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August 15, 2007

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Fred Eichelman, Ed.D.

I love it and wish I was in a position to vote. I'd rather vote for this story that Clinton, Obama or McCain that's for sure.
Old Fred

Steve

Thanks for the vote of confidence, Fred! And interesting analogy to the world of politics. Maybe I should have bumper stickers printed up for Bouchercon: "'DEAR DR. WATSON' in '08."

-Steve

Chuck Welch

I loved it, but of course I love all your stories. It has been a long time since mystery, and the old west have been put together, and what better way to do it then with Big Red and Old Red. Keep them coming and I will keep on reading.

Steve

It's a deal, Chuck! (Although it might help if you could convince about 20,000 of your closest friends and relations to start buying the books, too. Just as a little insurance, y'know....)

-Steve

Toni L.P. Kelner

Dang it.

Couldn't you write a BAD story? But no! You have to go and write another good one, meaning that I have to have a story going up against Big Red and Old Red.

Dang it!


Toni

Steve

Believe me, Toni -- I'm more than capable of writing a bad story. There's a good dozen of 'em lurking in the murkier, mustier corners of my hard drive. May the world be spared from ever seeing them.....

For those of you who don't know, Toni's story "How Stella Got Her Grave Back" is up for an Anthony, too. Any chance you'll post it somewhere, Toni? You got to read my story -- now I wanna read yours!

Love the title, BTW. It reminds me of my favorite Richard Prather title: "Dig That Crazy Grave."

-Steve

Toni LP Kelner

Steve,

I don't know if I can post it. It's in a book that's still in print, so my editor might not be happy about it. I've sent her a note to check.

As for bad stories, lord, don't ever look at anything of mine when I was trying to write Tolkien rip-offs. Sad, very sad...


Toni

Steve

Tolkien rip-offs aren't necessarily a bad idea. Just look at [NAME REDACTED]. He's been writing 'em for years, and the guy's a danged millionaire now. In my more cynical moments, I start to think it's easier to succeed writing rip-offs than something original....

-Steve

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