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˜”*°•.˜”*°• Sheri  •°*”˜.•°*”˜ | 1482 comments Mod
If you could ask ONE question to an author, ANY author, who would it be and what would you ask?

message 2: by David (last edited Sep 07, 2020 07:44PM) (new)

David Freas (quillracer) | 2224 comments I think I'd ask Carl Hiaasen how he constantly comes up with characters who are off-kilter but still realistic, so that the reader never says, "A real person would never do that!"

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Icewineanne | 658 comments Mod
Quillracer, I’ve seen Hiaasen in person several times & he always says that he takes the characters straight from real people & incidents that have happened in Florida. They’re a crazy bunch down there.

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David Freas (quillracer) | 2224 comments Icewineanne wrote: "They’re a crazy bunch down there."

Probably because of the heat and humidity.

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Bruce | 2169 comments Icewineanne, that’s a fact. I live in Tampa, FL. I moved here 2 years ago from New England. There’s some crazies here.

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Icewineanne | 658 comments Mod
Bruce wrote: "Icewineanne, that’s a fact. I live in Tampa, FL. I moved here 2 years ago from New England. There’s some crazies here."

Outside of the serious stuff, the rest of the newscast must be very entertaining!

˜”*°•.˜”*°• Sheri  •°*”˜.•°*”˜ | 1482 comments Mod
I'd like to talk to Edgar Allan Poe. I'd have a lot of questions but I'd start with what prompted him to write Murders in the Rue Morgue. I started reading his works when I was very young. (maybe I should move to Tampa :) )

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Nadine Vansant | 46 comments If I recall well (because many other writers and composer refer to this story) it found it's base in an old story that went in Paris involving a non-human culprit murdering people... If it's true, I don't know..

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Nadine Vansant | 46 comments I found If I recall well (I read ALL of his stories and books) it was based on non-identified stories going round in Paris about a strange "something" killing people... Other writers and musicians refer to Poe as the "godfather" of the genre

˜”*°•.˜”*°• Sheri  •°*”˜.•°*”˜ | 1482 comments Mod
Thank you Nadine.

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Gem  | 1273 comments Mod
I've never tried but I do, at the beginning of the year, cull my to be read list. I often wonder, how/why a particular book caught my interest previously and now I have no desire to read it.

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