Thereís always a sense of optimism on the threshold of a new year. We love the possibility of fresh starts, new chances. I always spend New Yearís Eve looking back at the closing year and trying to figure out what Iíve learned, or. . .well. . . hoping Iíve learned a thing or two!
I'm thrilled to be part of Bowling Green, Ohio's Wood County Public Library's Library Week celebration! April 16-17, 2013. More details soon.
A reminder that I've said goodbye to the quarterly newsletters -and will send out an occasional misssive when I have news. The last newsletter was sent out January 10, 2013, and if you're interested in reading it in its entirety, click on Newsletter at the top of this page. I've been thrilled by your response to Farewell, Miss Zukas, the twelfth and concluding Miss Zukas mystery. Thank you!
The first Miss Zukas mystery is available in Lithuania - in Lithuanian. It was translated by well-known translator, Elena Maceviciute, and is titled Panele Zukas ir zmogudyste bibliotekoja. (I apologize I can't print the diacritics - check the title on the cover image in the side panel.) She will also do the translation of the second book. I'm so sorry I can't read Lithuanian!
What's Available in Ebook Format
Of course, FAREWELL, MISS ZUKAS. . .All the first eleven Miss Zukas mysteries are on the Amazon Kindle. ...All three Ruby Crane mysteries. ...And GLOM GLOOM, a fantasy for young people - my very first published book. Plus, I've just added another young peoples' book, THE LONE SENTINEL. Check out the Amazon Kindle Store and take a tour!
The Miss Zukas mysteries are now available on the Nook, too! To those who've asked about the difference in prices of the Miss Zukas mysteries, it's because prices are set by my publisher, Avon/Harper for the tenth and eleventh titles.
The Subscribable Newsletter
You can still subscribe to receive my newsletter via email. It will no longer be sent quarterly, but become sporadic, as newsworthy events happen. As I've said before, I'll never share your email address or send you anything else.
The latest newsletter is still up
(Click on Newsletter in the box at the top of your screen)
* Free ebooks on January 20
* New short, short story
What They're Saying...
(Iím changing this to reviews from readers (plus a couple ďofficialĒ reviews so good I canít resist). No last names, I promise!)
"Jo Dereske's Miss Zukas is a loving sendup of the stereotype of the prim librarian."
........New York Times
"...things will never be quite the same again." The Bookmonger, News Tribune.
"Dereske...has hooked thousands of readers with her tales of the ultra-organized, ever-logical librarian." Michelle Nolan, Bellingham Herald.
"Thank you so much! We just finished it, (reading aloud as a family) Just perfect." RD.
"I'm still amazed that you could turn what should have been a sad event into a beautiful happy finish to the book." Geraldine
"love all the characters and thanks for enriching my life."
The Miss Zukas mysteries, in order of appearance:
1. Miss Zukas and the Library Murders
2. Miss Zukas and the Island Murders
3. Miss Zukas and the Stroke of Death
4. Miss Zukas and the Ravenís Dance
5. Out of Circulation
6. Final Notice
7. Miss Zukas in Deathís Shadow
8. Miss Zukas Shelves the Evidence
9. Bookmarked to Die
10. Catalogue of Death
11. Index to Murder
12. Farewell, Miss Zukas
The Ruby Crane mysteries, in order of appearance:
1. Savage Cut
2. Cut and Dry
3. Short Cut
"If you don't change your direction, you'll end up where you're headed."
~Last updated: 1/10/2013~