I invite you to my Salon, a cyberworld version of European and Asian gatherings in centuries past, where artists and intellectuals met in the home of an encouraging and inspiring host. It is my good fortune to be acquainted with many fascinating people, whom I will be pleased to introduce to the reader for your education and entertainment.
Madame Perry regrets neglecting you all for so long. I have more exciting guests and discussions coming soon. For now, let me make it up to you with the very fine Wesley Cook and the official video of his new song "It's You."
You can also visit Wesley's website or follow him on Twitter. He's constantly on tour and will be in your area soon.
Welcome, dear friends. Please pour a cup of tea or an apperitif as I introduce you to an author with many books to his credit already, yet has a newly launched mystery series set in the late 19th century. The stories in this entrancing series are told by Irish detective and war hero Patrick O'Malley, and are deftly woven into actual events of the time.
We are joined by a dear friend of our salon, author, poet and playwright Collin Kelley.
MP: Jim, I am delighted to have you as a guest here
in Madame Perry’s Salon along with my good friend Collin Kelley. Tell us how
you created the character of Detective Patrick O’Malley. JM: I used my
subconscious. I didn’t realize until after I’d completed the first mystery, Forevermore,
that I had been channeling a character very similar to Lawrence
Block’s famous sleuth and recovering alkie, Matt Scudder. I even had a partner for Pat
O’Malley who was a hooker madame (sorry for the reference, Madame Perry), the
same as Matt Scudder had a high cla…
Are you familiar with author Carol E. Wyer? The USA is sadly lagging behind the UK and Europe in their love of this lady. Wyer has been referred to as BOTUK, meaning she's the Erma BombeckOf The UK. She lists among her favorite quotes "You can't succeed at everything in life, but you can laugh at everything." Anonymous
Fortunately I came to be a fan of hers through another of Madame Perry's favorite writers, Sylvia Massara. If you are a reader of both of these proficient and savvy authors you'll see they are allowing some of their characters out to play in each other's books. I suppose they are like literary exchange students. I am very pleased to introduce you to Carol E. Wyer.
Madame Perry: How did you know the blog style of novel would
work so beautifully? Carol: It took a lot of research to discover that Mme
Perry. I knew absolutely nothing about blogging when I decided to write the
book. I wanted to write it as a diary but I thought that format had be…