Monday, November 07, 2005

YOU CAN'T MAKE STUFF LIKE THIS UP

With Deliver Us From Evelyn, I tried to deliver a sort of "ripped from the headlines" feel; although the book was written and turned in several months ago, recent news stories have shown that fiction is rarely that far ahead of the real thing ...

Exhibit A:
MAFIA INFILTRATE RUPE'S POST? (NYDN)
A reputed mobster boasted of the Bonanno crime family's alleged hooks in the New York Post in a conversation secretly taped this year by a wire-wearing former Mafia boss.

Exhibit B:
"I REALLY CANNOT BE DESTROYED" (FORTUNE)
The inside story of how the unsinkable Martha Stewart staged her comeback—transforming her board, remaking public opinion, invading prime time.

It will be interesting to see, by the time Deliver Us From Evelyn sees print, whether any of it is even fictional anymore ...
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Die Laughing: Funny Crime and Mystery Fiction

SHE'S THE SHERIFF!

A woman with a complicated past returns home to become the small town's new sheriff. Best Mann For The Job is by the writer/artist team of Chris and Erica Well. Read it from the beginning at StudioWell.com. Watch the trailer on YouTube.