"Jerry is a popular fellow ... and I'm glad to add him to my list of friends. Or was I added to his list ... getting mixed up like that is the result of starting a new novel while the last one is being critiqued by a bunch of people I count on…"
"One of the bestest things about CrimeSpace is that it allows me to be listed as a friend to some really good crime writers. Great for my ego, you know. Thanks for your hand in friendship .......
"Robin Richmond: I just discovered the note you wrote a couple days ago ... I don't check things very often. A bad habit, I admit, but the only one I have. Boy, reading my earlier comment about your mustache and broken leg, I can't believe…"
"And I now know where Shingle Springs is ... I once owned a small tavern in Shingletown, a bit farther north of your place.
And the novel you rejected went on to being published in the UK. Too bad, so sad.
However now that we're friends,…"
"Can you let me have a proof of your book so that I can push in UK. The picture is that of my girl frirend it attracts more attention that a picture of me My mailing addtress is Ming Books Beechwood Acre pLace Wigtown DG8 9DU"
"Hi Bill, nice to meet you. I love Networking. I didn't realise how many Crime Writers I already know on this site. Lots of Aussie Writers like me and you. Its going to be Fun networking here ... Karen :))"
I live in a small cottage near the beaches of Queensland. An American by birth, I'm a retired journalist/editor. A half dozen years or so back I got bored with the beach and all that sunshine and started writing novels. As of today, the London company, Hale Publishing, has published ten of my western novels and my first crime novel comes out toward the end of February. A second novel is enroute to Hale with a third in the re-re-re-rewrite stage. I would dearly love to be published in the US but so far no agent has been intelligent enough to take my work on. Too bad, so sad............
The most fun I've had in years is learning through critique groups and reading, then putting together a well written sentence, one at a time.
Non pornographic love scenes, in my opinion, are much easier than you think. Remember when you first started dating? How exciting it was to anticipate the big event? But if you're talking about sex and all it entails, personally, sometimes all you need is a suggestion, a kiss, then end the scene and come back in the morning.
From my mother,perhaps in the same era as yours, I learned pornographic love scenes are offensive to some. Well, that's okay, they don't have to read the book. It all depends on your perspective I guess.
Can you let me have a proof of your book so that I can push in UK. The picture is that of my girl frirend it attracts more attention that a picture of me My mailing addtress is Ming Books Beechwood Acre pLace Wigtown DG8 9DU
Hi Bill, nice to meet you. I love Networking. I didn't realise how many Crime Writers I already know on this site. Lots of Aussie Writers like me and you. Its going to be Fun networking here ... Karen :))
Yeah, welcome aboard. Sydney is okay, other than flying over the harbor ... that is a world class view. Melbourne? Great tennis, the Australian Open, but more better for the restaurants one can find there. Australia doesn't have a good reputation for being a culinary delight ... Melbourne makes up for it.
All in all Queensland is a great place to live ... I've been very happy here since retiring in '02. Of course I still write my crime stories that all take place in northern California .. and my publisher is in the UK! Go figure. (I like phrases like "more better" to describe things ... wonder why)
Thanks for sending a friend request to this mystery author! I've been to Australia once, to visit friends in the Sydney and Melbourne areas and do some snorkeling in Cairns and Port Douglas. I definitely want to come back sometime and see some more of the country.