Thanks for the invite, and for all the book recommendations -- Jonathan Letham's Motherless Brooklyn is one of my all-time faves, and I've got a soft spot for all of Michael Connelly's books -- just finished Echo Park.
Thanks for adding me to your friend's list. Did you get a chance to read the book excerpts on my page? The current book is mystery/suspense, the first of a lead character [Webb Sawyer] series. The first two were more suspense/thrillers that made their way from Washington D.C. to Madrid, Barcelona and the Basque Country in Spain. Let me know what your first imprression is.
I do find myself becoming obsessive with some authors and can't wait unitl their books come out.
And if I like a series, I purchase all the books and read them again down the road. I think all writer may have that in common, though not necessarily in the genre for which they write.
I also find myself reading instead of working, which gets me into loads of trouble with my editors and agent. I hate it when they yell. Really, they don't But they do a good job of making me feel guilty. lol
That's quite a list of authors! I too am an avid reader, a little less so now that I also write. I am a real Barry Eisler fan, as is my husband, and I like it when we find authors we both like. (He's a big WEB Griffin fan, I'm not.) Anyway, thanks for the invitation!
Believe me, I've wanted to kill someone revolving around a restaurant for about 12 years now. lol
I just haven't found the story that sticks with me. I thought about a revenge of the restaurant owner. A dark setting, where the owner enacts revenge on all the idiot customers, and ex-employees(only the bad ones), and bad check writers, and then flies off to the Bahamas and lives happily ever after. But no one would ever believe the stories of the stupid things people do. Well, maybe they would. lol
Loved your rant by the way.
We used to drive through Liberty twice a month going from StL to Crocker to visit my wife's mother. She lived there with her first husband while he went to William Jewel. Nice to meet you.
I only got funny looks from the clerks at Wal-Mart when I asked for .44 Special Winchester White Box. "Uh, what's a .44 Special? We don' got none that," declared the young drooler, with 400 rounds directly behind his porky butt.
I am also a collector of signed books. My dream is to get the first editions of James Lee Burke's books signed...he rarely goes to signings and I heard that he never gets on an airplane.
My book, The Beatitudes, is a paranormal thriller set in New Orleans. It will be out in the fall and I am donating all royalties directly to the New Orleans Public Library Foundation. Libraries support the infrastructure of a great city, so I have started The Beatitudes Network to promote awareness of the importance of public libraries in NOLA.
The blogsite www.beatitudesinneworleans.blogspot.com describes the Network, has excerpts from The Beatitudes, recipes, and more. Merci mille fois. Lyn Lejeune.
Writers, please pass the word…..it’s for a good cause….don’t let the libraries of New Orleans or the US go the way of The Great Library of Alexandria. P.S. just posted an excerpt on my Crimespace page.