Susan McBride: Author of the Cougar Club and young adult, women's fiction and mystery novels

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It's September! Wait, how can it already be September? I don't have nearly enough of the things done that were on my to-do list for August. Yipes. But I am looking forward to the arrival of fall weather. So goodbye, summer heat! I won't miss you a bit!

September is a GREAT month for books around here. Mad as Helen, the second of my new River Road Mysteries, is available in paperback September 2, and Not a Chance in Helen, River Road Mystery #3, is out in digital-first format on September 30 (it'll be in paperback a few weeks after). If you haven't tried the new series, you can check out links to order here. I'd like to give away five signed paperback copies of Mad as Helen while I'm at it. Just email McBrideMysteries@aol.com by September 30, 2014, at midnight Central Time. I'll do a random drawing to pick winners. Good luck!!!

"Helen" Books by Susan McBride

The five winners of signed paperback copies of To Helen Back in last month's contest are Donna from Florida, Geraldine from Texas, Billie from Missouri, Aliza from New York, and Jeff from Illinois. Congrats! If you haven't received a book already, it's coming soon! The winner of the $50 gift card for posting a Helen review online is Mary Rauch Ward. Thanks to all who entered the giveaway and a big thanks to those who reviewed Helen and sent me a link. I truly appreciate it!

I will be out and about at least a few times in October. Here's how things look so far. On Saturday, October 18 from 9-11 AM, I'll be speaking at the St. Louis Artists Guild, Big Bend and Clayton. It's open to the public and free (though a $5 donation to the Missouri Professional Communicators' organization is appreciated as they'll be providing refreshments). My kick-off signing for Very Bad Things is Thursday, October 23 at 7 PM at the Schlafly Branch of the St. Louis Public Library (Lindell and Kingshighway). Left Bank Books will co-sponsor and provide copies of the book for sale. If you can attend either gig (or both!), I'd love to see you! 

I'm still working hard on Say Yes to the Death (Debutante Dropout Mystery #6). With an October 1 deadline looming, I need to write faster! That one's due out September 2015, and I don't want anything to mess with the schedule. I think I can, I think I can...

Find me on Facebook at Susan McBride Books for book-related updates. Or if you'd prefer more everyday chatter and lots of pics of Emily, friend me at Facebook instead. Either way, Happy September and Happy Reading!

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