Wednesday, November 05, 2008

Be a character; chow down with two authors

Sandra Ruttan, one of that long list of folks I was pleased to meet at Bouchercon 2008, holds forth at her publisher's Web site on the process and occasional difficulty of naming characters and choosing titles for her novels.

You can help her with the first of those difficulties. Sandra and her publisher, Dorchester, are running a contest, and if you win, Sandra will name a character in her next book for you. Details at the publisher's link above, and good luck to you in the contest if I don't win.
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Meet authors Cordelia Frances Biddle and Dave Zeltserman this Sunday, Nov. 9 at 1 p.m. for the Robin’s Book Store Crime Fiction Book Club's Sunday brunch. It happens at Les Bons Temps, 114 S. 12th Street, Philadelphia.

My favorite blurb details for the two authors: "Cordelia Frances Biddle is a member of one of Philadelphia's oldest families, and this series uses many of her actual ancestors as characters."

and, for Zeltserman's Small Crimes:

"Crooked cop Joe Denton gets out of prison early after disfiguring the local district attorney, which doesn't help his popularity."

© Peter Rozovsky 2008

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2 Comments:

Blogger Logan Lamech said...

That's a fun and inventive idea.

Logan Lamech
www.eloquentbooks.com/LingeringPoets.html

November 06, 2008  
Blogger Peter Rozovsky said...

I've heard of such contests before, but not from an author I knew or whose works I had read. I wonder what sorts of characters wind up with the names of readers in contests like this? Minor ones, as will be the case here, but mere walk-ons, or characters with small but significant or at least distinctive roles?

November 06, 2008  

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