Three Cheers. For Jon, Rudy, and Lit Fest.
What I'm reading: The Quick Red Fox
by John D. MacDonald.
Thanks everybody for the outpouring of condolences regarding the passing of our good friend, Cort McMeel. He's already greatly missed and the mystery writing community has lost a valuable champion. Cort introduced me to many other inspiring writers, including Jon Bassoff, the editor at New Pulp Press
. Bassoff has a novel of his own forthcoming this fall, Corrosion
A huge grito
to Rudy Ch. Garcia on being named a finalist in the Best Novel--Fantasy/Sci-Fi category of the 2013 International Latino Book Award
for his novel, The Closet of Discarded Dreams
. We'll raid the petty cash jar to grease the appropriate palms in his favor.
Lighthouse Writers Workshop presents its eighth annual Lit Fest & Book Fair, June 7-22, 2013. It's your chance to mingle with a fabulous
bunch of booze hounds
community of writers addicted to novels, poems, short fiction, memoirs, and screenplays. I'm teaching three craft seminars--You Had Me At Hello
; The Longest Distance: Putting Your Ideas on the Pages
; and Start with the Diamond: The Promise of a Great Novel
. Plus I'm on a salon, Yes You Can: Writing in a Subjective World
. Check out the catalog
. See you there. I'll pour your first glass of wine.
Labels: John D.MacDonald, Jon Bassoff, Lighthouse Writers, Lit Fest, New Pulp Press, Rudy Ch. Garcia