[cross-posted at The Spectral Obelisk]
This morning Lawrence Block followed me on Twitter. For those of you who do not know Lawrence Block, shame on you. He's a crime writer par excellence, and rather than go through the litany of accomplishments I'll direct you to his Wikipedia page and also to his blog. And his Amazon page for good measure.
Besides being a fantastic writer, he's an all-around swell guy, and he's been an invaluable resource to writers over the years.
And, yeah, I know it's just a follow-back on Twitter, it's not like he's dropping by for cocktails or a barbecue, but still LAWRENCE BLOCK! Squee!
And in a weird coincidence, I was rummaging through used books at a thrift store the other day (five for a dollar!) and was thrilled to come across Block's Keller novella Keller's Adjustment as part of the Transgressions series edited by Ed McBain. AND I'm actually working on a short story about a hitman who grasps at his last chance at redemption. So, yeah, it all makes sense inside my head.
Also, too, if you're not following me on Twitter, why not? It's not the Stone Age, people!