Wednesday, January 21, 2004

Girls Kick Ass 

I was going to round up the Lunch Weekly deals, but screw it, Lizzie did a better job of it. I will say that I strongly suspect we're going to see more books like this one:

Julie Elizabeth Leto's MIGHTY APHRODITE and an untitled sequel, featuring Cuban-American Marisela Morales, a former bond enforcement agent who's lost her license to carry, but not her gun or her ability to kick-ass, to Amy Pierpont, to be featured in Pocket's new "Bad Girls of
Downtown Press" trade paperback program, in a very nice deal, by Helen Breitwieser at Cornerstone Literary (world).

I'd heard through the grapevine that an editor was looking for this kind of book, i.e. those along the lines of "Alias" or even the Modesty Blaise books. In this particular instance, it seems to be the anti-Stephanie Plum: she's a bail bondsman who can actually kinda do the job (or something approximating it.) But the only fear I have is that authors will use Helen Fielding's new book as a cue instead of those that would really work: like the aforementioned Modesty Blaise books. But if this is the new direction of Chick Lit, it could be interesting....

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