If you could host a dinner party where the guests didn’t actually have to be alive, which three writers would you invite?
I couldn’t narrow down my choice to only three writers, so I came up with a dozen interesting trios (call it a “Dinner Party of the Month Club”):
Dorothy L. Sayers, Agatha Christie, Josephine Tey – I’d be taking notes at this soirée!
Robert Crais, Michael Connelly, Reed Farrel Coleman – Three contemporary writers whose series feature tough, wise-guy-ish PIs. Bonus: Their last names all begin with “C”!
Robert Harris, Robert McGammon, Robert Bloch – One, two, three twisted Roberts.
Stephen King, Dean Koontz, Shirley Jackson – Oh, the horrors! But in a good way!
Janet Evanovich, James Patterson, John Grisham – I’d keep my ears open for investment advice.
Dr. Seuss, Beverly Cleary, Judy Blume – One night I’d love sitting at the kids’ table.
Isaac Asimov, Robert Heinlein, Ray Bradbury – Far out! Really far out!
Patricia Highsmith, Scott Turow, Alexander Dumas – On the menu: Revenge (served cold)
William Goldman, Alfred Hitchcock, Aaron Sorkin – Screenwriters are writers, too!
William Shakespeare, William Faulkner, James Joyce – I’d invite these three if I really wanted to concentrate on my meal. (Because I wouldn’t understand a word they were saying, and even if I could, I don’t think I’d be able to get a word in edgewise.)
Who would you invite to your dinner party?
Short story news! I’ve had two stories published in the past few months. Stormy, With a Chance of Murder is in the CHESAPEAKE CRIMES: STORM WARNING anthology. The Last Loose End is in the July/August issue of Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine (available now!).