I’m excited that this weekend I’ll be taking part in the inaugural Oklahoma Book Festival. It’s going to be a terrific event and I’m happy that it will bring me back to my hometown. My schedule:
Oklahoma Book Festival
October 20, 2018
OKC Boathouse District
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Meg discusses Into The Black Nowhere
Saturday October 20, 11:00am – 11:45am
Ida Sutton Williams Headliner Tent
Signing to follow
Here’s more on the festival, from the Sunday Oklahoman: Oklahoma Book Festival to bring 50 to 75 authors to Oklahoma City this week.
If you’re in the Oklahoma City area, come on down. I hope to see you there!
Here’s a roundup of links and goings-on in my corner of the book world.
Apple Books asked major authors what they’re reading. Don Winslow had this to say: “UNSUB by Meg Gardiner is as smart and scary as The Silence of the Lambs and Red Dragon. This book is unputdownable. An amazing read.”
For which, I am thrilled and grateful.
On Sunday, October 7th, I’ll be at Book People in Austin to discuss this week’s episode of PBS’ The Great American Read, “Villains and Monsters.” Come on down to hear who my favorites are. Then vote for your favorite book.
And finally, I was startled and pleased to find myself in the Slate News Quiz. My name is one of the possible answers in a multiple choice question, and if you take the quiz, you’d better get Question 9 correct.
Hey, y’all: For a limited time, UNSUB is available as a promotion through BookBub. Right now you can get the ebook for $1.99.
Yes, this is the novel that just won the 2018 Barry Award for Best Thriller.
It’s available via Kindle, Nook, Apple Books, Kobo, and Google Books. Get ’em while they’re hot.
BookBub ebook deal: UNSUB by Meg Gardiner
I’m absolutely delighted that UNSUB has won the 2018 Barry Award for Best Thriller. I’m proud of this book, and so happy that I could attend Bouchercon, where it was awarded.
Thanks to my publisher, Dutton; Jessica Renheim, who edited the novel; my stellar publicist Jamie Knapp; my agent Shane Salerno; and of course to Paul Shreve, for being the Husband, and putting up with everything that goes along with writing a novel and living with a novelist.
It was especially gratifying to be chosen from among such a stellar list of nominees. All the nominated novels are amazing. In particular, I was truly honored to be on this list with Thomas Perry’s The Old Man. Tom and his future wife Jo Perry were the editors for the first short story I ever published, in the UC Santa Barbara literary magazine. To have UNSUB nominated alongside his book means more than I can express.
And many thanks to Catriona McPherson for capturing my surprise.
This coming week, September 5-8, I’ll be at Bouchercon 2018 in Tampa. Here’s my official schedule:
A Martini with a Twist of Plot: Thrillers
Thursday, September 6
Women Who Thrill
Saturday, September 8
Interview: International Guest of Honor Sean Chercover
Saturday, September 8
I’ll also be crossing my fingers for UNSUB, which is nominated for a Barry Award. I hope I’ll see some of you in Florida!
I spent the weekend as the Guest of Honor at the Deadly Ink mystery conference in New Jersey. I had a blast, felt very honored, and got to enjoy a huge weather show on the flight back to Austin.
Now I’m diving deep into finishing the first draft of my next novel. Even while I was at 36,000 feet, I was digging through the manuscript word by word.
Yep, UNSUB 3 is coming. Catch you again when I come up for air.
The weekend of August 10-12 I’ll be at the Deadly Ink mystery conference in New Jersey. I’m delighted, and excited, to be this year’s Guest of Honor.
I’ll be speaking on several panels, talking about thriller writing, and generally hanging out with folks who adore crime novels as much as I do. And I’ll be crossing my fingers for UNSUB, which is nominated for Deadly Ink’s David Award along with a host of wonderful novels.
I hope I’ll see some of you there.