Wednesday, June 20, 2007


Here's a press release about an event I hope you can make. Maybe I'll see some of you over there!


Readers, beginning writers and authors are invited to the Gotta Write Network’s Third Annual Authorfest on Saturday, June 23, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Schaumburg Township Distr. Library, 130 S. Roselle Road, Schaumburg, IL. No registration necessary.
Gotta Write Networks’ website owner, Denise Fleischer, and other local authors will moderate panels including How to Create An Unforgettable Romance, Murder 101, The Scoop on Promotion, Writing Children’s and Young Adult books that Readers Love, and Professionals Tell It Like It Is.
Some of the more than 50 authors attending are local mystery author, Morgan Mandel of Arlington Heights, J.A. Konrath of Schaumburg, Todd Stone of Naperville, Luisa Buehler of Lisle, and Chicagoan Mary Welk. Also present will be Echelon Press author and Golden Heart Finalist Kelle Z. Riley, romantic thriller author, Rosemarie Piemonte, Avon romance authors, Melody Thomas and Jenna Peterson, children’s author, Arlene Erlbach, and drama writer for the BBC, The SciFi Channel and New York City’s Radio Pacifica, Darren Callahan.
Books will be sold before and after panels and from 1-2 p.m. Purchases can be autographed throughout Authorfest.
See authors’ promotional website, Gotta Write Network, for more details about Authorfest, as well as book reviews and author interviews.

Morgan Mandel

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

GIRL OF MY DREAMS By Morgan Mandel

Just wanted to share the good news!!!

GIRL OF MY DREAMS, my romantic comedy about an assistant who becomes a reality show contestant, will be released next Summer by Hard Shell Word Factory.

This novel is a far cry from my still available mystery, TWO WRONGS, which deals with revenge and its consequences.

Too many years ago, when I was a young girl, my Dad would take me and my brothers to the library and we'd each check out a pile of books on what was called a Summer Loan. My favorite book, which I took out each year without fail, was Cinderella. Because of such wonderful experiences, it was natural for me to concoct a Cinderella story of my own. I had a great time writing it.

Not only does my heroine become exceedingly beautiful after her makeover, but she also gets into all kinds of embarrassing scrapes as she travels with the reality show from Hollywood, California to such exciting locales as Waikiki Beach, Hawaii - Venice, Italy - Las Vegas, Nevada & Paris, France.

I've added two handsome hunks for Cinderella to choose from, plus a sliver of suspense to spike up the action. Nothing too scary, since GIRL OF MY DREAMS is a comedy.

If you have some spare moments, hop over to my website at

You'll have your choice of Morgan Dark or Morgan Lite. Don't be afraid to try both!

See you there --Morgan Mandel

Wednesday, June 06, 2007

House For Sale? By Morgan Mandel

Please check out my new blog today at
about the similarities between fixing up and selling houses and doing the same with manuscripts.

Morgan Mandel