Libby Fischer Hellmann's Blog

Georgia Davis Box Set

Goodreads Giveaway — Win 4 Georgia Davis PI Thrillers!

Starting 2020 off with a bang, I’m giving away 10 copies of the Georgia Davis PI Boxed Set of FOUR (recently upgraded from three) via Goodreads! Hope you’ll enter for the chance to follow the Chicago private detective through her first four cases. (HIGH CRIMES, btw, is #5, but it’s not in the set.) Here’s […]

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CAPITAL PARTNERS, A Short Story, FREE!

Time to settle in with cocoa or your beverage of choice and enjoy 22 Thriller Short Stories, all of them FREE Here! My contribution to the group is Capital Partners, which I liked writing so much I expanded it to a screenplay pilot! Join us for some holiday escapes written by some of the best […]

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Bucks County Book Festival

I was delighted to spend Sunday, October 13, in Doylestown, Pennsylvania at the Bucks County Book Festival. I’d never been to Doylestown, despite having gone to college at Penn in Philadelphia, only an hour away, and boy was I surprised. It’s a charming town and the people are lovely, too. I had a great time […]

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I Never Thought I’d Say This, But… (part 1)

We need to get rid of social media. It was a good idea but it’s ruining our brains, our behavior, and our society. This…from an addict who’s online ALL day. I didn’t always feel this way. In the beginning social media had so much promise: an instant way to communicate fluidly and fast with the […]

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Fire Road

You can’t be an American without having strong feelings about the Vietnam War. One of the most extraordinary images from it, and one of the world’s most shocking depictions of the impact of violent conflict, is an image that, once seen, is never forgotten. It’s the famous heart-breaking photo of the eight year old “Napalm […]

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It’s a Date! — Indie Authors and Libraries

Getting into libraries is the toughest part of being an Indie author. There are a number of reasons why. One is the fact that indie authors can’t easily contact librarians on a national or state basis. Another is the system of selling and distributing books to libraries, although that’s slowly changing. But the biggest reason […]

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The Universe is Laughing

Have you noticed that life doesn’t always accommodate your plans? Things happen over which we have no control, sometimes no explanation. Back in August, I finally decided to get organized. My assistant and I created an annual promotion calendar. We carefully chose two books and audiobooks to feature each month. We started in on the […]

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Audio Week… because why not?

Welcome to Audiobook Week. I mean, it is August, so the alliteration works, right? Actually, it happens that I do have some special things going on with  my audiobooks this week, and I wanted you to know about them. Today (and every day if you haven’t joined Audible.com) you can get your first audiobook FREE… […]

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What I’m Writing

Hi, all. I know it’s been forever since I’ve blogged– I guess I didn’t have much to say. But I’d like to fill you in on my current WIP (Work in Progress), otherwise known as the “blankety-blank manuscript.” When I started writing over twenty years ago, I challenged myself to actually finish a novel. I […]

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Leaving Vietnam

Above is a shot of the Avalon Saigon, our ship. And as we cross the border of Vietnam and Cambodia, here are some of my favorite people and places shots from Vietnam.

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  • About Libby

    Compulsively Readable ThrillersLibby Fischer Hellmann left a career in broadcast news in Washington, DC and moved to Chicago 35 years ago, where she, naturally, began to write gritty crime fiction. Fifteen novels and twenty-five short stories later, she claims they’ll take her out of the Windy City feet first.

    She has been nominated for many awards in the mystery and crime writing community and has even won a few.