Simon Pulse is an imprint of Simon & Schuster  that publishes paperback books for teens.  They will be publishing Desert Blood 10pm/9c in Spring, 2006.

Caryn Wiseman of the Andrea Brown Literary Agency in Salinas, California, handles Desert Blood 10pm/9c and the rest of the Gus Gonzalez mysteries.

I began writing Desert Blood 10pm/9c as part of a class for children’s book authors taught by author Rhys Bowen.  Rhys is best known for her Constable Evans and Molly Murphy mystery series.

Leslie Keenan has spent the last twenty years in the publishing business, and her editing helped shape Desert Blood and make it appealing to agents and publishers.

Much of Desert Blood 10pm/9c was created and polished after attending classes and workshops sponsored by Book Passage University in Marin County, California.

Author Alex Sanchez was very informative when it came time to discuss the editing process and how to work with a large publisher like Simon & Schuster.

Actor Lee Rumohr can be seen in roles in hits such as Smallville, Mutant X, and Queer as Folk.  He is also the talented lead in several films!

I recently had the privilege of hearing author Barry Eisler speak at Bouchercon.  He gave the group, myself included, lots of great tips for promoting our books.

A site of particular interest to any children’s author is one run by author Cynthia Leitich Smith.  It is chock-full of great resources, links, reviews, and interviews.