Kaitlyn Dunnett/Kathy Lynn Emerson here, wondering if other people make a “want list” to keep track of when new books by favorite authors, and a few select DVDs of recent movies, are due to be published. I’ve done this for ages, in a doc file with a printout for handy reference. I tend to check it on Tuesdays, which is when most new books are released. It’s eclectic, to say the least. The titles on it aren’t so much a reflection of favorite genre as they are of favorite authors. Many of them are fellow writers I’ve actually met. A smattering are acquaintances of long standing, thanks to frequent meetings over the years at assorted conferences and conventions.
On February 4, I downloaded two ebooks, J. D. Robb’s Golden in Death and Charles Todd’s A Divided Loyalty. I’ve already read both. Below is the rest of the current “Want List”:
Julia Buckley Death with a Dark Red Rose (2/25)
Knives Out (2/25)
Midsomer Murders Series 21 (3/31)
Anne Perry One Fatal Flaw (4/7)
C. S. Harris Who Speaks for the Damned (4/7)
Amanda Quick Close Up (5/5)
Patricia McLinn Reaction Shot (5/20)
Nora Roberts Hideaway (5/26)
Lindsay Davis The Grove of the Caesars (7/28)
Rhys Bowen The Last Mrs. Summers (8/4)
Donna Andrews The Falcon Always Wings Twice (8/4)
In addition,I have a list of authors whose names I periodically check to see if they have anything new coming out. This doesn’t include everyone. I don’t have to check Amazon for updates to know when my fellow Maine Crime Writers have new books out. Ditto for the folks over at The Wickeds and at a couple of other group blogs I follow.
James R. Benn
C. S. Harris
Jayne Ann Krentz
Mary Jo Putney
J. D. Robb
The final part of the Want List consists of two genres. movies—I wait until the DVD comes out for theatrical releases—and older TV shows, which I tend to buy a season at a time and binge watch. These move up to the main list when I have a release date. Here’s the current list. You’ll note that some of the movies haven’t even been in theaters yet. I tend to plan ahead.
Star Wars IX: The Rise of Skywalker
Wonder Woman 1984
Miss Fisher movie
The West Wing, seasons 2-5
Murdock Mysteries, current season
So, what’s on your want list?
With the June 2019 publication of Clause & Effect, Kathy Lynn Emerson/Kaitlyn Dunnett has had sixty books traditionally published. She won the Agatha Award and was an Anthony and Macavity finalist for best mystery nonfiction of 2008 for How to Write Killer Historical Mysteries and was an Agatha Award finalist in 2015 in the best mystery short story category. She was the Malice Domestic Guest of Honor in 2014. Currently she writes the contemporary Liss MacCrimmon Mysteries and the “Deadly Edits” series as Kaitlyn. As Kathy, her most recent book is a collection of short stories, Different Times, Different Crimes. Her websites are www.KaitlynDunnett.com and www.KathyLynnEmerson.com and she maintains a website about women who lived in England between 1485 and 1603 at A Who’s Who of Tudor Women.