Wednesday, February 21, 2007


It seems like half the cool things I learn about in the world of new books I learn from J. Kingston Pierce and his associates at The Rap Sheet.

On Monday Pierce ran a brief note about the Backstory site, of which I was previously unaware.

Backstory is one of those clever ideas from writer M.J. Rose, who runs the site with Jessica Keener.

The concept behind the site is simple: "authors share their secrets, truths, logical and illogical moments that sparked their fiction."

I've only just skimmed the full contents of the site, and there are many entries that I'll go back to and read.

My first stops will be at the entries by authors who have contributed to the Page 69 series. They include:
--Marshal Zeringue