Back in the 1990s, my friend Zachary Klein wrote three terrific, widely-acclaimed mystery novels about substance abusing PI Matt Jacob ("Still Among the Living," "Two Way Toll," etc.) and then disappeared from the book scene. Until now. He's back with a new blog...and soon his out-of-print books will be showing up again on the Kindle (and, I hope, the unpublished fourth book in the series will follow, too). Here's an excerpt from his first blog post…
Creating fiction has always been crucial. Imperative, really, to keep my mother from slamming my ass with the telephone or frat paddle. To juke the rabbis in the Brooklyn Mirrer Yeshiva when they’d catch me in Greenwich Village or reading Playboy(just for the interviews, of course). Unfortunately my verbal dancing wasn’t always successful since I got thrown out before high school graduation. But no serious damage. I’d done well on the New York State Regents and had been accepted at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, before the toss. (Actually, everyone from the yeshiva did well. They made sure the collective marks were always high enough to keep their accreditation.)
1 thought on “Zach Is Back”
Thank you Lee for helping me return to the writing life. Frankly, I’m not sure I could have come back until I read your work about Kindle–that is, getting books out there without the tsouris of dealing with major publishing houses. I don’t yet know whether Matt will reappear, but I ain’t going nowhere. Thanks.