Saturday, February 4, 2012

A New Chapter for Mystery Writer Elaine Viets

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ROSEMARY HARRIS: Because writing two different series and traveling all over the country to speak and promote isn't enough hard work, Elaine Viets has a brand new venture and she's here to tell us about it.

ELAINE VIETS: Radio Ear Network talked me into it. I’m hosting a half-hour talk show which just started last Monday. It’s “The Dead-End Jobs Show,” named for my bestselling mystery series with Helen Hawthorne. The new talk show features the extraordinary secrets of ordinary jobs, offbeat jobs and unusual jobs.

REN is Internet radio – radio any time you want it, any way you want it. The network is global, with more than 6 million listeners around the world. Each week, I’ll talk to a new guest. The first shows include international theater critic Bill Hirschman, talking about why so many British actors are getting American accents – and American roles. Like Hugh Laurie in “House.”

There’s someone new each week. Check out the schedule here. (

Traveler Kay Gordy tells you how to see the world on a budget as a guest and a host for SERVAS in more than 100 countries. Susan Gillis talks about the historic time when Grandma and Grandpa got trashed: Spring Break in Fort Lauderdale.

Don’t worry – I’m still writing mysteries. “Final Sail,” my new Dead-End Job mystery with Helen Hawthorne debuts May 1 as an e-book and a hardcover from NAL, a division of the Penguin Group.

And after reading Rosemary's recent post, I'd recommend listening to the "Dead-End Jobs Radio Show" . . .under the sheets.

Many ways to listen to the “Dead-End Jobs Show”
Monday 1 p.m. EST / 6 p.m. GMT
Tuesday 10 a.m. GMT / 5 a.m. EST
Wednesday 6 p.m. EST / 12 a.m. GMT
On your computer here. ( On iPod, iPhone, iPad, Nook, Kindle, Kobo or other e-tablet here. ( For podcasts, or to catch shows you missed, click here. (
For contests and to hear my new guests, click on Radio at


  1. I am so excited for you about all of this. I'm currently rereading Shop Til You Drop for one of my reading groups and I can't tell you just how much I enjoy your writing. Good luck.

  2. This sounds like fun, Elaine -- Clicking over now to listen...

  3. Radio is fun, Mare and Hallie. My guests are terrific talkers and I learn so much from them. Hope you'll enjoy the show as much as I do.

  4. Sounds great, Elaine! Can't wait to listen!

  5. Thanks for the book.

    Elaine, I'm so happy for you.