Jennifer Lyon

Thursday, February 5th, 2009
Lyon’s Letter to Author

 The prize for this week is the peace, hope and serenity bracelet. As usual, I’ll randomly draw a name from this week’s comments and announce the winner on the weekend.

lioness-with-attitudeDear  Ms. Carlisle,


I want your book HOMICIDE IN HARDCOVER and I want it now! I want it even more after seeing your awesome book trailer!


So why don’t I go out and get it? I mean it’s out, it came out on Tuesday. Everyone is getting this book, everyone is talking about this book. This book has BUZZ going! People are talking about Brooklyn Wainwright, the skilled surgeon who operates on…wait for it…books! Not people, books! How cute is that?


But Brooklyn finds her mentor lying in a pool of his own blood, with just enough breath left to give her a cryptic message along with a priceless, and some would say haunted, book. Of course, Brooklyn is accused of murder and theft, and then…


Well I don’t know what happens because I haven’t read the book!


Do you know why? It’s all Jen Apodaca’s fault! I told her I want to read that book now, but Apodaca said, “No. We have to wait until February 14th when Kate will be signing at our local RWA chapter meeting.” (Notice how she calls you by your first name—like she knows you! She’s a name dropper!)


Being logical and reasonable, I said, “We can buy the book now, read it, and take it to her to sign then!”


“No,” Apodaca said in that stupid stern voice of hers. “We have revisions due in two weeks. We can’t read until we’re done!”




“No. If you want to read that book, put down that apple martini and get to work! No HOMICIDE IN HARDCOVER until the revisions are done!”


So Ms. Carlisle, what should I do?



Jennifer Lyon


Leave a comment with your suggestions and I (not Apodaca!) will draw one name to win an autographed copy of HOMICIDE IN HARDCOVER! That’s right Apodaca I’m buying TWO copies now. TWO. Not one. Next time you won’t make me wait, will you? Never make a Lyon wait, that’s all I’m saying…

32 comments to “Lyon’s Letter to Author”

  1. Jane
    February 5th, 2009 at 2:47 am · Link

    What a dilemma. If you want to live dangerously, get a copy of Kate’s book and continue to sip your apple martinis while you’re reading “Homicide In Hardcover.”

  2. Dru
    February 5th, 2009 at 6:26 am · Link

    I would buy the book now and when you take breaks from revisions, start reading the book. Then when you go to the RWA, buy another one that you can give to me.

  3. Mel K.
    February 5th, 2009 at 9:23 am · Link

    Give Mz. Apodaca 4 or 5 apple martinis and, after she passes out, go buy the book! Btw, I’m sending Axel back. He’s so demanding! There’s another diversion for ya. Hee.

  4. Kate Carlisle
    February 5th, 2009 at 10:58 am · Link

    ROTFL!!! What a dilemma!! If this Carlisle wench were a good friend, she’d send you a free book and relieve your misery. But she’s obviously selfish and heartless. So, no relief coming from that direction.

    After some consideration, I agree with Dru, buy one now and one later at the meeting. And you might need to buy a third copy in case you spill your appletini all over the book. It happens. :-)

  5. Jen Lyon
    February 5th, 2009 at 11:06 am · Link

    Jane, I like it! But Apodaca is such a drag. Work, work, work. She’s always nagging me that I shouldn’t drink appletinis while working…can you believe it?

  6. Jen Lyon
    February 5th, 2009 at 11:07 am · Link

    Dru, I like how you think! But you never know-I’m drawing one name from today’s comments!

  7. Jenn
    February 5th, 2009 at 11:10 am · Link

    MelK..MWHAHAHA!!! You can’t handle Axel? Didn’t I warn you that he has a big…appetite????

    Getting Apodaca drunk is a good plan!

  8. Jenn
    February 5th, 2009 at 11:13 am · Link

    Ms Carlisle! OMG…I’m I’m sparking green magic, I’m so excited! You came to my blog! Can I get you an appletini?

    Now I really must clarify something, I never spill my appletinis. It’s just not done! Okay there was that one time…or three…but that was Apodaca’s fault.

    And just wait until I tell that name dropper–Apodaca–that you came to see me!

  9. Quilt Lady
    February 5th, 2009 at 11:22 am · Link

    I think I would buy the book and hide and read it. No one will ever know. Everyone needs reading time.

  10. Silver
    February 5th, 2009 at 11:33 am · Link

    Market research, Lyons! Tell that Apodaca chick you must have the book and read it !RIGHT THEN! for research. Just sayin’….

    I already have the book so don’t put my name in the magic hat.

    Oh, a Darcy freebie today! She came. She saw. She conjured.

  11. ruth
    February 5th, 2009 at 11:47 am · Link

    Definitely buy the book and read it in an obscure hideaway where you have tranquil surroundings and a lovely martini.

  12. Kate Carlisle
    February 5th, 2009 at 12:11 pm · Link

    Calm down, sweetie! My goodness, you’re turning green. Be careful or you’ll spill your drinkie!

    But seriously, I’m glad to hear you don’t spill your ‘tinis. That’s a sacrilege!

    Now about this guy, Axel. Do you think … oh, never mind, I don’t need any distractions this week. But maybe this weekend … if he’s free … but they’re never really free, are they? ;-)

  13. Maureen Child
    February 5th, 2009 at 12:33 pm · Link

    Lyon, you’re a brave, brave girl to go up against Apodaca! Isn’t she in charge of the Appletini bar?? Just askin’…

    I’m thinking you’ve got to Apodaca into book therapy. Doesn’t she know that reading OP (other people’s) books help clear the palate and keep us sharp while working on our own books??

    At least that’s my story and I’m stickin’ with it!

  14. Silver
    February 5th, 2009 at 12:49 pm · Link

    Speaking of, Maureen… You evil, evil woman! What a great “surprise” tucked in with BEDEVILED. While I was at B&N getting Kate’s HIH, a lady picked up VANISHED. I told her to get BEDEVILED, too! Hopefully, she bought both!

    I’ve promised my alter ego (The Reader) a whole weekend of nothing but books if she lets The Author work between now and then. So many books. So few hours in the day. *sigh*

  15. Kate Carlisle
    February 5th, 2009 at 2:29 pm · Link

    Silver, you deserve another appletini!! Isn’t BEDEVILED fabulous? And VANISHED is great, too!

    Hey, maybe I deserve another appletini, too. :-)

  16. Silver
    February 5th, 2009 at 3:06 pm · Link

    *mixes and passes* Appletinis on me, ladies! I was pushing HIH, too, Kate, but to a different lady. I was trying to dodge those pesky clerks who kept appearing every time I took out my camera to snap a pic for you. ;)

  17. Jen Lyon
    February 5th, 2009 at 3:39 pm · Link

    Silver, that’s what I’ll tell her–Market Research!

  18. Jen Lyon
    February 5th, 2009 at 3:39 pm · Link

    Ruth, I need an appletini right about now! Apodaca is cracking the whip and trying to take my Internet away so I’ll work!

  19. Jen Lyon
    February 5th, 2009 at 3:41 pm · Link

    Ms. Carlisle are you lusting after my Axel? Whatever will your hunky detective say to that????

    I need someone to get Apodaca off my back! She’s in the background yelling about REVISIONS!

  20. Jen Lyon
    February 5th, 2009 at 3:43 pm · Link

    Maureen, honestly, don’t you think Apodaca is a little…high strung? The chick does not know how to relax! She needs book therapy–but you probably weren’t thinking of smacking her with books, right? You meant READ other people’s books?? Just clarifying :-)

  21. Jen Lyon
    February 5th, 2009 at 3:44 pm · Link

    Silver, isn’t Maureen awesome! I knew you’d love her surprise! Now go pimp those books, girl! Then knock back a couple appletinis and feed The Reader her books!

  22. Jen Lyon
    February 5th, 2009 at 3:45 pm · Link

    Go for it, Kate! Have an appletini. It’s not like you have a DEADLINE hanging over you, right? Mwhahaha!!!

  23. Jen Lyon
    February 5th, 2009 at 3:46 pm · Link

    Silver did you ever get the picture?

  24. Jen Lyon
    February 5th, 2009 at 3:47 pm · Link

    Quilt Lady! How did I miss you! I’ll tell you how, it’s Apodaca’s fault. She’s standing right here, tapping her watch and telling me I have to get off the Internet.

    I’m totally going to buy that book and hide it!

  25. Maureen Child
    February 5th, 2009 at 4:09 pm · Link

    Ah, Lyon, that Apodaca woman is very nice. And let’s not forget her in that infamous red dress!! But no no no, no smacking the dear woman with the books.

    We must force her to sit down and READ them!

    Silver my love!! I’m so glad you liked your ‘surprise’!! and thanks for the pimping in the bookstore!! Woo Hoo!!

  26. Jen Lyon
    February 5th, 2009 at 5:32 pm · Link

    Maureen, okay, no smacking. But Apodaca read your comment and is muttering about never living down this red dress. Hmm…sounds like a little blackmail fodder. I have to go check my cyrstal ball :-)

  27. Silver
    February 5th, 2009 at 5:50 pm · Link

    Jen, I did get the picture. And then I went to Borders but no HIHs there. Just an empty spot so I took a picture of that for Kate. Cuz she’s like made of awesome. Maureen, you are my new BFF! I got honked at in the drive-thru at Starbucks this afternoon because I was reading instead of driving thru. LOL.

    More Appletinis! *hic* Red dress? Apodaca in a red dress? Did she look like this? I need to find my pimpin’ hat, yo!

  28. Maureen Child
    February 5th, 2009 at 6:40 pm · Link

    Oooh. Silver, you’re the BEST BFF! LOL….Hope no lattes were lost in the ensuing crisis!

    And Apodaca in that red dress?? Let’s just say RWA is still buzzing….I bet Lyon has pictures!

  29. Jen Lyon
    February 5th, 2009 at 6:45 pm · Link

    Silver, aren’t you the best getting pictures for Kate like that! So cool! I can’t wait until she puts them on her blog!

    That video is way out of Apodaca’s league!

  30. Jen Lyon
    February 5th, 2009 at 6:47 pm · Link

    Maureen, you bet I have pics! Got ’em in a safe place for that day I need some leverage!

    Silver, dang it, now I want a latte!

  31. Silver
    February 5th, 2009 at 7:17 pm · Link

    Will write for latte!

    And will take pics when BLOOD MAGIC hits the shelves, too. I’m pimpin’. I’m pimpin’.

  32. Jenn
    February 5th, 2009 at 8:09 pm · Link

    Awww, thanks Silver!

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