2 -- Bexley Library, Sept. 24, 1 to 3 p.m.
3 -- Columbus Metropolitan Library, Gahanna branch, Oct. 1, 1 p.m. to 3
To participate in the Bexley book signing, contact Rosalie Ungar at
email@example.com anyone in the canton area interested in going to this
one. i'm thinking of it,but don't want to go by myself. let me know, please.
To participate in the Gahanna book signing, contact Peg Hanna at
be on the lookout for the north neighbor news and an article about turning leaves and editor audrey by alissa brooks.
Sept 14: M is for Mystery, San Mateo, CA 7 p.m.
Sept 15 Launch Party, Book Passage, Corte Madera CA
Sept 20 Books Inc, Berkeley, CA 7 p.m.
Oct 1: Fresno, luncheon with Sisters in Crime
Oct 5 Bay Books, San Ramon
Oct 6: Orinda Books, Orinda, CA
Oct 7: Towne Center Books, Pleasanton, CA
here is the concluding comment from a series of e-mails from 'writer friend' looking for a sentence i once wrote: Writer friend Audrey ---out of the blue the sentence came to me -- my dormant brain became activated !!! I love good writers ---and I can recognize a masterful sentence --and yours leaped out AT ME. This IS the sentence that taunted me over the year ----"he was OF a common lot, but in NO way was he ordinary . Each word has to be in exact place/order. This is YOUR sentence and you should use it often --it is a powerful human nature statement. I am content. Thank you for a favorite reminder of mans' inner value. writer friend j.h.
i am thrilled to tell you that local artist and photoshopper li hertzi (firstname.lastname@example.org) is now working on the cover of my newest novel, eloquent tattoo.
i also want to thank lisa and the many, many people who responded to my request for comments/advice on my new web page. i am going to thank some of the people right now. excuse me if your name is left off the list. i don't have all names of responders. first i'll list a group of people who responded with support: mara from washington, leslie from canton, alistair from edinburgh, bob from zoar, alan from boca raton, austin from new orleans, julia from wooster, tanny from jackson. i'll list people who made suggestions and/or corrected errors next time because i would like to get away from me and on to a review of stagestruck by peter lovesey.
this is the eleventh novel in the chief superintendent peter diamond series. the book cover boasts six rave reviews. well, you didn't think the publisher was going to print anything negative there, did you? the review from the chicago tribune says that 'peter lovesey's books...could be used as textbooks in a crime writing course.'
this reminds me of the unwritten rules for murder mysteries in or out of a crime writing course. the crime has to be in the first few pages. lovesey opens with a crime, damage to the face of pop diva clarion calhoun star of i am a camera to be presented in the theatre royal in bath, england. the murder of the make-up artist who applied the make up to ms. calhoun comes a little later in the story. what i'm trying to figure out is another unwritten rule, that of the introduction of the villain also at the beginning of the novel. i know writers can not introduce the murderer or criminal at the end. it would hardly be fair to the reader. but my question is, is the really bad guy someone we readers always meet in the first few pages?
an added attraction to stagestruck is the filling out of peter diamond's character by giving him a theater phobia. the whole insert of childhood psychological problems seems a little off to me, but i suppose many lovesey fans will enjoy it.
this police procedural is 325 pages and published by soho press, inc.