Yup, I am on Nathan's blog, trying to get the scoop on the publishing world. Nice to connect with a fellow crime fiction writer! I read your "about me" page, good luck with the final few days before earning your master's degree in criminal forensics studies.
Greetings! I see we share much of the same interests. I was a psych undergrad and have always been fascinated with causes of behavior. I started reading true crime novels when i was in school and have continued to study crimes. In fact I am always accused of digging too deep but I really want to know who my characters are and what makes them behave as they do. And you?
I definitely prefer CrimeSpace to MySpace, though I don't give it nearly the attention it deserves. So much to do on the internet, so little time. Back in the days when I had to write on a typewriter, 10,000 word days were not unusual. Now, in the days of these "efficient" electrological computing boxes, a thousand words is a miracle. Oh, the distractions.
Aaack! As an artist myself, I tried to figured out how I'd approach it as a visual and that's pretty much the *ahem* angle I'd have taken. You REALLY captured the essence of the story - great job and thanks for posting the image here. I have zero skills when it comes to this computer stuff.
Brian: I think of all dogs as puppies, basically a baby to be pampered and adored. Glad to hear your book is doing well.
Jack: Let's hope the agents think so. My McCarthy fandom does not go past BLOOD MERIDIAN - I did not care for THE ROAD, just as you don't share my enthusiasm for OOA. I see lots of gender differences with likes and dislikes, and it's quite a subjective biz we're in.
Hi Josephine. The cute puppy is in fact almost 4 years old and is very intelligent. she does agility work, search and rescue, and play s flyball and is quite a little star in her own right. Thanks for your good wishes for the book. It's becoming quite a cult in itself at rpesent and selling incredibly well.
LJ: If a person is being autopsied it's because their death falls into the "forensic context" - was deemed suspicious for any number of reasons. Could be a civil or criminal trial may result and the coroner needs to testify that there was no possibility of any one but a sworn legal officer or background-checked staff who got near the body, which is technically the evidence, which is why it's hard to get some coroner to let you watch.
Also, a lot of macho, hardened homicide cops turn into girlie-men and keel over at the sight of all that butchery, so the coroner figures the average citizen might not be able to handle it as well.
Very nice to see you here. Thanks for finding me. I just got back from Noircon, which was amazing. I'm sure they'll be doing it again next year, so if you get the chance to go, I highly recommend it.