Your invitation is a great welcome to CrimeSpace. I live deep in the North Carolina mountains and highspeed internet is not available so I can't play your video. Cell phones don't work here either. I'll check out your video the next time I visit the library.
Hi, Meredith, it's good to have you as a friend. I once was a copywriter/typesetter/general nuisance at a small agency in Florida. Janet Evanovich is one author I never miss. Have you read Carl Hiassen? He writes hilarious mystery as well.
Thrillerfest in NYC? I bloody wish! As a Sag married to a Sag we tend to leave these things in the lap of the Gods and we pack fast and travel light. Actually I only recently encountered the thrillerwriters.org site and the first thing that grabbed me was the Thrillerfest promo. Have to sign up as a member before the next book comes out.
Sunny/cloudy/sunny morning here in beautiful Bondi. Been watching and loving MADMEN again. How does it rate with you guys on a modern Mad Avenue? As a youngster in a Melbourne photographic darkroom I once had to put together an ad for training bras in poplin. There were about fifteen paragraphs of copy encouraging mothers to bring their daughters in for a proper first fitting and I said to the agency creative director, ‘why not just say – Tweenage Bras in Pop-a-lin, pop along and pop-‘em-in!’ He gave me a strange look, walked away and came back the next morning and offered me a job as a trainee copywriter. I think the world is a much safer and happier place for the path that I chose.
That’s a hell of a résumé on your website – happy to be on board.
Love NYC! Lived on East 22nd for a couple or years in the 70’s and it’s always great to get back and visit. Last was in 2000 when my wife had a short film showing in a festival so it has been way too long. She works as my sounding board, muse and editor of first and last resort. You and your husband obviously have a great relationship and it looks like you might have a rather interesting sense of humour – launching an Avon book in a Penguin house indeed!