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Trained to Serve by Amy Shojai

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Amy Shojai, one of the Fearless Bloggers, is an pet expert, particularly cats and dogs. She’s written over thirty books about pet behavior, as well as three thrillers.

So when her friend Toby Neal asked her to contribute to her Lei Crime series on Kindleworld, Shojai jumped at the chance. And which character did she choose? The Rottweiler, of course! 

Two Mysteries in Anthologies in 2017!

I'm starting 2017 with a snoopy dance!

Two of my short mystery stories will appear in anthologies this spring. The first is "The Drive-by" in Busted! Arresting Stories From the Beat by Level Best Books on April 25, 2017. Check out the list of writers: I'm in very good company!

The second is "The New Score" in Fish Out of Water,  the latest Guppy Anthology put together by Sisters in Crime, edited by Ramona Defelice Long and published by Wildside Press. Due sometime this spring.

Nancy Bilyeau moderates Historical Mystery Panel at Thrillerfest XI

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The Panel: MEDIEVAL, RENAISSANCE OR WWII? Historical Thrillers”, on Saturday, July 9, 2016, from1:00 pm - 1:50 pm.

Moderator: Nancy Bilyeau has written a thriller trilogy set in the 16th century: THE CROWN, THE CHALICE, and THE TAPESTRY, published by Touchstone/S&S. She is also the editor of The Big Thrill, the online magazine of the ITW.

Debut Author Breakfast at Thrillerfest XI

Thrillerfest is the year conference for the International Thriller Writers Association. It takes place every year in New York City. I attended last year for the first time as a Debut Author with my book The Saffron Crocus, and I was one of nearly two dozen  honored at the Debut Author breakfast, presided over by Steve Berry. This year I attended the breakfast for Debut Authors Kim Alexander, Flynn Berry, Matthew Betley, J.L. Delozier, Lisa Hall, Elena Hartwell, L.S. Hawker, Cheryl Hollon, Karen Katchur, Mark Leggatt, Nina Mansfield, Nadine Nettmann, Michael Ransom, Robert Rapoza, Brendan Rielly, Emily Ross, Nina Sadowsky, Janelle Samara, Amy Stuart, Radha Vatsal and Tim Washburn. In my capacity as organizer of the Fearless Bloggers for ITW (a blog tour for Debut Authors managed by volunteers) I’ve gotten to know some of these fine authors. Keep reading and you will get to know them too.