Be sure to stop by Murder by 4 for a guest post today (Friday) about mistakes writers make in thriller/suspense fiction, including misconceptions about the Not Guilty By Reason of Insanity plea and The Ambiguously Insane (But Often Brilliant) Villain. On Monday, stop by Mary Lindsey's delightful Purposeful, Deliberate Waffling blog for a guest post on what I've learned (and wanted to pass on to you) about publishing a book.
Thanks to everyone who posted comments here, through the Facebook feeds, and through email! I threw all the names in a hat and the winner of the signed book and the fab mug is....Deb Salisbury! Congratulations! Deb, could you email me with your snail mail addy, please? (My email address is here if you need it.)
Thank you too to everyone who participated in the blog tour, whether as a reader, a host, or a commenter! If you didn't win a signed copy to keep for yourself or give as a gift (or both!), Amazon has a great price -- and I've been promised that a Kindle edition is coming very soon! I will be sure to post again here when that happens.
Psychology Today Blog
In the meantime, if you haven't had a chance yet to check out out my Psychology Today blog, Psychology for Writers, please stop by! So far we've talked about haunted asylums, what makes a good villain, The Vampire Diaries, and what to do when your personal issues show up in your stories!
Today is the day! The day every writer waits for and dreams about -- the day her first book hits shelves.
For me, that book is THE WRITER'S GUIDE TO PSYCHOLOGY: How to Write Accurately About Psychological Disorders, Clinical Treatment and Human Behavior.
If you haven't ordered a copy yet, you can visit my WGTP website for more information including the media kit (which includes review excerpts) and a detailed table of contents, follow me on Facebook, or visit my new YouTube channel. And you can always send me your psychology and writing question here at Archetype Writing.
I am also thrilled to announce that in addition to enthusiastic blurbs from novelists like Jonathan Kellerman, Jilliane Hoffman, and Roberta Isleib, my first reviews are in from the New York Journal of Books, and they're excellent. Please read a brief review from the NYJB here and a much more extensive one (by a different reviewer) here.
I created the Archetype Writing website several years ago with the WGTP still just a seed of an idea in my mind. My goal was twofold: first, to try out the idea of psychology for writers (thank you all for your support along the way!), and second, to build a platform. I know that Archetype has grown a little static as I've worked on the book, but the site is still alive! I hope to be able to update more regularly in the upcoming months.
Blog Tour & Giveaways
In the meantime, please celebrate my book release with me! Over the next two weeks, I will be doing a blog tour. Several of the stops will include giveaways of autographed books!
Dec 1: QueryTracker Blog
Dec 2: Shooting Stars
Murder by Four (moved to 12/10)
Dec 6: Danyelle Leafty/Myth-Stakes
Dec 7: Imperfect Clarity
Dec 8: Christine Fonseca
Dec 9: Elana Johnson -
Also, Christine Fonseca is also going to review the book this day.
Dec 10: Murder by Four is hosting a guest post
Dec 13: Mary Lindsey
Archetype Book and Mug Giveaway!
I'll be keeping you posted on the various giveaways here. I'm also going to be doing one here. Post a comment here, on the Archetype blog between now and next Thursday, December 9th, and you'll be entered to win not only an autographed copy of the book, but also a very special, very rare Writer's Guide to Psychology mug! I'll announce the winner here on Friday, December 10th.