I have received some lovely comments and questions asking about a new Jane Wheel novel. I’ve been working on some other writing projects and teaching so much that I’m afraid Jane has been spending all her time fixing up the old button factory in Kankakee and hardly a moment solving a crime. However, I promise I have not forgotten her, nor has she forgotten me! You’ll hear from Jane (and me) again–and I will keep you posted!
However, where will I keep you posted? That is the question. We’re going to be making some changes to the website and I’m not sure I’ll be posting much here. There will be some posts on the website–but as far as a calendar of new publications and speaking engagements–I will rely on the Jane Wheel facebook page for that. If you’re a facebook user, simply search for Jane Wheel, make sure you have the fictional detective character, and then click the “like” button and you’ll get up to the minute news about all sorts of things. If you are not a facebook user? Because Jane Wheel is a public page, I think you can see it anyway–so you can check that out and see if it’s the case. And if you haven’t joined facebook because you fear advertisers will mine for data (they will) or you fear you’ll waste time there (you will), I don’t blame you–but I actually find fb helpful, entertaining and a goldmine of information. I actually like it, so you might want to try it and limit your activity there until you decide if you, too, love seeing baby pictures and envying people their travels. It’s really sort of fun.
Anyway–as far as announcements about the near future? I have a story in an upcoming anthology called “Murder On The Beach” which is being published in conjunction with the Bouchercon in Long Beach in November. I will post info on ordering the book when it’s available. I’ll also be hosting a murder mystery weekend at The Heartland Spa in Gilman, IL on October 24-26. Check that out–should be lots of fun.
In the meantime, as website changes occur–I’ll keep you posted–somehow, someway. And consider liking Jane Wheel on facebook. She’ll definitely like you back!