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Oakdale Confidential:
An As The World Turns Novel

Thursday, July 13, 2006


Time moves funny in the publishing business.

By traditional standards, "Oakdale Confidential" hit the shelves pretty quickly. We had our first meeting about it in May of 2005. My proposed outline was approved in September of 2005. I turned in a first draft in the middle of November, got notes over Thanksgiving, turned in another draft in December and a final set of notes on New Year's Eve.

The manuscript was copy-edited in January and on the shelves at the end of March. (We also shot the cover, with Terri Colombino, Maura West, and Alexandra Chando in January).

conversely, "Peek-A-Boo," a short story I wrote in March 2005 and which was accepted in July, has just made its appearance in the August 2006 issue of Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine.

Go figure...


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