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Big News -- new penname, new genre, NEW DEAL!

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#1 LucidDreamer


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Posted 25 April 2017 - 07:45 AM

So, although the Publishers Marketplace announcement isn't up yet, my editor and new pub. told me it was okay to announce this --


I have switched genres (to cozy and light mysteries) and taken on a penname (Victoria Gilbert) and ... drumroll... it seems to have been a good change.


Because this happened --  http://victoriagilbe...eries.com/blog/


For those who don't want to click through to my blog, here's the news:



I am thrilled to announce that I have signed a three book contract with Crooked Lane Books for my Library Mystery Series.

Book One — A MURDER FOR THE BOOKS — will be published in January 2018, with the next two books releasing later in 2018 and in early 2019.

My editor is Faith Black Ross, who acquired the books for Crooked Lane. My agent, Frances Black of Literary Counsel, brokered the deal.

I’ve discovered a great love for writing mysteries (it makes sense, as I have always loved to read them) so I am very excited to embark on this new writing adventure.


#2 Anna L. Walls

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Posted 25 April 2017 - 11:50 AM

Congratulations. I'm happy for you.

Find all of my books at:

Amazon - http://www.amazon.co...ls/e/B002E1FOBI

SmashWords - https://www.smashwor...AuthorAnnaWalls

Hope to see you there

#3 RSMellette


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Posted 25 April 2017 - 11:57 AM

I know you've been sitting on that news for some time... welcome to the sunlight! 


Now get back into those mysterious shadows.

From Elephant's Bookshelf Press



by R.S. Mellette

"WOW. That is the first word that comes to mind when I think about how I felt reading this book - WOW. I was so pleasantly surprised - oh, let's be honest, it was more like blown away!" -- Holy B. In NC, Amazon Review.

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Posted 30 April 2017 - 01:44 PM


#5 Soreen Laythyn

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Posted 20 May 2017 - 11:17 PM

Oh my god, congrats! I'm still trying to get my book edited, but you have everything figured out! I hope it all goes well!!!

#6 Brittany Astor

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Posted 21 May 2017 - 07:05 PM

Congratulations, that is wonderful!!! How excruciating it must have been to keep it under wraps - also love the pen name! :)

Budding writer of historical YA fiction...

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