Thanks, nice of you to say. And congratulations with J. Maslin liking Power Play. It's hard for me to understand writers who won't read reviews, other than the need to protect themselves and their creative work, of course. That I can understand. - Paranoia was the first book of yours that I worked with. I'm looking foreward to read the later ones!
Thanks for accepting the invite. Especially glad since Paranoia was one of the books that I really appreciated last year. It was translated into a good, solid norwegian, and came out in november. The fun parts I had to work a little bit with myself, being the editor, but I think it works. - Anyway. Exteremely likeable that Adam Cassidy. He started with such a great headache of a problem, and you made the story flow with ease. Nice to read a thriller with no killing in it. Didn't miss bloodshed one bit!
Hey Joseph, I just recognize that your books are available in German as well... YES I know, that this is not the original Joseph speaking to me, but I have to admit, it is easier to read in German than English (it's faster...)...
which one I should start with? Which one is a good entry into your "work" (right word for "all your books"??)
I am planing to attend my first writers conference this upcoming Presidents Day weekend. It's in San diego at the 22nd Annual Souther California Witers Conference.
I hope to have a project ready by then to be critiqued and reviewd by agents/editors. Since I am a novice I am still aprehensive.
I just received the registration information and wondered if you might me attending in any capcity? Would be great to meet you and have you sign one of your books. If not maybe I'll catch up with you at another convention.
I picked up a copy of the Company Man the other day and haven't hardly put it down.
I see some similarity in how quickly you brought your characters into the story in the first chapter kind of the same way I do. Although I have had critiques that said I brought in to many to fast I felt it was important to the story. I enjoy how succinct you are with these characters yet we can get a clear picture of them.
I can't wait to finish the book. Hope you had a great thanksgiving.
I'll have to make a point of pick up a couple of those books so I can see what you got. Have you read anything from Sheldon Siegel? He's kind of been a mentor and got me serious about my writing.
I use my prior life as a cop for most of my materials. My goal for 2008 is to have my first novel ready to go to an agent so we'll see. I have a couple of short stories publlished, one is a true story from my days as a federal police sergeant and the other is a short fiction.
Thanks for listening and I'll hit B&N this week.
Wow, Joseph, I had no idea you were such a big wig! Congrats on all your accomplishments! I've had lots of people tell me I should write adult blood and gore, but I just have too much fun with the kid stuff. That's so awesome about the move High Crimes. There have been lots of people insisting my book Mystery of the Attic would make a great TV movie for kids, but I'm counting on someone at Nickelodean to pick up the books in the Kim & Kelly Series and make a video game for girls out of them. If you have any connections, that would be most appreciated!