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The Pink Canary is Now Live on Barnes and Noble Nook Book

The Pink Canary

 

For those of you who own a Nook The Pink Canary is now available on Nook!!!! This is one little book that you don’t want to miss. Yes, it is a murder mystery but it has a kick. It is more like Abbott and Costello meet the killer with a few side characters tossed into the mix. Just for fun.

The one and only Vicky Lane says it best:

“There are bodies piling up in Key West…. Serial Killer?  The bodies showing up outside a famous drag bar….is that a clue or a coincidence?  A book that delves into the Life of a Drag Queen and a marvelous “Who done it?”  Clever! Let’s go into their world of Mascara  and Stiletto Heels and observe. Who could be killing all these gay men and why?   

 Yvonne Mason is the master, or mistress, of mystery in this rip roaring, fishnet stocking twisting comedy mystery tale. This story could very well could have really happened as Yvonne Mason connects this story with some undisputed truth and history of NYC underworld and the “World Famous 82 Club”… it just might have happened, see for yourself…

 The local detectives and cops go on a case that has been haunting the head detective and the main character since their days in the Big Apple. Does the detective has a love/hate relationship with the Drag Queen or is it a lot less Hate and more Love than admitted? Exciting and Hilarious! Who will be next on the list of murder?

 The story is as seen through the main character’s eyes and what eyes they are!  Lou the mild mannered detective by day and Lola a FABULOUS drag queen by night who can get into all kinds of trouble!! How her friends try to help her find the killer and catch the monster behind these unspeakable murders.

 I have been a Drag Queen for over 40 years and this is the first time I have been asked to collaborate on a book. Drag Queens are my speciality and I have worked in Cabaret shows since 1968 as well as extensively in Musical Theater, Television, Radio and Films. I really was excited and honored to help with the book and this book was an ultimate thrill for me.Thanks toYvonne Mason for her faith in me, and for having the insight to choose me to help her navigate this drag queen world. Thanks to Peter for his energy and Marvolous Wit…We will always be connected with this superb Book! ”

Vicky Lane

Here is the link that will take you directly to the Nook book. Soon in about 6-8 weeks you will be able to purchase the lovely little jewel on Amazon and Barnes and Noble in Book form. Until then you can purchase it on Lulu.com and on my online bookstore at http://thebookattic.ecrater.com

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/s/The-Pink-Canary?keyword=The+Pink+Canary&store=ebook&iehack=%E2%98%A0

You do not want to miss the adventures of Lola aka Lou, Leary the Key West Detective, Penelope the insane sidekick and the one and only Vicky Lane.

August 12, 2012 Posted by | Books | , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Long Awaited Pink Canary Has Flown the Coop

The Pink Canary

The long awaited Pink Canary has finally flown the coop. It was released yesterday is currently available at http://www.lulu.com/shop/yvonne-mason/the-pink-canary/paperback/product-20322506.html and on Amazon Kindle athttp://www.amazon.com/The-Pink-Canary-ebook/dp/B008VEL1SC/ref=sr_1_26?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1344599833&sr=1-26&keywords=yvonne+mason  It will soon in about 6-8 weeks be live as a book on Amazon and Barnes and Noble as well as nook. This book will be availabe through the book distributor Baker and Taylor so you can ask for it at your local store.

This little book has been a joy to write. Not only is it a murder mystery it is also comedy. I have reached out to the gay community in this book with the help of two of my best friends one who has been in the entertainment business for over 40 years. The one and only Vicky Lane

Vicky Lane

Vicky not only graciously helped to navigate me through the waters of the Drag Queen world she also appears in the book. To add to that she kindly wrote the forward for the book. 

“There are bodies piling up in Key West…. Serial Killer?  The bodies showing up outside a famous drag bar….is that a clue or a coincidence?  A book that delves into the Life of a Drag Queen and a marvelous “Who done it?”  Clever! Let’s go into their world of Mascara  and Stiletto Heels and observe. Who could be killing all these gay men and why?    

Yvonne Mason is the master, or mistress, of mystery in this rip roaring, fishnet stocking twisiting comedy mystery tale. This story could very well could have really happened as Yvonne Mason connects this story with some undisputed truth and history of NYC underworld and the “World Famous 82 Club”… it just might have happened, see for yourself… 

The local detectives and cops go on a case that has been haunting the head detective and the main character since their days in the Big Apple. Does the detective has a love/hate relationship with the Drag Queen or is it a lot less Hate and more Love than admitted? Exciting and Hilarious! Who will be next on the list of murder?

 The story is as seen through the main character’s eyes and what eyes they are!  Lou the mild mannered detective by day and Lola a FABULOUS drag queen by night who can get into all kinds of trouble!! How her friends try to help her find the killer and catch the monster behind these unspeakable murders. 

I have been a Drag Queen for over 40 years and this is the first time I have been asked to collaborate on a book. Drag Queens are my speciality and I have worked in Cabaret shows since 1968 as well as extensively in Musical Theater, Television, Radio and Films. I really was excited and honored to help with the book and this book was an ultimate thrill for me.Thanks toYvonne Mason for her faith in me, and for having the insight to choose me to help her navigate this drag queen world. Thanks to Peter for his energy and Marvolous Wit…We will always be connected with this superb Book!” 

Vicky Lane

Next I have to thank another charcter in the book my friend and staunchest supporter Peter Fundora. He is Penelope. 

Peter aka Penelope

He allowed me to use his stores and his adventures when he dressed as a trailer trash drag queen to make The Pink Canary so hysterically funny. 

My editor Kelly Koch who is just starting out in the business at http://dressingyourbook.wordpress.com she not only edits books, she can make your resume sing for you. She is also proficent at creating business cards and editing and polishing papers, journals just about anything you need done. Check her out.

This book is probably one of my greatest creations to date. It is funny, yet suspenseful.It is a must read.

You can find all of my books on Amazon, Kindle, Nook and my online bookstore at http://thebookattic.ecrater.com and yes they will arrive to you signed.   

 

August 10, 2012 Posted by | Books | , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

A Cry for Help From One Artist to Another

As most of you know I am currently working on a new book titled The Pink Canary. No, it is not about a pink  canary and no it is not a love story.  What I will tell you is it is filled with crime scenes, twists and turns and other off the wall humor that only the voices in my head can produce.  I am working with my best friend who is gay and one of the funniest people I know, however, I need more input from the gay community especially those of you who perform in drag. You see the plot revolves around a Drag Queen club and its owner in Key West.

When I start a project and I am not proficient in the subject matter I do alot of research. The reason is simple the story has to be believable, if not then it will not be interesting to the reader. There are nuances that make the story – nuances that I am not familiar with  for instance name brand gowns, price range, name brand makeup, name brand shoes, length of time it takes to put on makeup for a show, favorite music artists that performers sing the most.

I have done some research, but I don’t think it is quite enough. If there is anyone out there who is willing to give me a hand here, of course you will be recognized in my acknowledgments.  My goal is to reach a new audience and in order to do that I have to understand the who, what, when, where and how. I want to know all I can about the Drag Queen entertainment world, I want my readers to read the book, enjoy the book and feel as if they are in the book.

I do know that not all Drag Queens are gay that some of them are just performers. I also know that as with all performers this is a craft and one that must be perfected. So that being said, if there are any of you out there who are willing to help a girl out, I would be forever in your debt.

The Pink Canary

April 28, 2012 Posted by | yvonne mason | , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

   

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