Monday, January 3, 2011

Bye, 2010

All in all, 2010 was a very good year for me. A brief recap:

DIAMONDS 72My debut mystery, DIAMONDS FOR THE DEAD, was released in April. I spent a lot of time promoting it, including giving a slew of presentations, attending conventions, and holding signings. Highlights included my launch party (where we sold out of books), and appearances at Malice Domestic, the Festival of Mystery, the Gaithersburg Book Festival, BookExpo America, the American Library Association annual conference, the Library of Congress, and Thrillerfest (where I had the good fortune to speak BEFORE Brad Parks serenaded Brad Meltzer).

I did a couple live radio spots, a half-hour cable TV interview, a podcast interview, and a live TV appearance.

I got a bunch of very nice reviews, from both professionals and mystery lovers. A few: here, and here, and here.

I did a fun blog tour, and I blogged here and at InkSpot.

I was quite active on Facebook. A little less active on Twitter. (Non-existent on MySpace.)Killer Routine 72dpi

I cranked up the early-stage promotional efforts for KILLER ROUTINE (pub date April).

I wrote the next book in the Last Laff mystery series.

I revised and polished and outlined a few other projects.

I wrote a short story.

I served as Treasurer of the Mid-Atlantic Mystery Writers of America chapter.

And last, but not least, I met a ton of great fans and terrific writers!


Be sure to stop by the blog on Wednesday for a visit from guest blogger Karen Dionne, author of FREEZING POINT and the newly-released BOILING POINT.



Anonymous said...

Alan - You really did have a terrific year! I wish you an excellent 2011, too!

Elizabeth Spann Craig said...

Sounds like a great year to me! Hope you have a happy 2011. :)

Elspeth Futcher said...

What a year! All the best for 2011.

Terry Odell said...

I'd say that was a success-filled year. Congrats!

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Jane Kennedy Sutton said...

You did have a busy and successful year – did you sleep? Happy 2011!