Welcome to the Online Home of National Bestselling Author --
Joanna Campbell Slan
The Kiki Lowenstein Mystery Series,
The Jane Eyre Chronicles,
and writing as "Lila Dare,"
The Southern Beauty Shop Series
If I had any motto to live by, it would surely be this quotation from Emily Dickinson: Dwell in possibilities. When I see how far I've come in life, and how I've defied expectations, I can't help but thank my lucky stars and my wild imagination!
Photo credit: Robin Templeton
Check Out the NEW Free Reads Section
Now available: Excerpts from Death of a Dowager, Death of a Schoolgirl, Picture Perfect Corpse, and Wave Good-Bye as well as a short story "A Day in the Life of Jane Eyre." Also, a Kiki Lowenstein short story in progress!
Celebrating the Release of 'Death of a Dowager'
All month long I'm celebrating the release of Death of a Dowager! Charlotte Bronte’s classic continues when a married Jane Eyre finds herself in possession of a love letter written by King George IV—and a mysterious murder with connections to that note threatens not only the lives of Jane’s loved ones but also the peace and stability of the realm!
A Bookish Whimsey weighs in on Death of a Dowager: This novel uses very rich and distinct storytelling to realistically recreate Jane's world - the wonderful thing about this series is how believable it is as a continuation of Jane's story - because of the attention to detail and the author's ability to write Charlotte Brontë's characters in a compelling, vivid way.
Glowing Reviews of 'Picture, Perfect, Corpse'
RT Book Reviews said, "Slan delivers a great story...an interesting tale with major twists and turns thrown in to keep the series fresh. "
Kirkus Reviews has commented on Picture, Perfect, Corpse -- "Fans of this scrapbooking series (Ready, Scrap, Shoot, 2012, etc.) won’t be surprised that sorely beset Kiki doesn’t shine as a detective this time. But they’ll be drawn to her ongoing personal struggles and her take on social problems, in this case self-mutilation."
Announcing a New Series by Joanna Campbell Slan
I've just signed a three-book deal for the “Happy Holidays Mystery Series.” Chrystal White is a rookie Miami cop who tries to hide from the Cuban mob by taking a job in a rural Virginia holiday store. (Berkley/December 2015) First title in the series is tentatively titled Dead Elf Walking.
Check Out My Upcoming Publications
How to Put a Review on Amazon!
- Go to the page on Amazon where the book is featured: Death of a Dowager http://tinyurl.com/DeadDowager
- Scroll down to CUSTOMER REVIEWS (orange lettering)
- To the right is a light gray box WRITE A CUSTOMER REVIEW. Click on it.
- Rate the book with a number of stars. Remember: Five star reviews sell on average 20 books! That's a lot!
- Give your review a title. (Sometimes it helps to do this last, after you write your review.)
- Write your review of 20 words or more. (What to say in a review… Pretend you are talking with a friend. Don’t try to be scholarly. Just share something you enjoyed. Example: “I felt like I was in London in another time. It was like being in a movie. I could see it in my head, so it was an enjoyable escape.”)
- NOW write that title using a phrase from your review: Enjoyable Escape
- Preview your review. This is just a chance to see how it looks.
- And publish it! With undying thanks from me!
A New Kiki Lowenstein Collection of Short Stories!
A Kiki Lowenstein Short Story Anthology, Volume 2 -- Featuring three brand new stories, this anthology is a "Good Deed Read," which means that a portion of the profits goes to charity--in this case to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. Get your copy today for only $2.99!
Included are these titles:
- Kiki Lowenstein and the Heart Break
- Kiki Lowenstein and the Pig Tale
- Kiki Lowenstein and the Turtle Hater
- Plus--a bonus excerpt from Death of a Dowager
Discussion Guide for Bookclubs
Are you a member of a bookclub? Death of a Schoolgirl and Death of a Dowager are perfect bookclub reads. The discussion questions are now available in the Resources tab--and Joanna will make every attempt to visit your group by phone, Skype, or email. Want extra bookmarks? Let us know and we'll provide them.
If you have always wanted to ask me something, now is the time to go for it!
Or write me at Joanna Slan, 9307 SE Olympus Street, Hobe Sound, FL 33455
"For readers who love Jane Eyre, she lives on through
Joanna Campbell Slan."
-- Sharon Blumberg, Voice of Youth Advocates
Wave Goodbye --March 5
Death of a Dowager --April 2
Picture Perfect Corpse-May 8
Appearances--(All times are EST)
May 2/8:30pm--Colorado Book Club (Skype)
May 3-5--Malice Domestic, Bethesda MD
May 6--Festival of Mystery, Oakmont PA
May 10--Reception at State Department, guests of Secretary of State John Kerry
May 21--Dinner Mystery Theatre evening (private party)
June 21--Reception with Ambassador to Spain and Joanna's 60th birthday!
July 17-20--RWA Conference, Atlanta GA
Aug. 15--WXEL Book Club on the air
For more information, see the APPEARANCES tab