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LeslieWhat
Posted on Tuesday, March 04, 2003 - 08:32 am:   

My radio commentaries are broadcast on KLCC every other Tuesday on "The Northwest Passage," airing from 4:00 - 4:30 PST (my commentaries are usually on between 4:20 - 4:30). Today's commentary is the marajuana story posted above, now revised for radio. The pieces are not archived but you can listen on the internet at:

http://www.klcc.org/listen/listen.html

I haven't written my next piece yet but the April 1 commentary will be about Jell-O Art, of which I'm something of an expert.

Recent Stories and works available as of March 3 ish:

-"Blind Date with the Invisible Man" - Polyphony

-"Finger Talk" - Mota: Truth (nominated for Pushcart Prize)

-"How I Got Away" - The Mammoth Book of Tales from the Road

- "Death Penalty" - Sci Fiction
http://www.scifi.com/scifiction/originals/originals_archive/what2/what21.html

- "Nice Girls Do" - the trashy novel, signed with my lips, $13.00 PP in contiguous US (you must be over 18 and I think you can't be Canadian) contact what@radarangels.com for ordering info
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Ray Vukcevich
Posted on Wednesday, March 05, 2003 - 03:56 pm:   

I just read Leslie's story "Death Penalty" again over on SCIFICTION. This is truly the kind of fiction that keeps bouncing around in your head long after you finish it. Great world, setting, characters. The story is vivid and chilling and has a relentless forward movement.

Ray Vukcevich
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LeslieWhat
Posted on Sunday, March 09, 2003 - 05:37 pm:   

Thanks, Ray.

My next commentary is about Girl Scout Cookies and how you ought to by them. Not for the Scouts' sakes, but for the mothers.
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Ellen
Posted on Sunday, March 09, 2003 - 06:07 pm:   

Ray, I agree with you whole-heartedly.

"Death Penalty" is an important yet entertaining story.
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Mike Jasper
Posted on Sunday, March 30, 2003 - 09:37 am:   

Finally got around to reading "Death Penalty." Leslie -- disturbing stuff. Very well done. Thanks! I like how you didn't take the easy way out with any of the characters.

But my favorite detail was how the narrator noticed how the quality of the pies had gone down at about the same time that the father of the murdered boy would have quit baking them at the restaurant. Call me weird, but I love details like that. Reader cookies! :-)
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LeslieWhat
Posted on Tuesday, April 22, 2003 - 08:45 am:   

I've signed the contract for my "first" novel, which will appear in Spring of 2004. "Olympic Games" from Tachyon Publications is a comic novel about how people refuse to let the interference of the gods bring them down.

If you want to receive a postcard closer to publication, send your address and I'll add it to my list.

what@radarangels.com
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*first=first to appear under my name
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Ellen
Posted on Tuesday, April 22, 2003 - 05:09 pm:   

Congratulations Leslie. That's super!
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LeslieWhat
Posted on Wednesday, April 23, 2003 - 12:32 pm:   

Thanks, Ellen!

I'm at the library, trying to access my email acocunt. No luck. So I'm using my hour before my root canal to kill time and check some BBS.

I only found out yesterday that I needed my tooth _done_. This spares me from having time to hear all the horror stories beforehand...
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Maureen McHugh
Posted on Saturday, April 26, 2003 - 06:42 am:   

Leslie,

Do you have email yet? Are you still changing services?

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Victoria Garcia
Posted on Saturday, April 26, 2003 - 08:45 pm:   

You sold a novel? Jesus, that's great! Johnzo and I are both thrilled for you!
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Ray Vukcevich
Posted on Sunday, April 27, 2003 - 12:51 pm:   

I think I've heard/read parts of that book, haven't I? It was very cool. Ray
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LeslieWhat
Posted on Sunday, April 27, 2003 - 07:44 pm:   

(crap! I thought I posted this already but musta forgot to hit the 2nd button)

I'm sorta online. When I move the computer into the other room with the phone line still connected.

I'm going to be away for a week (writing retreat at the coast). I hope somebody tapes American Idol for me.

Thanks, Victoria! Ray, you did read parts way back when we had our novel-writing workshop. This one took a while to hatch.

xxoo

l.

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