Wednesday I taught a "master" course in mystery-writing along with Cornelia Reid and John Billheimer. We had a blast. One thing all three of us commented on was how supportive the crime fiction community is.
This was brought to mind again yesterday when I saw M.J. Rose's name in the paper. Her terrific thriller, The Resurrectionist, is being turned into a TV show called Past Life that will be on Fox this fall. A great sign too: David Hudgins, the co-exec producer of Friday Night Lights (pay attention, Shelby) is honchoing the show. Holy mackerel, M.J.!
Last summer when I needed advice on my career direction, M.J. steered me the right way. In March when I was looking for blurbs for the book I have coming out this fall, M.J. got back to me fastest of all. It's great to see wonderful things happen to good people.
A scene from Past Life, based on M.J.'s The Resurrectionist, on Fox this fall