Wow! Jill Block's first novel, The Truth About Parallel Lines, is a real treat and one that you shouldn't miss. I am always happy to talk to an author on the release date of their book -- especially when it is their first book. It is such an exciting day and I am happy to know that I will forever be a part of their life.
This is one of my favorite interviews as I had been looking forward to talking to ever since I read her short story, Safety Rules. I was is such a great short story that I was disappointed that it was not longer. I felt she could have gone on for another two hundred pages and kept me captivated with her writing. She's that good! (That short story is in the brilliant anthology, Alive in Shape and Color 17 Paintings by Great Artists and the Stories They Inspired,)
Get this book -- you are in for a real treat!
Jill's father is a favorite of mine....
Lawrence Block is a Mystery Writers of America Grand Master and a real sweetheart!
Jill is probably tired of being called a "chip off the old block" -- but she must be pretty proud to be the daughter of such a brilliant writer. Larry has been a great friend to Joy on Paper -- looking forward to his next inteview coming up in January.
Listen to PatZi's interview with Jill on June 5th, 2018
It was pure JOY to talk to Jill about the Truth of Parallel Lines
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Read Jill's short story...
When you finish Jill's book, get Alive in Shape and Color - 17 Paintings and the Stories They Inspired.
In this anthology Lawrence Block has gathered together some of the greatest authors, including Joyce Carol Oates, Lee Child, Michael Connelly, David Morrell, and Jeffery Deaver. Each was asked to select a painting that inspired them. Jill's story is the first one in the book and was inspired by Art Frahm's Remember All the Safety Rules -- which she looks at every day because she owns it!