Monday, September 21, 2009

Coffee with a canine: Carola Dunn & Trillian

Today's featured duo at Coffee with a Canine: Carola Dunn & Trillian.

Dunn is the author of 51 books (with another in production) and is about to start on the 53rd.

They include her Daisy Dalrymple mysteries (Sheer Folly, the 18th, is just out) and Cornish mysteries (Manna from Hades). Her dog is "Trillian, a bitch, around 4 years old (guesstimate), mostly border collie with a bit of lab (another guesstimate) mixed in."

Trillian's name has a literary pedigree, according to Dunn:
I'd been rereading The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. Trillian is the only completely sane, intelligent, competent and practical character in all 5 books of the series. Quite coincidentally, the shelter staff called her Brilliance--so it wasn't a big change when she came home with me.
Visit Carola Dunn's website and blog. She also blogs at Poe's Deadly Daughters about such subjects as the difficulty of changing periods, having just finished writing a book set in the 1960s (sequel to Manna from Hades) and being about to start another set in the 1920s (the 19th in the Daisy Dalrymple series).

The Page 69 Test: Black Ship.

The Page 69 Test: Manna from Hades.

Writers Read: Carola Dunn.

Read--Coffee with a Canine: Carola Dunn & Trillian.

--Marshal Zeringue