Blog Post
December 24, 2010
Category: Writing

I had a really nice conversation today (okay, I'm writing this at 3 am, so I guess technically it was yesterday) with Orson Scott Card. OSC has been a friend of mine for well over a decade. Actually, he's been friends with my father for well over a decade, and I wiggled my way into the friendship a bit after that. Call it nine years. At any rate, he's always been very nice and supportive of my work, and today was no exception. He called to talk to me about my thriller Rising Fears. RF has been on amazon.com and various other sites for a few months now, and has been doing good business. But OSC took the time to chat about my work in general and RF in particular. Friend or not, he's the Simon Cowell of lit-crit. And I mean that in a good way. He's not interested in pandering, just in helping a person get the best possible product out into the market. So I was very lucky to get a really up-close review of RF from him and a very detailed listing of what he thought worked and what he thought didn't work. I respect the guy tremendously - Ender's Game is probably one of my top five faves - so it was a signal honor to get the kind of in-depth review of RF that he gave to me. Thanks, OSC!

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