Author Archives: erincmcrae

Max Perkins: Man of Genius

Yesterday I cut out of work early to go see Genius, the movie about Max Perkins, the editor who shepherded the works of Hemingway, Fitzgerald, and Tom Wolfe into the world. I’d been looking forward to this movie, not just for … Continue reading

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Deleted Scene: Starling Prologue

The prologue for Starling that never made it into the final book. Originally published in our October 2015 newsletter.  When J. Alex Cook graduates from high school in Paragon, Indiana he has almost $5,000 in savings, a shitty Dodge Neon, middling … Continue reading

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Free Read: Love in Los Angeles Bonus Scene – The Writers’ Strike

Victor doesn’t understand Paul’s choices Originally published in our September 2015 newsletter “How many days have you been on my couch now?” Victor asks, without looking up from the script he’s in the process of destroying — actually destroying — … Continue reading

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Free Read: Twelfth Night Bonus Scene

Michael is late, and objects to the lack of beard. Originally published in our August 2015 newsletter Michael’s late. John suspects that has less to do with train issues and more with Michael having not quite adjusted back to city … Continue reading

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A Love in Los Angeles Free Read: Re the SCOTUS Marriage Decision

The SCOTUS marriage equality decision Paul needs not to do stupid things. Originally published in our July 2015 newsletter Paul groans when his phone rings, conscious but not really awake.  He rolls right to grope for it, but hits Alex’s face … Continue reading

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Where I get away with writing about Mark Strong’s hands by talking about A View from the Bridge

I was in New York City this past weekend, with Ben, because it’s our annual tradition to pick the coldest weekend of the year to go tromping around a city in the Northeast surrounded on all sides by water. (The … Continue reading

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Free Read: Alex Learns to Rock Climb

Liam can never take him anywhere. Originally published in our June 2015 newsletter Alex hates network parties.  Everyone has to pretend they’re like some sort of reward, but they’re really just another dumb — and time consuming — marketing thing … Continue reading

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