Another Great Headline

January 20, 2011

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"Police search for Moron"
-- (Denver, Colorado)

This story is out of Aurora, Colorado, where an intensive manhunt is underway for a career criminal named...Moron. Joseph Moron, to be exact. He is described as a 35-year-old white male with brown hair and brown eyes. He's 5'9" and weighs 205 pounds.

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More on Ruth Cavin

January 13, 2011

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Ruth was my first editor (for The Gemini Man, The Summertime Soldiers, and Trail of the Dragon), and no author could have asked for a better one. She'd read your manuscript, and get back to you within a week with a letter outlining her suggestions for revisions, which were always wonderfully helpful.

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Ruth Cavin

January 11, 2011

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Ruth Cavin, a beloved figure in New York publishing, died Sunday, January 9. She was an outstanding editor, perhaps the more remarkable for having begun her career at age 61, an age at which most people begin thinking of retirement. She started at Walker and Company in 1979, and moved to St. Martin's Press in 1988, where she stayed (more…)

Jared Lee Loughner

January 10, 2011

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Over at Mother Jones, Nick Baumann has a superb interview with one of Loughner's friends, which sheds considerable light on the workings--if you can call them that--of Loughner's mind.

Christine O'Donnell Hit Parade

January 3, 2011

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Hmmm. The Palin Publicity Auto-Generator seems to work pretty well. I wonder if mentioning the name "Christine O'Donnell" works as efficaciously. Or repeating her mantra. Let's see:

I'm not a witch...
I'm not a witch...
I'm not a witch...
I'm not a witch...

Selected Works

“This book is, quite simply, remarkable journalism and remarkable writing.”
--Robert B. Parker
"Taut with suspense...crackles like a bestselling novel." -- Barry Reed, author of The Verdict
"Susan Kelly's maiden mystery is fresh and free-spirited with lively characters, snappy dialogue...and a suspenseful plot." -- Washington Post
“Spinetingling... noteworthy... brings the horror of being a victim into sharp focus.”
--Publishers Weekly
“Thought-provoking... a gritty, bittersweet story with added depth and dimension.”
--Publishers Weekly (starred review)
"A page-turner with action and suspense." -- SSC Booknews
"A winner for fans of literate, witty mysteries." -- Tony Hillerman
"The Summertime Soldiers has love, sex, and murder and most of all, a heart." -- Boston Herald