Chuck, good to meet you down these dark internet alleys . . . got Damien's interview for Pulp Pusher the other day and it's a great read . . . you have some interesting stories to tell. Would expect no less, of a newspaper man!
Chuck, congratulations on the signing. Our evening in that Mexican joint with Patrick and Ken Bruen and James Sallis a couple of years ago is still one of my fonder memories. I envy you that great bookstore.
Hi Charles - Much obliged for the invite, sir, and the kind words on Crime Always Pays. I'm going to play a hunch here and guess there's a drop or two of Irish blood in them thar veins ... that being the case, why not drop over to Crime Always Pays to do a Q&A in support of Pay Here? You can catch me at dbrodb(at)gmail.com ... Cheers, Dec
"Clifden is a lovely place. I was there years and years ago."
Well, you wouldn't recognize it these days : new hotels, new houses, half-million euro duplex apartments in the center of town, American style supermarket with three levels of underground parking and an elevator that talks to you !
I was at Thrillerfest in Phoenix last July - would have been nice to meet - didn't get to Mabel Murphy's but I had a great steak at Donovans.
I also did some time at Northwestern in Evanston - the Kellogg School. It's a small world.
I am sorry that I am unable to make it to your book signing but I wish you lots of fun! You earned it and I look forward to reading your book. Congrats on your published book. 21 years is a long time but than I have already lived that and much more... time goes by quickly. Waiting for a good deal to come along can take a while. =)
Hi Chuck, just to let you know that your email interview for Fusion View (www.fusionview.co.uk) will be uploaded on Wed 09 May at GMT 01.00am. Thanks for writing up such a great interview - I think my readers will find it really interesting, especially the flavour you gave of your life as a crime reporter.
I lived in Tucson for five years, from '83-'88. Even though I was born and raised in S.CA near the ocean, I still found an unbelievable beauty in the desert. We go back to visit friends every couple of years.
I look forward to reading your book. Let me know when it comes out.
Hi Charles - thanks for sharing your personal experience re using this space. I will quote you on my post and add a link to your page. (I would have asked every one of my friends on crimespace but I haven't got around to typing duplicate message to everyone! So thanks for taking the initiative to give me your views.
I haven't quite got the hang of this space - I'm not sure if I should reply to you on my page or on yours so I've done both just to be sure!
We have something in common. At one time I freelanced for the local paper, the Daily Herald. I did human interest features though, not crime stories. I got to meet some interesting people.