Category: Chatter

from the 14th Kate Shugak novel

ONE “I’ll get it,” Kate said, and fetched the Crisco forthwith. Auntie Vi eyed her.  “Your auntie not that old, Katya.” “I know, auntie,” Kate said.  “But I was closer.” She had, in fact, been in the next room at the time, but Auntie Vi, exercising monumental, not to mention unnatural restraint, forbore to comment.…

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Kates 3-6 back in paperback!

After a twenty-year print hiatus, the fourth, fifth, and sixth Kate Shugak novels are back in print in the US! Click on the cover art above for buy links. In honor of this event, Aries had me write 500 words on the Kate Shugak series, as below. Enjoy! If I had been smart enough to…

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from the 13th Kate Shugak novel

“Yuck!”  The pool of slush covered the road from snow berm to snow berm and thirteen-year old Andrea Kvasnikof had just stepped in it up to her ankle and over the tops of her brand-new, white on white Nike Kaj.  “Ms. Doogan!  Ms. Doogan, my shoe’s all wet!” “This is where the leading edge of…

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By turns hilarious, chilling, and poignant and always fascinating

A collection of correspondence that includes the original, a transcript, and a précis of the events surrounding the writing of each one. George Harrison took out a mortgage on his house to finance Monty Python’s Life of Brian. (I always knew George was the best Beatle.) Alec Guinness couldn’t remember Mark Hamill’s co-star’s name (Tennyson Ford?…

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