Release of Dying to Write by Mary Simonsen — 30 Comments

  1. I think this sounds like a great read, Mary! I look forward to reading it once out in paperback (I am not an e-reader fan, I’m afraid!)

    Sorry you’ve had so many hiccups with the launch of books – I hope this one now settles down and you can look forward to enjoying your family and the summer!

  2. I am in the middle of reading it now and loving it. Off I go to get more time in before bed.
    Congratulations, Mary.

    • Thanks, Becky. This really made my day/night. I am always on pins and needles when I have a new book out.

  3. Glad it’s finally released. I got it for my NOOK and it is now on my TBR. It sounds quite interesting and I am looking forward to reading it, although I don’t usually read mysteries. You have got me wondering what happens, to whom, & who did it.

    • Mary, it is on my TBR. I just have to finish the first 3 before I can proceed. A little OCD about that. I hope the softball game was wonderfull. That is the first requirement of scheduling when one is a grandmother. Everything else, even waiting for a book to be published, is secondary.

      • Hi Maggie. My granddaughter was with me nearly every day for nine years, and then, poof, she was off to VA. And my grandson is only three. I want him to remember his grandmother! Thanks for stopping by.

    • Hi Deborah. With everyone (except the detective) quoting JA, it was fun to write. I hope you enjoy it. Thanks for stopping by.

    • Thanks, Susan. I hope you enjoy it. I had a lot of fun writing this having received some prickly comments from JA’s defenders.

  4. I hope you enjoy your travels, Mary, and I am quite sure you will make wonderful memories this summer!! 🙂

    Thanks for the mention. It was completely unexpected. You are so sweet. You know how much I enjoy working with you! And I do like a challenge and having my input. 😉 Looking forward to reading the new ending.

    I wish you the best of luck on this story. I hope there are copious sales! It really is a great book, and readers do not need to have read books 1-3 in order to enjoy this mystery!

    • I can’t imagine releasing a book without you having a look at it. Your questions and comments keep me on the straight and narrow!

  5. I, like Maggie, haven’t read any of this series. I don’t usually read many detective/mystery books. But, also, would want to read the first 3 before this one. Soooooo I will have to put 4 books on my wish list as this sounds intriguing. Part of the experience with Janeites vs. JAFF intolerance. Our reading group broke up “as we were breaking the rules” by even mentioning JAFF. We never got so far as to think of murder…..LOL

    • Three’s a Crowd is the first book in the series, and it is a novella that introduces Patrick Shea to the reader. It’s only .99. You do not need to read the other 3 in order to enjoy Dying to Write. They are all stand-alones. As a writer of JAFF and an admirer of Austen, I understand both sides, but I wouldn’t kill anyone over it. 🙂

    • Colyton is like a small town in KY or OH or anywhere. If there’s a good looking guy around, you go for it!

      Hope you enjoy it. Mary

  6. You are such a wonderful grandmother, Mary! I love hearing about your grandkids! I hope she won the game! And how awesome that you will get to have a nice long visit over the summer! 🙂 So excited to read this one! Love the premise!!! Brilliant!

    • Hi, Meredith. Thanks for your kind words. I’ll be contacting you as soon as I have a paperback. I would love for you to review it.

  7. Thanks for a bit of teaser from your new novel, Mary. It definitely explains our fascination with JAFF to an outsider like DS O’Shea. It sure sounds like a fun story to read.

  8. Sorry to hear about all the delays Mary, but our grandchildren do come first! Mine will be moving away at the end of June and I’m trying to get in as much time with them as I can now! They will be about 8 hours away by car as opposed to 1.5 hours now. Skype will be put to good use. I love a good mystery, so I’ll be adding this to my TBR list!

    • When my grandkids moved to VA, I had a major “sad.” I think I cried for four months! So glad your kids will be within driving distance. Thanks for your comment.

  9. Congratulations on your book! Definitely a great premise and I’m looking forward to reading it myself. I was very surprised at your problems with the publishing, I wouldn’t think those kinds of things would happen in this day and age!

    • Thanks, Kathy. Sourcebooks contracts out the printing, and it just so happens that while they were running Mr. Darcy’s Bite, they were running this ancient Greece book as well. I think it affected 500 copies, but those copies were sent to Amazon!!!!!!!!!! Thanks for stopping by.

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