Friday, April 02, 2010


Something I learned today:

James Lee Burke's "novel, The Lost Get-Back Boogie, was rejected 111 times over a period of nine years, and upon publication by Louisiana State University press was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize."

James Lee Burke is one of my favorite living writers. He is a master storyteller. When I began writing my novel, Ghost in the Camera Eye (former title - Shades of Black), I hoped my story would be half as good as something he wrote.

Ghost in the Camera Eye now has an agent - Peter Riva.


Anonymous said...

Mr Burke rocks! I've read everything he's ever written. Have to admit though, that my favorite character of his is Cletus Purcell, a human demolition machine with the heart of a child.
Love your blog. That picture of Cleese has been embedded in my mind since I first saw The Quest For...over 30 years ago.

Jeff said...

Cletus is a memorable character for sure.