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post #1 of 24
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John will be in Albany tonight, Bookhouse, for a reading, 7:00pm FINN.

He was just on amc and it was great!

Good stuff
post #2 of 24
I am not a book worm, but this book and the author have intrigued me. Jon Clinch's, Finn deserves the praise and attention it is getting!
post #3 of 24
Thanks, guys! Yep, Jon was interviewed on Albany's NPR today.

Hope someone shows up at The Book House. Norman Mailer is in Albany tonight, too. Stiff competition, but Jon's younger. He can take him.

For anyone who's interested, here's the book tour for the next few days:

Thursday, May 3: Newtonville Books, Newton, MA, 7:30 PM
Friday, May 4: Jabberwocky Books, Newburyport, MA, 7 PM
Monday, May 7: RJ Julia Books, Madison, CT, 7 PM

He's going to be interviewed by XM Satellite Radio in a few days, too.
post #4 of 24
I hear that Hollywood's a-knockin'..
post #5 of 24
Sounds like someone read the Boston Globe article......
post #6 of 24
A-yup -- just remember that the payment for the first book can be paltry, but if the movie on the first book is successful, then the payment for the second book can go through the roof. Or so I hear.
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SkiDiva, you should have Paul and his lovely wife take you out for Pizza. They know this place that makes the BEST Pizza!!!
post #8 of 24
The Fountain on New Scotland???

Have their White Pie in December and you won't get a cold all winter.

Nuff garlic in there to keep colds and Vampires away!
post #9 of 24
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The Fountain on New Scotland???

Have their White Pie in December and you won't get a cold all winter.

Nuff garlic in there to keep colds and Vampires away!
I dunno! All I know is they put me up one night when I got stuck at the airport and the pizza with White sauce was Phenomenal!!!
artichokes, feta cheese.......I can't remember it all but it was GREAT!
post #10 of 24
What pizza place is this? And why didn't anyone tell me about it??

WHAT HAVE WE MISSED???????
post #11 of 24
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the payment for the first book can be paltry
Say it ain't so! I'm about a week from finishing my first book, and that's the last thing I need to hear.

Actually, I kind of figured the money is in Hollywood, and my plan is to sleep with as many producers as it takes to sell the movie rights.
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I dunno! All I know is they put me up one night when I got stuck at the airport and the pizza with White sauce was Phenomenal!!!
artichokes, feta cheese.......I can't remember it all but it was GREAT!
Sounds yummy. And you didn't save me any????

How far is this place off of the Northway? might be my new dinner stop on the way to VT
post #13 of 24
Is John Clinch a Barking Bear?

As for the money being in Hollywood, my understanding (from the few authors--Clive Barker, Andrew Vachss, George Saunders--that I have interviewed) is that it's more in the movie/television rights, not so much in Hollywood per se.

You can make some pretty decent coin off a first book (my ex-bosses I believe got high 5 figures for their first book, but they REALLY struck gold on their third, which was the biography of Sonny Barger and then struck double gold when Ridley Scott's production company optioned it). The REAL money is in getting it optioned. Andrew Vachss once told me that every single one of his books have been optioned and then he uses the money to fund his pro bono legal work (he's a child advocate lawyer). One can have their book optioned and it will never get turned into a movie, too (Christopher Moore had his first novel Practical Demonkeeping optioned by Disney before the book was even finished! That was about 20 years ago and it still has never been turned into a movie!). A writer can make a decent wage off of options that never get exercised (i.e. some folks will keep renewing an option just to keep the project off the market so others won't turn it into a film).
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Sounds yummy. And you didn't save me any????

How far is this place off of the Northway? might be my new dinner stop on the way to VT
Next time you come north and either take Rt 7 to Rutland or 787 to the northway, I will meet you at Defazio's. You can bring your own bottle of wine and eat the finest pizza ever to pass my lips:
post #15 of 24
Thread Starter 

dang

I couldn't make it tonight.

I just couldn't get free - work issues. Seems I've been a bit of a slacker this winter and now must pay the price.

Sounds like Finn is selling and the reviews have been fantastic.

I listened to the WAMC interview this morning, at least part of it. Pretty good, but I would have done a better job interviewing.:
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Is John Clinch a Barking Bear?

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His lovely wife is SkiDiva!
post #17 of 24
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Say it ain't so! I'm about a week from finishing my first book, and that's the last thing I need to hear.

Actually, I kind of figured the money is in Hollywood, and my plan is to sleep with as many producers as it takes to sell the movie rights.
Hey watch it! You are about to be a daddy. Anyway, you have a screenwriting sister, so you don't need to sleep around!

And if anyone thinks that the payment is paltry for a first novel, what you get for non-fiction would make you cry!

Now, if I can only find a market for my Summit County based, 10th Mountain division trash novel.....:
post #18 of 24
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His lovely wife is SkiDiva!
Thank you, Trekchick.

And too bad you didn't come, Paul Jones! Would've been nice to see you. Imagine -- letting winter (read skiing) get in the way of work! :

Got to take you up on that pizza sometime. We're leaving Albany today for Boston, so another time.

For anyone who's interested, you can find out more about Finn at http://www.readfinn.com. It's only the most critically acclaimed book to come out this spring!
post #19 of 24
I can't wait to read Finn, but still need to read Twain's book first (as a result of switching schools in high school, I'm probably the only adult in America who hasn't read Huckleberry Finn).

LM, if I get published my sister might be a little help with movie folks, but considering how much she has to hustle just to get work for herself, I'm not counting on much.

Also, re: sleeping with producers and having a family, if my wife thought I would come back with a six-figure check, she'd pay for my plane ticket and even buy me a sexy pair of man thongs.
post #20 of 24
Just so you know, you NEVER have had to read Huckleberry Finn to read Finn. It stands completely on its own. So now you have no excuse!!!!

And please, when you're done, pass it on to your sister.
post #21 of 24
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And please, when you're done, pass it on to your sister.
Will do. Too bad she can't adapt it herself, since she writes romantic comedies...unless your husband's okay with having it revamped to make it a vehicle for Ben Stiller and Drew Barrymore, and doesn't mind if it's set in modern-day Seattle with Huck Finn's father working at Starbucks...also, there would have to be a talking dog.
post #22 of 24
Amazing -- you guessed the plot! Completely! She'd be perfect!
post #23 of 24
HA!!! If she can change the actors to Susan Sarandon and Joe Montegna, and change the location to Colorado, she can write mine! Maybe put in a talking mountain lion!:

Back on topic: If anyone is in Breckenridge, Finn is available at Weber's Books on Main Street. We need to get Mr. Ski Diva to post on Epic!
post #24 of 24
Anyone get XM Satellite Radio? Mr. Ski Diva is going to be featured in a one hour interview on May 9 on the On Point show at 11AM. It's syndicated in 100 markets. I think it'll be re-broadcast at 8PM, too.
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