Anthony Land

Anthony Land

Anthony Land

Anthony Land

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Kindle Worlds: maybe the best new idea in fiction this century – an idea that Amazon just scrapped!

Emily Kimelman and I began publishing novels on Amazon at about the same time. I chanced upon her firstoffering, Unleashed, liked it a lot, and said so in one of her first wave of five-star reviews. I went on to readeach of her subsequent Sydney Rye novels as they were published, delighting in her creation of a classic –some might even say extreme – female noir antihero.

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Women make better heroes


I was born into an era in which the fictional hero was almost invariably male and the female lead was the client, the love interest, the damsel in distress. When I started writing thrillers, my first novel had a male first person narrator/protagonist. He rose to the occasion at the climax because he had fallen in love with the female lead, Morgana Trehane, and the villain was on the verge of killing her.

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"So you just write pulp stuff,
huh?"

He who posed that question to me clearly meant it as at least a mild insult. The inclusion of the word ‘just’ proved that. And I was a trifle annoyed by its implication that I was indulging in some sort of literary slumming.
I have since concluded, however, that 1) the statement was true and 2) I’m perfectly okay with that.

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