Fear in Writing: Changing. My. Mind.

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Today in Literary History...December 14, 1907: Rudyard Kipling receives the Nobel prize for literature, the first English-language writer to do so.ud

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Changing. My. Mind.

Writers are allowed to change their minds, right?  That's what I am doing!  Since I will be hosting author Vincent Zandri on February 26th as a part of his blog tour, I thought it would be nice to actually know what I'm talking about when I let him on my site!  Besides, he's a fellow journalist and his books look interesting...But which should I choose?  His most recent and the one he is now promoting, Moonlight Falls?  Or the one right before it, As Catch Can,  the one Zandri says began his successful (i.e. profitable) writing career?  Hmmm...

And February is set because Elizabeth Kostova's second book, The Swan Thieves, comes out January 12th, I am going to her book signing at a local Indie on the 14th, and I don't think I can wait any longer to read it!  For those not familiar, Kostova is the artful author of The Historian, the somewhat intimidating, beautifully crafted and bound doorstop that weaves legend and lore, literature and geography, history and art into a fantastical mystery and love story.  Pick it up today.  Do some arms curls with it, then get reading.

So Charles Toftoy and the strange book cover must push back to March.  Honestly, I'm not sure how excited I am about It's In the Eyes, but I feel like I should read it, that it might surprise me.  I am ever hopeful.

I am not a reviewer - NOT a reviewer - but later I will recommend a fantastic book I just finished.  Quite possibly one of the best mystery/suspense books I have read.  Later...!


  1. Hmmm... you've tweaked my interest!! Can't wait to hear what book you loved. :)

  2. Thanks for all the wonderful recommendations!

  3. You could definitely do arm curls with The Swan Thieves. It is is quite good as well.

  4. Sounds like some great books! I'm going to have to add them to my TBR list...

    Mystery Writing is Murder
    Mystery Lovers’ Kitchen

  5. I was supposed to do THE SWAN THIEVES for Serbia last summer, but we kept waiting and waiting for it to be sent to us, and it never was since its release was delayed in USA too, so that deal fell through :(( Elizabeth is, by the way, from my neighboring Bulgaria by origin.

  6. Always ready with the recommendations, all!

    Dezo- Oh! That would have been an experience! I'd be really curious to have you guest blog about the translation process. I didn't realize she was from your area...Kostova is a fantastic writer. Has 'The Swan Thieves' come your way now that it has been released?

  7. not yet, but it probably will, I'm just not sure whether my house will still be interested in publishing it, but probably yes, HISTORIAN really was a smash hit around the world.