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Jeff Cohen
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Jeff Cohen For those of you who've been asking, yes, THE QUESTION OF THE MISSING HEAD is indeed going to be available as an ebook for virtually any reader you own. The big e-book sites should now have it listed.... Continue reading
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Jeff Cohen Let us consider for a moment Derek Jeter. Assuming you are not living on Jupiter, the news might have passed by your eyes and ears that Mr. Jeter, who is an employee of the New York Yankees, will... Continue reading
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Jeff Cohen SPOILER ALERT: If you don't want to know E.J. Copperman's true identity (and I'm guessing that category applies to no one at all), don't read any further. I wouldn't want to disillusion a reader. Or a non-reader. Or... Continue reading
I admit it; I've never understood LinkedIn. I have an account, and I look at it every couple of weeks, but I have no idea what to do with it. I can look at people's contacts. Then what?
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If you have it that day and post the picture, Janet, it counts!
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Jeff Cohen E.J. Copperman Much has been made of the truly impressive campaign for ALS (Lou Gehrig's Disease) this summer that raised (according to some reports) as much as $100-million by getting people to pour ice water over their heads.... Continue reading
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Josh Getzler I’ve been having the funny feeling the last couple of weeks that I’ve been regressing back to high school. It’s not simply that I ALWAYS feel nostalgic this time of year, as the kids get ready to return... Continue reading
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Jeff Cohen If you're hoping for crime fiction stuff, I'm taking the day off. It's Labor Day. So while I know no issue is one-sided, I offer a question: Given the demonization of labor unions that is the current rage... Continue reading
I completely respect your position, Joni, but I don't share it. I love to visit with the readers, but I feel like I can do that all through the conference. Malice is especially good at making that happen.
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Jeff Cohen My home state of New Jersey has something of an image problem, and it is one that can teach us all something about first impressions, images, perception and memory. In other words, you can learn a lot about... Continue reading
I can't speak for anyone other than myself, Lynne, but I approach a series of books like a series for television. The first book is the pilot episode, and it tells a complete story, but not ALL that these characters can be involved in. I leave enough open that more adventures can be had. I've written a couple of standalones, and they haven't been published. So that probably tells you something.
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I'd just like to point out the uniform Wang is wearing...
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Josh Getzler So today it's going to be short, since I'm finding typing pretty painful. I've got something in common with the following people: Yep, I'm a pitcher. No, no. Rotator cuff issues. They suck. but make it hurt to... Continue reading
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Jeff Cohen A recent conversation with a certain agent we all know is leading me to address an issue I should have looked at years ago, to be honest. So add that to the roster of things for which I'm... Continue reading
I have decided that I have never bought a book because of an NYT review. That's because they've never reviewed one of my books, so I'm holding a grudge.
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For some reason my browser won't show me the pictures you posted, so I'll be crass: Is any of them mine?
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Jeff Cohen When my daughter texted me on Monday evening with the words "Robin Williams!" I thought she had just seen him on the street. Eve moved into Manhattan a couple of weeks ago, and that's the kind of thing... Continue reading
Jeff Cohen Just as a side note: Publisher's Weekly said The Question of the Missing Head (coming October 8) is "delightful and clever," and that was just for starters. Now, on to business: I'm currently writing two books. I've done... Continue reading
Jeff Cohen NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ--This past weekend was spent (after moving Eve into her apartment on 116th St. in East Harlem) at the Deadly Ink mystery conference, the only such gathering in my home state of New Jersey. I was... Continue reading
Who has that kind of time? It would take hours.
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Not aloud, no, Jessy. I was lucky enough to be born with the ear for dialogue. Read a whole book aloud? I'd be mortified.
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Jeff Cohen I'm at that mystical, magical moment in the creation of a new manuscript: the one where I start to ponder other professions I might in fact be better suited to. (As evidence, I point to the fact that... Continue reading
ALOUD???
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Welcome, Terri! Let me just add my voice--we're very excited to see you join the fold! (And about that series I'm writing for you--yes, I'm working on Book #2, not to worry.)
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Lynne, many years ago I was asked to "edit" a novel being brought from the U.K. to the U.S. and was told specifically to look for any words that might be "confusing" to the American reader. And I confess, I did the job because I needed the money. This was a book aimed at children, who might truly have been confused, but it's still a question of economics--I think publishers believe a book will sell better in the States if it is less challenging to local readers.
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