Thursday, January 14, 2010


I got the news from my agent yesterday that that the movie option for my novel THE COLD KISS was finalized and that it went to Jane Startz (ELLA ENCHANTED, THE INDIAN IN THE CUPBOARD), with Ole Bornedal (NIGHTWATCH, JUST ANOTHER LOVE STORY) to direct.

I couldn’t be more excited about this. The people at Jane Startz are passionate about this project, and Ole Bornedal is absolutely brilliant. His film, JUST ANOTHER LOVE STORY, is stunning. If you haven’t seen it and would like to check it out, you can stream it on Netflix.

Here’s the trailer.

What a great way to start the year.

Sunday, January 3, 2010

On Writing #1: Larry Brown

When I first started writing I wore out my copy of Larry Brown's short story collection, Big Bad Love, and to this day I don't believe any short fiction writer who knows what they're talking about can read it and not walk away without thinking, "Yes, this is how it should be done!"

After reading his novel, Dirty Work, I was so blown away that I went out and bought everything he'd written. The only other time I've done such a thing was after reading Ken Bruen's The Guards for the first time.

This clip is from a documentary called 'The Rough South of Larry Brown'. It's a new version completed after he died in 2004. If you like writer biographies and want to see the entire thing, you can get a copy through Duke University, Here.