Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Meeting a Favourite Author & Giveaway



It's such fun to meet an author you've established an online friendship with and find that author is as  delightful & down-to-earth in person as they come across online. 

Yes I'm talking about Aussie author KATHERINE HOWELL. Katherine draws on her extensive experience as a former paramedic to bring us nail-biting, breath-holding, do-your-head-in trying-to-figure-it-out crime fiction. Over the course of 5 terrific books Katherine has fast become a favourite author of mine and regular readers of my blog will probably remember how fussy selective I am in this particular genre.


Katherine with her latest release Silent Fear & Victoria Point Library staff

Katherine is also a really amusing speaker; she had a packed library audience laughing as she regaled us with stories of paramedic cases and of course her road to publication. Being a total gore whore I have to say I was fascinated with all blood & maggot mentions but I came close to gagging when Katherine made reference to what sounded to me like a mutant form of sputum.



Katherine's latest novel Silent Fear (Ella Marconi #5) can certainly stand alone (as can all the novels in the series) but I've loved getting to know Detective Ella Marconi throughout the series. She reminds me of Deb Morgan (but less of a potty-mouth) from the awesomeness that is the TV show Dexter. In the interest of sharing my love of Katherine's work and getting you started on the series if you'd like to win a eBook copy of Frantic (Ella Marconi #1) check out the giveaway below.

And for any thriller fans/readers/bloggers attending ThrillerFest VII in New York City, July 11-14th 2012 ... say hi to Katherine and check out this very informative and snigger-worthy FAQ post from Shane Gericke.



Share the Love Giveaway:
2 eBook copies of FRANTIC by Katherine Howell via Amazon Gift
Comment on my review of Silent Fear & leave a comment on this post :)

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Giveaway ends 10th April and winners will be announced on my blog







17 comments:

  1. I recognise those staff! :) Sounds like it was a great event. Have gone a commented on your review - I want that book!

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    1. The staff at Victoria Point library were all lovely and the event was a real hit. Good luck too :)

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  2. How exciting for you!!! I love meeting my fave authors!! Great photos and great giveaway!

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    1. Thanks Julie, meeting Katherine made my day!

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  3. Lol, Deb Morgan but not a potty mouth, now that sounds like cool character

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    1. Absolutely B, you obviously watch Dexter, not sure what Katherine would think of the comparison but I love Deb so it's a compliment to Ella Marconi ;)

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  4. So cool that you were able to get there in time!! I must try her!!!

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  5. Thanks for the reminder. I've just started 'Frantic' based on your recommendation from ages ago. Xx

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    1. Hope you love it Jenny, even though it's Katherine's first and her writing has obviously developed and become more polished, it's still one of my favourites :)

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  6. Always interesting to meet a real life author.

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  7. I'm envious, unfortunately she is touring no where near me otherwise I would have jumped at the chance!

    Shelleyrae @ Book'd Out

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    1. What a bummer Shelleyrae. Have you read Cold Justice? ... definitely another favourite!

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  8. I would absolutely love to win a copy of this book...I'd also love to meet Katherine one day!

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  9. Oh I have a Katherine Howell book on the TBR pile. Maybe it should get bumped up to the top. It's awesome you got to meet her. I love meeting authors especially as they rarely come to my neck of the woods.

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    1. We get quite a few authors in Brisbane but not as many as you would think for a major city. Katherine is just so sweet, it was a highlight finally catching up with her Caspette.

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  10. Ha - 'snigger worthy' sounds good. :-) I commented on your review of Silent Fear. These sound like characters I would enjoy following. Thanks for the giveaway. mesreads At gmail.com

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