Wednesday, May 21, 2008

PRISONER OF MEMORY

Thanks to Ed Gorman and Sarah Weinman, two people who have been guardian angels more than once, I'm in this collection with the likes of--well, all of the rest of them--something I never dreamed would happen to me. It's a terrific collection. I read a lot of the stories in galleys but here they are in person. Wow.

22 comments:

Todd Mason said...

Congratulations! As I said, I needed another book to go up on the shelf next to MURDALAND 1...and next to my other Gorman/Greenberg annuals.

(You'll have to go back to London, perhaps, to get into Jakubowski's cf annual, but there's the Penzler BAMS to crash, now, too...)

pattinase (abbott) said...

Thanks. I think this is the height of my ambition.

Lisa said...

Congratulations to you!

Ed Gorman said...

I'm not exaggerating when I say that Patti's story not only works as crime fiction but as a piece of real literature as well. The style and range of feeling is extraordinary. Sarah Weinman chose it as her part of the book and we're very happy she did.

pattinase (abbott) said...

Thanks, Lisa. Nice of you to stop in.
Ed, You know how much your words mean.

Josephine Damian said...

Squeeee! An anthology? Sweet.

How long till those agents get that you're the real deal?

r2 said...

Congrats. This is so cool!

r2 said...

What story was it that made it into the Anthology?

Wow, Ed Gorman is a guy I really admire. This must be such a thrill.

pattinase (abbott) said...

It was a story from Thrilling Detective called "A Saving Grace." About a former detective who meets a woman on the road and gives her a ride to work. Bad things happen. Thanks.

sandra seamans said...

Congratulations, Patti!! That was an amazing story, it deserves the added recognition.

pattinase (abbott) said...

Hey, Sandra-How about doing a forgotten book for me next Friday? I'll post it on my blog.

Stephen Blackmoore said...

Congratulations! That's great. Looking forward to picking it up.

pattinase (abbott) said...

Thanks. Stephen. Lots of good stuff in there, including the regular summary of the year in crime writing, which is so interesting. Nice to have it all in one spot for reference.

Todd Mason said...

And as a little-magazine "amphibian," Patti, you're likely to be caught in the BAMS net eventually...

pattinase (abbott) said...

Think big for me, Todd. This is far more than I ever expected.

Todd Mason said...

Indeed, the summaries in a number of these annuals are both a Lot of work (as at least one editor has noted to me with a sign) and pretty damned valuable...even if Edward Bryant's a/v roundup in the YEAR'S BEST FANTASY AND HORROR can be sprinkled with annoying, easily-corrected errors.

Todd Mason said...

It was a big sign, almost a billboard. Or even a sigh.

r2 said...

I read that story in Thrilling Detective awhile back. It stuck with me. It was terrific.

The honor is well-deserved.

Terrie Farley Moran said...

Patti,

Saving Grace is a wonderful story. Congratulations on a well-deserved achievement.

Terrie

pattinase (abbott) said...

You guys are all too kind. Thanks so much.

sandra seamans said...

Yes, Patti, I'd love to do a forgotten book for next Friday. Thanks for asking.

pattinase (abbott) said...

Sandra-Just send me your entry on Thursday and it'll be my main post on Friday. Thanks. Can't wait to see what you pick. My email is aa2579@wayne.edu