Hey Victoria, welcome to the family and thanks for getting in touch.
Had a browse through your preferences, and the pianist, Pan's Labyrinth and the English Patient are some of my hot favourites too. Have you tried The Very Long Engagement by Jean Jeunet? Should be write up your alley, with a touch of Krieg and spies ;-)
After a week, torn apart by getting the boot from my literary agent and being turned down by another, wandering mostly in darkness and feeling a cruel numb slowly spreading where emotions gurgle and boil into life, I had forgotten I was even alive.
Your note woke me up some. Reminded me that I do indeed exist. Thank you for this.
I don't know if you've read the Dr. Suess story, "Oh, The Places You Will Go," but if you have, I'm in "the waiting place." I have a huge back log of short stories and a second novel I'm working on, however, so it helps pass the time.
Good luck with Writers House. I'll keep my fingers crossed for you.
Thanks for your comment, I appreciate you taking the time and effort to read my story,and also I've sent in some sample chapters of my novel to Writers House.
How is your own writing going?
For the record the pix is of the girl I wish to marry if she will have me I am keeping my fingers crossed for your book I am reading a brilliant first book Bulletproof Mascara BY Bethany Maines IT would enjoyed more by female readership
Hi Victoria -- Thanks for accepting the invite. I don't know whether it's the Dashiell Hammett connection or the fog, but San Francisco is a great city for noir. We even have an annual Noir Festival. Best of luck with your book. Reece
Thank you. On the fiction side - not yet. My agent recently started sending my novel out to publishers, so we're waiting to hear back. I'm starting to compile some short stories, which I'll submit to crime/thriller mags. Apart from the time I spent writing sketch comedy in theater, I've had a mostly corporate writing life - a lot of speeches, position papers, etc.
How about you? Apart from your coming novel, can I read your stuff anywhere?