Friday, September 2, 2011

Irene Fleming

Kate Gallison, under the name of Irene Fleming, writes a series about silent movie production in the early twentieth century. The first of these, The Edge of Ruin, came out at the end of April 2010. “The early days of American cinema come vividly to life in this delightful new series,” wrote the reviewer at Publishers Weekly.

The second book in the series, The Brink of Fame, was released last month.

A couple of weeks ago I asked the author what she was reading. Her reply:
I just finished a book called Flawed, by Tom Larsen. It's a classic caper, written in Mr. Larsen's wry and charming style, about a guy from South Philly who is persuaded to plan the fake kidnapping of an old friend from high school who married rich. Mr. Larsen's day job was as the city janitor here in Lambertville for some years. Who knew he was a talented writer? He had a fight with the city clerk and she fired him, whereupon he skewered her in a short story that you can read online, before he left town. But he wrote the book a few years before that. It's a good read if you like brilliant and original writing.
Visit Irene Fleming's website and blog.

The Page 69 Test: The Edge of Ruin.

My Book, The Movie: The Brink of Fame.

--Marshal Zeringue