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At 6:38pm on July 4, 2007, Babe King said…
You don't think he wears a bra- bwhahahaha. Probably thinks it's a holster. Which it is. Kinda. :-)
At 4:02am on May 1, 2007, Jane Hill said…
Oh, I shall definitely have to check out your books. Message me with details, if you like! I love reading books set in places where I've been. I thought Bisbee was lovely.
At 3:47am on May 1, 2007, J. Carson Black said…
Jane - I used to live in Bisbee, and have set one horror novel there (fitting) and also the beginning of one of my thrillers there. And my husband used to work for the Desert Museum! Small world.

My relatives live in Wigan, where my mother was born. A far cry, I'm guessing, from Portsmouth.
At 3:32am on May 1, 2007, Jane Hill said…
Yes, we spent a few days in Tucson, and ventured down to Tombstone (my mum is a huge Western fan) and also Bisbee. We particularly loved the desert museum.

I live in Portsmouth on the south coast of England.
At 3:00am on May 1, 2007, J. Carson Black said…
Jane - Brad Pitt, or the open pit mine - although we've got plenty. I hope you got down here to Southern Arizona, which is truly beautiful (she said as she sat outside on the terrace typing on her laptop.) I checked out the Kay-El Bar Ranch in Wickenburg - and wish I could go!

All my relatives live in England, New Zealand and Australia. Whereabouts do you live?
At 2:24am on May 1, 2007, Jane Hill said…
Hi Jake... I was attracted by your photo, and then read on and loved your list of films as well. I took my aged mother on a road trip around Arizona last October - we had such a good time. A bit like Thelma and Louise but without the rape and murder. Or Brad Pitt.
At 12:56am on April 30, 2007, Lesa Holstine said…
Jake -

No she doesn't know about the contest, as far as I know. I've been really pleased with the entrants so far. One school librarian hopes to win, thinking her high school students will like it. It's a blind draw though. (My husband picks the winners.) And, I had some entrants who have never entered before because I mentioned it on FictionL. That's not the place to mention contests, normally, but the subject fit into a current topic of underappreciated mysteries.

Unfortunately, I don't have any friends in Tucson. Everyone I know in AZ is in the Glendale/Phoenix area. But, good luck on the 20th!
At 8:23am on April 29, 2007, J. Carson Black said…
Thanks, Lesa - I apprecite so much your telling me that. Sometimes it seems as if our books go out into a vacuum, and we don't get a lot of feedback. And good feedback is especially appreciated!

Liz is fantatic, isn't she? I dedicated DARK SIDE to her, and for a very good reason. She was instrumental in getting me to the place where I could write that series. Does she know about your contest? She and I and the other two Southwest Crime Insters will be speaking at SSA's Sunday event on May 20th, so maybe you could spread the word to your Tucson friends.
At 1:01pm on April 28, 2007, Lesa Holstine said…
Jake - You were mentioned on FictionL (a list for public librarians) today as an underappreciated mystery writer. Great list to be on.

And, you mentioned Liz Gunn. She's another underappreciated one. So underappeciated that I'm offering five copies of her Six-pound Walleye on a contest on my book blog this week.
At 11:14am on April 13, 2007, J. Carson Black said…
The Well Red Coyote is a great place! I'm sure my mystery writer friends and I will make a trek up there at some point again. (Southwest Crime Ink - Liz Gunn, Mike Hayes, and Susan Cummins Miller.)
At 10:29am on April 13, 2007, Lesa Holstine said…
If nothing else, I hope to meet you when you're up here for something for The Poisoned Pen. Or, I might be able to get up to The Well-Red Coyote in Sedona. I haven't been there yet. You're right. We'll get together sometime.
At 10:15am on April 13, 2007, J. Carson Black said…
Lesa - I wish we'd met! I will always hold what you said about Darkness close to my heart. It made me happy to think that my book might help in some way to educate people about sexual predators.

One of these days... we're only a couple of hours away.
At 10:09am on April 13, 2007, Lesa Holstine said…
Hi Jake! I saw you at ThrillerFest, but was too intimidated to introduce myself. I loved both of your books, and I've recommended them to library patrons who want good mysteries set in Arizona. Laura is an intiguing character. And, your love of Arizona comes through in your books. Thank you.
At 3:45am on April 3, 2007, J. Carson Black said…
Thanks, Bobbi! I love old motels, diners, coffee shops, filling stations etc., preferably bleached by the sun and falling apart. If I wasn't so lazy, I'd drive Route 66 as far as it goes.
At 3:08am on April 3, 2007, Bobbi A. Chukran said…
I love that black/white photo, J!

bobbi c.
At 12:18am on April 1, 2007, J. Carson Black said…
Just answered my own question. The Australian author is P.D. Martin, and the book, BODY COUNT, came out with Mira in January. My New Zealand aunt flipped over her book, which is good enough for me. (She flipped over mine, too, but that was a requirement.)
At 12:10am on April 1, 2007, J. Carson Black said…
Hi Rhonda. I have relatives who live in Oz - in Perth. Quite a distance away. Most of my family lives in NZ. Just found out about another member of our family living in Queensland.

I've heard really great things about an Australian author who writes thrillers. Her book was going to be published here in America after it was published by an English pub, but I can't remember her name. Have you read any new thriller or police procedural writer from Australia who has made a big splash? I'd like to find her book.

Jake
At 10:41pm on March 31, 2007, Rhonda said…
Hello J.Carson Black thanks for the invite your book sound interesting I will have to get the library to buy it.
At 11:01pm on March 30, 2007, J. Carson Black said…
Angie - I've always wanted to set a scene in Jerome. Preferably, a climax scene, with somebody falling off the mountain.
At 9:44pm on March 30, 2007, Angie said…
Yep, I'm still in Prescott & I love it. 30 min. to Jerome, hour and fifteen to Sedona, 2 hours to Flag or Phoenix. Tucson is a stretch, but still doable. I'm with you - Arizona pretty much rocks.

"Are You All Right" is the single from Lucinda's newest, West. She kicked off the tour in Tucson & her bass player is originally from Tucson, so the audience was very, very hyped. And yeah, the Rialto is really a beautiful venue!

Anyway, nice ta meetya!

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