An Overnight success


David Baldacci has created some fantastic thrillers over the years – although my favourite is still ‘Absolute Power’ – but I came across this article in the New Statesman which reflects his humility, and amazement at the way fiction writers are perceived.

‘Most sane people don’t believe they can play basketball like Michael Jordan or wear the Yankees’ pinstripes like Babe Ruth did, or paint like da Vinci or Pollock, or sing like Kathleen Battle or Celine Dion, or act like Olivier or De Niro. Yet most people, sane or mad, believe they can write fiction. Writing is probably the one creative endeavour that everyone believes they could do, if they just had the time.

Very apt considering the recent press on Category Romance.

What’s Playing on my YouTube at the moment? Madeleine Peyroux -I’m all right. http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=YfJrwLJJp3A&feature=PlayList&p=10960FB742FA50ED&index=40

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