Fire Chief Colleen McCabe is enjoying an uneventful summer supervising her firefighters, making rounds with her Border collie Sparky, and keeping an eye on the wild horses escaped from the local sanctuary. But when a dead body washes up on shore, she knows trouble has arrived in Corolla.
I’m thrilled that FOAL PLAY is now available to readers from Center Point in a large print version! Isn’t the cover beautiful? It reminds me of Corolla, North Carolina when I first starting visiting years ago. Readers can place pre-orders for the large print/library version now at Center Point, Bethany Beach Books (an amazing independent bookstore!), Books-A-Million or Amazon. This version will be out on October 1, 2013!
Turn the Page Bookstore event with Kristan Higgins, Mary Blayney, Nora Roberts, Kathryn O’Sullivan, Deanna Raybourn & Laura Kaye
On July 13, I was honored to participate in a signing event at Turn the Page Bookstore in Boonsboro, Maryland with accomplished writers Nora Roberts, Mary Blayney, Laura Kaye, Kirstan Higgins and Deanna Raybourn. Thanks, ladies, for making this new author feel so welcome and to all the readers I met who had such lovely comments about FOAL PLAY.
Greenbelt gals at the Greenbelt Library
On July 15, I was delighted to return to my hometown of Greenbelt, Maryland for a talk and signing at the Greenbelt Library. Much to my surprise, many of my high school girlfriends showed up! Many of us hadn’t seen one another in decades. Thanks, Ginger, Adrienne, Carole, Diane, Carla, Becky, Bobby Bodner, Mrs. Bodner, Mr. and Mrs. Craig and the wonderful readers in the audience for making the night so special. Marsha and Elizabeth at the library did an amazing job organizing the event. Special thanks to Pat Darby at Novel Places for providing books for sale. Y’all are the best!
My colleague Charlie and his wife Denise were on vacation and surprised me at Bethany Beach Books
The last stop on my signing tour was on July 30 at Bethany Beach Books. What a charming beach community and bookstore! I had a delightful time meeting all the vacationers and even ran into a teaching colleague and his wife while they were on vacation. Special thanks to Nancy and Jackie at Bethany Beach Books for their incredible book display, publicity, and continued support of writers. Definitely a bookstore and beach worth checking out!
The end of July and early August brought more THURSTON filming with Native actors Autumn Custalow Alfaro and Enrico Nassi joining the cast to play Inolah and Benjamin Walkingstick. I’m thrilled that the Cherokee storyline is now a part of the show and can’t wait until the new episodes air this fall. Stay tuned for more big casting news by following the show’s website or liking it on Facebook!
Did you know that FOAL PLAY features the real life wild Spanish mustangs of Corolla, North Carolina and that these magnificent animals are endangered? The Corolla Wild Horse Fund is a nonprofit organization that is working to ensure the protection of these wild horses and their habitat. If you’d like to know more about the horses, see pictures of the herd including adorable foals, and/or make a donation to help protect them, please visit the Corolla Wild Horse Fund’s website.
PLAY NEWS… MOVING DAY, a ten-minute play I wrote for The Theatre Lab’s Dramathon this spring, will be published by Smith & Kraus, Inc. in “The Best Ten-Minute Plays of 2014.” I am honored to have my play included in the anthology and especially pleased because it helped raise money to send kids to theatre camp.
SIGNING NEWS… If you’re a fan of Nora Roberts/J.D. Robb, you won’t want to miss the signing event on July 13 from 12 noon to 2 pm at Turn the Page Bookstore in Boonsboro, Maryland. I am honored to be signing copies of FOAL PLAY that day and to be included in the event with writers Mary Blayney, Laura Kaye, Kristan Higgins, Deanna Raybourn, and local history authors Claudia Floyd and Dennis Frye. Read here to learn more details about the event and authors.
LIBRARY VISIT… I’m looking forward to returning to my hometown of Greenbelt, Maryland on July 15. I will be speaking at the Greenbelt Library and signing copies of FOAL PLAY. If you’re in the area, please stop by at 7:00 pm and say hello!
“This funny cozy is perfect for a lazy afternoon…. O’Sullivan paints great word pictures of the Outer Banks in this award winning debut novel.” – Donna G., BookGuide, Lincoln City Libraries
“Colleen embodies everything I love in a female protagonist. She’s fearless, strong-willed, witty – and an animal lover to boot…. If you love animals, charming small-town settings and entertaining characters, this book’s for you.” – Jessica Sinn, Chick Lit Cafe Read the full review at Chick Lit Cafe
“Ingredients for an auspicious murder-mystery debut: two suspicious dead bodies, an explosion, wild horses, unwanted romantic passes and lighthouse lurking. Add a splash of humor and a border collie named Sparky, and you’ve got a great way to kick off the summer reading season.” – Anne Bendheim, Asbury Park Press
“Corolla comes beautifully to life with its beach setting and the magnificent wild horses of the islands… I love catching the start of a new traditional series. And, you can’t go wrong with the mysteries that win the Malice Domestic awards. Welcome Kathryn O’Sullivan’s Foal Play to the field.” – Lesa Holstine, Lesa’s Book Critiques
“A stellar cast of primary and secondary characters, a picturesque setting, and a compelling story make this book a must-read for mystery lovers… Put this one at the top of your summer reading list.” – Melissa Lapierre, Mochas, Mysteries & More Read the full review and my interview at Mochas, Mysteries & More