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Anne Marsh | When Life Throws You Lemons Make A Book
Uncategorized / October 12, 2009

I’ve always loved reading. The standard family joke, when I was growing up, was that you could count on me to have my nose in a book. I had stashes of books everywhere: in the car, my bedroom, every other room of the house. I didn’t walk from Point A to Point Z unless I could crack a book open first and thumb through pages as I walked. I probably missed out on quite a few other interesting sights, but I was hooked. I was a reader. It never seriously occurred to me to try my hand at writing until life interfered and quite literally slapped that book out of my hands. I’d been working my dream job for two years at Pixar Animation Studios (I was a technical writer, thank you very much, which meant that I wrote the instructions for the software the studio used to create their movies), when, out of the blue, my boss called me into his office and informed me that I was a tad bit superfluous. And was being laid off. Have a nice day. Oh MY! click here to read the rest, you’ve got to know! Visit to learn more about…

Fresh Pick | THE FIRST QUARRY by Max Allan Collins
Guests / October 12, 2009

Prequel to THE LAST QUARRY October 2008On Sale: September 30, 2008Featuring: Quarry256 pages ISBN: 0843959657EAN: 9780843959659Mass Market Paperback$6.99 Mystery Hard Boiled Buy at 2009 Anthony Award Nominee for Best Paperback Original The First Quarry by Max Allan Collins Killing is a young man’s game… BIG MAN ON CAMPUS Crime fiction readers know Quarry, the ruthless killer-for-hire, from Max Allan Collins’ acclaimed novels—most recently THE LAST QUARRY, which told the story of the assassin’s final assignment (and was the basis for the feature film The Last Lullaby). But where did Quarry’s story start? For the first time ever, the best-selling author of ROAD TO PERDITION takes us back to the beginning, revealing the never-before-told story of Quarry’s first job: infiltrating a college town and eliminating a professor whose affair with one of his beautiful, young students is the least of his sins… Previous Picks Visit to learn more about books and authors.