On August 22nd I will be 33 years old and it seems that many of the ladies and gentlemen of the press have taken it upon themselves to give me birthday gifts. They probably don’t view it that way but that’s their problem.
Let’s start with my last television interview on KPIX in San Francisco…it went incredibly well and was aired last Sunday morning (yes, I know I should have given you Bay Area gals a heads up but there was a mix up about the airing date and I didn’t find out in time to blog about it). For Me magazine has also given me a nod by throwing a contest with the prize being my book along with four others. It’s nice to know I’m worth winning. Then as I’ve already mentioned Ebony recommended my book in their August issue and apparently Black Issues Book Review Magazine has listed me as one of their “up and coming authors.”
Yea! I’m up and coming!!!
But it gets better. I Googled my book the other day and all this great new stuff popped up! For instance Sex, Murder And A Double Latte was recommended by The Hartford Courant as a book to read if you want to get a taste of a left coast experience without actually leaving the good ol’ state of Connecticut. I was also reviewed this last Sunday in The Washington Post!!!! No one told me about that!
The review can really be summed up in this sentence:
Kyra Davis's debut novel, Sex, Murder and a Double Latte… exemplifies the pleasures and the irritations of the sleuthing-lass lit form.
Unfortunately there’s a lot about the Chick Lit Mystery genre that irritates the Washington Post but there are a few thing that they admit are enjoyable and for that they gave me kudos as is demonstrated in the following statement:
What does count in this subgenre is snappy dialogue, and Sex, Murder and a Double Latte entertainingly talks the talk.
To be honest I’m thrilled that the Washington Post even knows I exist. Nobody likes to pick on the underdog so if they’re giving me their attention it means they think I’m a contender if only in a commercial sense which to be honest is really the only sense I care about. What good are reviews if people don’t buy the book? Which leads me to the granddaddy of all newspapers, the one that will be featuring me in a trend story that will appear in their Sunday Book Review. That’s right people I’m talking about….
THE NEW YORK TIMES!!!!!!!!
Yep, it’s me Janet Evanovich, Kate White and several other people who make one hell of a lot more money than I do. We all get our due in a two page article about the new trend of chick lit mysteries.
This makes me very, very happy. Granted it’s not a review per say, more like a round up but hey, I’ll take it!!!
So happy birthday to me. I would send a thank you note to all the reporters who have thought of me during this wonderful month but somehow that doesn’t seem appropriate. But on the off chance that one of you are reading my blog—THANK YOU!
And to think I didn’t get them anything for their birthday.
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