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Youngtown, OH
About Me:
I'm a historical crime novelist and an avid reader of all sorts of crime fiction and non-fiction. I love New York, I love the late Victorian era through the twenties. I love Britpop and Britrock and Christian Bale and Jude Law. I love strong coffee and froofy espresso drinks. I hate that there are no independent booksellers in the area. I don't mind rejection letters. I love acceptance letters. I have a tattoo, but not in a sexy or out-of-the-way place: it's on the inside of my wrist. I have an opinion on everything I know about, and most things I don't know about. If you prove me wrong, I worship you. If I trust you, I can be extremely gullible and unassuming. If you use it against me, I will kick you in the shin. I have recently become a professional awesome. People pay me for just being. I'm not kidding.

I write noir, not whodunits. I'm not clever enough, but I'm very emo, so noir works well for me. I love places, especially big houses, so one of these days I'm going to write a gothic novel, and will probably irreparably rip off Jamaica Inn.

Omigosh I used an adverb!
Books And Authors I Like:
Caleb Carr, Victoria Thompson, Sara Gran, Daphne du Maurier, Libba Bray, Rhys Bowen, Patricia Highsmith, Joseph Mitchell, Robert Penn Warren, Carl Sifakis, Luc Sante, Herbert Asbury, Wilkie Collins, CS Lewis
Movies And TV Shows I Like:
Upstairs, Downstairs, Veronica Mars, Firefly, Buffy (I'm a Spuffy shipper, and I love Angel and Faith together), The Black Donnellys, Lost (in large doses, like vodka), Original Sin, Girl, Interrupted, All the King's Men (2006), The Prestige (oh, the Victorian Bale!), and anything Minghella touches. I've liked all I've seen of Hitchcock except Jamaica Inn, which sucked. I even liked The Lodger. My guilty pleasure: everything Bruckheimer. All time favorite film: Newsies.

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The prologue to Atrocity Gods is up over at Wheelhouse Magazine.

Go. Read. Love. ;-)

Posted on July 15, 2007 at 12:52pm

Eloquence and anger are all we have

This week has been all about catching up with my TBR pile. Next week, two articles.

That is all.

Current Music: It's Beginning to Get to Me - Snow Patrol

Posted on April 24, 2007 at 7:17am

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At 2:32pm on May 26, 2008, Liam said…
ya, that song makes me wanna start a riot. thank you for accepting my invite. you've a sweet pic there.
At 12:13pm on December 5, 2007, Todd Robinson said…
Pleasure's mine, doll.
At 8:07am on December 5, 2007, Olav Guldbrandsen said…
Happy to... Gothic noir is quite interesting. any agent working scandinavia for you?
At 11:22pm on July 9, 2007, Tom Cain said…
"by the time they hit about 25 they'll come around ..." I'll console myself with that thought.
At 7:58am on July 9, 2007, Tom Cain said…
Hi Eliza ... One of the smartest women I ever knew said she could never fall in love with any man who couldn't beat her in an argument. Sadly, I was already taken (!) ... so she had to marry a famous Oxford and Harvard history professor ... I was reminded of her when I read the words, 'If you prove me wrong, I'll worship you.' ... Could you pass that message on to my teenage daughters, please? That's not at all the basis on which they operate with me!
At 11:36am on April 30, 2007, Eliza Tucker said…
You're right, Jack -- I found this series in the Detroit Publishing archive at the Library of Congress. I don't know who she is or who took the photo. But she's very striking to me, and the catalogue says the photo was taken in 1900. Since the photos are in the public domain, I snatched them because they seem to reflect a lot of the attitude of my novel.
At 8:19am on April 30, 2007, JackBludis said…
Are these avatars all you? They seem like the same person. But from a period when most of that age would not be alive today. Or at least not agile enough to build a site like this one.
At 7:32am on April 28, 2007, Anne Brooke said…
Lovely to meet you, Eliza - and nice to know another noir lover on here!


At 10:01am on April 14, 2007, JackBludis said…
OK, everything by Hitchcock but Jamaica Inn -- Let me guess, you liked the book better.

I recently saw "To Catch a Thief" on TV, had never seen it before and I caught the "bad guy" immediately.

Spoiler above.

We need more avatars ...
At 3:24am on April 12, 2007, David Magayna said…
Hey Eliza.
I grew up an hour south of Pittsburgh and have family all over Ohio. They were running from the coal mines and steel mills of western PA (like me, but I went to a warmer clime).

I'm real curious how to become a professional awesome. There is a critical shortage here in MD and I would like to fill that gap.

I am not a fan of soccer and own no shin guards, so I would guard your trust (and my shins) tenaciously.
Glad to be here.

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