It’s 10:07 pm here in Los Angeles and I just finished writing my sixth MONK novel, MR. MONK GOES TO GERMANY. This means I will be delivering my book to my publisher two weeks early, which will buy me a little time to relax before plunging into the outline for my seventh MONK novel.
MR. MONK GOES TO GERMANY will be out in hardcover in June to coincide with the summer season premiere of the TV series.
My fifth MONK novel, MR. MONK IN OUTER SPACE, comes out in hardcover later this week…which is a bit of an experiment, since this will be the first MONK book release that doesn’t coincide with a MONK season premiere. It will be interesting to see how the book fares without the benefit of the promotion that accompanies the TV show (but my fourth MONK novel, MR. MONK AND THE TWO ASSISTANTS, comes out in paperback in January, when the new episodes of MONK return).
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Great news! A German “fan” from Heidelberg (or as you called it “Heidelburg”) say thank you for all your fantastic “Monk” books.
Great work Lee. You sure can crank these out. It’s awesome production really. I’m still editing and rewriting my first novel. If it works, it will sell. I hope.
I’ve always avoided pay to play types of events, especially in this business. I saw quite a bit of it when I was acting, and never bit except for free events soliciting later payment for whatever it was they were selling, faux access usually.
What about writer conferences like this one?
LaJolla Writer’s Conference Other than Cannell, do you recognize anyone?
David Morrell and Lisa Jackson are both big bestsellers. I’ve heard of a few of the others, too. Seems like a decent list.
Writers conferences can be useful when you’re starting out, mostly for making contacts, I think.
Thanks, David. I’m not going since I don’t pay 400 bucks to meet writers, and small agents, but I know someone who is. That and I don’t don’t aspire to having a San Diego agent. So I was wondering mostly about the paying part. Isn’t this a sort of vanity operation?
Sandra Dijkstra is a San Diego agent and she reps some top people, including Amy Tan.
(Note: she’s not on the list of people who will be there. But there are some good agents outside of NYC.)
Yes David I’m aware of Sandra. I wouldn’t pay for access at these pitchfests myself, but others think that’s the way to go. For some it may well be.
I could not wait for this book to come out! I called Barnes and Noble all day to see if they had it yet! You kill me having to wait so long till the next Monk book comes out! Thank you for MONK books!!!