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At 12:05am on August 28, 2008, L.J. Sellers said…
Get that bike and ride! Life is short. It should also be sweet.
Lj
At 11:45pm on August 7, 2008, Brian L Porter said…
Hi Tom, Sent you a pm, but just wanted to say hi as well.

Hope things are going great for you. Look forward to hearing from you when it's daylight your side of the pond.

Best regards

Brian
At 8:39pm on May 23, 2008, Daniel Hatadi said…
You're welcome, Tom. Glad you like the place.
At 9:19pm on May 18, 2008, carole gill said…
you're always welcome on my page! carole's place! and remember, there's never a cover charge!
btw Tom! I love that Maltese broadcast! i've added Dragnet and that to my collection. so love the 1940's wish I could slip into a '40s noir novel. Be Spade's gal friday--you know?! I would love it!
At 11:00pm on May 14, 2008, Alison Bruce said…
Hi Tom

thanks for the message. We had great fun making it and now I've just been hired to write a zombie movie so maybe I can get to be a screaming extra in that too! Good luck with writing full time, don't let the quiet days get to you! Take care,

Alison xx
At 6:55am on May 14, 2008, Angie said…
Miss Snark's blog is a fab resource for writers still looking to snag an agent. And yes, she's both damn funny & damn smart.

Coyote Radio does contemporary radio theater, mostly comedy. All of the mystery stuff is on the funny side - Kyla Jackson, Temp Spy & Little Janey: Pet Detective are two of my faves. We're local, but there's some stuff on the web at www.coyoteradio.org (I think...I haven't checked the website in ages...the hubster does that).

Best o' luck with the synopsis evilosity!
At 3:52pm on May 12, 2008, Jack Getze said…
When you sell your novel, you will be asked 1,000 times "So what's your book about?" I can't tell you how important it is to have an interesting answer. Working on the short, two or three-sentence hook will help you prepare. It's hard. It's not fair, because our books are about many things, but when a would-be buyer, or a radio host asks you that question, your answer can mean the difference between success or failure that day. I f****** hate it!
At 12:21pm on May 12, 2008, K.R. Lewis said…
Thanks Tom, I found it. (Could they have made the thing any smaller, ya think?)
At 3:53am on May 12, 2008, K.R. Lewis said…
Tom: I received an email on my website saying I'd received a message from you? But I'll be damned if I can find it anywhere on "My Page"?
At 4:37am on May 7, 2008, Brian L Porter said…
Tom,

I like the character you've introduced us to above. He's believable, human, and fallible, all good qualities in a lead character. I'd like to see more about him.

Best regards

Brian
At 3:09pm on May 6, 2008, Tom Cooke said…
Hi Carole,
The preface is entirely gone now. I incorporated a bit of it in the first chapter and the important parts that actually pertain to the story are now included in the body of the book. A lot of it I just scrapped. I tried to develop the character through what he did during the story rather than just dump it all in the front of the book. I think it worked out much better, but even as a scrapped piece of work I thought it was interesting enough to introduce the character to some of the folks who might be interested.
Tom
At 3:51am on May 6, 2008, carole gill said…
that's nice tom. the character is interesting. The writing, I think, is vivid. I certainly like the idea of the Indian culture. particulary the dreams/visions. Yes, that character has depth and is interestingenough to be in a novel. you go for it,Tom! are you rewriting the whole thing?I wrote a first draft out recently that I "improved" upon--that is, my second draft is the same story--but presented differently. I hope you are going to edit this--is that what I understood you to say?
At 5:35pm on May 4, 2008, Scott Loring Sanders said…
Thanks, Tom. I appreciate it. I don't want to tick anyone off. --Scott
At 4:02pm on May 4, 2008, L.J. Sellers said…
I sympathize. I have a stack of books in the TBR pile too. But the proposals come first. Best wishes.
At 4:15pm on May 3, 2008, Tom Cooke said…
Carole, I promise I will as soon as I figure out how. You've got all the good ones anyway. Maybe I can find STRING OF PEARLS somewhere. The only thing I've got on my myspace site is Ian and Sylvia's version of EARLY MORNING RAIN.
At 10:39pm on May 2, 2008, carole gill said…
Hey Tom, please put some music up so I can swipe stuff from you. I never found out how to put it on my page! it's all stuff that I've mooched off other people!
At 12:49am on May 2, 2008, carole gill said…
Hey Tom! Didn't notice your comment until today! Thanks for that. I love my page too it gets me in the mood to write! It really does. The puppies were great but a lot of work. They're all gone now to good homes (most in the family) so we keep up with them. And guess what, the Mama dog loves to have a go at the mailman! She's even run across the street to nip him. So glad she didn't break the skin, though and he was so nice about it. What is that with dogs?!!! all the best to you.
At 7:25pm on April 30, 2008, Tom Cooke said…
It was 1958. I moved to guard the next year so my number was different. The team was The Robstown High school "Cottonpickers" and it was my number. I wore the jersey to work one day and Pete Martinez a good friend and fellow co-worker was playing with his new poloroid and snapped the shot just as we were getting ready to shoot the weather. Robstown is about twenty miles west of Corpus Christi, Texas. I had a great deal with my employer. They let me play ball if I would work weekends. I usually worked from the six o'clock news until sign off, which back then was around midnight. The station was KZTV, Channel 10, Corpus Christi, Texas
At 1:51pm on April 30, 2008, JackBludis said…
Who's number 29? What team? What era. Looks like 50s or early 60s.
At 9:21am on April 24, 2008, Tom Cooke said…
Thank you for the welcome. I must add, your page really knocked me out. It took me right back to being a youngster, waiting for my Dad to get home from the war. I think it was the music. Neat puppies too. Mine is a junkyard dog that likes to eat the mailman.
Thank you again.

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