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August 18, 2014


Elaine Viets

Welcome, Vincent, and good luck with your new novel. You make a good distinction between what we know and what we want to know. Research can be the most enjoyable part of writing a book -- and gives writers good tales to tell when we're promoting it.

Ruth McCarty

Glory Main sounds like an exciting read! Great interview! I can't wait to see both of you at Crime Bake. Or at the SinC meeting in Concord!

Hank Phillippi Ryan

Vinny, tell us more about Glory Main--where did you get the germ of the idea?

Vincent H. O'Neil

Hey gang! Thanks so much for the comments, and I'm so glad you enjoyed the blog. As for where the germ for Glory Main came from, when I was in the Ranger course they deposited us in a scenic wonderland called Dugway Proving Grounds, Utah for about ten days. The place was like the surface of the moon, one million years BC, and by then we'd been going for an entire month on short rations and little sleep. The place was so desolate (oh, it was winter too) that I never forgot the sensation of having been dropped in a place where there was no food and no water and no way out. I didn't write the book until 25 years later, but the barren planet in Glory Main is definitely Dugway.

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