James Crumley, Kurt Vonnegut, Christopher Moore, Mike Resnick, Anthony Neil Smith, Sean Doolittle, Charlie Stella, Raymond Chandler, Nancy Kress, Niven & Pournelle, Lawrence Watt Evans, Vicki Hendricks, Al Guthrie, Nancy Kress, Scott Phillips.
Movies And TV Shows I Like:
The Royal Tanenbaums, Pulp Fiction, The Quiet Man, In Harm's Way, Jaws, Blade Runner, Lost in Translation, Zulu, Snatch, Dr. Zhivago, Band of Brothers, The Sand Pebbles, Bridge on the River Kwai, Seven Samurai, Anatomy of a Murder, Winchester '73.
I stumbled onto one of your Worst Interviews the other day, and wound up following the links until I think I've read them all. Laugh out loud funny, and informative, too. I'm sorry to see you don't do them anymore; any thoughts of starting them up again, maybe for posting on the Blogocalypse?
I attended your panel at last year's Bouchercon and asked which book you'd recommend to someone unfamiliar with your work. You suggested GUN MONKEYS, which I added to my Wish List and my daughter got me for Christmas. (IS she a cool kid, or what?) I finally got a chance toread it last week.
Great book. Mickey Spillane with a sense of humor. I'll be back for more.
when you want to write a story but don't want to research various aspects of a department or agency...is it wrong to make up things and state them authoritatively?
Exapmle: I have an idea about a story but don't really want to figure out how an organiozed crime task force really works.....mainly because it doesn't matter..but am sure there will be references back to the task force's work...
I read Pistol Poets on a plane and enjoyed it so much,
my husband read it when I was done (and he doesn't read.) Now Gun Monkeys is in my TBR pile.
It is fun to sit around and make stuff up, isn't it?