Wednesday, May 7, 2008

"Gripping" Windrusher Adventure

What do James Patterson, R.L. Stine, Dennis Lehane, Judy Blume, Ray Bradbury, Robert Crais, Michael Moore, Lee Child, Neil Gaiman, Nikki Giovanni, Michael Connelly, Faye Kellerman, Dean Koontz, Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., Brad Meltzer, and Victor DiGenti have in common? They will all be signing their new books at Book Expo America (BEA), at the Los Angeles Convention Center later this month. These and hundreds of other authors will convene in L.A. May 29 - June 1 for an event combining the largest selection of English language titles on the planet with special industry and author events.

BEA is huge and little old me will be there unveiling Windrusher and the Trail of Fire to the world. Frank Gromling, Ocean Publishing’s head honcho, invited me to be part of this mega-event and set me up with three signings over two days. BEA is the industry’s premier trade show attracting thousands of booksellers, publishers, authors, and librarians. I can’t wait to be part of the excitement and launch the third Windrusher adventure in such an amazing venue.

Not everyone had to wait to read what happens to my heroic feline in Trail of Fire. Advance review copies were sent out to some special readers last month and here’s what some of them had to say:

“DiGenti invites the reader into a rich and secret feline world, an experience that will change and enhance all you know, or thought you knew, about cats. Windrusher’s third exciting adventure will keep you involved and purring until the satisfying end.”
~Shirley Rousseau Murphy, author of Cat Pay the Devil

“Windrusher and the Trail of Fire cracks along at the speed of a bullet. DiGenti immerses the reader in a cat’s secret world while building suspense with his human characters. I couldn’t wait to see how it ended to be sure everything turned out all right.”
~Lee Killough, author of The Leopard’s Daughter

“Author Vic DiGenti has created a feline fantasy world unlike any other and it's a pleasure to return to in Windrusher and the Trail of Fire. From the first thrilling chase through the last, DiGenti’s heroic Windrusher leads readers through a wilderness in which the cats are as brave, loyal, and spiritual as any two-legged creatures, and more sensitive, to boot. Great fun.”
~Clea Simon, author of Cries and Whiskers

“GRIPPING…DiGenti knows how to depict complicated emotions and interactions. He paints a compelling portrait of both animals and humans in this story of self-knowledge, healing and redemption.”
~Pamela Bauer Mueller, children’s author

Now that you see what others are saying abut Windrusher and the Trail of Fire, perhaps you’ll want to place an advance order. The book won’t be in the stores until mid-June, but you can place your pre-publication order now by contacting Check back in the next few days for more details on pre-publication specials.