Jasmine also reviewed Whiskey Road here. Check it out!
LaShaunda Hoffman interviewed me for SORMAG, an award-winning online magazine for readers and writers of multicultural fiction. Check it out. There’s even a picture of me.
I’ve noticed Borders has started carrying copies of Whiskey Road. In NYC, it seems they only have one copy in each store. I’m tempted to be disappointed about that, but last month they weren’t carrying my book at all, so one copy is better than none at all.
If you haven’t picked up your copy of Whiskey Road yet, consider stopping by your local Borders to buy the one they have on the shelf. Maybe your city has more!
…author Karen Siplin gently draws you in to a cocktail of mystery, romance, and thriller with her spare, powerful style of writing. I liked the way Siplin keeps certain secrets from readers as we get to know Jimi and Caleb, and I liked the way even the most peripheral characters mean something. This is one of those books you share with friends; it’s a quick read and I think you’ll love it. This weekend, pour yourself into a comfortable chair, and give this novel a shot. Once you start “Whiskey Road”, it’s going to be hard not to finish it in one big gulp.
I haven’t listened to the audio clip yet. Like most people, listening to my own voice makes me cringe! Check it out and let us know what you think.
Writer Christina Alex has a piece about me and Whiskey Road in the June 3rd issue of New York Resident entitled “Race and Reading” (on page 12). It’s a pretty cool link, but may take a while to load if you have a slow computer.
Have you ever felt great affection for a person you don’t know personally? I adore Sydney Pollack. Whenever I saw his name on a screen in a movie theater, I believed we were in good hands. He passed away yesterday at his home in Los Angeles.
I wanted to list every movie he’s been involved with, but there are just too many, so I’ll list the movies I believe are worth taking the time to watch again (or for the first time). A comprehensive list is available at The Internet Movie Database.
My favorites are starred. My absolute favorites, the movies I could watch over and over again, are bolded.
This Property is Condemned 1966 (director)
They Shoot Horses, Don’t They? 1969 (director)
**The Way We Were 1973 (director)
**Three Days of the Condor 1975 (director)
*The Electric Horseman 1979 (director, actor)
**Absence of Malice 1981 (director, producer)
Tootsie 1982 (director, producer, actor)
*Out of Africa 1985 (director, producer)
*White Palace 1990 (producer)
**Husbands and Wives 1992 (actor)
*Death Becomes Her 1992 (actor)
*The Player 1992 (actor)
The Firm 1993 (director)
Sabrina 1995 (director, producer)
**Sense & Sensibility 1995 (producer)
A Civil Action 1998 (actor)
The Talented Mr. Ripley 1999 (producer)
Eyes Wide Shut 1999 (actor)
Changing Lanes 2002 (actor)
The Interpreter 2005 (director, producer, actor)
**Michael Clayton 2007 (producer, actor)