Monday, December 20, 2004

Can't Get Away from This Guy

Although I finished Whitley Strieber's book Transformation a few days ago, he keeps popping up in my life. Late Saturday night/early Sunday morning I was up reading and listening to my worldband radio. He was interviewed by the BBC on a recent rash of crop circles in the U.K.

And now I'm reading a review in the mystery column of Washington Post's Book World for a novel called The Invisible Woman by Anne Strieber. It's a straight mystery; no aliens whatsoever seem to appear in this book. Maybe there's a relation, maybe not.

Strieber's not too uncommon of a name, but I did some searching and quickly found her to be Whitley's wife. Apparently she also hosts an internet radio show on ESP and Psychic phenomenon, and writes a column on Whitley's website. The novel got a pretty mixed review in the Post, but hopefully this will give the Stribers enough cash so they don't have to keep spinning crazy theories to make a living.

In my own life, I got a rejection today for a horror story I sent out in early November. I'll poke at it over the next couple of days and get it back at there.



LadyLitBlitzin said...

As for the rejection, don't let it get you down! Just get it back out there!!! :)

Hebdomeros said...

Oh, I will. I wasn't that happy with it when I sent it out, but I was sick of it. Now with some time away from it, and I see some small ways to improve. It'll be back out there right after the holidays.

LadyLitBlitzin said...

Awesome! I do know Stephen King suggests getting away from stories for a little while in order to see changes though... I'm just not so good at the "stick it in the drawer for three months before submitting" rule. (Er, unwritten rule, I guess. At least, King recommends it.)

Hebdomeros said...

Yeah, I believe in that policy as well. I don't always follow it, but I do believe in it.

Is that out of his writing book? Never read it, but I've heard good things about it.