So the work continues on George's Terms which was supposed to be a kind of easy, fluff piece, but has turned into a novel I really like. It is at first glance, about zombies, but like Romero, it is a backdrop for other messages. I am feeling a eugenics theme. In my down time....besides searching for a doggie to add to the family.. I am reading a few authors. I branched out! I was reading only King, Laymon, Lee, Koontz, McCammon but I have now discovered my new favs. Will list and link them.
A few years ago, I had the honor of speaking to Dean Koontz via snail mail and we talked of how my real life was imitating some of his novel From the Corner of His Eye (my son showed did things the main character did and demanded a "Goldie Treaver" From the "Cal-forny man and this makes sense if you are one of his fans....it's creepy when your 2 year old says this! ) And Dean was most kind about the death of my daughter who was named for one of his characters, Perris.
Anyway, I have had the honor of meeting some very famous people (mainly in Jamaica where everyone goes to get away) and have found them all to be very normal and nice.I am naturally reclusive, but if I were famous and in the spotlight, I would hope to show the same sincerity and class of those whom I have gotten to know. One new person I have "met" is Kealan Patrick Burke. Really nice person and he writes very scary, creepy stories that make me feel he has been peeking into my inner thoughts and fears. I have this running joke in my family..I say someone is going to be huge (predicted Harrison Ford and several more actors) and I think Mr. Burke is going to be HUGE as in a runaway talent. Already acclaimed, he's making it...but I feel he's like the iceburg...most of what is headed our way is hidden. Anyway...just saying I found his novels and that's who I am reading along with Ketchum, Keane, Landsdale, and Allison M Dickson and Lee Moan.
That's who I like right now and I am impossible to please. Okay...I can be a real bitch about writing.
That's it. TY to Kealan for giving me the link he preferred and for being such a gracious person.