The first E-book in the Jake Samson-Rosie Vicente series, Samson's Deal, is now live on Amazon with a gorgeous new cover and the second one is in production at BooksBNimble. Keep your eyes on this space for more news of the series, and Blackjack, as it returns to the world via BooksBNimble. Please, if you get a chance, post an Amazon review of the book. These E books are available in all the usual places and you can check out the publisher at http://www.booksbnimble.com.
From student Joyce Mason:
The turning point that ultimately led to publication of my novel was taking Shelley Singer’s online mystery writing class through Writers.com. Shelley’s encouragement, technical know-how, and the practical and moral support of Shelley and my classmates tipped the balance for me to take my book seriously and to never to give up on it. Highly recommended! ~ Joyce Mason, Author, The Crystal Ball (New Inkarnation Media: November 11, 2013).www.joycemason.com and www.amazon.com/author/joycemason.
A student--Rosean Mile--has created a wonderful blog for writers called Pen and Plot and the first one is just out. Among other things, there's a great interview with me and a crossword puzzle that includes a clue referring to some of my work. I've always wanted to be in a crossword puzzle! That's http://www.penandplot.com.
From student, client and friend, Giselle Stancic:
Good news. My Maestro Leloir mystery, Final Adagio, was the Grand Prize winner in the San Francisco Writers Conference Contest. [Feb 15, 2013]
This was a very nice surprise for me.
Books in Motion Audiobooks is rolling right along. All six Jake Samson mysteries and Blackjack are available on CDs and MP3 downloadable.
What else is new:
I’m happy to say I’ve been invited to join the Perseverance Press Authors’ blog at http://getitwriteblog.wordpress.com. There are some terrific writers involved in this group effort, so check it out. Should be fun.
So Who Am I?
The rest of this is written in the third person, because that makes it sound like I have a staff.
Shelley Singer is the author of 13 published novels. BLACKJACK's the most recent, from Five Star Press, written as Lee Singer and starring Rica Marin, spy, torch singer, and mercenary in the dangerous Balkanized world of 2066.
Also new and available from Amazon, the third Vintage Voices anthology from the Redwood branch of the California Writers Club, which includes an excerpt from the novel that Shelley is working on right now. The novel is tentatively titled The Pepsi Cola 9th Street Grocery and the excerpt is “Daddy and the Hundred Pigs.” The photo below shows my dear mother behind the counter at the 9th St. Grocery in Minneapolis.
Meanwhile, take a look at the Newest Release and Complete List of Works pages on this website for more information about Blackjack and Shelley's other books. There are six in her Jake Samson-Rosie Vicente series, most recently Royal Flush, published in 1999 by Perseverance/John Daniel and Company. Unlicensed iconoclast Jake Samson and his pal Rosie, a former carpenter who doesn't "want to be schlepping two by fours" while having hot flashes, are PIs in the San Francisco Bay Area. One of the four books in the Barrett Lake series, Interview with Mattie, was nominated for a prestigious Shamus award.
Shelley or Lee or whatever you want to call her has taught fiction writing and has worked one on one with writers as a manuscript consultant on nonfiction, literary novels and in every genre from memoir to mystery to science fiction to horror. Several clients and students have gone on to become published authors. She has been cited in the acknowledgments or dedications of several published books, including a number of award-winners. Recently, a student called her "insanely meticulous"--and meant it as a compliment. We think.
Singer grew up in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and began her working life as a reporter with UPI in Chicago. During a checkered and mercifully brief journalism career, she met many famous people, at least two of whom were murdered, and many not-so-famous who are still alive.
She has done too many things for a living.
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