Tuesday, February 5, 2008

A Patry Francis Blog Day Winner Checks In

Cyndi Mueller, on of my fellow Dickens Challengers has received her copy of The Liar's Diary and sent a picture to prove it. Her note to me said, "I got my new book today! Thank you very much! See how happy I am (sometimes when I'm happy, I look terribly startled and kinda green - I guess)." Cyndi is our comic relief in the Dickens Challenge and in addition to her great Dickens piece, she's got some really funny posts at her place.

Have you gotten your copy of The Liar's Diary yet?

Cyndi's Dickens Challenge novel is called Casual Duty and her character and setting have some spooky similarities to my own. We're starting to believe we may have been separated at birth, two women, the same age, who entered the military in 1981 and are (gasp) step-grandmothers! Coincidence? Perhaps, but then again... Check out this work in progress at Cyndi's place!

Cynthia Mueller is a US Army veteran living in Las Vegas, Nevada. After more than 15 years as a technical writer, she’s working on her first novel, Casual Duty, a mystery/thriller set at a remote Army post in the southeastern Arizona mountains. When the bodies of young women start turning up on the training range, Private Bridie Traynor must overcome her fear and lack of experience to help stop a killer before he kills again.

15 comments:

Patti said...

startled, yet giddy...

Lisa said...

Patti,

And who wouldn't be?!!! ;)

Larramie said...

Patti + Lisa = a budding comedy team! *BG*

Lisa said...

We'll be here all week -- try the veal! Don't forget to tip your waiters and waitresses ;)

steve said...

Lisa-I looked at your comments on Cindy's Chapter 11 and I didn't ger the idea you thought the chapter was dreck. Anyway, I'm glad your effort for Patry was successful. I know of one person (Tea N. Crumpet of Fairbanks) who's ordered because of my post. I'm glad it wasn't in vain.

Lana Gramlich said...

Thanks for sharing the info & links on one of your co-writers.

Lisa said...

Steve, I know! I freaked out when I saw that she decided to rework it based on my thought that she might want to show a little more in scene. I meant later -- during revision -- something to think about! I hope she leaves it alone and moves on. If I pulled down every first draft chapter that had obvious issues that needed to be worked I'd still be fiddling around with chapter 1!

Lana, Well you are very welcome nice lady :)

Carleen Brice said...

That's what I love about the internets. They let us find our people.

Lisa said...

Me too. I've found more great people online in less than a year than I can count. I used to believe the internet distanced people, but I don't believe that at all anymore, especially since many of the people I've "met" online, I've actually gotten to get to know in person. It's amazing.

CindyLV said...

I already posted this comment and it disappeared! So here goes -- comment, part deux:

Hi Lisa, I would have responded to your comments last night, but I was too busy reading my Patry Francis book (which I finished BTW).

Okay, first, take a deep breath. Got it? Now let it go. I wasn't blaming you, I was thanking you! I replied on my blog already, but please don't feel responsible for my own reaction to my own writing. I asked for critique and opinion and that's exactly what you gave me. My feelings weren't hurt. You gently pointed out how I might improve and you were right. I've agreed to let the chapter stand and make notes for revision (and "soldier on" as Usman so cleverly put it!). So -- relax...okay? I'm working on my next chapter. No hard feelings???

Patry Francis said...

You're the best, Lisa. Many, many thanks for everything you've done.

Lisa said...

Patry,

I am happy to help! Three of the winners were in the US, one was in the UK and you may be interested to know that a copy of The Liar's Diary is on its way to Pakistan to my good blogging friend and Dickens Challenge writer, Usman Rafi. Feel better. xo

Yogamum said...

Tagged you on an easy book meme:
http://yogamum.wordpress.com/2008/02/10/lots-of-memey-excellence/
The book I wrote about was Liar's Diary!

John Elder Robison said...

I got one from her agent but I ordered a hardcover from Amazon.

Woof!

Hope all is well out there. I'm coming your way . . to Boulder to do an event with my brother at the U of Colorado in a few weeks.

Lisa said...

Yogamum, I am looking right at the book I finished last night, "I Killed Hemingway", by William McCranor Henderson and I can't wait to see what page 123 says. Fun tag!

John, Things are great here in Colorado -- come on out. I need the details on this upcoming appearance and a flock of free range wildebeests couldn't keep me away. What and exciting event -- two of my favorite authors in Boulder!

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