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June 28, 2023: Lisa Regan's Detective Josie Quinn series surpasses 3 million in total sales. Read about it here:
With this new milestone, Regan's total book sales top 4 million!
On September 29, 2022, it was announced that Lisa signed a new, massive fifteen-book contract with Bookouture. These books will be part of the bestselling Josie Quinn series. Previously, Lisa had had a three-book deal; another three-book deal; a six-book deal and an eight-book deal with Bookouture for a total of 20 Josie Quinn titles.
This new contract brings the total books anticipated for the series to thirty-five.
Visit Bookouture's website for the official press release here.
Regarding the deal, Lisa said:
"Working with Bookouture for the last five years has been a dream come true. I never imagined that the Detective Josie Quinn series would be so successful. It’s been the most amazing experience of my life to work with the team at Bookouture to bring these stories to such enthusiastic readers. I’m ecstatic that I get to continue working with such an innovative, dynamic, and supportive publisher. Each and every person on the Bookouture team is passionate, kind, and dedicated to what they do. The care that Bookouture takes to make each one of their titles successful and the respect that they show to their authors is second to none. There is no other publishing house I would rather call home. I can’t wait for readers to see what we’ve got planned for the series in the coming years."
Lisa has appeared on several podcasts. Below are links to these interviews.
August 8, 2023: Two Authors Chat Podcast (Listen)
January 31, 2023: This Book Is Lit (Writing a Series) Listen
January 26, 2023: Isn't It Romantic Book Club Livestream (Watch)
November 22, 2022: Bookouture Audio Festival on Facebook (Watch)
October 5, 2022: Russ's Rockin Rollercoaster Podcast with Russ Colchamiro (watch)
November 22, 2021: The Stories We Tell with T.J. Brearton
November 15, 2021: Writer, Writer Pants on Fire Podcast with Mindy McGinnis
September 14, 2021: Meet the Thriller Author with Alan Peterson (Listen) Watch
August 25, 2021: The Sample Chapter Podcast with Jason A. Meuschke
August 20, 2021: The StoryBlender Podcast with Steven James
June 19, 2021: Speaking of Writers Podcast
May 12, 2021: Wine, Women & Writing with Pamela Fagan Hutchins
March 25, 2021: Indie Book Talk: Crime Fiction & Hybrid Publishing
November 5, 2020: The Liars' Oddcast
November 2019: Writers on The Beat
Future events are TO BE DETERMINED!
On December 27, 2022, Book 16 in the Detective Josie Quinn series, The Innocent Wife, debuted at #3 on the Wall Street Journal Fiction Ebook Bestseller list. (The USA Today bestseller list was disbanded earlier in 2022 and no longer exists).
On December 18, 2022, Lisa appeared at the Books-A-Million in Pottstown, PA to sign books.
Book 16 in the Detective Josie Quinn series, THE INNOCENT WIFE, was released on December 12, 2022. It reached the Top 50 in Amazon's U.S. Kindle store and also debuted at number 3 on the Wall Street Journal's Fiction eBook Bestseller list.
Lisa's publisher, Bookouture, has secured a deal for the first five books in the Detective Josie Quinn series to be translated into Turkish.
Lisa appeared at Main Point Books in Wayne, PA as part of their Small Business Saturday event to sign books!
The first book in the Detective Josie Quinn series, VANISHING GIRLS has been translated into Lithuania and published in that country!
Lisa had an awesome time meeting readers at her event at the Doylestown Bookshop!
On October 1 2022, Lisa appeared at Bookish in the King of Prussia mall to sign copies of HER FINAL CONFESSION as well as the first three books in the Josie Quinn series. Signed copies of all four titles are available at the store.
On September 29, 2022, Lisa appeared at Reads & Company bookstore in Phoenixville, PA to sign copies of the new paperback edition of HER FINAL CONFESSION. She was joined for a Q&A session by the brilliant mystery author, Jane Gorman. Signed copies will continue to be available at the store for a limited time to be shipped to readers. Please call 484-920-3695 to order your copy.
On September 27, 2022, the German translation of HER SILENT CRY was released in Germany.
On September 21, 2022, the Czech translation of THE BONES SHE BURIED was released in the Czech Republic.
On September 17, 2022, Lisa was a member of a mystery author panel called Just the Facts which took place at the Bear, Delaware Public Library where Lisa and several other talented mystery writers discussed writing crime fiction. Lisa was thrilled to join the panel and speak with Chris Bauer, Austin Camacho, J.M. Reinbold, and Greg Smith. The panel was moderated by author Weldon Burge.
On September 14, 2022, Lisa appeared at the Hockessin Bookshelf in Hockessin Delaware for a Q&A event with the incomparable Matty Dalrymple wherein we discussed the Josie Quinn series and HER FINAL CONFESSION.
Grand Central Publishing released a new trade paperback edition of Detective Josie Quinn Book 4, HER FINAL CONFESSION on September 6, 2022. This edition is for sale in stores.
After its release on August 12, 2022, LOCAL GIRL MISSING, number 15 in the Detective Josie Quinn series, reached number 15 on the USA Today bestseller list and number 4 on the Wall Street Journal Fiction Ebooks bestseller list.
On August 5, 2022, the German translation of VANISHING GIRLS hit number 1 in the German Kindle store.
In July 2022, the Dutch translation of HER MOTHER'S GRAVE was released overseas.
On July 15, 2022, the German translation of THE BONES SHE BURIED was released in Germany.
On June 14, 2022, the German translation of HER FINAL CONFESSION was released in Germany.
On June 2, 2022, the Dutch translation of THE GIRL WITH NO NAME was released overseas.
In May 2022, the Polish translation of VANISHING GIRLS was released overseas.
On May 18, 2022, the German translation of HER MOTHER'S GRAVE was released in Germany.
April 16, 2022: After its release on April 14, 2022, WATCH HER DISAPPEAR, the fourteenth book in the Detective Josie Quinn series, debuted at number 15 on the USA Today bestseller list; number 5 on the Apple iBooks Top Ten list and number 2 on the Wall Street Journal's Fiction E-books bestseller list.
On March 23, 2022, the Czech translation of HER FINAL CONFESSION was released in the Czech Republic.
On March 10, 2022, the German translation of THE GIRL WITH NO NAME was released in Germany.
In January of 2022, the Dutch translation of VANISHING GIRLS was released overseas.
On a personal note, Lisa's beloved father, Billy Regan, passed away on April 9, 2021 suddenly and unexpectedly. After Christmas, her family presented her with a very special gift. Here is what she wrote about it:
The last morning that my dad was alive, he went out trash-picking or, as we always called it, simply: "picking". My dad loved to find discarded, broken things, fix them up and make them fabulous. That was one of his defining characteristics. I did not know it, but the last "pick" that he brought home was a small table, its top in the shape of a book. He picked it up because as soon as he saw it, he thought of me. That morning, he brought it home, carried it inside before anyone was even awake, and set it beside his recliner. There he sat, waiting for someone to walk in so that he could tell them about his treasure and his idea for fixing it up. My brother, Kevin and sister-in-law, Christine and their kids were staying with my parents temporarily. When Christine woke; when my brother Kevin came home from an overnight shift fighting fires; and then when my mom woke--before any coffee was consumed--dad rushed to show them the table. In all his years of picking, he had never seen anything like it. He had this idea that Christine's dad, Don, who is family to us and also an absolutely fantastic artist, could airbrush the cover of my first book, FINDING CLAIRE FLETCHER, on the tabletop. Christine told dad that that book had two different covers, but he insisted that it be the very first one that Don paint onto the tabletop. "She worked so hard," he told my sister-in-law. "And she never let them tell her no." He was so proud of that book, Christine said. He was absolutely giddy with excitement over having found the table. He wanted it to be finished in time to give it to me for Christmas.
That night, he died.
In the torturous months that followed, somehow, my family worked to bring his last idea to fruition. The table was surreptitiously transferred to Don, who worked to get it just right, every inch done by hand--BY HAND!--so that it would be ready by Christmas. Unfortunately, our family Christmas had to be delayed twice. Today was the first day that we were all able to gather together. Surrounded by the people I love, flanked by my two brothers, Kevin and Andy, I read the note that Christine wrote me, explaining the gift's backstory and then, unveiled before me was our dad's last great idea made a reality. The last vision he had for transforming something discarded and battered into something amazing actualized. It is his last Christmas gift to me, bestowed from beyond the grave, made possible by a series of incredible acts of love--for my dad and for me. Today, I cried, not from grief, but from the feeling that, with this gift, with these acts of love, some of the broken things inside me had been pieced carefully and lovingly back together.
At my dad's funeral, I told those in attendance that one of the things I learned from him was that there is wonder in this world, if only we choose to see it. In the months since then, it has been almost impossible for me to see it. Today, that vision was restored, at least in part. The grief remains but is ever more tempered by the love that I am still lucky enough to have in my life. Thank you to my lovely, wonderful family for this gift. I will treasure it until the day I join our dad on the other side. Also, to Don, because this would not have even been possible without his stunning talent and his determination to make my dad's wish come true.
After its release on December 10, 2021, THE DROWNING GIRLS, book 13 in the Detective Josie Quinn series reached number 1 on the Fiction E-books Wall Street Journal bestseller list. It also reached number 50 on the USA Today bestseller list.
On October 24, 2021, Lisa was honored by her high school, Danville Area Senior High School as one of the outstanding alumni of the year.
On October 1, 2021, the Czech translation of HER MOTHER'S GRAVE was released in the Czech Republic.
August 24, 2021: Grand Central Publishing released a mass market edition of Book 3 in the Detective Josie Quinn series, HER MOTHER'S GRAVE, into stores.
After its release on August 12, 2021, HER DEADLY TOUCH, the 12th installment of the Detective Josie Quinn series, debuted at number 9 on the USA Today bestseller list; number 2 on the Wall Street Journal's Fiction E-books bestseller list and number 8 on their Combined Ficiton bestseller list.
June 30, 2021: Lisa Regan has now sold over two million copies of Detective Josie Quinn books.
You can read the official press release from her publisher, Bookouture here.
HUSH LITTLE GIRL, number 11 in the Detective Josie Quinn series was released on April 14, 2021. It debuted at number 9 on the USA Today bestseller list; number 2 on the Wall Street Journal's Fiction eBook bestseller list and number 6 on their Combined Fiction bestseller list. It also debuted at number 8 on the Apple Books Top 10 bestseller list.
On March 24, 2021, the Czech translation of THE GIRL WITH NO NAME was released in the Czech Republic.
Grand Central Publishing released into stores a new mass market (i.e. pocket) edition of the second book in the bestselling Detective Josie Quinn series, THE GIRL WITH NO NAME. There has been a slight addition of a figure to the cover of the newest edition.
SAVE HER SOUL, the ninth book in the bestselling Detective Josie Quinn series, which was released in August of 2020 won the award for Best Crime Fiction 2020 from Thrillerfix. This was a fan-voted award. Lisa Regan would like to extend her gratitude to all fans and readers who supported this book and voted for it.
You can read more about these awards here: The Winners of the 2020 Thrillerfix Book Awards - Thrillerfix
The tenth book in the bestselling Detective Josie Quinn series, BREATHE YOUR LAST was released on December 9, 2020. In its first week of sales it made the USA Today bestseller list at #49 and debuted at #1 on the Wall Street Journal's Fiction eBook bestseller list.
Grand Central Publishing released into stores a new trade paperback edition of the third book in the bestselling Detective Josie Quinn series, HER MOTHER'S GRAVE.
The second book in the bestselling Detective Josie Quinn series, THE GIRL WITH NO NAME, published by Bookouture with later paperback editions by Grand Central, has sold over 250,000 copies.
The Czech translation of VANISHING GIRLS, the first book in the bestselling Detective Josie Quinn series, was released in the Czech Republic. Books two through six of the Detective Josie Quinn series are also due to be translated into Czech.
SAVE HER SOUL, the ninth book in the bestselling Detective Josie Quinn series, was released on August 12, 2020. In its first week of sales, it reached #12 on the USA Today bestseller list; #11 on the Apple iBooks bestseller list; and #3 on the Wall Street Journal's Fiction eBook bestseller list.
Grand Central Publishing released into stores the first ever mass market (i.e. pocket) edition of VANISHING GIRLS, the first book in the bestselling Detective Josie Quinn series.
The Italian translation of Lisa Regan's first Detective Jocelyn Rush book, HOLD STILL was released in Italy.
Grand Central Publishing has released to stores a new trade paperback edition of the second book in the Detective Josie Quinn series, THE GIRL WITH NO NAME.
The eighth installment in the Detective Josie Quinn series, FIND HER ALIVE, was released on April 15, 2020. In its first week of sales it reached #9 on the USA Today bestseller list and #1 on the Wall Street Journal Fiction eBook bestseller list (as well as #6 in Fiction Combined). This is Regan's first #1 on any bestseller list.
The Italian translation of Lisa Regan's standalone novel, KILL FOR YOU, featuring FBI profiler, Kassidy Bishop was published in Italy.
The seventh installment in the Detective Josie Quinn series, COLD HEART CREEK debuted on December 2, 2019 and quickly made both the USA Today bestseller list as well as the Wall Street Journal's Fiction eBook bestseller list.
On December 12, 2019 it was announced that Lisa Regan had sold over 1 million copies in her Detective Josie Quinn series and that she had also signed a new 8 book deal with her publisher, Bookouture for a total of 20 books.
From Lisa's Facebook feed:
It was five a.m. on November 20th and I was awake (reluctantly) because Mr. Phillip was sick. My phone started blowing up with messages from the incredible family at my publisher, Bookouture, letting me know that the Josie Quinn series had hit one million copies in sales. Message after message of congratulations poured in from my publisher. There I am, at five in the morning, cleaning up dog puke, as one does, and bawling my eyes out because I never, ever, ever, not one time, in my wildest imagination, thought I would ever hit such a milestone. So THANK YOU to everyone of you who have read or bought one of my books and/or have spread the word, left a review, recommended my work, or been a staunch cheerleader! You are the best! It means the world to me. Shortly after that, I inked a new 8 book contract with Bookouture because, frankly, there is nowhere else I would rather be. We have been celebrating in secret for the last two weeks and I am glad the news is out finally! These things don't happen without some pretty amazing people in your corner, and I am blessed and grateful to have the absolute best publishing family, best readers, best friends and family, and the best writing colleagues. You guys make this worth it!
Also, Mr. Phillip says if I am going to write 8 more books, he will require many more sweet potatoes and probably a new hedgehog.
On November 26, 2019, the first book in the Detective Josie Quinn series, VANISHING GIRLS, was released into stores in a new trade paperback edition.
The German translation of VANISHING GIRLS was released in Germany.
The sixth installment in the Detective Josie Quinn series, HER SILENT CRY was released on August 14, 2019. In its first week of sales, it reached #8 on the USA Today bestseller list.
Vanishing Girls, the first book in the Detective Josie Quinn series, published by Bookouture with a paperback edition later published by Grand Central Publishing reached over 250,000 copies in sales!
On May 3, 2019, Lisa Regan was honored by her alma mater, Bloomsburg University. She was invited to speak and read at the annual Friends of the Bloomsburg University Library Association Author's Dinner where she was also the recipient of the Maroon and Gold Quill Award in recognition of her achievement in writing. Regan was honored to be introduced by her former and favorite English professor, Dr. Danny Robinson.
The fifth installment in the Detective Josie Quinn series, THE BONES SHE BURIED, was released on March 27, 2019. In its first week of sales, it reached #12 on the USA Today bestseller list.
"Regan’s pacing is a marvel . . . A wonderfully written crime tale that favorably compares to the work of Michael Connelly, James Lee Burke, and Elmore Leonard."
– Kirkus Reviews
The first book in the series, VANISHING GIRLS was released on January 17, 2018 by Bookouture followed by THE GIRL WITH NO NAME in April, HER MOTHER’S GRAVE in August and HER FINAL CONFESSION in November. All four titles reached the USA Today bestseller list and books 1, 3 and 4 made the Wall Street Journal bestseller list.
Check out the book section of your local Walmart. There will now be an ebook section. You buy a little card with the cover of the book on it and get a code at checkout. Then you can download an app from Walmart on your phone, enter the code, and start reading the book!
Check out Walmart & Kobo’s collaboration here.
Lisa signs with Bookouture & Grand Central in a six-book deal, releasing Vanishing Girls in the U.S. in paperback!
It’s true. In addition to the two 3-book deals I had already made with Bookouture for the Josie Quinn books, I’ve signed an additional six book deal. Long live Josie Quinn! I am over the moon.
In addition to that, Bookouture inked a deal with Grand Central Publishing to do a paperback run of Vanishing Girls in the U.S. now slated for release on 11/26/19!
Check the deal out here!