LEE CHILD and NAKED BLUE|
JUST THE CLOTHES ON MY BACK
We doubt Reacher can sing but he doesn't have to when there are artists like Jen and Scott Smith of Naked Blue to do it for him. When Lee was touring for Gone Tomorrow (scroll down to May 20th) he wrote about meeting two musicians he admired and ended the entry with "... I was a total fanboy all night."
Now Reacher Creatures will benefit from their mutual admiration in the form of an album full of songs from Reacher's perspective and his world: JUST THE CLOTHES ON MY BACK. CDs and digital downloads available Nov. 2nd. For more info and to order, visit JackReacherMusic.com or your favorite music retailer.
In case you're wondering, there will be signed CDs available soon as we work out the details!
JACK REACHER CUSTOM COFFEE|
Robust, full-bodied, battle-tested
The reviews are in! Jack Reacher Custom Roasted Coffee is a huge hit! A bold, dark-roasted blend of the finest Central & South American coffees makes a strong but smoooooth cup of wake-the-hell-up! Available for purchase in 1 lb. bags of whole beans or in any of six popular grinds, and now biodegradable K-cups! Bulk orders also available. You've got to try what Lee and Reacher say makes their perfect cuppa Joe.
Roasted the day of order (it's printed on the bag!) and shipped out via UPS nationally and internationally, it'll arrive smelling like heaven. World-renowned Baltimore Coffee & Tea Co. is happy to answer any questions via their website.
SET THE PAGE FREE|
Lee contributes Chapter 1
Lee took part in Xerox's #SetThePageFree project in collaboration with the 92nd Street Y in NYC and Worldreader to tell the ultimate story of the modern workplace. Check out his original chapter "My Rules" HERE (above).
The Jack Reacher Series|
The Definitive Author’s Edition
The Mysterious Bookshop is issuing beautiful limited editions of the Reacher novels. Each volume will include a new introduction by Lee, written exclusively for each title, and all copies will be signed by Lee.
Gone Tomorrow is currently available along with a few copies of earlier titles including the Reacher short story anthology, No Middle Name. They plan to publish a book approximately every two-three months.
The edition is limited to only 100 copies, numbered and signed by Lee. Bound in green marbled boards with a dark green leather spine. The price is $150. There also are 26 lettered copies, bound in black marbled boards and black leather spine, priced at $275. There are also a few "Out of Series" copies at $50. Info: The Mysterious Bookshop
Reacher Said Nothing|
Lee Child and the Making of Make Me
Andy Martin shadowed Lee Child like a literary private eye in a yearlong investigation of what it takes to make Reacher hit the page running. The result is an up-close-and-personal look into the world and ways of an expert storyteller’s creative process as he undertakes the writing of the much anticipated 20th Reacher novel, Make Me.
WARNING: Contains Make Me spoilers!!
Cool doings in the land of Reacher...
LEE AT YANKEE STADIUM|
Bronx, NY - Sept. 10, 2014
Premio RBA de Novela Negra|
Personal wins award
Lee Child has won the Premio RBA de Novela Negra Award for "Personal". The awards committee reviewed 244 manuscripts, mostly from Spain and Latin America, but also from the United States, Britain, Canada, Taiwan, New Zealand and France. Previous winners include Francisco González Ledesma, Andrea Camilleri, Philip Kerr, Harlan Coben, Patricia Cornwell, Arnaldur Indridason and Michael Connelly.
Presentation of the award took place at the headquarters of RBA in Barcelona. Lee was unable to attend, because of promotion commitments in the US, but a spokesperson expressed his gratitude in these words: "Thank you very much for this award. I am honored and delighted to accept it. And that’s all I can say in Spanish, so now I must continue in English. I am especially happy to be recognized here, because Spain has a special place in the Reacher story. I was on vacation here for a week, and when I got home to the UK I found I had lost my job. So I unpacked my suitcase and sat down to write my first Reacher book. So it’s true to say the initial energy in that book came from Spanish food, wine, and sunshine."
LEE AT RT BOOKLOVERS CONVENTION|
Fun in New Orleans, 2014
Lee and Charlaine Harris in conversation:
1. Getting started stories.
2. Did the movie affect book sales?
3. Book biz war story.
4. How many books a year?
5. What does Lee read in his off time?
6. Lee and Charlaine discuss books vs. movies.
7. Books vs. movies Part 2.
8. Stories about a famous typewriter and an international pencil.
The Lee Child and Jack Reacher Roast:
1. Int'l Jack Reacher look-alike, Duncan Munro, roasts Lee.
2. Alafair Burke has a pun-fest.
3. Kat Richardson asks the question on everyone's mind, Does Reacher Wear Underwear?
4. S.J. Rozan thinks Lee is a vampire.
5. Tess Gerritsen says Reacher needs to consider protection.
6. Webmaven Maggie offers up a story about working with Lee.
CWA Diamond Dagger|
Lifetime Achievement Award
The Crime Writers’ Association awarded Lee with the 2013 Diamond Dagger on July 15, 2013.
The Diamond Dagger is voted for by members of the CWA and celebrates an author with an outstanding body of work in crime fiction. Past winners include Frederick Forsyth, Val McDermid, Ian Rankin, Lawrence Block and Elmore Leonard.
Chair of the CWA Peter James said: “I am delighted that the CWA has chosen Lee Child as this year’s recipient. Lee is one of the few British crime thriller authors to have become a global brand name; he is also an extremely charming and open person and a tireless promoter of our genre.”
JR keeps nothing but we save cool stuff for him