Posts Tagged ‘Their Wildest Dreams’

Saturday Morning Coffee

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February 12th, 2022 Posted 7:32 am

I woke up this morning thinking of the desert. The Sonoran desert, specifically. I fell in love with Arizona during the writing of Their Wildest Dreams. I think it’s the first book where I broadened some of the humor a little bit – so in two ways at least it’s a precursor to Chet and Bernie. No canine narrator in Their Wildest Dreams. The POV is multiple third-person close. In desperate financial straits, Mackie, the main character and a former dancer, tries working in a strip club. I got an email from a stripper telling me the thoughts in Mackie’s head while performing were just like hers. A stroke of luck. How could I ever have researched something like that? (Don’t even go there.)

 

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Beginnings

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September 19th, 2021 Posted 8:27 am

On Sunday we do beginnings, taking a look at the start of a Peter Abrahams novel, including those written under the Spencer Quinn moniker™. How about Their Wildest Dreams, the first book where I got interested in writing about Arizona?

(“Peter Abrahams… is once again at the top of his game in this wildly inventive, captivating caper. – Publishers Weekly)

Mackie dreaded the mail. That was new, one of the many new things in her life, none good.

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Beginnings

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September 13th, 2020 Posted 7:53 am

On Sunday we do beginnings, taking a look at the start of a Peter Abrahams novel, including those written under the Spencer Quinn moniker. How about Their Wildest Dreams, my first stab at writing about Arizona?

(“Peter Abrahams… is once again at the top of his game in this wildly inventive, captivating caper. – Publishers Weekly)

Mackie dreaded the mail. That was new, one of the many new things in her life, none good.

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Moi

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April 10th, 2018 Posted 9:37 am

Teddy RR (in yesterday’s comments) kindly posted the author photo from THEIR WILDEST DREAMS, mentioning I was starting to look the way I do now. Not sure it’s true but Teddy RR is very nice. Here I am a few days ago (on the somewhat famous wall in Woods Hole, Mass.). [photo – Lannan O’Brien]

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