West of Famous Finals in Award

Wheeha! West of Famous is a finalist in yet another literary contest. This time, the 2020 Next Generation Indie Book Awards judges named it a finalist in the inspirational fiction category.

The other finalists are:

  • Marlon McDoogle’s Magical Night, by Sean Covel, Illustrated by Diego Velasquez (Baby Buddha Publishing)
  • The Anchor House, by Spencer Margaret (Self-Published)
  • Nonverbal, by Peggy Moffitt Earnest (Self Published)
  • Prison of Mulberry, by J.P. Maximus (Self-Published)
  • Silent Hero: A Homeless Success Story, by Vernard Dorsey, Illustrated by Danielle Ferreira (Vdor Innovations)
  • The Reluctant Healer, by Andrew Himmel (Greenleaf Book Group Press)
  • The World of Pond Stories, by Dr. Stewart Bitkoff (Abandoned Ladder)

I am thrilled to be in the company of these fine authors. I celebrate their accomplishment and look forward to reading their work.

The awards ceremony, thanks to the pandemic, will be conduced online via YouTube live at 8 p.m. (EST) on Friday, June 26. Here is the link to watch: 2020 Next Generation Indie Book Awards Broadcast

Sometimes being a finalist so many times makes me feel like the woman in the movie 27 Dresses who was a perpetual bridesmaid.

West of Famous book cover

Nonetheless, I accept the recognition as progress in my new career as an author. Thank you judges, thank you readers!

Authors on the Air Global Radio Network Interview

Authors on the Air Global Radio Network host Pam Stack interviewed author and aviator Joni M. Fisher. March is Women’s History or HerStory Month, celebrating women.

The Authors on the Air Global Radio Network is an international digital media corporation. It broadcasts radio talk shows, podcasts, and book reviews to 40 countries and the most popular podcast apps and video sites. It has three million listeners and over one million social media listeners.

Joni’s brand of strong women, strong stories suspense novels fits right in HerStory Month.

Here is the line-up.
March 4, 2020 6pmET KN Lee
7pmET Nicole Leiren
8pmET Joni M. Fisher

March 11, 2020 7pmET Carlene O’Connor
8pmET Lori Wilde

March 18, 2020 6pmET Silvia Moreno-Garcia
7pmET Sonali Dev
8pmET Tracy Blom

March 25, 2020 5pmET Catherine Coutler & Allison Brennan
IN CONVERSATION
7pmET Guest host Marietta Miles takes over
Ann Abel
Sarah M. Chen
Sandra Ruttan
Renee Pickup
Shawn Reilly Simmons
Nikki Dolson
Dharma Kelleher
LynDee Stephens Walker
Holly West

#WomenRule
#InTheSisterhood
@PamStackHost @authorsotheair Book Review Crew

West of Famous a Semi-Finalist

Amid the morass of junk mail offering to enhance body parts I don’t have, refinance my home, and help a Nigerian Prince move vast sums of cash out of Africa, a sweet message arrived from the good folks who run the Chanticleer International Book Awards (CIBAs).

They wrote:

Congratulations, your work has progressed from the Slushpile to the Long List onward to the Short List and is now an official SEMI-FINALIST for the CLUE Book Awards for Thriller and Suspense, a division of the Chanticleer International Book Awards (CIBAs). Well done, your hard work has been rewarded!

We encourage you to visit the official 2019 CLUE Semi-Finalist list that is posted on the Chanticleer Reviews website and to share the listing on your social media platforms and on your website.

Of the Semi-Finalists listed on the official web post listing, only FIVE will advance to the 2019 First Place Positions and only ONE of these will advance to the 2019 CLUE Grand Prize position. There are some great reads in this listing!

Good luck to all!

The Semi-Finalists are now in the final rounds of judging for the First Place Category Positions. All Semi-Finalists in attendance will be recognized at the Chanticleer Authors Conference, Book Room, and CIBA Ceremony & Banquet on April 17, 18, & 19, 2020.

The CIBA First Place Category Position award winners and the CLUE Grand Prize winner will be announced at the awards banquet and ceremony.

So, yes, the hope of winning will spark joy in my heart from time to time between now and whenever they announce the finalists. All prayers on my book’s behalf are greatly appreciated.

And congratulations to all the other semi-finalists! To see the list, click HERE.

The third book in the Compass Crimes series.

Writing book four in the Compass Crimes series has kept me desk bound, so this message boosted my mood and energized me to keep working! Thank you, readers, for your uplifting reviews. They, too, energize me through this isolated marathon.

 

Goodreads Giveaway of South of Justice

A limited number of signed copies of the first book published in the Compass Crimes Series are being given away through a Goodreads Giveaway. Readers in Canada and the U.S. are eligible to win. If you love to read, Goodreads is the place to find great books, amazing giveaways, news of upcoming books, and others who love to read.

To enter the giveaway, click on this link: Goodreads Giveaway of South of Justice.

So far the acclaimed suspense series has three books. The fourth is underway, so you have time to catch up.

As always, new authors like me treasure reviews. Be part of the 5% of readers who take the time to give a book some stars and a sentence or two about what you thought of the book.

Like these readers…

“South of Justice is a multilayered, intricate, and suspenseful page-turner you’ll want to read in one sitting.”

–Diane Capri, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the Hunt for Jack Reacher thrillers

“Bottom line is: South of Justice is a multilayered romantic book that will grasp your attention and lure you to read it in one sitting.”

–SeriousReading.com

5-Star Reader's Favorite Rating

“If you are someone who enjoys a fantastic plot and a crime tale that will make you wonder and keep you guessing until the end, trust me, you want to put this one on your TBR. I can’t wait to sink my teeth into the next book in this series.”

– Reviewed by Kathryn Bennett for Readers’ Favorite, a 5-star review

“South of Justice has an intricate plot with several twists and turns. Long-held secrets keep the reader turning pages all the way to the end. I really enjoyed reading South of Justice and recommend it for anyone who enjoys crime stories with a touch of romance.”

–Luv2read

“South of Justice is fantastic and fun—a crisp and suspenseful story. Fisher makes a wonderful entrance as a crime fiction writer. I can’t wait for North of the Killing Hand!”

–Timothy D. Browne, M.D., author of the Nicklaus Hart medical thrillers

“A fabulous start to an intense series with a large cast of characters I couldn’t help but love and cheer for. Fisher is a master weaver of intrigue and strong characters willing to go the distance to get things done while keeping their love strong.”

–K.D. Fleming, author and Golden Heart Winner

“Tightly written, complex characters, intriguing plot—all the ingredients for a great read! This debut book is a winner, and I am looking forward to more books in the future.”

–Diane Burke, award-winning author of inspirational romantic suspense

“I really enjoyed this book. It was well written and the twists and turns had me turning pages deep into the night.”

–Vicki W. Tharp, author of Don’t Look Back

“Past secrets test the bonds of family loyalty and a fledgling love affair. The unwavering strength of the protagonists, their commitment to the truth and to each other will have you cheering for South of Justice.”

–Melissa Hladik Meyer, Author of Good Company

May the suspense be with you!

Suspense on sale

If you haven’t read the prequel to the Compass Crimes, now is the time to grab a copy for $1.99 before it returns to $5.99.

If you have read it and enjoyed it, pass the word along on the sale! Show your reader friends the love.

https://youtu.be/UZ-U8XryGvo

And if you’ve read and reviewed it on social media–God Bless You! It is challenging for books by new authors to get discovered by readers with so many books being published each year.

If you read it and enjoyed it and didn’t leave a review, would you pretty please take a minute to review it wherever you bought your copy? It would mean more to me than I can express. Reviews help me get better rates on advertising and help new readers find my books.

To read the first chapter and to buy a copy, click here.

“A gifted story-teller, Joni Fisher writes with energy and passion that comes to life in her characters. North of the Killing Hand is an intricate and suspenseful read that grips the reader from start to finish.”

–John Foxjohn, International, USA Today, and New York Times bestselling author

“Reading North of the Killing Hand means you are in for some suspenseful and gripping storytelling.”

–SeriousReading.com

“The international setting is equally fascinating, and readers will enjoy the way the author establishes the contrast between two worlds, building a powerful conflict around it as the protagonist adjusts and evolves. The themes are well explored, including crime, love and devotion, the sense of justice and revenge. North of the Killing Hand is a beautifully paced, absorbing story that keeps readers’ eyes on its pages.”

Readers’ Favorite 5-stars

Thank you! Now, back to my writing desk to finish the next book.

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Please consider leaving a review on Amazon…it’s SO helpful to the authors!

I found out about this fabulous box set because I follow author Timothy Browne, MD, who has a book in the set. I checked on Amazon and the box set is in the #10 spot in mystery anthologies!

Dr. Browne’s book in the set is Tree of Life. I read it and loved it!

Seriously, for the price of a mocha grande you could get scared out of your wits for weeks of thriller-reading pleasure.

You are welcome!