Wednesday, August 21, 2013

In Memory of Elmore Leonard

Here is a short essay I was asked to write in appreciation of Elmore Leonard, one of my lifelong heroes.

Thank you, thank you, thank you...

Many thanks to bloggers The Best Books Ever, The Picky Girl and Blog Her for their smart and insightful reviews! They are giving away books too, so check it out!

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

RIP Elmore Leonard, My Hero

I was so enamored with Elmore Leonard that in college, when I was trying to write stories, I named my early protagonists Elmore, Elwood, Elvin and the hero of my first unpublished novels, Elliot, and then finally Leonard (with a nod to Lenny Bruce). I ran out of variations long before I got published but I did finally get to shake the great man's hand and tell him this story and make him laugh. Thanks for giving us all those books and RIP. You did a great job.

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Thanks to Unabridged Chick and to Hopelessly Devoted Bibliophile!

A big thank you to bloggers Unabridged Chick and Hopelessly Devoted Bibliophile for their thoughtful and highly perceptive reviews! I am grateful to find such smart and generous readers.