Treehouse! Autographing! A New Improved Cover!

    August 16, 2017

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    Dear Ones,

    I know what you’re thinking. What has taken Christina so long to tell us the results of the DEAD GIRL RUNNING cover poll? It’s this way…2216 of you voted, 425 of you commented on Facebook, and you gave feedback on Twitter, Instagram, and Google+. One observation predominated—on all three covers, the title and author name were too faint to read. One reader said, “I’ll buy anything with your name on it, but I can’t read your name.” Ouch!

    My publishing company leaped into action. The Art Department took the winning cover, used a bolder font, made the yellow stronger, and (bless them) darkened the background behind my name so it’s readable. And now… (drumroll, please), here’s the cover for my May 2018 release, DEAD GIRL RUNNING!

    Thank you for taking the time to vote and especially for expressing your opinions. Because of you, we have a stronger cover that will pop online and on the shelves. DEAD GIRL RUNNING is the first in a new series, a spin-off from Virtue Falls and Bella Terra. You can read the first excerpt here, and right now, you can pre-order it in trade paperback at Barnes & Noble and Books-a-Million (on sale at both stores for $10.28, 36% off!), Indiebound and Amazon. No links are available yet for eBook and audio. I’ll let you know as soon as I see them pop up!


    This week, I got my first copy of THE WOMAN WHO COULDN’T SCREAM! In less than three weeks you’ll read the “Book is the payoff Kateri fans have been waiting for!” — RT Book Reviews.

    Would you like a personalized autographed copy to add to your Virtue Falls collection? I made arrangements with Page 2 Books to take orders for THE WOMAN WHO COULDN’T SCREAM and any other titles you’d like. I’ll sign the books when I’m there on the release date, September 5, and they’ll immediately drop them in the mail to you. Call the friendly staff at 206-248-7248, give them your information and tell them how you want the book autographed, or order online and add your personalized autograph information in the “Order Comments.” It’s easy! Please do it now so they’ll know how many books to order.


    Me to my husband: “Honey, could you build me a tree house to use as a summer office?” :imagines a rickety little shack in the trees:
    Him: “Sure!” :draws plans for tree house that will outlast the pyramids:

    I know what you’re thinking. Christina, you’ve been married since the earth’s crust cooled. Do you never learn? Apparently not. This is the man who built a stone circle in the side yard and planted hundreds of lavender plants. My workouts these days include lifting giant timbers and climbing to scary heights. But as a bonus, my husband said, “I need you to lean on this pry bar.” Then he looked critically at me. “You just don’t weight enough.” … I love that man.

    I promise to keep you up-to-date with the construction. Right now I have to go help build the takeoff platform for the zipline.

    Did I forget to mention the 90-foot zipline? šŸ˜‰ (I took a video, when we tested the zipline . I do sound a little excited.)

    Until next time, thank you, remember to order your autographed copy of THE WOMAN WHO COULDN’T SCREAM, and happy reading!

    Christina Dodd
    New York Times bestselling author of the Virtue Falls Series:
    #1 THE LISTENER: A short story
    #2 VIRTUE FALLS: Full-Length Thriller (currently $4.83 in paperback at Amazon!)
    #3 THE RELATIVES: A short story
    #4 OBSESSION FALLS: Full-Length Thriller
    #5 LOVE NEVER DIES: A short story
    #6 BECAUSE I’M WATCHING: Full-Length Thriller with two bonus chapters from:
    #7 THE WOMAN WHO COULDN’T SCREAM: Sept. 5 A Virtue Falls Full-Length Thriller…read the great, long excerpt!
    THE WATCHER, a Virtue Falls short story!
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    Books by Series and in Order

    An elderly, hardy TX cattleman once told a young female neighbor that if she wanted to live a long life, the secret was to sprinkle a pinch of gunpowder on her oatmeal each morning. She did this religiously and lived to the age of 103. She left behind 14 children, 30 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren, five great-great-grandchildren…and a 40 foot hole where the crematorium used to be.

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