Tying it all together
Posted December 16, 2010on:
In a few months (2 months to be precise, Feb. 1 of next year), my new novel, St. Martin’s Moon, will finally make its first appearance to a grateful world. It occurs to me that perhaps I should start thinking about considering the possibility of figuring out how to let people know about this momentous event.
Or I could just skip all that and do it now, but I’ll take a little sideways step first.
I have been a little distracted lately. I’ve discovered a number of programs in various libraries and have been catching up on shows that I like. I recently discovered Burn Notice this way, as well as finding seasons of Castle. I even discovered that a TV movie I’d seen, Witchblade, had been made into a series and put on DVD. The problem is that these are library items, so they have to be watched within the loan period. I’ve spent the last several weeks plowing through all these episodes and enjoying them all hugely, but I haven’t been updating my website the way I should.
But it occurred to us that this might itself be something to put on the website. Stories are stories, after all, and it might interest someone who is a fan of, say, Burn Notice, to see what kind of fantasy or paranormal novel would be written by someone who also likes a spy drama like that one. They do have a lot in common. All of my books feature a central figure who operates mostly without oversight, trying to do the things he thinks are right. They are all character-centered stories. I think my hero Joseph Marquand would get along just fine with MichaelWesten. Just about the only thing Marquand doesn’t do is voice-over to the audience some arcana of the operator’s trade.
So I’m thinking what I can do is some series of blog posts on the subject of my favorite stories, going into some detail as to exactly why they are my favorite stories. ‘Stories’ will be taken in the widest possible sense, including books, movies, TV shows, comics, etc. I love looking for connections like these and I hope other people will too. I’d love to learn of new stories I haven’t yet seen, as well.
Care to join me?