Ex-magazine editor and screenwriter, doing corporate agitprop and working on a French existentialist adventure novel called "Papillote," about one man's desperate attempts to escape from having to do paperwork.
Books And Authors I Like:
KenBruenMichaelConnellyDanSimmonsJasonStarrTomMcGuaneGeorgePellicanosElmoreLeonardJohnDMacDonaldJackKetchumStevenKingDavidGoodisHoraceMcCoyRichardLaymonCharlesWillefordJerryStahlLouisFerdinandCelineCharlesBukowskiEdLeeTimLebbonDerekRaymondJamesElroyRamsayCampbellEvelynWaughGilBrewerDaisetzuTSuzukiSimenonRaymondChandlerOzamuDasaiDashiellHammetJoeRLansdaleJoeGoresRobertRandisiBillCriderRichardMathesonRayBradbury and about 499 more writers and books that escape me just now.
Movies And TV Shows I Like:
The Wire. Dr.Strangelove. any Universal Horror film made before Abbot & Costello got involved. Almost any film noir esp. Detour, Nightmare Alley,Scarlet Street, Out of the Past, and anything with Gloria Graham, Audrey Totter, Joan Bennet, or Marie Windsor, the fabulous babes of film noir. Also, there's a local cable access Yoga show with this very, very, limber brunette in a apricot leotard...
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The sleepy town of Newbury, Connecticut, is shocked when a little girl is found brutally murdered. The town s top detective, perplexed by a complete lack of leads, calls in FBI agent Leia Bines, an expert in cases involving children.
Meanwhile, Dr. Peter Gram, a psychiatrist at Newbury s hospital, searches desperately for the cause of seven-year-old Naya Hastings devastating nightmares. Afraid that she might hurt herself in the midst of a torturous episode, Naya s parents have turned to the bright young doctor as their only hope.
The situations confronting Leia and Peter converge when Naya begins drawing chilling images of murder after being bombarded by the disturbing images in her dreams. Amazingly, her sketches are the only clues to the crime that has panicked Newbury residents. Against her better judgment, Leia explores the clues in Naya s crude drawings, only to set off an alarming chain of events.
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I looked at "your" photo then read that you are an ex-magazine editor, then the word corporate and then existentialist - then thought, oh, goodie, a white collar criminal with a crime novel to tell us about. I love the concept of your book; very Camus' The Fall.
I'm glad you think post-war NYC and a female PI is as cool an idea as I do. The Allie Fortune proposal goes off to my agent tomorrow so I'm alternating between thinking it's a cool unique idea and cursing myself for never doing anything normal. :-P I love the idea of your novel. Adventure by avoidance of paperwork. Love it.