There are a couple of interesting things about Robert B. Parker’s latest Amazon blog post. For one, he’s openly soliciting people to buy the movie option on his Sunny Randall novels (and offers the name and address of his agents)…which I find extraordinary for an author of his experience and success in both the publishing and TV business.
But the really amazing thing about his post is what it reveals about how prolific he is. His last Spenser came out in November. He has a Jesse Stone novel coming out in February, a young adult novel in April, a Sunny Randall in June, and Spenser in October. I figure he must be writing a book at least every eight to twelve weeks. That’s an amazing output…especially for a bestselling author in his late 60s (or is he in his 70s?) who really doesn’t need to work that hard any more.