Eric Jerome Dickey is one of my favorite contemporary authors. He writes fast-paced, L.A.-based fiction, mostly about women... though lately, he's introduced some strong work featuring male leads. Very cool.
My favorite of his 10+ collection of novels -- The Other Woman. I've introduced it to so many people, and their reaction is all the same... starts slow, but when the "it" hits, the book is on! It's fast, furious, and unfolds in so many unexpected ways that you're just like, WOW! You gotta check it out!
Last year when I volunteered at the L.A. Times Festival of Books, I served as an author escort and EJD was one of the authors I got to escort to his panel. Great guy. Down to earth. Funny. And has a great rapport with his fans. Like a great big family reunion.
EJD has a new book coming out in May, Genevieve. It's getting lots of buzz so far from old and new fans.
Hope you can make it to the L.A. Festival of Books at UCLA this weekend! The event is free. All you pay is $7 for parking. Lots of activity for adults, teens, and kids... but just an overload of fun for book lovers everywhere. You'll see me running around campus in my bright yellow volunteer t-shirt!
p.s. for past book recommendations, take a look at this or this or this or this or this. ok. that's all.
Michael Cader of Publishers Lunch
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