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Thursday, February 02, 2006

James Frey and the Edgars

I just found out that James Frey -- you know, Oprah's Punching Bag, Random House persona non grata and The Single Guy Most Responsible for the Decline of 21st Century Publishing As We Know It -- that same James Frey was nominated for an Edgar Award in 1988 for his paperback original The Long Way To Die.

I have no bloody idea what this means. But there is something creepy about the unharmonic convergence of the just-announced Edgar nominations and the Frey debacle. Can someone help me out here?

5 Comments:

Blogger Mark Terry said...

I hadn't thought creepy, but disconcerting. Yeah. Certainly a weird, discordant echo.

5:19 PM  
Blogger Stephen D. Rogers said...

Are you certain he was nominated or did he just say he was?

9:09 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Actually, that was James N. Frey who was nominated for Edgar. James N. Frey is the author of the "How to Write a Damn Good Novel" series.

http://www.jamesnfrey.com/

How unfortunate to be a writer who shares a name with Oprah's punching bag, eh?

10:00 AM  
Blogger PJ Parrish said...

Anonymous:
Thank God you cleared that up! So much for trusting the New York Times...which is where I read the Edgar connection thing.

And talk about timing. Just today I picked up a copy of James N. Frey's "How to Write A Good Mystery" from our library. (I'm cribbing for an upcoming workshop we're teaching).

So my profound apologies to Mr. Frey the Edgar winner and teacher.

10:32 AM  
Blogger Marti said...

Only if you'd like a laugh. LOL

I am thinking of publishing a book of humor articles, and I made up a joke cover that is a parody of "A Million Little Pieces" - LOL!

I've read (and used) the books by the Good Frey (snicker). They've been helpful to me with my almost-completed mystery. (I supposes how helpful will be seen when someone else reads it LOL

1:42 PM  

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