale in ebook for $2.99, regular $9.99, a saving of $7.00.

I know. How weird is this, a book sale on Christmas Day? Actually, come to think of it…you just received a brand-new book gift card (a gift to yourself?) and the timing is perfect!

STRANGERS SHE KNOWS is an Amazon Book of the Month!

Read an excerpt.

Listen free to a STRANGERS SHE KNOWS audiobook chapter.

Buy the ebook:

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Audio

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Hardcover

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“Dodd at her brilliant best!” (starred ALA Booklist review)

Read the acclaimed Cape Charade series:
#1 HARD TO KILL: A Cape Charade Short Suspense
#2 DEAD GIRL RUNNING: A Cape Charade Full-length Thriller
#3 FAMILIES AND OTHER STRANGERS: A Cape Charade Short Suspense
#4 WHAT DOESN’T KILL HER: A Cape Charade Full-length Thriller
#5 HIDDEN TRUTHS: A Cape Charade Short Suspense
#6 STRANGERS SHE KNOWS: A Cape Charade Full-length Thriller

And especially for my audiobook fans:
Three Cape Charade Suspense Stories in Audio! Available now.

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Christina Dodd’s Big Thrill Interview

I was interviewed in The Big Thrill (International Thriller Writers Magazine) and it was. A Big Thrill, I mean. We spoke about STRANGERS SHE KNOWS and the Cape Charade series and here are a few highlights of the interview:

Dodd, who will be celebrating her 30th year as a writer in February 2020, has written 57 books to date, including 17 romantic suspense novels, seven straight suspense stories, and nine paranormal romances. But the unconventional and rules-breaking author, who aims to write at least 2,000 words a day, says she was not an overnight success. It was her 19th book that hit the New York Times bestseller list. “The difference between talent and success is hard work. I worked very, very hard,” Dodd says. “And I like the job. I love telling stories and this is what I do best.”

and

Dodd is active on social media and enjoys talking to readers online. Her approach to building the sizable audience she has today has involved sharing parts of herself…and rolling out an e-newsletter which supplies information about her books, her journey, and her writing processes. That e-newsletter, which was launched more than 14 years ago, continues to attract readers and aspiring authors from far and wide.

To read the whole Big Thrill interview, click here.

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How The Husband Got the Idea for LOVE NEVER DIES!

The Husband’s background is in structural engineering and he loves architectural history, so when he read a book about Seattle’s past, he was fascinated by the fact that Denny Park, the oldest in the city, was originally a cemetery. The graves were moved to make it a park and my husband said, “What if they missed a grave and one ghost was trapped?” 

Makes a shiver run up your spine, doesn’t it? It did for me and I knew I had to write Frank Vincent Montgomery’s story. It’s called LOVE NEVER DIES for a reason — it’s a tale of murder, redemption and everlasting love. Read an excerpt.

Read LOVE NEVER DIES now!

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Enjoy the whole Virtue Falls suspense series in order:
THE LISTENER: Your introduction to Virtue Falls, a Short for only 99 cents
VIRTUE FALLS: A Full Length Virtue Falls Thriller
OBSESSION FALLS: A Full Length Virtue Falls Thriller
LOVE NEVER DIES: A Love-Affirming Virtue Falls Short
BECAUSE I’M WATCHING: A Full Length Virtue Falls Thriller
THE WATCHER: A Virtue Falls Short starring Kateri Kwinault 
THE WOMAN WHO COULDN’T SCREAM: A Full Length Virtue Falls Thriller
A DARK AND STORMY NIGHT: A Compilation of Three Virtue Falls Shorts

Don’t have an eReader? Download one of the free eBook reader apps and enjoy LOVE NEVER DIES on your phone, tablet or computer!

Amazon Best Book of the Month!

STRANGERS SHE KNOWS is one of the Amazon’s Best Books for October!

I have three deadly problems:
1. I’ve seriously offended a maniacal killer.
2. I just had a bullet removed from my brain.
3. My new daughter is growing up too fast—and she’s in the line of fire.

STRANGERS SHE KNOWS is a Cape Charade full-length thriller starring Kellen Adams in hardcover, trade paperback, audio and ebook. Get your copy at your favorite independent bookstore or online!

Trade Paperback

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eBook

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Audio

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Hardcover

Order STRANGERS SHE KNOWS: Cape Charade Suspense by Christina Dodd at AmazonOrder STRANGERS SHE KNOWS: Cape Charade Suspense by Christina Dodd at Barnes & NobleOrder STRANGERS SHE KNOWS: Cape Charade Suspense by Christina Dodd at Books-A-MillionOrder STRANGERS SHE KNOWS: Cape Charade Suspense by Christina Dodd at IndieBound

“Dodd at her brilliant best!” (starred ALA Booklist review)

Read a STRANGERS SHE KNOWS excerpt.

“Dodd at her brilliant best!”

Listen free to a STRANGERS SHE KNOWS audiobook chapter.

Join the Christina Dodd mailing list now for book updates and a free short story, THE WATCHER!

Read the acclaimed Cape Charade series:
#1 HARD TO KILL: A Cape Charade Short Suspense
#2 DEAD GIRL RUNNING: A Cape Charade Full-length Thriller
#3 FAMILIES AND OTHER STRANGERS: A Cape Charade Short Suspense
#4 WHAT DOESN’T KILL HER: A Cape Charade Full-length Thriller
#5 HIDDEN TRUTHS: A Cape Charade Short Suspense
#6 STRANGERS SHE KNOWS: A Cape Charade Full-length Thriller

And especially for my audiobook fans:
Three Cape Charade Suspense Stories in Audio! Available now.

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