Libby Fischer Hellmann's Blog

Love In A “Politically Unstable Climate”

This is a revision of a blog I initially wrote 5 years ago, but it might have been written 5 days ago. Scary. Happy Valentine’s Day. Few of us live in total isolation. Most of us love somebody, whether it’s a mother, father, children, relatives, even a pet. And when you write female characters as […]

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Thank You For Your Support

Hi, all.  I wanted to report back to you on the sale of the Georgia Davis Boxed Set of Four and the winner of our raffle. First, me. I  wanted to make the USA Today Bestseller List but didn’t quite get there. Still, with your help we sold well over 4,000 copies, which is the […]

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Just a few more days for the 99¢ Georgia Davis Box Set

Hi, everyone.  There are just a few more days to get the award-winning Georgia Davis Boxed Set of Four for the amazing price of 99¢, and I hope you’ll take advantage of the offer! Just go to your favorite ebook retailer (It’s widely available) here and choose your go-to. If you’re one of the 1200 […]

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Georgia Davis Box Set

Georgia Davis Boxed Set of Four — 99¢!

Hi, everyone. I have a VERY special promotion that just started, and I hope you’ll take advantage of it!   4 of my 5 Georgia Davis PI thrillers are now in a Boxed Set for just 99¢!! The promo starts today and will go through February 9th, so it’s only this week. The silver lining: […]

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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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  • 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.