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.
"A Girl Like You" - Edwyn Collins
Time for a dance break everybody! Love Love Love this song from the fantastic Edwyn Collins!
Lovers of poetry may know David Herrle for his book, Abyssinia, Jill Rush and his popular ezine SubtleTea. Now he's here to discuss his new book, which blends poetry with prose, Sharon Tate And The Daughters Of Joy. We're joined by a dear friend who actually introduced me to David's work years ago, poet and author Collin Kelley.
Kelley: In one sentence describe
this new collection. David Herrle: I
haven’t a short wind in my body, but, aside from being bubblegum
self-psychoanalysis, the book
is an aphoristic odyssey through aesthetics, art, beauty, sexuality, atrocity,
mortality and salvation contextualized by the grisly dooms of Queen Marie
Antoinette, Ripper-victim Mary Jane Kelly and Sharon Tate. Mme.
Perry: The reader is guided in an orderly
manner into some shocking, sharply defined and richly pigmented places from
Invocation to Sermon to Benediction. How did you determine the order of the
book? DH: Early on the book was intended to be about only Sharon Tate and th…
All Hail The True Crime King - Gary C. King! Gary C. King is one of the world's foremost true crime writers and serial killers expert, a reputation he has earned over the last 33 years with the publication of more than 500 articles in true crime magazines in the United States, Canada, and England.King's many television appearances include Entertainment Tonight, Larry King Live, E!, BBC, Court TV, Inside Edition. I could go on but let's talk to man himself. Madame Perry: Welcome to Madame Perry’s Salon, Gary,
it’s an honor to have you here. Please make yourself comfortable. My
first introduction to true crime books was the reigning queen of the genre –
Ann Rule. Let me share a quote from your website.
”King took over Ann Rule’s
job as Pacific Northwest stringer for True
Detective, Official Detective, Inside Detective, Front Page Detective, and Master
Detective magazines, writing hundreds of nonfiction articles under various
names until those magazines ceased publication in th…
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…