"You know what? The bastard blows me out of the water. This guy writes Maine like Ardai writes New York. If you're not reading him, you don't know what you're missing." --Chris F. Holm, author of The Big Reap, The Wrong Goodbye and Dead Harvest.

"Bagley's got the poet's eye, but that doesn't mean everything is prettier in his work. It means the ugly stuff is more vivid. More intense. Like a sudden switch from analog to HD. And that's a trait to very much admire in his work." --Anthony Neil Smith, author of Hogdoggin', Yellow Medicine, The Drummer and Psychosomatic.




Wednesday, January 16, 2008

What's with the new blog?

Hillbillies and Hitmen was fun, but it became a caricature of itself (or maybe of me). How much of a hick can I be today? That sort of thing. Sure, I’m a hick—and proud of it—but that often seemed like the entire focus of the blog…that and whatever dumb topics happened to catch my attention. The fact that it was a writer’s blog somehow got obscured by the silliness. Mea culpa.

So here it is: a brand-spanking-new blog. Maine Crime Writer. I think the title is descriptive enough. This one will be more about writing—and being a crime writer in Maine—than the old one. I’ll also do a lot more with book reviews and author profiles. There will still be links to other writers’ sites, as well as my friends’ blogs; I’ll get those up as soon as possible.

Exciting things are happening with my career right now. I hope to be able to share that news here soon.

Thanks for coming by.

P.

10 comments:

Bill Crider said...

Lookin' good, Patrick.

Mystery Dawg said...

OK, I'm up for this. Do I need any special winter weather gear for this?

Steve Allan said...

Like your hick ways won't shine through. You live in Maine, it's in our skin. It's like eating an Italian and drinking Moxie.

Lyman said...

Couldn't stand Moxie. Back when there was such a thing, S&OK orange soda and a Ham and Salami Italian. Now that's good eats.

Steve Allan said...

No. S&OK Strawberry. Pat's used to be the last place I could find it, but they didn't have it the last time I went in. Hmmm... Pat's Pizza. I am getting ready for lunch, maybe I'll head downtown.

Stephen Blackmoore said...

Face it Patrick, wherever you go, vermin like us will track you down.

Chris said...

Who you callin' vermin? I prefer riff-raff.

Patrick Shawn Bagley said...

I dig vermin and riff-raff. Hicks, too.

Declan Burke said...

Looking smart, Patrick ... break a leg, man.

Lisa R. said...

Oh...I wondered where you went. Glad to find the new look - it becomes you.
P.S. You are not a hick. You are metropolitanly-challenged.