Sunday, November 28, 2010

Tied in For Suspense

TiedInCover2Jon Breen at Mystery Scene Magazine gave a rave review in this month's issue to TIED IN: The Business, History and Craft of Media Tie-In Writing, edited by Lee Goldberg and featuring a chapter by Top Suspense author Max Allan Collins. The review says, in part:
If this is the Golden Age of anything in the popular fiction field, it may be the tie-in novel [...]There have always been formidable writers doing tie-ins, but they have generally been dismissed, not unreasonably, as quickies tossed off for a fast buck. That image has been improved somewhat by the quality work of editor Goldberg, the late Stuart Kaminsky, Max Allan Collins, and some of the International Association of Media Tie-in Writers members contributing to this volume. [...] With it's helpful how-to tips and articles, the book is primarily directed towards other writers, and established pros at that. But many fans and scholars will enjoy the inside-the-business stuff.
Breen goes on to praise a chapter by Collins, who regales readers with his unbelievable experiences novelizing the movies DICK TRACY and ROAD TO PERDITION. Check it out!

1 comment:

  1. I've heard many good things about TIED IN and it is waiting in my Amazon cart for the next big order.