Saturday, October 25, 2008

I'm Off to Florida!

Hi Everyone!

Well, it's still a waiting game, but I got an email from my eidtor and I think the plan is for me to turn the manuscript around quickly so TDB will be in your hands as soon as possible. I'm leaving for a speaking trip to Tampa for a week (my flight is Sunday morning at the crack of dawn!) and when I get back, I should have TDB on my desk, ready for me to dive in and revise. I'm planning to work very, very hard to make sure it's the best book yet! I also plan to work on TDB and nothing else so that my publisher can send it off the the printers.

I must run and pack my bags and get ready to share forensics with my Florida fans. Thanks to everyone who has written emails as well as messages on this blog - I promise there will be more upon my return. In the meantime, send in your ghost stories and feel a great, big Colorado hug from me to each and every one of you!


Alane Ferguson

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Will There be More?

Hi All!

So now we're in the waiting game to see what my editor says about TDB, and in the meantime my email mailbox has been jammed full (along with queries from readers of this blog) with the burning question: Will There be More! Well, if you all keep spreading the word (I've got an interview with a French magazine on Monday, which is a thrill, since The Christopher Killer is just being launched in France! I've gone international!) I think there will be much more for Cameyn Mahoney. I've just been invited to Georgia and I'm off to Tampa in a week, so it's exciting to meet all my wonderful fans. It is you who keeps these books going! Spread the word and you'll learn more of Cameryn and her amazing life!

As for right now, I'm going to write a short story for an anthology and then write my ghost book (anyone who has had a near-death or ghostly experience, please write and tell so I can shape my character's ghostly interactions accurately) which I am incredibly pumped to finally put onto the page! Then, who knows - it just might be more Forensic Mysteries!

Thursday, October 2, 2008


Guess what!?! The Dying Breath is finished and in the hands of my wonderful editor, Tracy Gates at Penguin Putnam - huzzah! Thanks to one and all who prayed/sent good thoughts/lit candles for me, since I needed all of your energy to push through. I've had so much speaking that my voice is hoarse, and I had to try to go over the manuscript in hotels instead of my office, but it is now officially DONE! Yeah!

I started going over all the crazy things that have happened to me this year which pushed me behind - so many, many events on top of our pregnant daughter Kathy's preeclampsia (we had to basically flip a house for her, since Kathy and her husband DJ bought a trashed home only to discover the next day that Kathy was ordered to bed because her blood pressure was so high) to taking in a teenage girl to losing our dog (Jackie was 21 years old and we all cried when we put her down - she had bone cancer) and just a thousand other 'life' things. But I think in the end it's those very experiences that keep me as an author grounded in my characters. I have a life just like all of you do, with ups and downs and people who need me. But in between it all the Dying Breath was born.

I'm going to take a long walk and take in the cool, Colorado air. The leaves out here are just starting to change and I'm excited to enjoy my favorite season. Oh, and I just found out that in addition to the Florida Teens Read list (please vote!) I'm also on the Virginia Teen list Today is a great day! I hope you all have a fabulous week! Hugs all around!