We're at 91F today, chance of rain tomorrow. Fall was fleeting but I know it will be back...and short! Always is in Illinois. Hangs around just long enough to get the crops in :o) When you're having those 'lows', we'll be having the first taste of winter. I shiver just thinking about it, but the change in seasons is one of the things I love about living 'up north! Stay cool!
Hi Mary Ann,
It's still summer in southwest Florida. Temps still in the nineties. A lot of rain, plus we got hit by a tornado on Sunday. I'm still tryingto recover from being slammed from Hurrican Charlie. Oh the joys of living in Florida. Home of Hurricanes, High taxes, and sky-high homeowners insurance. Tell me again why I'm living here? Looking forward to December. By then it'll be low humidity and low mosquitos.
Seems like we share many of the same authors we like to read. James Lee Burke and James Patterson have had the most influence on my writing. Have three novels published. Hope you'll check out my Crimesspace page and website.
Thanks for inviting me. I hope you have a chance to stop by my website (found on my crimespace webpage) on fiction and crime fiction, and that you find it useful or interesting. Any comments, feedback or links back would be appreciated.
I'm just west of you (not sure on longitude!) in MO. I see we have some favorite authors in common (though the overlap isn't large, so I look forward to trying out some new authors). I don't think I've written on my website about any of the authors we like in common, yet, except for an oblique reference to Sherlock Holmes while discussing the setting of a PD James novel (in Hampstead Heath, not too far from 221B).
that was a great review....thank you so much. It was so professional. You do this for a living. The second book is half done - continues Pinch and Scrimp's adventure post-Katrina and is called The Book Burners. You're encouragement makes me want to turn this computer off and go under a tree and write.
warm regards, Lyn
No. I've met Mike and Julie Hyzy a couple of times at conferences, so I read one of each. Mike says they're collaborating on one, that should be interesting.
I try to spread my reading out so I can speak intelligently to authors when I meet them rather than stutter, "Uh, what did you write?" It will take me a while to get on to second books, since there are so many authors I haven't read at all!
Thanks for the invitation. Have you read THE HEIST? I was interested because it concerns an event where the tunnels under the city flooded and messed everything up. I don't remember the details, but I liked the idea.
Oh, thank you and I'm so happy you like the book! Let me know when you finish...I am working on book II, The Book Burners, which is post-Katrina. If you have a mind to (as we say in the south) you could go to the amazon page and write a nice review. It helps. I will be posting more here on crimespace, but have been negotiating my way throuhg MySpace, devloping my page, etc. More to it than here. Thank you and New Orleans, Pinch, Scrimp and Romeo thank You!!!!!! pass the word along for NOLA. Warm wishes, Lyn
I, too, used to fantasize about owning a bookstore. Now, of course, I know how difficult it is -- and as an author, I'm incredibly grateful for people like you (and yes, I link individual stores and Booksense on my site, of course!).
I've often thought that if I never got published, I would want to own and operate a bookstore. You are my kind of woman. i wish you good fortune with your writing too. Keep the faith. The journey in self-discovery is worth the price of admission. Thanks for the invitation.
Thanks for the invite. A reader, writer and bookseller... talk about vertical integration!
And blogging, to boot.
I keep meaning to keep up on the blogging, but I keep... not. I have a book comign out on Tuesday (Blood Poison by D. H. Dublin, coming out Sept. 4 from Penguin Books. Read more at www.dhdublin.com). Maybe when things settle down, I'll get better about blogging.
Thanks again for the add. Keep in touch!
I once applied for and got a job at Foyle's, the famous book store in London. I was interviewed by Christina Foyle herself, a tiny woman with a monstrous ego! I was looking forward to working there, but I got a better job offer and I had to leave London before I took it up. Shame! Though Foyle's was - and probably still is - notorious for being badly organised. And they would fire people after five and a half months' employment so they wouldn't have to pay employment benefits.
As for Altered Life, yes, it's available through Amazon.com and BarnesandNoble.com. Here's a link: http://www.amazon.com/Altered-Life-Keith-Dixon/dp/1411672933/sr=8-5/qid=1169814197/ref=sr_1_5/105-6536059-9483629?ie=UTF8&s=books
The best deal is probably through Amazon.co.uk, as it's on the Used and New marketplace for a really good price, depending on the postage rate to the US: http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/offer-listing/1411672933/ref=dp_olp_2/202-1055920-6824603?ie=UTF8&qid=1144416014&sr=1-12
Thanks for the support!
boy are you lucky I'm so far away! I might be mooching! seriously, that sounds gooooood! oh well. i'll just make the best of what i have. See i've lived in England for so long, that when i hear of something that sounds so American, I go a little nuts. all the best.