Just an assorted array of topics that can range from books to who knows what. If it’s interesting, weird, thought-provoking or provocative, I’m positing it.
Hilarious James Patterson TV Ad
NYT bestselling author, James Patterson’s TV ad has him making a plea for his readers to buy his new book, I, Alex Cross (Little, Brown & Company 2009) or else he’ll have to, you know – do something drastic. Never saw this ad before today. Hilarious. via Tupholos Wonder if that threat worked?
Alafair Burke’s 212
Mystery writer, Alafair Burke, has a new book coming out March 2010, titled “212.” It’s the sequel to Angel’s Tip (Harper 2009), the second book in her Ellie Hatcher series. I find Burke’s writing to be polished and her characters well drawn. The violence in her last book was moderate. I highly recommend her especially if you enjoy mysteries set in New York or if your looking for something different to read other than Karin Slaughter or Chelsea Cain.
Washington Post Article Says Key to Writing Success is to….Write Like a Man. What?
I found this article interesting: The key to literary success? Be a man — or write like one. As a reader, I’ve heard or read of this practice of female writers having to use non-female sounding names when writing in mystery and you can extrapolate that further as you see fit. This practice is not new. At the other end of the spectrum, if men wanted to write and sell romances, they have often had to use more feminine sounding names. Via LynnARR
Sandra Brown Interview at International Thriller Writers Blog
Interesting and quick read on Sandra Brown and her writing career for In Between the Lines Segment. I was introduced to her with her suspense novels like Charade and The Witness. I went on to enjoy Mirror Image, Texas! Chase and French Silk and a few others that I am blanking on at the moment. Brown is usually more hits than misses for me but the one thing I like about her books is that she’s good at writing chemistry and she is good with character development. Her plots tend to strain my level of disbelief but I can forgive a lot of things if the story is good.
That’s it. Until next time..