It’s freaking hot here in Boston, where we rarely break 80 degrees, let alone endure this past week’s relentless 90s. But… I just saw a photo taken last winter and suddenly the heat doesn’t seem that bad! (It’s only been a few weeks since the last of the winter’s ice finally melted in Boston. Yes, really.)
This email is a quick hello to all of the new people on this e-newsletter list (hello!), an apology to everyone I missed seeing at RWA’s literacy signing (and also a “you’re welcome,” because you did NOT want to catch the nasty illness that I had!), and a heads up to all Boston/New England area readers!
Boston-Area readers and friends!
Join me on August 11th at 7:00 p.m. at the Bacon Free Library in South Natick, Massachusetts for a casual and lively discussion of my third Troubleshooters book, Over the Edge.
Date: Tues. Aug. 11, 2015
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Location: Bacon Free Library
58 Eliot Street
South Natick, MA 01760
Program: Discussion of Over the Edge (TS #3 – Stan & Teri) with author Suzanne Brockmann
This wonderful and charming library is hosting the open-to-the-public event. So throw a T-shirt on over your bathing suit, (or bring snacks and come straight from work) and hang out with me at the library for a fun and relaxing evening talking Over the Edge!
You remember this one.
Over the Edge is the story of Navy SEAL Senior Chief Stan Wolchonok and Navy Reserve helo pilot LT (jg) Teri Howe — and the Navy SEAL takedown of a commercial airliner hijacked by terrorists. OTE was first published in late August 2001. (Yup, right before 9/11.) This book’s big secondary romance is between Navy SEAL Sam Starrett and FBI Agent Alyssa Locke. (The book contains one of my personal all-time favorite scenes between Sam and Jules Cassidy!)*** The WWII subplot focuses on the Holocaust in Denmark — and how the Danish people flatly refused to let the Nazis round up their Jewish neighbors.
Yes, there’s a lot to talk about! I’m also going to bring my original OTE file, which contains my notes and outlines from writing the book.
I’m gonna try to get a friend to come and live-post the discussion (what is it called when that’s done on FB? On twitter, it’s live-tweet…) so those of you in far-off lands can follow along on my Facebook reader page at www.facebook.com/SuzanneBrockmannBooks
Mark your calendars and get out your ancient copy of OTE — it’s time for a re-read!
If you can’t find your copy or you want a shiny new one for your e-reader, here are some helpful and easy links:
Ebook links to Over the Edge:
Print (in case you lent your copy to your sister/friend/mother/husband/co-worker/best frenemy and (S)HE HASN’T GIVEN IT BACK!!):
Over the Edge
is also one of the early Troubleshooters books that was recently re-recorded in my now-trademark “dual narrator” format and reissued by Blackstone Audio! You can find this top-notch new edition, read by Patrick Lawlor and Melanie Ewbank, in CD, MP3, or audio download
! (But heads up — the older edition is still floating around out there! Double check that you’re getting the new version — make sure it’s read by Patrick and Melanie before you click “buy”):
I hope to see you there!
P.S. My next book, Wild Sky
, will be out in October in both trade paperback and in a hardcover library edition. This is the second installment in my YA paranormal Night Sky
series co-written with my daughter Melanie Brockmann. Main character Skylar is back, but this time the story focuses on her wheelchair-bound best friend Calvin! Find out more at http://amzn.to/1KDYw8f
P.P.S. July’s filming of my latest indie movie, Russian Doll
, was both on schedule and under budget! We’ve now moved in post-production! To get detailed updates about the movie (festival news, etc), join the official RD mailing list (also here at Tiny Letter!) at https://tinyletter.com/RussianDollTheMovie
***Come to the event to find out which scene is on my all-time fav list!