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Updates on authors Satterthwait, Sakey, Cezair-Thompson
An official release date isn’t yet finalized, but longtime novelist Walter Satterthwait
tells WORD’N’BASS.com that his forthcoming book of short stories "The
Mankiller of Poojeegai and Other Mysteries" will come out soon from
publisher Crippen & Landru. Separately, we’ve got the latest
updates on novelist Margaret
Cezair-Thompson's road show and a smoking hot deal for Marcus Sakey that could see him
clinking martini glasses with actor Ben
The book of shorts by Satterthwait (pictured
left), which C&L notes includes settings ranging from 19th century
to modern Africa, would be the prolific author’s second title of 2007.
Earlier this year, Dennis McMillan Publications handled
Satterthwait’s fourteenth novel "Dead Horse"
which came in the wake of his wild serial killer tale "Perfection" (St.
Martin’s Press) in 2006.
Meanwhile, debut novelist Marcus Sakey
says the film rights to his crime thriller "The Blade Itself" was sold
to studio Miramax. Actors Ben Affleck and Matt Damon have their firm
LivePlanet set to produce the movie version of his novel, which is
about a former
small time hood from Chicago trying to live down a sketchy past.
Screenwriter Aaron Stockard
was tabbed to handle adapting "The Blade Itself" after agent Sarah Self at The Gersh Agency inked
the deal for Scott Miller of
Trident Media Group.
Also, Margaret Cezair-Thompson’s latest novel "The Pirates Daughter"
(Unbridled Books) officially launches today (October 15), with copies
now available in bookstores across the USA. Unbridled has come up with
a unique approach to many of its novels this year by making the first
two chapters available in PDF. Click here
to read the first two chapters of "The Pirates Daughter."
Cezair-Thompson recently hit the road in support of her second novel
and has several appearances slated for the East Coast through November.
Fans can catch her at the following locations:
November 3, at Cornerstone Books in Salem, Mass., beginning at 3 pm;
Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 10-11 at the Miami Book Fair; Monday, Nov. 19
at Books and Books in Coral Gables, Fla., where she will do a reading
and signing beginning at 8 pm; and Nov. 30 at Karibu Books in
Hyattsville, Md., starting at 6:30 pm.
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