16 October 2012 ~ 0 Comments

More Next Big Thing posts

Just a quick update to let you know of a few more Next Big Thing Posts from various writers. Jessica Wynne Reisman: 2. Where did the idea come from for the book? My love of a certain three-character relationship dynamic that appears in many pirate and swashbuckling movies (and others) but is never played out […]

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08 October 2012 ~ 8 Comments

The Next Big Thing

Nicky Drayden tagged me in her Next Big Thing entry. So here I am to talk about my WIP. 1. What is the title of your Work in Progress? Bandit Girls. I fully expect that to change at some point. 2. Where did the idea come from for the book? The germ of the book […]

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20 March 2012 ~ 0 Comments

The new ultraviolence (and also, Stina Leicht’s new book)

Tonight at the Cactus Cafe: Fascinating discussion on the grisly violence of the Mexico drug wars, as perpetrated by the Zetas, and how it may have been inspired by the gruesome violence perpetrated by Al Qaida operatives in Iraq. John Burnett and Lawrence Wright are two of my favorite reporters and writers.The topic was uncomfortable […]

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