Tana mention Crimespace to me earlier today, so I thought this would be a good way to show you what we do and have a way to communicate back and forth about your cover. I am really looking forward to working with you and Tana.
wow, i used to be a big fan of Dylan Dog too,now it has changed a bit, and is not half as good as it used to be...
you are right about Buzzati, he's a good one... I like his short novels very much...
Brad J. Smith's "One-Eyed Jacks" is a marvelous novel set in the late 90s -- 1990s. I follows the Brando movie by several decades, I think. I *highly* recommend him. Smith's work is undeservedly underrated and I've been giving his books out hand-over-fist to anyone who's a fan of well-written crime fiction.
What I like is in each novel he creates a powerful series of events that threaten characters you've grown to love. When I've put down a Brad J Smith novel, I feel as if I've lived a chunk of life with men and women I've grown to have great affection for.
I'm glad you accepted...
sure i've seen the movie, and i liked it very much...
have you ever seen Pasolini's Accattone? it has a much obvious "neo-realistic" touch wich reminds me Rossellini's movies (might be just the plot, and not the style...).
Anyway i really like Pasolini's style, as a director as well as a writer (are there any good translations of his books in english?)...
Again, i'm Glad you accepted,
bye for now,
P.S. I'm very curious, was it for your job that you lived in Italy? (stop me if i get too personal...)
Hi Kelli - yon Pytheas of Massalia - I presume he's the Pytheas of Barry Cunliffe's book? I picked it up a couple of months ago, and it's been doing the up-and-down shuffle on the escalator that is my reading pile ever since ... I really have to get into it. By the way, I run a writers' Q&A over at Crime Always Pays ... if you fancy taking part, just drop me a line at dbrodb(at)gmail.com and I'll forward you on the questions ... Cheers, Dec
Kelli, I have sent a request to the yahoo email you passed along. I will let you know if there is a problem, but if it's for Five Star authors, I can't see why there should be. Thanks again for the heads up!
You mentioned you have a short story coming out. Where? When? I must read it.
I just finished writing (well almost, still have to do some revisions) a historical mystery short story set in 1934 West Virginia. Very different for me. Very fun.
Hi Kelli - That sounds great, I'll definitely get my grubby mitts on Nox when it comes out. Re: the Romans and Ireland / Hibernia ... Ptolemy would have known of Hibernia courtesy of the Greeks, who traded with coastal areas of Ireland long before the Empire made it to Britain ... my own home area, Sligo in the northwest, has a history that acknowledges this ... there are also suggestions (unproven as far as I'm aware) that the Phoenicians made it as far as Ireland for (what else?) trading purposes ... I don't know if you've ever been to Ireland, but flying into and out of Ireland, you can see all the winding, twisting roads in Ireland, compared with the arrow-straight roads practically everywhere else ... as sure a proof as any, if any were needed, that the Romans took one look and said, 'Sod that for a lark.' Cheers, Dec