Susan McBride

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Susan McBride is the USA Today Bestselling author of Blue Blood and five more award-winning Debutante Dropout Mysteries from HarperCollins, including The Good Girl's Guide To Murder, The Lone Star Lonely Hearts Club, Night Of The Living Deb, Too Pretty To Die, and Say Yes to the Death. Susan has a second bestselling series with HC/Avon, the River Road Mysteries, that include To Helen Back, Mad as Helen, and Not a Chance in Helen. A fourth installment, Come Helen High Water, will be released in 2017.

Walk Into Silence, a thriller featuring Texas police detective Jo Larsen, was named a Kindle First pick for November 2016 and was the #1 paid Kindle bestseller in the US and UK (and #3 in Australia!). Walk a Crooked Line, the second Jo Larsen bo
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Susan McBride I have gotten the rights back from Random House but haven't had time to publish myself. So you can remove it until that's done! I'll let you know when…moreI have gotten the rights back from Random House but haven't had time to publish myself. So you can remove it until that's done! I'll let you know when it's ready to be released so you can put it back up, though it likely won't be until sometime in 2017.(less)
Susan McBride Hi again, Livia! Well, I've had two different editors at HarperCollins since I first signed with the publisher in 2002. My first editor (whom I adored…moreHi again, Livia! Well, I've had two different editors at HarperCollins since I first signed with the publisher in 2002. My first editor (whom I adored and still adore) went to work for Simon & Schuster about seven or eight years ago. My current editor took over the book I had under contract at the time, and I've done a bunch of books with her since then. I adore her, too! So I've been fortunate to work with two wonderful editors at HC throughout my career.(less)
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Preaching to the choir here, I know! But BookBub just plugged a special deal for The Lone Star Lonely Hearts Club, which HarperCollins has specially-priced at 99-cents this month! So, six more days to get the #3 in the Debutante Dropout series for less than a buck!

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Christine Hatfield Susan I was wondering if you can autograph one of your books and send one of them in the mail for me please


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Susan Christine wrote: "Thanks for being my friend"

You're welcome! :-D


Christine Hatfield Thanks for being my friend


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Susan Melissa wrote: "Hiya, Susan! Thanks for friending me in GRs. :-)"

Hi, Mel! :-)


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Susan Hi, Kris! Always good to "see" you. :-)


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Kris Neri Hey, Susan. Good to connect with you here.

Kris


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Saleh Hi.What We Talk About When We Talk About Love?PLZ Answer The Question In My Profile.



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Susan Hi, Jeannie! My work is definitely diverse. It was really fun doing the five mysteries in the humorous series for HarperCollins/Avon, and now I'm totally enjoying writing THE DEBS young adult series (nonmystery) for Random House. It's more an ensemble piece with four main characters, so chapters alternate between the girls and their different points of view. I think your 13 and 14 year old granddaughters would enjoy THE DEBS, although keep in mind it's PG-13. I will visit your web site and see what's up. Good luck with the novel you're co-writing. Publishing is a tough business (it took me eleven years post-college to break in); but it's really amazing to do what you love to do and get paid for it! I feel very fortunate.


Jeannie Faulkner Barber Oh my goodness Susan, your work sounds fascinating. I'll have to tell my two oldest granddaughters, 14 & 13...they're avivd readers. If you have the time, I'd love for you to visit my web site, jeanniebarber.com. I'm a novice writer so feel free to make any kind of suggestions, ideas or thoughts to correct it. I’m co-authoring a novel with Patty Wiseman, another friend on Goodreads. We’ve known each other for over 30 years. While you're there, please sign the guestbook, too!
Thanks,
Jeannie



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Susan Good afternoon to you, Bradley. Hope you're having a good Wednesday!


Bradley Good afternoon Susan. =)


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