I am new to this site and thought I'd take a minute to say howdy and introduce myself. Although I have not had the privilage to read your work as of yet I will since the comments here have intrigued me.
Yea I can relate to your commet about the fires becaseu my wife and kids and I had to leave town ( Los Alamitos) during those fires to get some fresh air. We left after the first five days of thick nasty smoke and we drove to Las Vegas to spend a couple of days with my sister.
Fires burned close to a couple of friends in San Diego area but they didn't loose anything.
I am working early this morning, at Disneyland, since the "Dancing with the Stars" crew is shooting a segment at the park I had to be in my office at 1:00 am. Well I guess this isn't really suposed to be a chat section so I'll hop off now.
It's a great little book, I have reread it several times too, it always makes me laugh and gives me a boost. But the section that always strikes me green as an olive is when he shows a short piece of first draft and then shows what he changes. That's your first draft?! That looks like my third!
Hi Kathryn, thanks for the invite. I was also a Pralines and Cream freak. By far the best flavor. A Baskin and Robbins opened near my high school when I was about 16. I don't live near one now...shoot I am so going to have to find one now! I read a lot of Nancy Drew but it is so long ago. If you are reading Stephen King don't forget to look up his On Writing book. It is a fun, informative read. Take care, I look forward to reading your book.
Hi Kathryn, Thanks for being a friend. I have more than a few uncozy "bones" as a writer so I guess I'll never write a cozy. It goes way back to my mother's True Detective magazines - the more graphic, the better.
Congratulations on your book, I wish you the best.
Hi and thank you for the encouragement. Like you, I was handed a super opportunity and I too am having fun (when not tearing my hair out!). I've had some success with short stories and feature articles and now... all because of that dame, Sue Grafton (love that woman) I'm on the novel road. Argh! Hard! Congrats on getting yours out - it looks like such fun and I know it will be a great success.
Thanks, Kathryn! I've only had the cover for about a week, but I've had the most terrific comments on it. How am I ever going to wait for January? I'll expire before then! Since this is your pub week, you'll know what I'm talking about. We're so lucky, as authors, I think. This delicious anticipation when waiting for a new book. Everything is possible. This is my fourth one and the feeling just doesn't seem to diminish.
Hi! I just had to let you know that Rear Window is one of my favorite movies of all time. Romance and suspense, and a murder! Can't get much better than that. Do you happen to know if it was a book, or just a movie? I'd love to read the book if it exists. Have a great day in lovely Southern California.
Book sounds great. I've quit obsessing about my weight, and just accept myself for whom I really am. I was a tiny person for so many years, now that I'm older and have gained a little weight from a thyroid disease (which is treatable), I just ignore all the hollering about "thin and sexy."
Hi Kathryn, Thanks for befriending me. Your Fat City novels sound FAB. I really hope they'll be available here in Australia - still, if they're not, I can after all order them via Amazon. I'm really hanging out to read the first one!
Great to meet you via Crimespace. I love your page and the running info about weight reduction/lifestyle change. I did Bill Phillips regimen -- more or less -- for 13 weeks, but it's difficult to maintain with a family; I have to make sure the kids eat something.
Looking forward to seeing you on the convention circuit.
BTW: both of my protags (current series and the new one I'm also writing) don't go for toothpick chic.