Friday, November 11, 2011

by Earl Staggs

I’m excited to be part of the Mystery We Write Blog Tour set to kickoff on November 25. Apparently, the other authors involved decided they needed a wrinkled, weathered, worn-out writer in the mix and invited me to join them.

Run down this list of the other fourteen authors involved in the round robin tour and you’ll see why I felt honored to be asked.

Anne K. Albert

Beth Anderson

Ron Benrey

Pat Browning

John M. Daniel

Alice Duncan

Wendy Gager

M. M. Gornell

Timothy Hallinan

Jackie King

Jean Henry Mead

Marilyn Meredith

Mike Orenduff

Jinx Schwartz

Here’s how it will work. Each day for fourteen days, I’ll host one of the authors on my blogsite and on each day, I’ll be a guest on the blog site of one of the other writers. It’s going to be a monumental, whirlwind tour. Each day, each writer will discuss something different on a different site until it wraps up on December 8.

On my site each day, the guest author will answer the question, “What’s the best thing you’ve ever written?” I’m anxious to see their responses.

And there’s more. The authors are giving away books. All told, some sixty books will be given away during the tour. All you have to do to win books is visit the sites and leave a comment. The more sites you visit, the more books you’ll have a chance to win.

For my part, I’ll draw two names on December 9 from those who leave a comment on my site. The first name drawn will receive a signed print copy of MEMORY OF A MURDER, my first mystery novel. The second name drawn will have a choice of an ebook or print copy of SHORT STORIES OF EARL STAGGS, a collection of sixteen of my best short stories.

To find out who’s appearing where during the tour, watch for announcements on your favorite elist group and other popular sites. You can also stop by my website at and see the schedule.

While you're there, you can read Chapter One of MEMORY OF A MURDER.

Also while you’re there, you can read “The Day I Almost Became a Great Writer,” which some say is the funniest story I’ve ever written. There’s also one called “White Hats and Happy Trails,” about the day I spent with a boyhood idol, Roy Rogers.

So for now, we wait until November 25, the kickoff date for the Biggest, Bestest, Boldest Blog Tour ever and the largest book giveaway ever. I hope you’ll join us.

Earl Staggs


Jean Henry Mead said...

Thank you, Earl, for publicizing what's going to be the biggest, best virtual book tour on record. And it wouldn't be complete without you.

Earl Staggs said...

I'm not sure I'll add anything worthwhile, Jean, but I'll give it my best shot. Besides, you'll be there to hold my hand and teach me the ropes.

Jean Henry Mead said...

You'll do just fine, Earl. Btw, I'm reading Short Stories by Earl Staggs. Great stuff!

Jaden Terrell said...

Earl, it sounds like a great tour. What a whirlwind!