April 12, 2015 THIS WEEK’S CONTENT
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On the Horizon at WildBlue
We are thrilled to be launching our weekly eZine, the latest development in our process of building a dynamic and interactive community at WildBlue. The eZine keeps readers up to date on developments at WBP and even puts their voices at the center of the conversation with our “Ask A Detective” and “Ask An Author” series. The eZine gives subscribers exclusive and early access to new blog content, contests and events such as author-hosted book club meetings. Series such as “True Crime 101,” explore crime stats, breakthroughs in laboratory science, criminal psychology and more through illuminating graphics, videos and anecdotes from the field.
Coming this Spring to WildBlue Press
Look for the release of a dramatic story from a new WildBlue author! Coming Summer 2015: FEAR WAS NOT AN OPTION, the true account of two notorious East LA gangsters who turned their lives around by Carolina Sarassa. Carolina is an Emmy award-winning investigative TV journalist and the anchor for MundoFOX National Network News. Her first book, co-authored with Diana Montane, Dancing on Her Grave: The Murder of a Las Vegas Showgirl, was just published. Meet Carolina!
KENTUCKY BLOODBATH: Ten Bizarre Murders From The Bluegrass State by Kevin Sullivan will be released in May and will go on pre-order soon! Kevin Sullivan has written on a diverse set of topics, from a unique take on Custer’s last stand in Custer’s Road to Disaster: The Path to Little Bighorn, to The Bundy Murders: A Comprehensive History. In this much-anticipated release for WildBlue, Sullivan employs investigative journalism to bring to life all but forgotten cases of his home state’s most bizarre murders. Look for the WildBlue “Fans Choose” cover contest coming later this week. Fans will be asked to vote on the cover for KENTUCKY BLOODBATH. Your vote gets you entered to win a prize!
Featured Blog Posts
The Humanity Behind the Science at NecroSearch International by Steve Jackson
This Month in Print
DIXIE’S LAST STAND: Was It Murder Or Self-Defense? by John Ferak in print now.
VAMPIRE: The Richard Chase Murders by Kevin Sullivan. Look for it later this month.
John is an accomplished journalist and family man whose longstanding interest in “writing about the darker things in life,” has culminated in a successful transition into writing true crime books. John has worked extensively throughout the American Midwest where fans have a special investment in his stories;
“Over the past several weeks, many people around the country have pressed me time and time again, wondering when DIXIE would be available in paperback, especially folks who live back in Iowa, where the case originated. I hope that all readers of DIXIE take the time to post a review of the book on Amazon or on Goodreads when they’re finished. I also urge everybody to strongly consider reading other books from WildBlue Press. We have quite a collection of top-notch and New York best-selling authors and our fan base continues to climb.”
John is an enthusiastic member of the WildBlue team who loves to hear from fans. As any good journalist, he paints a vivid depiction of the events in each crime story and asks the reader to cast the final judgment.
Contests and Giveaways
This week’s giveaway: a WBP true crime audio book!
Why do you read crime books, and what makes a story compelling to you?
The first nine people to email an answer to email@example.com will receive an audio book from one of our bestsellers! Thought provoking answers may appear in next week’s Roundup!
Check the WildBlue Press site and eZine for the “Fans Choose” KENTUCKY BLOODBATH cover competition. Fans vote for the best cover and are entered in a drawing for a WBP prize!
Find more of what you’re looking for on our blog page.
Coming soon! You’ll be able to buy items such as signed hardback and softcover books, T-Shirts, coffee mugs, tablet computer covers, pens and many other items with the likeness of your favorite book covers and authors.
Ask a Detective
Our “ask a detective” series will be a regular feature and one of many opportunities for WildBlue enthusiasts to interact with the people behind the stories. We want to bring you closer to the investigative and scientific work involved in solving criminal cases.
This week’s question is from Charlotte Ellis:
“Have you ever thought about or wanted to impose your version of justice upon a suspect?” Thanks for your question, Charlotte. For an answer, we contacted
Det. Bradley Nickell of the Las Vegas Police Department:
“Cops are human, really no different than the average person. We all have thoughts about justice and injustice, just as you–feelings that some criminal might need a good dose of “justice” that our sometimes broken court system won’t provide. But those desires or thoughts have never translated into action for me because I took an oath; an oath all police officers have taken which the overwhelming vast majority of us take very seriously. Sure, you’ll find a bad apple from time to time, but our profession is probably the best in the world at identifying our own bad apples and removing them. Good cops are pleased when bad cops are exposed and removed, while at the same time, even more disturbed than the public about it because we have to wear the stain of their misconduct on our own reputations.”
We look forward to receiving your questions!
1. Beach House Writing Salon II.
Grab one of the last spots in this exciting seminar! WildBlue Press authors Caitlin Rother (NAKED ADDICTION) and Steve Jackson (BOGEYMAN) headline this one-day seminar on writing for experienced and beginning authors. Saturday, April 18, 20015. Click here for more information.
2. REPEAT OFFENDER Release
This debut true crime by Detective Bradley Nickell launches April 14. It is available in eBook and print with audio coming later this month. Only two days left to pre-order this fascinating true crime by the cop who lived it before the price goes up!
3. NO STONE UNTURNED Release
If you enjoy Forensic Files, CSI shows and the very best in true crime stories, you’ll love NO STONE UNTURNED by Steve Jackson. An updated version of this true crime classic will be released for the first time as an eBook on April 28, with audio book soon to follow.
4. THE OBITUARY Release
The thrill-packed mystery sequel to THE DEADLINE by Ron Franscell will be released on May 15. THE OBITUARY is on pre-order now. Catch up on the adventures of Jefferson Morgan first by reading THE DEADLINE.
Bizarre But True
In this week’s Bizarre but true: five crazy laws that are still enforceable in certain states. These laws have been deemed crazy either for being very outdated or for prohibiting seemingly obvious, common-senses infractions.
Catch the WildBlue Press Author Series on Shattered Lives Radio with Donna “Lady Justice” Gore. Saturdays at 5pm.
John Ferak will be presenting on his book, Bloody Lies: a CSI Scandal in the Heartland, at the Fox Cities Book Festival April 21st.
The talk will take place at the Kimberly and James J. Siebers Memorial Library at 6:30pm.