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A response from Lincoln Child himself.

14 May

Wow, this is a big day for me.

Right now, my favorite authors are Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child. I have been plowing through all of their novels; they co-write these amazing forensic/crime novels with a touch of the supernatural and include an amazing Renaissance protagonist. Anyhow, I felt compelled to write them a letter complimenting them on their books and embarrassingly proclaiming my love for their work. I never do this, I have probably only written 3 or 4 artists to announce that I am a fan in the past, it is just not my style. And so, swallowing my pride, I wrote them a letter. And guess what? I got a personalized response from the very Lincoln Child himself. This is very exciting.

It went:

“I’m honored you chose us as one of the first authors you contacted. I’m glad you’ve discovered our novels and thank you for taking the time to write us.

We’re currently at work on another Pendergast novel, which picks up shortly after the events in WHEEL OF DARKNESS conclude. It features Pendergast teamed up once again with Lieutenant D’Agosta as they investigate a series of Manhattan murders that take them deep into a strange and shadow-haunted world of Voodou. CEMETERY DANCE will be published in the summer of 2009.
Best regards, Lincoln Child”
Now since there is a change in font from the first paragraph to the second, obviously there is some copy/paste happening. But I assure you, the first paragraph is all mine! 30 words written to me, from the very man himself.

Two Insults.

6 May

From my favorite Pendergast chronicles:
//Ridder’s eyes glittered like mica. “You’ve disturbed our lunch and agitated our guest. Isn’t there something you ought to say to him before you leave?”
“I don’t believe so.” Pendergast seemed to consider a moment. “Unless, perhaps, it is a quotation from Einstein: ‘The only thing more dangerous than ignorance is arrogance.’ I would suggest to Dr. Chauncy that in combination, the two qualities are even more alarming.”//
//”I can see that an insufficient, or perhaps even defective, socialization process has led you to believe that four-letter words add power to language.”//