I can write in my pajamas….
I can write in my pajamas….
I GOT A FOLLOW ON TWITTER FROM GEORGE STRAIT!!
The greatest thing happened to me last week. I am a merchandiser for a greeting card company and I was in the store I usually work in talking to a manager. My last name came up in conversation and she turned to me and asked, “Are you the writer?”
I have a car magnet on both sides of my jeep with my name on it and she noticed it the day prior. This was unexpected to me but at the same time, I was elated inside.
I said yes, and she was so happy because she was telling her friend about me, who is an aspiring writer as well. She saw my jeep and magnet in the parking lot the prior day when I worked the store but didn’t realize I was the writer.
She got in touch with her friend the writer, we talked and I gave him some advice on some of the things I had been doing to start my writing career. We are all friends now.
It feels so good to be able to help someone out, not to mention being recognized for my car magnet!
It’s not the first time my car magnet was put to work. Two other people approached me because they had seen me in my jeep the previous day and saw me in the diner and the other saw me in the parking lot!
Thanks Yvonne and Marc!
Marc Alexander Valle-www.mavthewriter.com
This could get to be a lot of fun! 🙂
CHECK OUT MY REVIEW FROM AUTHORS READING!!!
Rookie Killer by Judi Wallower, is a detailed and intriguing fictional account of Ohio’s first female serial killer that’s told as a narrative by the killer herself.
The novel begins with the main character, 34-year-old Randi Nolan, locked up in Walkashaw State Prison in Montana unraveling how she got there and bragging about how she and her lawyer were able to keep her off of death row. She has a lot of stories to tell having killed 12 individuals qualifying her as the first female serial killer in the state of Ohio. The book is replete with details of the various killings and how Randi actually felt as she committed the murders.
Wallower’s foray into writing from the perspective of the actual killer will be fascinating reading for those who wonder what makes a serial killer tick. This fictional serial killer is probably an excellent representation of the coldness and sickness that dwells in these depraved individuals. What led them into a life of depravity is the big question, but regardless of what it was, it can’t exonerate them from their actions. Wallower’s character shows little remorse for her crimes, which could be a result of the gruesome killings she witnessed as a teenager and the abuse she endured as a child.
Randi’s family created by Wallower is a very twisted household. Her family is constantly a source of her rage and confusion.
Randi’s narrative, which shifts between bragging, emotional confessions and simple storytelling walks you through the events that led up to her incarceration.
Randi’s association and newfound friendship with fellow inmate Jax Murphy adds an element that allows the main character to tell her story more freely. Jax’ exuberance is the necessary element to counteract Randi’s reserved nature. Through her relationship with Jax, the reader is able to become intimately familiar with Randi’s background and a detailed account of her crimes.
With the co-mingling of Randi’s personal account and the involvement of Jax Murphy, Wallower has created a chilling page-turner that is sure to keep the reader involved until the very end.
“A truly original approach to the serial killer genre by a promising new writer. Rookie Killer is nothing less than a
terrifying descent into the mind of a serial killer. Part therapy session, part confessional,
the novel alternates between a casual conversation between the inmates and straight-up storytelling with ease. More fascinating
than how each murder took place is the motive, which stems, at least originally, from personal loss and morbid fascination
. Even better is Randi’s analysis of her attempts to evade capture, which inevitably border on narcissism.
YOU WILL LOVE IT!!!