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Sunday, May 6, 2018

Thornton P. Knowles On Author Impersonation

I often feel like an impersonator. At writer conferences when I meet crime fiction fans they seem underwhelmed. Once my book is published I lose touch with it and don't feel like its author. For me, it's not a good idea to meet the readers of my books. It leads to confusion and disappointment.  After  book signings, for example,  I'm depressed and filled with self-loathing. I write to write, not to play the role of author. That kind of thing is for media whores like Truman Capote, Gore Vidal, and Norman Mailer. 

Thornton P. Knowles

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