Saturday, June 2, 2007
MURDER MYSTERY BOOKS BY MICHAEL GENELIN FORTHCOMING
Let me digress and announce here some good news sent by a friend, Michael Genelin, an American writer living with his lovely wife, Susy, in Paris. Michael had been a lawyer for years, and after he retired, he took on consultant positions abroad. He's also a writer of murder mysteries. He had several completed novels and quite a lot of frustration as he (like all writers) went through the process of trying to find a publisher. One day, his wife Susy attended a book launching in Paris of a murder mystery. Susy met the publisher - and it's all history from then on, because this publisher accepted not just one novel by Michael, but TWO.
Michael recently sent an email:
My first endorsement for the novel. I thought I would forward it on to you. I'm very happy, and a little dazed by Tom Perry's words. PS Got the hard cover galleys last week. Read it cover to cover at one sitting. It doesn't get much better than this
A terrific novel by a man who knows crime, knows Europe, and knows how to write. Siren of the Waters is a genuine pleasure. Blurb by Tom Perry
SIRENS OF THE WATERS is scheduled for release next May, 2008.
Photo to the left shows Cecilia Brainard, Susy Genelin, and Michael Genelin; Photo above shows Michael Genelin, Lauren Brainard, Susy Genelin - taken in Paris, 2005
Cecilia Manguerra Brainard is the award-winning author of 9 books, including When the Rainbow Goddess Wept, Magdalena, Vigan and Other Stories, and Out of Cebu: Essays and Personal Prose. She edited four books, co-edited six books, and co-authored a novel, Angelica's Daughters. Her work has been translated into Finnish and Turkish; and many of her stories and articles have been widely anthologized. Cecilia has received many awards, including a California Arts Council Fellowship in Fiction, a Brody Arts Fund Award, a Special Recognition Award for her work dealing with Asian American youths, as well as a Certificate of Recognition from the California State Senate, 21st District, and the Outstanding Individual Award from her birth city, Cebu, Philippines. She has received several travel grants from the USIS. She has lectured and performed at UCLA, USC, University of Connecticut, University of the Philippines, PEN, Shakespeare & Company in Paris, and many others. She teaches creative writing at the Writers Program at UCLA-Extension.