Hello! I’m back from my blog sabbatical. Since it’s been a while, I figured I’d do a what’s- been-happening post for my books and me!
The Unbelievables series
The Girl Who Ignored Ghosts won the Silver Falchion Judges’ Choice Awards for Witchcraft at Killer Nashville and was a Silver Falchion Award Finalist for Best Mystery.
TGWIG has 90 reviews on Amazon and 181 ratings and 78 reviews on Goodreads. Many thanks to my readers who take the time and energy to post a review! You are truly appreciated!
I spent all of July and August revising my draft of the sequel to TGWIG. It’s with my editor right now undergoing developmental edits. I will be getting those back in December.
Beckett Publishing Group will be publishing the sequel in the summer of 2017.
The Six Train to Wisconsin Series
The Six Train to Wisconsin ebook was reissued with a new cover and updated interior file this summer. The paperback will be reissued by the end of September with the updated cover and interior file.
The Six Train to Wisconsin hit 102 reviews on Amazon!!!
It took 3 years but finally it happened! Woohoo! That means a lot in terms of Amazon promoting the book and my ability to get more attention for this book. 100 thank yous to everyone who left a review!
TSTTW also has 198 ratings and 71 reviews on Goodreads. Thank you so much for supporting the book!
TSTTW recently received a terrific review:
“Kourtney Heintz’s compelling brand of paranormal intrigue and psychological exploration embeds issues of loving leaving, betrayal, and family relationships into a story line that is hard to put down.”
—Midwest Book Review, Senior Reviewer D.Donovan
The ARCs for Highway Thirteen to Manhattan have been on NetGalley generating a nice amount of buzz. There’s a Goodreads giveaway kicking off next week on September 25th for a paperback copy!
Reviews for Highway Thirteen have been coming in!
“Family secrets, paranormal suspense, and romance collide in Heintz’s fascinatingly original tale. A compelling read that will keep you guessing and haunt you long after the last page is turned.” —Gretchen Archer, USA Today Bestselling author of the Davis Way Crime Capers
“…a tortured love story with shades of the supernatural. The characters’ superabilities are understated and well-incorporated in the melodrama…” —Kirkus Reviews
“…embraces a search for the truth…offering readers a blend of paranormal intrigue and romance…”
—Midwest Book Review, reviewed by D. Donovan, Senior Reviewer
“From character development to plot to even the most minor details, Heintz has done an amazing job of creating a world that is believable, relatable, and enjoyable. I love romance, but she has mixed suspense and paranormal with it so well that I am literally speechless.”
—Readers’ Favorite 5-Star Review by Rabia Tanveer
“A novel full of suspense. A tale of the supernatural as well as the altogether more human. …a novel I could praise (to use one of my nana’s expressions) ‘until the cows came home.’”—Pen and Paper Blog
“…this series promises nothing but excellence! Kourtney Heintz you now have a very special place in my heart and your stories will be re-read often.”—The Quidnunc
“I don’t think this is a series where you are meant to only show support for any one character, the story-lines leave you rocking and rolling as lies are revealed, desperate actions taken, reactive heat of the moment arguments and manipulative people keep you on your toes.”—Rosie Amber
You can preorder Highway Thirteen’s ebook from Amazon, Nook, Kobo, and iBook right now!
Trad Publishing Project
I went to a 5-day Master Immersion Class with Margie Lawson from September 11-15 in Colorado to work on my WIP. It’s something I’ve shopped around and gotten a good amount of full requests and a few revise and resubmits on, but no agent yet.
After 3 days of writing 12-15 hours a day, I think I know what’s wrong and how to fix it. So from now until mid November, I’ll be revising this book using her amazing techniques and processes. Then I plan to query again in mid November and see what happens.
This was one of the best experiences I’ve had with writing classes/workshops and I’m really happy to be part of the Rockin’ Rhetorical Radicals. I have 4 new writing buddies that get Margie’s methods and I’m missing them lots! Big wave to Rhay, Mia, Greg, and Penny!
I walked out of there hopeful that I could land an agent again. It’s been a while since I felt that way. Thank you Margie and the Rcubed!