TONIGHT’S BOOK LAUNCH!

Dear Friends,

Book Passage Launch

Book Passage Launch

My book launch for A SLEUTH IN SAUSALITO was tonight at Book Passage. What a high! It’s always a remarkable, affirming experience to actually speak to a live audience. It can go to your head, when you think about the fact that famous writers and politicians like Elizabeth George and Bill Clinton have sat on that same platform. About half of those present bought the book. I received lots of support from folks I knew and those I didn’t. Many other writers  I know were there from the various writer organizations I belong to, and many from Sausalito. I expect to have other readings in the near future. The event was recorded, so hopefully I’ll be able to put some video on YouTube and this web site soon.

I’d like to thank the best book store in the Bay Area, Book Passage, the Left Coast Writers who provided the launch, and those who served me well tonight. They are Teresa LeYung Ryan for interviewing me, (a wonderful writing coach) Roberta Maloy for recording the event and Wanda Henson for setting up refreshments, and of course, those who attended and those who purchased a book.

You may A SLEUTH IN SAUSALITO  from Amazon,  Book Passage, or contact me directly at casheld@gmail.com.

Still riding high,

Carol

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BOOK LAUNCH FOR “SLEUTH”

The corrected copy of A SLEUTH IN SAUSALITO is now available on Amazon! Yea! You can order it in print or as an e-book. Please, if you like mysteries, I think you’ll enjoy this one. Remember, you can read the first chapter on this blog: http://www.carolsheldon.com

Last year's book launch for "Driven to Rage"

Last year’s reading for “Driven to Rage”

Left Coast Writers is giving me a Book Launch with reading/signing at Book Passage Saturday, September 13th at 7:00 in Corte Madera. If you’re in the area, please come. Teresa LeYung Ryan (center in photo) will once again interview me. Refreshments will be served.  It’s all so exciting. Wish me luck!

Blessings,

Carol

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TRIALS AND TOURS

Pelican Inn

Pelican Inn

Hi Book lovers,

I received my first printed copy of A Sleuth in Sausalito last week, but alas, as I proofed it once again I found many errors, and sentences I thought needed re-wording. I think the writer sees what’s supposed to be there, not what is.  I gave it to another proof-reader who found several  more instances of missing words like is and the. So it will take a couple of weeks to get the corrected copy available on Amazon. Agh! I will let you know when the corrected copy is ready to order on Amazon.

Old military Admin offices in the headlands battery.

Old military Admin offices in the headlands battery.

Meanwhile, yesterday my friend and I took a tour around the headlands, visited some real sites where scenes in the book take place—the hostel where Gwen stays, the building in the headlands where the climax of the book occurs, the road with all the switchbacks down to Stinson Beach, and Pelican Inn, a very quaint English style pub and restaurant.

Hostel in the Headlands

Hostel in the Headlands

Be well,

Carol

Pelican Inn

Pelican Inn

 

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A SLEUTH IN SAUSALITO AVAILABLE!

Hi everyone, A SLEUTH IN SAUSALITO is finally born! You can order it on Amazon in print or e-form. If you’ve been following my blog, then you know that this book has been my main project for the past year. Ah, the euphoria of finishing a book!

an upscale hotel in downtown Sausalito

an upscale hotel in downtown Sausalito

It’s been exciting researching the 60s, talking to old-timers in this area, driving around the headlands, etc. to get a sense of the area, and make sure I get the roads right. If you enjoy mysteries, I’m sure you’ll like this one. A few folks are talking me into making a series, so I’m already brainstorming “A Sleuth in Mill Valley”. You can learn more about this book and read the first chapter on my blog: http://www.carolsheldon.com.

Carol Sheldon

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A SLEUTH GOES TO PRESS!

One of many hidden stairways

One of many hidden stairways

A SLEUTH IN SAUSALITO GOES TO PRESS!
You can get your copy through Amazon right now in print form! The title is already up. It’s been a labor of love–meeting old-timers, getting to know this town I live in better, all the writing, re-writing, etc. It’s so rewarding to finally give this gal birth. The first chapter will soon be up on this blog.

I’d love to get your comments, on my blog, or be the first to write a review on Amazon! I’ve appreciated your support in the past, and look forward to it again. I’m sure you’ll find A SLEUTH IN SAUSALITO a roller coaster of a ride. Vicki Weiland, noted editor and writer has this to say: “As an avid mystery reader, I was hooked on A Sleuth In Sausalito starting with the title! From then on, I was kept guessing at ‘who done it’ all the way to its totally unexpected ending! I loved the descriptions of scenic Sausalito, and its memorable, and real, personages, as well as the fictional characters. What a great read!”

If you like this mystery, be warned– I’m already brainstorming A Sleuth in Mill Valley.

Blessings,

Carol Sheldon

 

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A SLEUTH IN SAUSALITO

Hi everyone,

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one of many houseboats in Sausalito and the book

I’m so excited. My new book A Sleuth in Sausalito is finished. It will be available in about a week. It’s been such fun writing it, doing the research, interviewing old-timers, checking out the barracks and bunkers of the Headlands.

It’s Sausalito in the sixties. Poets, painters and philosophers dot this artsy town, and a community living on derelict houseboats. The boat people vs. the hill people continue an ongoing battle. The pages are filled with colorful characters like Sally Stanford, and the artist Jean Varda. The disappearance of an aspiring young artist in the 50s goes unsolved until. . .

Stay tuned. I’ll let you know as soon as it’s hot off the press.

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A SLEUTH IN SAUSALITO ready to spread her wings!

Local mermaid, hidden behind a Shell sign.

Local mermaid, hidden behind a Shell sign.

Just last night I pushed my fledgling bird out of the nest. She was sent to a few beta readers to make comments, find my missing words, etc. This is such an exciting process. I can’t wait to see what kind of feedback I get back. A SLEUTH IN SAUSALITO is on the way!

There are still a couple of old-timers I’d like to meet with to make sure the historical part of the 60s in Sausalito is accurate. I did meet with two, but then I broke my foot, and one lady I want to meet lives way up in the hills, with many, many steps to climb. My foot’s much better, so soon I hope to meet her.

In the meantime, maybe I’ll have a chance to read some mysteries by other authors. I’m on my second book by James Patterson—good writer. I’ve learned so much by reading other authors.

Blessings to all writers and readers.

Carol

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