Thursday, July 21, 2011

Spoilerville


Today I'm announcing my participation in a new project called Spoilerville. It's a website created by mystery author Jan Burke to provide a place for authors and readers to discuss books without fear of causing riots on lists and blogs, and without spoiling the fun of those who haven’t read those books yet. In these discussions, we can talk about who died and why and reveal all the secrets, including "whodunnit," while asking and answering questions about the plot, characters, themes and other issues in books.

Spoilerville is just getting off the ground and new authors and their books are being added every day. If you're an author and would like to be added to the site, go HERE. If you're a reader who has just been dying to know why an author did X in book Y or what other readers think about it, go to Spoilerville and see if the author has signed up yet.

I've signed up, and I'll periodically check the topics put in place for my three published mystery books, including Deadly Currents, the first book in my Rocky Mountain Outdoor Adventure series starring whitewater river ranger Mandy Tanner, and the first two books in my Claire Hanover gift basket designer series, A Real Basket Case and To Hell in a Handbasket.

So, if you have a question you've been dying to ask me or other readers about one of these books that reveals something that happens in the book, ask away! That's what Spoilerville is for. I'm hoping this project succeeds and provides a safe place for some interesting discussions. I've started the ball rolling by posting one comment each on the topics for A Real Basket Case and To Hell in a Handbasket.

9 comments:

Terry Odell said...

Sounds like an interesting project. I've got my books up there as well.

Terry
Terry's Place
Romance with a Twist--of Mystery

Kathleen Kaska said...

Thank you for your support, Beth. What Jan is doing will be of such great help to us new writers.

Beth Groundwater said...

Thanks for your comments, Terry and Kathleen! I sure hope this project sprouts wings and flies. It's a great concept, and I hope readers will find it to be an interesting place to discuss books with no fear of revealing secrets in the plots.

Robin Allen said...

I'm always amazed at the things you come up with to stay connected to readers! Thanks for sharing.

Darrell James said...

Sounds interesting, Beth! Thanks for sharing.

Beth Groundwater said...

Robin and Darrell,
I hope you'll both join Spoilerville!

jennymilch said...

Neat idea for readers--and the writers!

Beth Groundwater said...

I think it's a great idea, too, Jenny, which is why I signed right up when I heard about it from Jan!

Jessie Chandler said...

Beth, this is a great post! I'll def be signing up for Spoilerville!!!!!!!!!!