First time I’ve ever been compared to Elmore Leonard.
Excuse me while I’m over here breathing into a paper bag. And even more important: PW didn’t give anything away, so safe to read.
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Author and founder of Storyknife.org.
Um, wow! Congratulations! This reviewer gushed all over him/herself.
From: Dana Stabenow Reply-To: Dana Stabenow Date: Wednesday, March 22, 2017 at 10:01 AM To: Kathleen Alcala Subject: [New post] First time I’ve ever been compared to Elmore Leonard.
Dana posted: “Excuse me while I’m over here breathing into a paper bag. And even more important: PW didn’t give anything away, so safe to read. Signed hardcover edition Kindle US Kindle UK iBook Nook Kobo “
Obviously knows why we all love the Kate books!!
Have meant to tell you this for a few years now…. Every year in my high school literature class, I teach a small unit on poetry. It’s not my specialty so my goal is just to introduce my students to it (not so much master it). They all groan at first but, I swear, the best class discussions happen in these units! This year, British Lit, a week of Scots, a week of Irishmen, and a week of Englishmen (with a drunken Welshman thrown in for good measure). For me, I get really jazzed when I find a Dana Stabenow title in the poetry I assign. Of course my students are more excited when they find popular music (to wit, this week is a two-fer: Kubla Khan (see Rush’s Xanadu) and The Charge of the Light Brigade (Iron Maiden – The Trooper). Point being – thanks for making me take another look at poetry and spreading the love to the next generation.
And thank you for the wonderful compliment! Whenever an aspiring author asks me for advice, I tell them to study poetry. Poets have to do so much in such a concentrated space. Their craft is a lesson to us all.
I am so happy to read that there is a new Kate Shugak novel out. I was so bummed out at the end of the last one, thinking she was gone from us. Thank you, Dana Stabenow, for your work. I love ALL of the books you’ve written.