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WORD: 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 Affleck.

Walter SatterthwaitThe book of shorts by Satterthwait (pictured left), which C&L notes includes settings ranging from 19th century Italy 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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