Sunday, November 12, 2006

Book Trailer for TWO WRONGS by Morgan Mandel

Hi everyone,
I've just completed the creation of my first book trailer, called Two Wrongs by Morgan Mandel.

You're invited to come and take a look. It can be found at YouTube at

or you can see it on my newly revamped website home page at

Hope you like it,
Morgan Mandel

Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Kudos For the Great Program with the Borders Book Buyer

On Saturday, Oct 28 I attended a wonderful program sponsored by Chicago-North Romance Writers of America at the Oak Brook Library. The guest speaker was Susan Grimshaw, the romance buyer from Borders/Waldenbooks.

The program was a real eye-opener. I was amazed at how she bends over backwards to promote authors, even to the extent of helping them get better book covers. She was very enthusiastic and obviously enjoys her work. I had no idea how much goes on behind the scenes before a book is even published. It's wonderful to have someone at a chain store so willing to help authors.

Morgan Mandel

Saturday, October 21, 2006

New Reviews

Great News!
On Friday, I managed to nab two good reviews for Two Wrongs by Morgan Mandel. As every author out there knows, reviews are worth their weight in gold.

Just wanted to share a bit of them with you.

This morning Joyce Laabs, the reviewer for The Lakeland Times in Wisconsin published a review saying:

"''Two Wrongs' make a very 'right' book. "Two Wrongs" (Hard Shell Word Factory) by Morgan Mandel is a great read. It is a tale of murder and revenge, deftly woven by Mandel."

She also called it a "page-turner -- filled with suspense." If you'd like to see the rest of her review, it can be found at
http://lakelandtime php

I also managed to get one more review, which I was happy to receive, from D. Rittle who wrote:

"TWO WRONGS is an intriguing mix of emotion and action. The fast pace of the novel makes it a page turner, keeping the reader in suspense until the very end. Unexpected plot twists make this a must read. I couldn't put it down. Mandel does a great job of getting into the psyche of the two main characters. This is definitely an author to keep an eye on."

It feels good to have my book appreciated.
Morgan Mandel

Thursday, October 19, 2006

Juggling writing with life

Well folks,
It's not always easy to juggle writing with everyday life. Maybe some folks are better at it than others. All I know is to get one thing accomplished I often have to give up the other. This weekend I did yard work, then cleaned house because my surroundings were too out of order for me to bear them any more.

I'm happy with the results in that hemisphere, but unhappy I spent precious time away from my writing and marketing. Next time it will probably be the reverse. I'll work on my writing and let the house go instead. Then I'll feel happy again at what I accomplished, but sad I don't have well-ordered surroundings.

That's the game I have to play to do what I love doing. It's worth it.

Morgan Mandel

Thursday, October 12, 2006

Hi everyone out there

To everyone out there in cyberspace,

I can't promise to blog every day, so that's why my blog is called All I have to say.

First I should introduce myself. I'm Morgan Mandel, a mystery and romance author, with one published mystery, TWO WRONGS, still available at, and by order at bookstores. I've also completed a romantic comedy called GIRL OF MY DREAMS, which I hope to find a home for soon, as well as a romantic suspense called DEADLY DREAMS.

Presently I'm working on a medical thriller, which I am doing my best to make my breakthrough novel.

I didn't get much chance to work on my new book this week. I'm still playing catch- up after being spoiled a week on vacation in Wisconsin, enjoying warm weather, lots of good meals and my weakness: penny and nickel slot machines.

I'm not exactly in the mood for returning to my day job, doing the laundry and paying the stack of bills sitting on the kitching table, but life goes on. I better get to some of it now.

All the best until next time,
Morgan Mandel