Monday, April 9, 2012

I Have Been Naughty, Naughty, Naughty!

I am so sorry for the radio silence - life just got the best of me, along with technical difficulties with my computer. But now for the news - YES, I finished The Dead Giveaway, and it is on my editor's desk as we speak! No news as to when it will be out, but I'll let everyone know as soon as I do. We had a wedding in December (my son Daniel to his lovely bride, Mandy) and a new baby named Emilie born in January to my daughter Kathy and son-in-law DJ, plus I wrote a l-o-o-o-o-n-g piece about the writing process for The Australian Literature Review in addition to blog post which you can find at the following addresses: www.auslit.net;www.writingteennovels.com;www.writingnovelsinaustralia.com
I also wrote an essay for Roaring Brook press and have been speaking all over the country, and am about to leave again in two days. CRAZY BUSY at Chez Ferguson! A bit of fun news between all the madness is that TWO producers are interested in turning these stories into a television series, so we shall see. It's always fun to dream!

My New Year's resolution was to be better at keeping up with my blog, which, as you can see, has been a dismal failure. Here's to doing better as the spring blooms!

19 comments:

Liliana said...

The Dead Giveaway? Is that another Forensic Mystery novel??

Alane Ferguson said...

Yep - so far, that's the working title. I hope you like it! This book is about Cameryn trying out and being accepted into a reality forensic show in California called The Dead Giveaway, and I've included another mystery between the mysteries... And for all of you fans in Missouri, I'll be heading your way tomorrow to speak to the Young Author's Conference at the University of Central Missouri this Saturday, plus I'll be speaking at a school Friday, which means I'm madly packing for my flight for tomorrow morning! AACK!

Liliana said...

:D Yay! I do like the title...totally fits!

I have not read the Dying Breath yet, but it's a the very tippy top of my MUST-read list! I'm excited for another book in the series! I want to go into the medical field, so I absolutely LOVE these books!

Anonymous said...

I hope the new book is out soon just finished the dyeing breath and ready to head more on cammy and Justin. Do you have any eats mate on when the book will be out

Alane Ferguson said...

I'm supposed to hear from my editor today - let's light some candles and hope for the fall list!

Anonymous said...

Will we be able to ready the first chapter of the book on Any web site

Anonymous said...

I really love your books... My friends said that you were sick or just didn't care about the books any more and I am so glad you are going to have a new book.. thank you

Elle said...

Just read your last tweet, and I'm so excited for the Dead Giveaway! I think we all are - we've waited so long for the next Forensic Mystery!

Just wanna say I've been a fan since the first forensic mystery, and I hope you'll have much more books/series in the future! =)

Elle said...

Hi Alane! Just wanted to say I've been a fan of the forensic series since the first book, and now that I just read your last tweet, I'm so excited for the Dead Giveaway! It's one of the books I look up to, just because of its character development, the way nothing is ever rushed. I must say, the Christopher Killer is one of the first books I really loved as a teen, and now the Dead Giveaway is already a favourite even if I haven't read it yet. Haha.

Hope you'll have more books/series in the future!

- Elle

Anonymous said...

What an amazing name for a book! I am so excited!!! Just finished one of Agatha Christie's classics, I just love mysteries! I finished your series last year and was depressed when it was February '12 and you hadnt updated! I can't wait for the next book, the last one waas such a cliffhanger. KEEP UPDATING!!! Will you be heading in the the Washington DC Area anytime soon for any book conferences? I would love to meet you in person or get you to sign a book! Thanks!,

Julie, a huge fan!

xBrianna801 said...

Hello, Alane. We've talked a bit in the past but it's been a long while. Please check out this latest blog I wrote, I think some of the pictures may interest you...it's pictures of the inscribed book I had described to you in the past. I would just upload the pictures for you here, but I don't know how. The book is the copy of Show Me The Evidence I had found at the thrift store in Utah. I hope things are going well for you, I look forward to reading more of your work soon.

http://hysterectomy-or-hysterical.blogspot.de/2012/05/too-much-thinking.html

Anonymous said...

hi alane, love your forensic mystery series, have any idea when the dead giveaway will come out? i really want to head on more to cammie and justin, please reply!!!!

by : someone

Anonymous said...

love ur forensic mystery series, have any idea when your book will come out? i really want to head on cammie and justin. did their relationship grow. PLEASE REPLY

BY : SOMEONE

Alane Ferguson said...

I totally retooled the mystery and it should be on my editor's desk next Wednesday. I'm excited for the new ending - it's really a frightening, scary story. Wait until you see what happens!

Alane Ferguson, worst blogger EVER!

Anonymous said...

Hi alane, it's me someone again and what do you mean by worst blogger?

either way, is the dead givaway going to be the last book in the series, i hope not.

By: someone

Anonymous said...

hi alane, it's someone again and what do you mean by worst blogger? anyway love your books and wanted to know if the dead giveaway will be the last book in the series, i hope not! PLEASE REPLY!

by : someone

Anonymous said...

hi alane, it's someone again and was wondering if the dead giveaway will be the last book in the series, i hope not! PLEASE REPLY!

by : someone

Anonymous said...

I am thrilled that the forensic mystery series might possibly be turned into a television show!!! (Gasp)Even though its a bit early, any guesses on who might be good actress and actor to play the roles of Cameryn and Justin??? Hmmmm....maybe Jennifer Lawrence from HG???

Eryn Hanson said...

Oooh I'm so excited!! Now I'm going to have to go and re-read the whole series :) You have no idea how long I've been wanting this book!!