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An Ellrovian Journey

I have a piece in The Rap Sheet in which I discuss my new book on James Ellroy and my lifelong interest in the author. Here’s a taste: 307 more words

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2016 Goals: Reading

I love reading and I try to read as much as possible. I’ll be a bookworm for weeks at a time, engrossed in book after book, and then I’ll go through a reading drought, where I maybe trade in my books for binge-watching or socializing. 613 more words

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I was a WASP kid going to a high school that was 99 percent...

I was a WASP kid going to a high school that was 99 percent Jewish and I wanted attention and I wanted to make a spectacle of myself because I couldn’t stand to be ignored. 7 more words

James Ellroy

I’ve been tremendously moved by a bunch of odd books. Ross...

I’ve been tremendously moved by a bunch of odd books. Ross McDonald is very important to me. I love the Lew Archer books. – James Ellroy: http://dlvr.it/CyQlYy

James Ellroy

Making it count: how to shorten your copy in 10 easy steps

This is the first in a series of “how to” blogs in which we’ll explore some of the tricks of our trade.

Most writers often have to work to specific word counts. 944 more words

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Short Review: Black Dahlia by James Ellroy

For some crazy reason I thought this was seriously a non-fiction book.  It’s not.  It builds off of facts of the real case about Elizabeth Short and it adds in a noir-style detective story.   163 more words

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