Friday, August 22, 2008

Author talk

9 comments:

Rick Blechta said...

Charles, this is ABSOLUTELY hysterical. Well done!

I'm using a procrastination technique right now by posting this comment when I could be working away on Chapter 13 of my new novel. Surfing the Internet is a great way to waste time. Why just today I learned that Romans used to have snail farms to raise this little delicacy for aristocratic tables!

Vicki Delany said...

You might need to know that if you ever write a snail-themed mystery.

Vicki Delany said...

That is so great, Charles.

Jared said...

Who's that actor they got to play Charles? It looks nothing like him! Everyone knows that Charles sports elegantly-trimmed yet subtly-changing facial hair. I have gone back and watched it several times before starting Chapter 4 of my newest, and I'm quite sure there was no facial hair. Wait, I'll check again...

Nope. No facial hair.

Donis Casey said...

Thanks a hell of a lot, Charles. How am I supposed to follow that?
Oh, and p.s. Rick, one of Lindsey Davis' "Falco' books uses roman snail farming as a plot device. I think it was "Last Seen in Alexandria". I'll check the title on the internet shortly. That should take up some time.

Donis Casey said...

All right, so Lindsay Davis didn't write a book called "Last Seen in Alexandria". Maybe it was "Last Act in Palmyra". I'm sure they were farming those snails in Africa, though.

Rick Blechta said...

I'd like to know how long it took the Romans to herd them to market!

Donis Casey said...

Damn, maybe it was Steven Saylors "Last Seen in Massilia".
Hey, they also used snail shells to make an expensive purple dye for clothes. Those snail drives were slow but profitable.
And I've managed to avoid writing for about an hour. Thanks, guys.

Debby (Deborah Turrell) Atkinson said...

HAHA, love it, Charles! I've been doing Rick's favorite procrastination technique. Hours can go by on the Internet and then--wow--it's time to do something else. Checking our blog is another favorite past time, and even more entertaining. As in the last couple of posts. As yet, I haven't taken up snail herding. I am dog-training, though. Does that count in the procrastination bracket?