Monday, March 31, 2008
I'm thrilled and delighted to report that I placed second in the inaugural Short Story Competition over at CrimeSpace, the social networking site for readers and writers of crime and mystery fiction.
The theme was Australia, and I had a great time researching historical opal mining. The resulting story, The Molloy Brothers Give Their All, is the first bit of historical fiction I've attempted.
Full contest results here.
I'm grateful to Daniel Hatadi, founder and self-described Down-Under-Lord, for this opportunity. Also to the judging panel which included Katherine Howell, Jon Jordan, Stuart MacBride, and Sandra Ruttan.
Wednesday, March 19, 2008
Yes yes - I now have an agent! I've been itching to post this since Barbara Poelle offered to represent me but wanted to wait until it was "official."
Barbara is with the Irene Goodman Literary Agency, a fantastic bunch of smart people. I can't wait for my first opportunity to start a sentence with "I was just talking to my agent in New York and...." It hasn't happened yet - my son's lacrosse carpool isn't suitably impressed, for instance :)
Looking forward to seeing what happens next!
This is about how I felt when I got the news :)
Wednesday, March 12, 2008
Today is an amazing day!
Tony Black has published my story, No Exceptions, at Pulp Pusher.
Thanks so much to Tony, whose first book will be out soon.
By the way, this story is dedicated to my mentor, Craig McDonald, who has been patiently explaining this crazy writing business to me for a while now, and who is an amazing brilliant writer.
One other fun thing happened today...details to follow :)