Welcome to WeeklyWilson.com, where author/film critic Connie (Corcoran) Wilson avoids totally losing her marbles in semi-retirement by writing about film (see the Chicago Film Festival reviews and SXSW), politics and books----her own books and those of other people. You'll also find her diverging frequently to share humorous (or not-so-humorous) anecdotes and concerns. Try it! You'll like it!
The April issue of “Shelf Unbound” magazine named the 3-e-book series THE COLOR OF EVIL one of the Best Indie Books of the Year. (#44, p. 98)
I’ve been crafting a screenplay based on Book One. We’ll see how that fares. It had the assistance (feedback) of a Hollywood producer responsible for the purchase (by his studio) of “Memento,” “Donnie Darko” and “The Passion of the Christ” and, also, of Dan Decker, AFI Film School graduate and founder of the Chicago Screenwriting School.
Book: THE COLOR OF EVIL series (3 novels, currently)
Synopsis: Sixteen-year-old Tad McGreevy has a power that he has never revealed, not even to his life-long best friend, Stevie Scranton. When Tad looks at others, he sees colors. These auras tell Tad whether a person is good or evil. At night, Tad dreams about the evil-doers, reliving their crimes in horrifyingly vivid detail.
But Tad doesn’t know if the evil acts he witnesses in his nightmares are happening now, are already over, or are going to occur in the future. And he can’t control this extraordinary power. All Tad knows is that he wants to protect those he loves. And he wants the bad dreams that have haunted him since age 8 to stop.
This is a terrifying, intense story of the dark people and places that lurk just beneath the surface of seemingly normal small-town life.
Bio: Connie (Corcoran) Wilson has one million “hits” on Yahoo and was named their Featured Contibutor of 2008. She has been writing for pay since age 10. She is a graduate of the University of Iowa (and 4 other schools) and has taught writing at 6 IA/IL colleges. Connie has written 10 books via 6 small publishers and been named Writer of the Year (Midwest Writing Center, 2010) and IWPA (Illinois Women’s Press Association, Chicago chapter) Silver Feather recipient (June 6, 2012). Her E-books have won E-Lit gold medals, Pinnacle awards, Stoker consideration, and risen as high as #8 in genre fiction (Oct. 28, 2012 @ 1 p.m.) and #232 overall. She has two ongoing series: THE COLOR OF EVIL, with its second book RED IS FOR RAGE and the third KHAKI = KILLER and the short story series HELLFIRE & DAMNATION, organized around Dante’s INFERNO and the crimes or sins punished at each of the 9 Circles of Hell. She taught students aged 12 and up for three decades, covered the DNC and RNC conventions inside in 2008, and has been CEO of 3 companies. She also has been honored by a sitting First Lady for her most-active-in-the-chain scholarship program to teach reading to poor kids (Sylvan Learning Center #3301), had her Sylvan Learning Center named Best Business of the Year. At least 5 ex-students reside on Illinois’ former Death Row. She has also interviewed such writers as Kurt Vonnegut, Anne Perry, David Morrell, William F. Nolan, Frederik Pohl, Jon Land, Adrian McGinty and r. Barri Flowers.
Check her out on Twitter (Connie Wilson Author) and Facebook (Connie Corcoran Wilson) and at the websites & trailers for her works: TheColorOfEvil.com, RedIsforRage.com, HellfireAndDamnationTheBook.com, ItCamefromTheSeventies.com, GhostlyTalesofRoute66.com.
Contact Information: E-mail:[email protected] Facebook: Connie Corcoran Wilson Twitter: Connie Wilson Author Mailing address: 1250 S. Indiana, #703, Chicago, IL 60605 Home Phone: 312-362-0350 & 309-755-4350 Cellphone: 309-737-2225
It has come to my attention that, because there are TWO companies arranging my blog tour(s), the schedule is not integrated, so I am retyping the COMBINED Teddy Rose Virtual Book Tour stops with the Free Book Dudes stops. The tour has begun and the first review is up and here is a link:
The NEW book won’t be “free” for a while. However, the FIRST book in the series THE COLOR OF EVIL is where you should be starting, and it’s on a special sale price now. Check out the dedicated site at RedIsforRage.com and see what bloggers feel about “Red Is for Rage.” (www.RedIsforRage.com).
1) March 16 – “The FlipSide of Julianne – Interview 2) March 18 – “My Cozie Corner” – Review 3) March 18 – Spotlight and Giveaway 4) March 19 – “Mallory Heart Reviews – Review 5) March 24 – “Krystal’s Enchanting Reads” – Review 6) March 25 – “Heather Books and Quilts” 7) March 29 – “The Cerebral Writer” – Interview with Yours Truly 8) March 29 – “Heather Saving” – Giveaway 9) March 30 – “Sylv-Jenkins.com – Review 10) April 3 – Heather – Interview with the author 11) April 8 – Lisa, “Fiction Writing” 12) April 9 – Lisa, Interview 13) April 9 – Crystal, “I totally Paused” 14) April 10 – Makayla’s “Book Reviews” – Giveaway 15) April 11 – Amber “Peaceful Wishing” 16) April 12 – Bev at “The Wormhole” – Giveaway 17) April 15 – Kari at “From the TBR Pile” 18) April 17 – Christina at “Recent Reads” (none)
Check out Mallory Anne-arie Forbes’ review of “THE COLOR OF EVIL” at the link above. Among other things, she says, “Ms. Wilson juggles a large cast of characters, develops each, and keeps plots going on all the urners. If you’re looking for action, it’s here; suspense, it’s here; mystery, romance, adventure, thrill—RED IS FOR RAGE has them all.”
Red Is for Rage, Book #2 in The Color of Evil series.
“Red is for Rage” is the second book in ‘The Color of Evil’ series. Connie continues the story where it left off but we learn more about Tad’s powers. A nicely flowing plot that will hook you in from the beginning. A must read for all adult readers who love the thrill of horror.
Me at the Galaxy Bookstore on York Street in Sydney, Australia.
The Galaxy Bookstore at 131 York Street in Sydney, Australia, hosted a book signing on Thursday night, February 7th, from 5 to 8 p.m. A paranormal romance book club meets at that time, and I had the opportunity to speak with some of the members as they began their group discussion at 6:30 p.m. I also cleared it with Dave, the store manager, that I could roam the lower level of the independent bookstore, which has been operating in Sydney for 40 years as a family-owned enterprise.
Allison, me and Chrissie the evening of the Galaxy Bookstore signing in Sydney at 131 York Street (Feb. 7, 5 to 8 p.m.)
Cath and Dom Zartarian (honeymooners) at dinner in Darling Harbour.
Our friends from the cruise ship the Celebrity Solstice, who had been driving about in Australia since the cruise and had visited friends in Brisbane, Cath and Dom Zartarian, returned to Sydney because they left today (February 8, Friday) to return to England. They came to my book signing, so three continents were represented.
RED IS FOR RAGE, second in THE COLOR OF EVIL series.
I offered purchasers of THE COLOR OF EVIL a free electronic copy of Book Two, which went “live” today on Amazon and Barnes & Noble. Three of the book club’s members took me up on it, so I shall be sending them the book from my files and I hope they enjoy both the first and second installments in what is to be (at least) a three-book series.
Craig and I at a restaurant in Darling Harbour with our friends Don and Cath Zartarian.
After the signing, we stopped in Sweeney’s, an old style pub next door, and then went to Darling Harbour for dinner. The pictures below are of our evening meal with good friends Dom and Cath.
As mentioned in this space, “The Color of Evil” and/or “Hellfire & Damnation II” are going on a Virtual Tour effective December 10th (four days from this posting). The novel (first of four) “The Color of Evil” will be FREE December 10, 11, 12, 13 and 14 as part of the tour.
One of the first reviewers, jumped the gun and posted a review on Amazon Kindle. http://www.amazon.co.uk/review/R2WFEFEVU49HZL/ref=cm_cr_dp_title?ie=UTF8&ASIN=B006WNOZ5U&channel=detail-glance&nodeID=341677031&store=digital-text
If you don’t want to click away from this page to see what Miss Suzanne Mann had to say, here are a few excerpts:
“Connie Wilson is an author I had never encountered before. Where she has been hiding, I have no idea…The author does a wonderful job of keeping this story active. Every time I stopped reading, I felt myself hankering to get back to the book to see what would happen next. There is a lot of suspense and some gruesome, gory moments that keep the reader enthralled…The last chapter was brilliantly written. Short and to the point—quite shocking really, because the reader is slammed with details about the main characters that they perhaps did not know. At the present moment, I am impatiently waiting to find out what is happening with the characters I have become so attached to! If you like horror (of the type that can really happen!) , then you will enjoy this book immensely. It is an extremely well-written book.”
Gee. Thanks, Suzanne. And if you read this, contact me to become a BETA reader for “Red Is for Rage,” which should be out no later than February, 2013. Just write me at [email protected] And all the rest of you, who have not (yet) read “The Color of Evil,” your chance to read it for FREE is to download it either to your Kindle or to your computer on December 10, 11, 12, 13 and 14.
“The Color of Evil” will be FREE on December 10, 11, 12, 13 and 14, just in advance of the release after the first of the year of the second book in “The Color of Evil” series, entitled “Red Is for Rage.”
Be sure to download it for free on those dates and keep your eyes peeled for Book 2 in what looks like it is going to be a four-book series.
The Color of Evil and Hellfire and Damnation II Virtual Book Publicity Tour Schedule