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when I was trying to write stories, I named my early protagonists Elmore, Elwood, Elvin and the hero of my first unpublished novels, Elliot, and then finally Leonard (with a nod to Lenny Bruce).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.

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