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"A refreshingly new voice in noir." --Ed Kurtz, author of Nothing You Can Do and The Rib From Which I Remake the World.

"A glorious boilermaker of noir and East Coast gothic. The action is taut as a sprung snare and Bagley tightens the screws with every page." -- Laird Barron, author of Swift to Chase and Blood Standard.




Monday, February 22, 2010

Rea and Writing

I haven't done much writing since my mother-in-law got sick. That's not whining on my part; I wouldn't trade being able to spend time with Rea during her final days for anything (except for having her back with us). Rea was one of my best supporters and she'd want me to get my ass back in the chair and start working again.


The new novel is waiting for me. Bitter Water Blues is still in need of a publisher. I owe an editor a short story for an anthology scheduled to be released in the fall. There are promised reviews and interviews. Time to get busy again.


So to keep you happy (or maybe just snickering) until I'm fully back up to speed, here's a shot of me reading "The Cove" at the Stone House in Freeport on January 14. Thanks to Penelope Schwartz Robinson for the photo...

6 comments:

Chris said...

Nice to have you back, Patrick, and I'm so sorry for your family's loss.

Chris said...

Wait -- you were reading in Freeport on January 14? POST SOMETHING NEXT TIME! I would have definitely made the trip.

Bill Crider said...

My condolences to you and your family.

Keith Rawson said...

It's good to have you back, brother. Condolences to you and your family

Stephen Blackmoore said...

Condolences, Patrick. I'm so sorry for your loss.

Kieran Shea said...

Welcome back...