Hi Sheila, i am really soory to bother you but i was just wondering if you could let me know when your next book is out. I have read all four and love them. I remeber your last book was released in time for my birthday so i can bug my dad to get it for me lol. My dad is Michael Wake he used to work in the Robbie Burns and says he knows you but i'm not so sure of that! Anyway enough of your time thank you, Joanne x
I truly admire your tenacity. I hope your surgeries are a huge success and that you get to live your dream.
The Stand is one of my top four favorite books too.
(Along with The Handmaid's Tale, The Tomorrow File, and The Witching Hour.)
Thanks for that Sheila, the last lot of bookmarks were well received. I am back in the UK next year for a month. Definitely going to Harrogate. It was just the best thing ever. Not so good for you with your finger. Will you be there 2009? Looking forward to the new book.
Every author fears work being stolen, so it's always, consider the source. The rule in building a case in logic is that as the number of nearly identical coincidences increase, the probability of sheer creative coincidence diminishes. Unluckily, the law, at least in America, requires a series of connections between the alleged plaigerists and the alleged source. Absent that kind of chain of custody, and a near identity in story and character, it is difficult to make a case. Art Buchwald had a good one against Eddie Murphy in Coming to America, and won his case. Then it becomes a matter of collection, which is a problem in itself.
Probably not at this point. Alibris has them as out-of-prints. I hope this helps. A note: there are not fewer than seven scenes in the movie The Fugitive that obviously 'borrow' from these two books, which, perhaps not coincidentally, are also set in Chicago.
After your experience you should read my Spike Halleck novels, Sight Unsee and Blind Man's Bluff, both written as David Lorne. They deal with a blind sound effects man who solves a kidnapping using only acoustic clues from the ransom calls.