Thursday, June 17, 2010

Introducing Pru Marlowe and the genre of "pet noir"

From Publishers Marketplace:

"Mystery/Crime: Clea Simon's DOGS DON'T LIE, first in a new "pet noir" series featuring a bad-girl animal psychic and her sidekick, a crotchety tabby, to Annette Rogers at Poisoned Pen Press, in a nice deal, in a three-book deal, for publication in April, 2011, by Colleen Mohyde at Doe Coover Agency."

More info when I have time - am now waiting to hear from editor on Dogs Don't Lie revisions and also finishing up Dulcie #3, tentatively titled "Grey Zone." So a little harried, but VERY HAPPY!!

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Found dialogue

I love summer (or, ok, spring) in the city. Everyone lives outdoors, from the shirtless man in mardi gras beads to the couples returning from dinner out. And as we did the same, we encountered these random bits of conversation:

" ... I don' t think anyone could live 20 minutes underwater..."

"It has a little bit of everything."
"No, it doesn't."

"My father always kept his shotguns (plural) under the bed."

All dialogue, as Stan Mack used to say, verbatim.

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Me on "Agents of Treachery"

I got to review the new spy-fiction anthology "Agents of Treachery" in today's Boston Globe:

"What is the proper setting for an international thriller in these global times? Is it World War II, the last unequivocally just war, or the fight against terrorism? Does it take place in Europe or the Middle East, or right here at home? These are some of the questions tackled by the authors in this packed anthology, “Agents of Treachery.’’...

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