I received word around lunchtime today that my publisher, Midnight Ink, is buying my new Granny Apples mystery series. The first book in the series, which will be entitled The Ghost of Granny Apples, is currently scheduled to make its debut September 2009.
And what timing! Tonight I had dinner plans with several writer friends. It was nice to show up at El Coyote on Beverly Blvd., announce the great news, and lift a margarita (okay, more than one) to my new series. Joining me in the celebration was recent Macavity nominee Brett Ellen Block, recent Shamus nominee Brian Wiprud, Jennifer Colt, and media escort and publicist Ken Wilson.
We had a grand time celebrating all our good news.