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by Chatterbox
Wed April 21st, 2010, 11:23 pm
Forum: Book Buddies
Topic: The King's Mistress by Emma Campion
Replies: 60
Views: 6203

Turns out that Emma Campion's US publisher is also my publisher (and Michelle's); I got an ARC of this today, and apparently she is now at work on her next book as Emma Campion. No word on the subject, however...
by Chatterbox
Tue April 20th, 2010, 5:28 pm
Forum: The Writing Business
Topic: How did you get your agent?
Replies: 16
Views: 1552

I was lucky; maybe something to do with (so far) working on NF rather than novels. I've worked with three agents, and all have been located via networking or have ended up contacting me. My current guy, who sold the book that's coming out in June, knew someone who knew me. He was looking specificall...
by Chatterbox
Mon April 19th, 2010, 7:53 pm
Forum: Chat
Topic: The best thing today
Replies: 2019
Views: 117159

Oh well, I may have lost out on Katie Couric short term, but it looks as if I'll be penning something for the Washington Post's outlook section this weekend, and Foreign Policy wants a story, too... *head is spinning*
by Chatterbox
Mon April 19th, 2010, 7:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Historical novel isn't fact-based, after all
Replies: 7
Views: 1012

"Based on a real historical hoax!"

(new jacket copy suggestion...)
by Chatterbox
Mon April 19th, 2010, 7:17 am
Forum: Chat
Topic: getting bullied on youtube for being American
Replies: 8
Views: 931

I'm a dual citizen, with the right to describe myself either as an American or a Canadian. Since I'm living in the United States, I describe myself as American. How other people react to that is their issue and their problem. If they can't see past their own preconceptions to the individual, that is...
by Chatterbox
Mon April 19th, 2010, 1:56 am
Forum: Chat
Topic: Another Amazon review kerfuffle
Replies: 9
Views: 1079

I see a divorce looming... Figes's book was excellent (The Whisperers, I mean); haven't read Polonsky's. Just wild... I know I got a few comments about some books I suggested as alternate/additional reading to a book about reopening Stalin's archives. I think one of them was by Service, which prompt...
by Chatterbox
Mon April 19th, 2010, 1:49 am
Forum: Archives
Topic: April 2010: What Are You Reading?
Replies: 308
Views: 15656

I definitely wouldn't read the two series in close conjunction -- they cover so much of the same territory yet are so different in style & approach. Pargeter's pace is a lot slower, but I still enjoyed the in-depth character studies. That said, I go through spates of loving her books and not being a...
by Chatterbox
Mon April 19th, 2010, 1:40 am
Forum: Member Reading Logs - 2010
Topic: Chatterbox's 2010 Reading Log!
Replies: 43
Views: 4390

Second half of April: Non-fiction: Ghost Train to the Eastern Star by Paul Theroux The Big Short by Michael Lewis The End of Wall Street by Roger Lowenstein Beauty Tips from Moose Jaw by Will Ferguson To Begin the World Over Again by John Hulsman Nine Lives by William Dalrymple Fiction: An Empty De...
by Chatterbox
Sat April 17th, 2010, 8:21 am
Forum: Archives
Topic: April 2010: What Are You Reading?
Replies: 308
Views: 15656

Cool, thanks! Makes sense -- I had always thought of them as precursors to suspense thrillers, but didn't know there was a word for them. (I bailed out of studying literature after HS; too much D.H. Lawrence & Hamlet...)
by Chatterbox
Sat April 17th, 2010, 8:19 am
Forum: Travel
Topic: Volcanic Ash Disrupting Travel
Replies: 56
Views: 3945

Wow, if the Norwegian govt is being run by iPad, just imagine what that means for Steve Jobs... ! There's a fascinating book about a big change in the dark ages called Catastrophe -- I think the author's surname is Keys. He writes about years of plague and famine, and tries to understand what might ...

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