Thursday, January 19, 2012

What is Beth Fantaskey reading?

The current featured contributor at Writers Read: Beth Fantaskey, author of Jessica’s Guide to Dating on the Dark Side, Jekel Loves Hyde, and the newly released Jessica Rules the Dark Side.

Her entry begins:
Right now, I am under the gun to finish my doctoral dissertation, which is dictating everything that I read. (If I don’t finish by May, I’ve wasted seven years of schooling!) Anyway, my subject is female crime reporters of the 1920s, so the last book I read is The Girls of Murder City:Crime, Lust and the Beautiful Killers Who Inspired Chicago”. It’s about two 1920s killings – and subsequent trials – that inspired reporter Maurine Watkins to write the musical “Chicago.”

It’s written in a rat-tat-tat style that’s reminiscent of old gangster movies, so it read almost like a work of fiction. However, I was...[read on]
Learn more about the author and her work at Beth Fantaskey's website.

My Book, The Movie: Jessica Rules the Dark Side.

Writers Read: Beth Fantaskey.

--Marshal Zeringue