Hi, Pari. I am so sorry I have been negligent in telling you how much I appreciated all you did for me during LCC Denver. Thanks for taking me under your wing and showing me the ins and outs of convention life. You were a Godsend.
Unfortunately, quite soon after LCC we received word that Cliff's mother was dying and I went from the highs of Denver back to reality in a flash. Rushed down to say our goodbyes in Shreveport by the next weekend. We returned home last Thursday and she passed away Easter Sunday. While there I came down with the flu and Cliff soon followed. Now he has had to fly back, sick, for the funeral, while I sit here hacking out a lung. Rough several weeks.
Just started at the computer again, so contacting you was my number one thing on my list.
Take care, and thanks again for your friendship.
Hey Pari! Am trying to get Sleuth to order Socorro for me and they cannot find a mention of it even on the UofNM website publisher page. Any idea when it will be available? I thought it was out about now but JD says that this has nothing yet and usually stuff is there for him to look over three months in advance. I don't know who to nag but you. I could send the kid to kick someone I suppose (just kidding)
Just finished your article in "The 3rd Degree." Very informative. Let me ask you a question. I already have two books in publication. It's a small publishing house, and they don't do much in the way of promotion. I think promotion is the hardest part of being an author. Lotta work. Do you or other agents usually take on (as clients) published authors? I never really entertained the idea of procuring an agent, but with my third novel (which I'm in the process of writing), I thought I might give it a shot. Your thoughts? Ideas?
Thanks for the invite, Pari. Looking forward to conversing. You have an unusal name. Sounds Russian. It think it's delightful. I love names that are different from the norm. Makes a person stand out. Your profile reads like an in-depth thinker.
HI, Pari. Thanks for the note. I lived in NM (Albuquerque) for seven years and hope to return to the area someday. My sister lives in Flag, so I still get a southwest fix every so often. BTW, I'm looking forward to the Socorro book . . .
Thanks for the invite, Pari. I am a daily reader of Murderati.com Though I must confess at the moment, my attention is on events unfolding in Burma. I have been there many times and fear for friends on the ground.
I see you like "The Closer" too. Being that I now living in NC and adore seeing Kara Sedgewick, I really enjoy watching that show as well. Unfortunately, I've missed every episode they've shown since it started back this time, but am looking forward to catching the series on DVD when it's released.
I've been cutting back on paying the cable company for their increasing rates, and since I rarely turn the tv on, I decided to cut back to the basic channels. The Closer is on one of the channels that isn't included in the package I have now, but the money I saved, will be better used to see the series without all the extra commercials. :-)
I really enjoy watching Without a Trace too. The stories always seem believable, and I can relate to both the families seeking answers, and the detectives getting to the bottom of events. What works for me on any show I watch, is getting to know the players, seeing a good plot, and watching the story unfold. What doesn't work for me, is shows that are never ending, have very little plot, and leaves you hanging by the end *scratching my head, wondering why I wasted the time it took, to even bother turning the tube on to begin with*.
Hi Pari..thanks for the invite..it seems like we have a lot in common what with the masters degree and a lot of different jobs...glad you decided to go with your heart and write...i will check out your books and refer them to a friend of mine who likes the psychic/vampire genre
Hi Pari! Great to meet you here! Some of those 12-week transformations in Bill Phillip's book are so amazing, aren't they? I think you must have to be really hard-core about it to get that level of change!
I’m looking forward to sharing writing experiences with you.
I have “finished” a mystery novel, still needing some fact checking and editing. My plan is to hire an editor and then put it on a print and demand website such as lulu.com.
Reason: I don’t want the hassle of trying to sell and promote it. Yet don’t want it to land in a drawer, as some kind of hobby product.
Any thoughts? Any suggestions for an editor? Your opinions are welcomed.
(My icon has no meaning; it was the only graphic I had stored in my computer.)