Robert B. Parker — American Writer born on September 17, 1932, died on January 18, 2010

Robert Brown Parker was an American crime writer. His most famous works were the 40 novels written about the private detective Spenser. ABC television network developed the television series Spenser: For Hire based on the character in the mid-1980s; a series of TV movies based on the character were also produced. His works incorporate encyclopedic knowledge of the Boston metropolitan area. The Spenser novels have been cited by critics and bestselling authors such as Robert Crais, Harlan Coben and Dennis Lehane as not only influencing their own work but reviving and changing the detective genre. Parker also wrote 2 other series based on an individual character. He wrote 9 novels based on the character Jesse Stone and 6 novels based on the character Sunny Randall... (wikipedia)

If you want to write, write it. That's the first rule. And send it in, and send it in to someone who can publish it or get it published. Don't send it to me. Don't show it to your spouse, or your significant other, or your parents, or somebody. They're not going to publish it.
'All Our Yesterdays' was unquestionably the best work I have ever done. And the reading public stayed away in droves.
Very few of my books are about who stole the Maltese Falcon.
Well, you give me too much credit for foresight and planning. I haven't got a clue what the hell I'm doing.
This is not a screenplay. I don't do twenty drafts. I'm not going to show this to you until it's published or accepted for publication. You can make whatever suggestions you want, but I probably will ignore them entirely.

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