Publishers' Weekly generously included my name in an essay on historical mysteries they ran this past spring. I was honored. The company was select, and it felt great to be in it. Now they honor me again: with an author interview -- a good interview that made me think about why I do the things I do, and why my books are set up the way they are. It's not that I'm a thoughtless author, but rather that each novel takes over and I'm not always aware of the larger picture or how I fit in with approaches used by different authors. I enjoyed doing this interview.

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Comment by I. J. Parker on September 30, 2010 at 1:31am
Thank you all. I have a notion the original was quite a bit longer and some of the questions were cut. Never mind. I'm very glad it was done.
Comment by Jon Loomis on September 29, 2010 at 1:49pm
Congrats, IJ. Very nice.
Comment by Benjamin Sobieck on September 29, 2010 at 1:15pm
Congratulations! Your accolades are certainly picking up as of late.
Comment by Pepper Smith on September 29, 2010 at 10:07am
Cool! Nice interview!
Comment by I. J. Parker on September 29, 2010 at 8:13am
Hmm. I tried again and this time it showed up. Not sure what was wrong last time. Sorry about that.

Dana, you're very kind. Thank you. I could wish that you were right, but I watch sales (at least on Amazon) and am not impressed. Besides, by now it's very difficult for me to be hopeful. Too many disappointments. As for the publicity: it's mostly trade publications. Readers don't get those. Still, I won't complain too loudly, provided Severn House get their library sales.
Comment by I. J. Parker on September 29, 2010 at 8:09am
Comment by Dana King on September 29, 2010 at 6:26am
IJ,
The link didn't appear.

Even before reading the interview, I cans safely say you've been on a roll lately. Things looked pretty bleak earlier this year, but the past few months it's been varying degrees of good and better news. Let's hope you're momentum is reaching critical mass and you can become of those overnight sensations everyone always talks about.

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