CamCat News June 16–30
We’re having an exciting summer here at CamCat, with a conference, new releases, trade reviews, and lots of publicity coverage for our Summer and Fall 2023 titles!
American Library Association Conference:
This month, IPG hosted us at their booth at the ALA Annual Conference. Our authors Meredith R. Lyons, Brandon Ying Kit Boey, Gail Lukasik, and C. E. Taylor all had incredible signings!
Meredith R. Lyons signing ARCs of Ghost Tamer, out 9/19/2023.
Brandon Ying Kit Boey signing copies of Karma of the Sun, out now.
Gail Lukasik signing ARCs of The Darkness Surrounds Us, out 9/5/2023.
C. E. Taylor signing ARCs of Angolin, out 2/13/2024.
Ladies Day by Lisa Williams Kline, 6/20/2023
“Ladies' Day is beautifully written; a compelling, emotional journey of grief, hope and above all else love. I couldn’t put it down.” —Marlene Adelstein, USA Today bestselling author of Sophie Last Seen
“Heartfelt and tender, Ladies' Day is a story of the enduring bonds of family, assuring readers that love, even when tested, is never truly lost.” —Kim Wright, author of Last Ride to Graceland, Winner of the Willie Morris Award for Southern Fiction
“Ladies’ Day is smart and sweet, with a surprisingly sharp edge of humor. Lisa Kline’s writing will appeal to fans of golf, certainly, but also to anyone who wants a heartwarming and thoroughly entertaining family drama.” —Kimmery Martin, author of Doctors and Friends
“[A] heartfelt examination of what it means to be and to have a daughter.” —Library Journal
They Split the Party by Elijah Menchaca, 6/27/2023
“Menchaca raises the stakes of his Glintchasers series in this rollicking sequel to They Met in a Tavern . . . Series fans and new readers alike will find plenty to enjoy.” —Publishers Weekly
“[An] exciting follow up in the Glintchasers series . . .” —Booklist
Out in Paperback:
Imagining Elsewhere by Sara Hosey
“It’s 1988 in Elsewhere, New York, and Astrid Friedman-Smith knows something is off about the town’s obsession with a powerful and very beautiful teen girl . . . an interesting take on power, bullying, and fear.” —Kirkus Reviews
New on the Podcast
Our latest author interview is up on CamCat Unwrapped! Head over to your preferred podcast platform to listen to our exclusive interview with Bryan Johnston. Also on the podcast, you can listen to the first two episodes of the Death Warrant audiobook, as well as numerous other author interviews and audiobook excerpts!
CamCat Trade News
Kirkus reviewed Summer People: “A timely mystery exploring multiple complex themes with coming-of-age elements.”
Midwest Book Review reviewed The Dollmaker: “A riveting hardcore suspense thriller of a read from beginning to end, The Dollmaker is a deftly scripted and genuine 'whodunnit' historical mystery . . .”
Midwest Book Review reviewed Queen’s Catacombs: “An artful and original combining of women’s issues and a ‘Sword & Sorcery’ style adventure novel by a master of this fantasy genre . . .”
Midwest Book Review reviewed The Immortal Detective: “A new, original, fresh, fascinating and fun take on the Vampire genre . . .”
Midwest Book Review reviewed The Murder of Madison Garcia: “[A] classic 'whodunnit' that is a fun read for dedicated Cozy Mystery enthusiasts and Police Procedural fans.”
Midwest Book Review reviewed The Meister of Decimen City: “Original, fun, and with a special appeal for anyone who has ever sided with the Mad Scientist in a superhero movie . . .”
Midwest Book Review reviewed Hunterland: “Hunterland is a fun read that will be of special appeal to young readers with an interest in Paranormal Romance, & Monster Fiction.”
Library Journal reviewed the audiobook for Ladies’ Day: “Kline’s adult debut offers a heartfelt examination of what it means to be and to have a daughter.”
Library Journal reviewed Lewis Sinclair and the Gentlemen Cowboys: “Patrons looking for thrilling mysteries that include love, jealousy, and betrayal set against a music-festival backdrop will enjoy.”
CamCat Publicity News:
- Ladies’ Day by Lisa Williams Kline is on tour with Suzy Approved Book Tours
- They Split the Party by Elijah Menchaca is on tour with Storygram tours
- The Meister of Decimen City by Brenna Raney made Library Journal’s list of The Best Fantasy Books of the Year (So Far)
- Managing the Matthews by Haleigh Wenger made the longlist for Publishers Weekly’s Fall 2023 Announcements: Romance
- The Darkness Surrounds Us by Gail Lukasik made the longlist for Publishers Weekly’s Fall 2023 Announcements: SF, Fantasy, & Horror
- Phantom by Helen Power made the longlist for Publishers Weekly’s Fall 2023 Announcements: Mysteries & Thrillers
- Our Vengeful Souls by Kristi McManus and They Split the Party by Elijah Menchaca are on tor.com’s list of All the New Fantasy Books Arriving in June
- Our Vengeful Souls by Kristi McManus is on tour with TLC Tours