I am definitely going to check out your Frank Coffin series. They sound interesting. And your poetry. Which I also like to read. Intirguing---a poet AND a mystery writer. It works. We can like both, can't we! I do not write murder mysteries myself---I'm just a humble reader .Visual artist---no good with plot. However, one thing I "demand" in a mystery---even though it is "recreational reading" is excellent writing. I think I can probably expect that in your books.
Thanks, Jon, for the suggestion re: your book. I'll look for it. I assume I could order it via Amazon? Yes, since your family hails from Utica -you are probably more closely related to the gang than I am. Thanks for responding. Keep in touch.
Hi JON! Yup, it's Jon Loomis - the Mental Health / Family Therapist from Auburn, NY - proving the addage that "it takes one to know one". I had gotten home in the wee hours of the morning after enjoying a couple "Jack Daniels" and happened upon the site (having signed on in very silly fashion). This site seems VERY interesting. I'd love to read some of your work. Could you recommend something for a first time reader?
Had an agent. She was charming, marvelous, but didn't get the job done. I need someone who is as persistent in marketing as I am. currently lloking for a good agent to represent my third suspense novel.
I've spent a lot of time in P-town (I live in Madison, WIsconsin). I saw that you livei n Western Wisconsin? A friend gave me your book High Season which I loved. I'm starting Mating Season tonight (I was suprised that I had to order it from Amazon.com).
It was indeed a great piece on NPR this morning. If you haven't already, you can expect to see some literary tourists clogging up Commercial Street as they rubberneck, trying to discern the real locations in the books from the made up ones! At least literary-minded tourists are a lot more mindful of the locals than your standard version that you skewer so well ...and they aren't likely to come in an oversized mobilehome (and if they've read your books faithfully they'll know to keep an eye out for bicyclists).