Manhattan in Miniature

As part of the editorial team for The Big Thrill magazine, and member of Thriller Writers International, I had the honor of interviewing, Camille Minichino for the magazine’s June edition. Camille has written more than 20 mystery novels, and she also writes as: Margaret Grace and Jean Flowers. A retired physicist, she’s married to her webmaster, loves writing, but misses her He-Ne laser. As Margaret Grace, she writes the Miniature Mysteries, featuring miniaturist … Continue reading Manhattan in Miniature

Summer Reading

Looking for a book to enjoy by the poolside, beach or lazing around your back yard for the summer? I’ve compiled a list of books that I have read (plus my own for a little self promotion) that you may enjoy checking out for your summer reading pleasure. Books range from time travel, romance, comedy, mystery, historical, thrillers, paranormal, military, suspense, sexy and more. A great eclectic selection.

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Interview with Robert Gregory Browne plus a fabulous Give-away

Please join me in welcoming, award winning, novelist Robert Gregory Browne. Robert is also generously giving away an autographed paperback copy of his critically acclaimed THE PARADISE PROPHECY. (Contest details below) Selena: We know you love books, music, coffee and blackberries (the kind you eat), tell us three things that about you that would surprise people? Robert: I’m so open about my life on Facebook that I’m not sure anything … Continue reading Interview with Robert Gregory Browne plus a fabulous Give-away

Book Review Monday – A FEW DEAD MEN – Plus a Contest

Like most authors, I’m also an avid reader of many genres and I’m dedicating Monday’s as a day to celebrate other author’s books that I’ve enjoyed. Please feel free to add your own suggestions, as I’m always looking for another good book to read. This week, I’m reviewing, A FEW DEAD MEN by Nancy Lauzon, author of the Chick Dick Mysteries. You’ll also have a … Continue reading Book Review Monday – A FEW DEAD MEN – Plus a Contest

Under the Covers with Nancy Lauzon

Welcome Nancy Lauzon, author of the Chick Dick Mysteries. Don’t you love the series name?

Nancy will be sharing her thoughts on book covers, something I know she is passionate about.

She has also generously offered to run a CONTEST. THREE LUCKY PEOPLE will each win one one of her fabulous books in the Chick Dick Mysteries. If you love mystery, comedy, intrigue and romance, you’re in for a real treat.


Take it away, Nancy.   .   .   . (Please note: the covers shown here are Nancy’s NEW covers, not the ones she is discussing)

Good quality book cover art is absolutely crucial to a writer’s sales. Or as fellow blogger Chuck Wendig puts it: ‘Make sure your cover doesn’t suck a bag of dicks.’ I apologize for the rough language, but there’s just no better way of saying it.

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