Monday, October 18, 2021

October's READ THIS! Q&A Deets!

BOO!

That's right, it's almost Halloween! Whether you dress up and go to or host a party, hand out tons of candy, or hide in the dark and watch your favorite Halloween movies (our go-to's are The Rocky Horror Picture Show and Sleepy Hollow), hope you all have a safe, fun, and fantastic Halloween!

But before that festivity, we have the READ THIS! Author Q&A, which is only a few days away! So let's get right to it, shall we? We shall!


October 2021 READ THIS! Author Q&A
October's READ THIS! author Q&A with Phyllis Hemann will be on
Thursday, October 21, 2021
from 9pm-10pm Eastern.


Access to Discord is available worldwide, and everyone is invited to attend!

You do not need to be a Discord member/user to attend:
Use this link https://discord.gg/MnQDEKFYjU to go directly to the chat room!


(You also don't need to have finished the book to join in the fun. We authors know that everyone reads at their own pace and we just want to hang out with you guys and have some good times!)

Once in, you'll get to join in the fun of asking authors about their "process" and more. PLUS, one lucky winner will get November's READ THIS! selection for FREE! I know! It's too happy to be true! But true it is, so don't miss out!

(You must be present in the chat to win.
Physical copies U.S. only; ebook copies worldwide.)
October 2021 READ THIS! Selection
The READ THIS! Selection for October 2021 is: 

The Invisible Heroine
By Phyllis Hemann


Gini's Take: A fantastic collection of poetry that highlights the wonder existing in love, hope, and humanity from my favorite living poet...and the person who gave me permission to write. Without Phyllis Hemann, you don't get Kitty, or anyone else. 

About the Author: Phyllis Hemann grew up reading and telling stories. As a child, she scribbled poems with crayons and pencils. Now she writes her own tales for children and adults. She studied creative writing and theology to become a writer and teacher. Her creative and editorial work has appeared in newspapers, journals, magazines, and anthologies. She is the author of THE INVISIBLE HEROINE (Finishing Line Press). When not writing, she dabbles in other creative mediums including photography, jewelry, and dog training. She lives in Arkansas with her family and their goofy dog (IG @pup2prince). Find her online @phyllishemann and phyllishemann.com.
November's READ THIS! Selection
 

And Remember: One Lucky Q&A Participant can win it early!


The READ THIS! Selection for November 2021 is: 

The Day Before
by Liana Brooks

Because I get asked this daily (often multiple times daily)...

Yes, Aliens Like Us IS coming, but...

No, Aliens Like Us still isn't ready for Prime Time, but...

I'm writing like a crazed wolverine (and yes, all the other projects aren't distractions, they KEEP me writing) so...

Fear not, Kitty & Company will be back later than you want but sooner than you think...

I promise.

So many bookie wookies, so much time to catch up on all of them while waiting for Aliens Like Us and the next READ THIS! selection. Check out my Bookstore and Bibliography for all the things!
That's it for today but, never fear, another Update, including next month's READ THIS! selection, will be arriving in a couple of weeks!

In the meantime, stay safe and healthy, remember we're all in this together, be kind to one another, give love and support to all those who are on the front lines in any capacity, and let's be readers out there. Peace out, my li'l gangstas, and I'll catch all y'all on the flip side!

Love, Gini

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Monday, October 4, 2021

October's READ THIS! Book of the Month & Ways to See the Me!

Happy Halloween Month!

It's the spoo-ook-iest time...of the year...where the pumpkins are growing and costumes are flowing and cool candy is heeere...it's the most spookiest time...of the year!

I sincerely hope all y'all sang that in your heads. Because while I know that the holiday music has started up in many places, I'm a firm believer in celebrating the holidays in their appropriate months.

And that means it's Halloween Month! And, right now, all y'all think I have something amazeballs planned and...you just read it already. Hey, it's hard to come up with decent poetry, at least for some of us. The author of the next READ THIS! Book of the Month doesn't have that problem, though, and that's a good thing!

So, let's get to that book, ways to see the me, and more, shall we? We shall!


READ THIS!

A Book Club by Moi for All Y'all

Welcome to READ THIS! A Book Club by Gini Koch. This is my chance to introduce you to some great authors that I love and know you will, too.

Every month I'll spotlight a book and, even better...every month I'll host a live discussion with the author, that all y'all can join! I know, it's too happy to be true, but true it is!

 
October 2021 READ THIS! Selection


The READ THIS! Selection for October 2021 is: 

The Invisible Heroine
By Phyllis Hemann


Gini's Take: A fantastic collection of poetry that highlights the wonder existing in love, hope, and humanity from my favorite living poet...and the person who gave me permission to write. Without Phyllis Hemann, you don't get Kitty, or anyone else. 

About the Author: Phyllis Hemann grew up reading and telling stories. As a child, she scribbled poems with crayons and pencils. Now she writes her own tales for children and adults. She studied creative writing and theology to become a writer and teacher. Her creative and editorial work has appeared in newspapers, journals, magazines, and anthologies. She is the author of THE INVISIBLE HEROINE (Finishing Line Press). When not writing, she dabbles in other creative mediums including photography, jewelry, and dog training. She lives in Arkansas with her family and their goofy dog (IG @pup2prince). Find her online @phyllishemann and phyllishemann.com.
October 2021 READ THIS! Author Q&A
So, you've read the READ THIS! selection and you want to share what you thought with the author, hang out with them and Gini, and generally talk books for an hour. Well, guess what? You can!

The third Thursday of every month will be READ THIS! Author Q&A time. The event will be held utilizing Discord, and the invitation to Gini's READ THIS! room will come out in the week prior to the chat.


And that's not all! Near the end of each Q&A session, we'll be doing a raffle and one lucky winner will get a copy of the next month's READ THIS! selection! (You must be present in the Q&A to win. Physical book prizes will be U.S. only. Ebook prizes will be worldwide.)
October's READ THIS! author Q&A with Phyllis Hemann will be on
Thursday, October 21, 2021
from 9pm-10pm Eastern.


Access to Discord is available worldwide, and everyone is invited to attend!
November's READ THIS! Selection
 

And Remember: One Lucky Q&A Participant can win it early!


The READ THIS! Selection for November 2021 is: 

The Day Before
By Liana Brooks


Because I get asked this daily (often multiple times daily)...

Yes, Aliens Like Us IS coming, but...

No, Aliens Like Us still isn't ready for Prime Time, but...

I'm writing like a crazed wolverine (and yes, all the other projects aren't distractions, they KEEP me writing) so...

Fear not, Kitty & Company will be back later than you want but sooner than you think...

I promise.

Multiverse is a very fun, very warm, and very welcoming con and I'm excited to be a part of it again this year -- and it's THIS month! I'd love to see all y'all there, so if you can make it to Hotlanta in a couple of weeks, come to this con and have a blast!

And, not only will I be a panelist, but I'll also be in the Dealers Room, selling all the things, signing all the bookie wookies, and handing out illness-safe hugs! Don't miss your chance to come see the me -- register for Multiverse today! 
That's it for today but, never fear, another Update, including the Discord Q&A chat invitation, will be arriving in a couple of weeks!

In the meantime, stay safe and healthy, remember we're all in this together, be kind to one another, give love and support to all those who are on the front lines in any capacity, and let's be readers out there. Peace out, my li'l gangstas, and I'll catch you on the flip side!

Love, Gini

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Monday, September 13, 2021

September's READ THIS! Q&A Deets PLUS!

Hey there!

How is it that we're in the middle of September already? 

Then again, 2021 has been doing its level best to be as "extra" as 2020 was, so getting through it as quickly as possible might be the best plan...

The READ THIS! Author Q&A is only a few days away, PLUS we have other cool things, so keep on scrolling and let's get right to it all, shall we? We shall!

September 2021 READ THIS! Author Q&A
September's READ THIS! author Q&A with Hal Bodner will be on
Thursday, September 16, 2021
from 9pm-10pm Eastern.


Access to Discord is available worldwide, and everyone is invited to attend!

You do not need to be a Discord member/user to attend:
Use this link https://discord.gg/MnQDEKFYjU to go directly to the chat room!


(You also don't need to have finished the book to join in the fun. We authors know that everyone reads at their own pace and we just want to hang out with you guys and have some good times!)

Once in, you'll get to join in the fun of asking authors about their "process" and more. PLUS, one lucky winner will get October's READ THIS! selection for FREE! I know! It's too happy to be true! But true it is, so don't miss out!

(You must be present in the chat to win.
Physical copies U.S. only; ebook copies worldwide.)
September 2021 READ THIS! Selection
The READ THIS! Selection for September 2021 is: 

"Fabulous in Tights"
By Hal Bodner


Gini's Take: A fun and funny take on the superhero genre, with real heart and soul. The Whirlwind is someone Kitty would love to hang out with, and if that's not the highest praise I can give, I don't know what is.

About the Author: Hal Bodner is best known for writing hilarious paranormal featuring fluffy vampires with real bite. He writes paranormal romance and is working on a series of thrillers which paint classic noir with a lavender glaze, and has the second in his fun and funny Whirlwind superhero novels coming from Crossroads Press in 2021. Find him at https://halbodner.com.
October's READ THIS! Selection
 

And Remember: One Lucky Q&A Participant can win it early!


The READ THIS! Selection for October 2021 is: 

The Invisible Heroine
by Phyllis Hemann

Speaking of yapping and such, join me live on Wednesday, September 22, at 8pm Eastern over at Russ's Rockin' Rollercoaster Podcast where I and a panel of other cool authors will be talking about one of my main men, Sherlock Holmes. Register now -- it's gonna be a ton of fun, and it's FREE!
It's Pre-Order Time!
 

The anthologies have funded! But now, if you didn't get in on all the great funding rewards, you don't have to miss out on the anthologies. You can pre-order them over at the Zombies Need Brains website. Support a great small press while getting some awesome stuff to read -- it's a win-win all the way!
 
Whirlwind #2

Our book of the month is the first in this series, but if you want to get on the Whirlwind Train right now, get book 2, A Study in Spandex, pre-ordered right now!

Guess who's an author guest at Multiverse? That's right, your girl is! Multiverse is a very fun, very warm and welcoming con and I'm excited to be a part of it again this year. I'd love to see all y'all there, so if you can make it to Hotlanta in October, come to this con and have a blast!

And, not only will I be a panelist, but I'll also be in the Dealers Room, selling all the things, signing all the bookie wookies, and handing out illness-safe hugs! Don't miss your chance to come see the me, register for Multiverse today!

 
Looking for more things to read while waiting for me to finish Aliens Like Us? Check out this list of all the science fiction novels nominated for a Goodreads award! Yes, you'll find Alien in the Family, and more, on that list, so check it out and find some more great reads!
Because I get asked this daily (often multiple times daily)...

Yes, Aliens Like Us IS coming, but...

No, Aliens Like Us still isn't ready for Prime Time, but...

I'm writing like a crazed wolverine (and yes, all the other projects aren't distractions, they KEEP me writing) so...

Fear not, Kitty & Company will be back later than you want but sooner than you think...

I promise.

That's it for today but, never fear, another Update, including next month's READ THIS! selection, will be arriving in a couple of weeks!

In the meantime, stay safe and healthy, remember we're all in this together, be kind to one another, give love and support to all those who are on the front lines in any capacity, and let's be readers out there. Peace out, my li'l gangstas, and I'll catch all y'all on the flip side!

Love, Gini

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