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Title: Now You See Her
Publisher: Warner, New York
Publication Date: 2006
Binding: Mass Market Paperback
Book Condition: Very Good
Dust Jacket Condition: Unknown
Edition: First Printing.
Book Type: Book
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The first book in an exciting series featuring psychic Regina Cutter, Now You See Her brings a thrilling new dimension to Mysterious Press. From The X-Files to The Sixth Sense to Martha Lawrence's popular Astrology mystery series of novels, paranormal topics in television, movies, and books are perennial audience favorites. Women readers will be drawn to this story of a divorcee finding the strength to embark on a new life in a new city. Boston's Back Bay, a wealthy and fashionable district, is a distinct character in the book and its stateliness functions as a strong counterpoint to the psychic and criminal elements in the story. Cecelia Tishy is the William R. Kenan, Jr., Professor of English at Vanderbilt University, where she has won the university's prize for excellence in teaching. She is the author of several nonfiction books and articles, as well as the Kate Banning mystery series.About the Author:
If writing is addictive, as an author friend swears, then I've been hooked since the nineth grade, when I wrote a story about a child's treasured glass rabbit. Living on Florida's east coast at that time, however, scuba diving as a marine biologist was the fantasy of my future. As a Penn State freshman, everything changed when I stumbled into a creative writing class, English 12, taught by star novelist John Barth. His "boot camp" in fiction writing was a sort of "thrill drill," a combo of inspiration and rigor. As an English major, graduate student, and classroom teacher, I'm a lifelong believer in Barth's proposition that all writers, living and long gone, belong to one giant writers' workshop. So count me a workshop apprentice to everybody from Walt Whitman to Willa Cather. Like them, I've ventured into varied kinds of writing, from scholarly criticism in Americana (a lot) to journalism (a bit). As for fiction, decades of rejection slips from agents and editors were torments. Reams of unpublished novels sent one message: give it up, "detox." Call it stubbornness, call it will, call it encouragement from spouse Bill T., but somehow those mss. piling up in the file drawers got me to the late 1990s Kate Banning series (Jealous Heart, Cryin' Time, Fall to Pieces). Set in Nashville, the series was based on crimes imagined in the $ multibillion country music industry. The protagonist, Kate, was both sleuth and mother of a young teen, as I had been. Now that my two daughters are twentysomething adults, Reggie Cutter, an independant woman with two grown kids, is more in sync with my life. In Reggie, I also recoup Boston, a home away from home. Favorite mystery-suspense writers are too numerous to name, but I am a fan of all who reprise places where I've lived and spent time: Pennsylvania (Pittsburgh and Philly), Florida, Boston, West Virginia, Nashville, Chicago, California (north and south), New York. Other favorite writers: Edith Wharton for her keen insight into social entanglements and human motivation. On the contemporary scene, Barbara Kingsolver (The Poisonwood Bible) and Ann Patchett (Bel Canto) are irresistable as elegant stylists in the service of hardcore political and environmental issues. Favorite nonfiction books: John Barry's Rising Tide and Erik Larson's Devil in the White City for their brilliant combination of historical fact and irresistable storytelling, whether of a horrific flood (Barry's Mississippi of 1927) or a landmark world's Fair (Larson's Chicago of 1892). In the nonfiction "sleuth" category of investigative narrative, I'm a huge fan of the hawk-eyed, courageous journalists who set the highest bar with these bestsellers and prize winners: Barbara Ehrenreich (Nickel & Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America, Eric Schlosser (Fast Food Nation: The Dark Side of the All-American Meal), Joseph T. Hallinan (Going Up the River: Travels in a Prison Nation), Laurie Garrett (Betrayal of Trust: The Collapse of Global Public Health), Naomi Klein (No Logo: Taking Aim at the Brand Bullies). To research my mystery-suspense fiction, I Google almost daily. Sites include Boston Victoriana and architecture, MapQuest, old newspaper files, and recently an antique bottle merchant in Durham, North Carolina. Cecelia Tishy is the William R. Kenan, Jr., Professor of American Literature at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee, where she has won the university's prize for excellence in teaching. She is the author of several nonfiction books and articles, as well as the Kate Banning mystery series.
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