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June 15, 2016


Sally Schmidt

This sounds like just my style. Every once in a while you have to escape the cozies and this sounds like a good way to do it. Thanks for the tip about not as gruesome as PC; had to stop reading her for that reason.

Pre-ordered, congrats!

Elaine Viets

Thanks, Sally. Hope you'll enjoy the characters and the death investigations. It's an amazing profession.

Charlaine Harris

Elaine, I recognize your need to challenge yourself. And you're up to it. Best of luck with this new series! I loved the first book.

Elaine Viets

You certainly challenged yourself, Charlaine, and changed the genre. I hope I'll be as successful as you. Thanks for the encouragement.

Storyteller Mary

I am eagerly anticipating this book. I've loved the lighter ones, but I also loved the earlier ones. It's good to have variety. <3

Storyteller Mary

Six strokes?! I did not know the full extent of your challenge and magnitude of your recovery, though that hasn't stopped me from being inspired. While I usually let the library pick up the check for feeding my book habit, and usually prefer book-books, I'm going to pre-order this new venture (which is how I came to notice that the link wouldn't "click" -- copy/pasting it, but thought you might want to activate it ;-)

Elaine Viets

Glad you feel that way, Mary. Between the cozy mystery shopper books, the Dead-End Job mysteries and the new series, I hope I can give readers a mystery for every mood.

Elaine Viets

Thanks for the pre-order, Mary. Those are a big help. Yes, I had six strokes, including a hemorrhagic stroke, brain surgery and a coma. But I've recovered thanks to my family, friends, and some very good doctors.

Elaine Viets

The link is now activated to order BRAIN STORM as a trade paperback, e-book or audio.

Alan Portman

I remember the tour that included the "$250,000 hair cut" after brain surgery.

I can't wait to see the return to the dark side.

Elaine Viets

Thanks, Alan. You've been another big supporter. Brain surgeons give the world's worst haircuts -- they only shave half your head. I woke up with long stringy hair on one side of my head and bald on the other. It was a new look, all right.

Marcia Talley

This is such a good book! (I got to read it in draft, nah nah nah!!) It's a shame that you had to go through all the stroke "research" to get it right, Elaine! So tickled that Thomas & Mercer is giving Brain Storm such a push!

Elaine Viets

Maybe I overdid the research, Marcia, but the stroke scenes are authentic. Glad you liked the book.

Karen in Ohio

Can't wait to read this, Elaine. Fingers crossed for huge success!

Hank Phillippi Ryan

Standing ovation. oxoxxoox


Much luck with the new series, Elaine. It sounds great. It's too bad that you know so much about strokes, but since you did go through those experiences, you now get to make this book more authentic. Can't wait to read it.

Elaine Viets

From your lips to my publisher's ears, Karen.

Elaine Viets

Thank you, Hank. (taking a bow)

Elaine Viets

One good thing about being a writer is that nothing is wasted. All experiences are fodder for our books, Kris. Something you know, too.


Elaine, this sounds brilliant, and I wish you every success with the new series! It's always good to switch things up a bit.

Elaine Viets

Yes, it is, Dana, and you're another Femme who switched it up. I've had lots of inspiration here.

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