Karen Tintori

Karen Tintori knew she'd be a writer from age twelve. As a child, she walked ten blocks to the public library, checked out as many books as she could carry between her interlocked fingers and her chin, read them quickly and returned for another stack.

Before she was thirteen, she'd read the entire children's section and bristled when the librarians would not permit her to borrow books from the adult section until she was of age. Patience was a lesson she'd begin to learn early--the librarians invited her, instead, to re-read the children's section.  

Is your book club reading one of Karen's books? Feel free to drop her a note to arrange a phone or Skype call to join your group's discussion. Karen loves hearing from her readers, enjoys traveling to meet them, and welcomes speaking invitations. 


Uniboek, Dutch publisher of The Book of Names (Het Boek der Namen in The Netherlands) challenged students at JUNIOR* Academie voor Art Direction to design a total marketing campaign for the book's launch. Uniboek editor Sander Verheijen invited Jill and me to help him and his panel of experts judge the competition - a extremely difficult task - and invited readers to cast their votes, too.

The Book of Names continues to sell strongly in Germany, where, as Das Buch der Namen, it captured the #11 spot on the best seller lists.

No sooner had we announced the second printing of The Book of Names than the happy word came from Karen's and Jill's editor that St. Martin's had gone back to press for the fourth time to keep up with the demand for copies of The Book of Names -- meaning that the third printing zipped right off the shelves before the authors even knew it existed!

The Borders staff in Farmington Hills, Michigan was busy adding additional seating for the fans and friends who turned out to hear Jill and me during our kick-off signing event for The Book of Names.

With copies flying off the shelves, St. Martin's Press has gone back to press for a second printing of The Book of Names.  If you're having trouble finding a copy in your local bookstore, hop over to the Buy the Books section on Karen's website, or ask your local bookstore to order a copy for you.



Rowohlt has gone back to press for the third time since Das Buch der Namen was released (in early December 2006), bringing their total copies in print to 155,00. In mid-January, 2007, the thriller had reached #14 on the best seller lists.

Portuguese publisher Gradiva has just acquired translation rights to The Book of Names, bringing the number of foreign publishers to acquire translation rights to sixteen.

It's a thriller lover's dream - the chance to win 150 novels by some of the biggest and best thriller authors in the business. That's right, 150. And an autographed copy of The Book of Names is one of them!