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Rother is attempting to reach both upscale and downscale markets with Body Parts, which is a mass-market paperback. It should reach the gore market, despite her protestations that it is not aimed in that direction, but it is also ideal for the law enforcement, criminal law, and aberrant-psychology markets. And because it is so well researched (she spent days interviewing major characters) and so well written, it should reach those interested in good journalism.

Rother says, “There are a lot of people fascinated by serial killers,” but “this was the darkest book I have ever worked on. I don’t think I will do another serial killer book.”

That’s a pity, because now that I have lost my chastity, I have a thirst for more.

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Burwell March 8, 2009 @ 11:04 p.m.

I told San Diego author Caitlin Rother that she has gotten a virgin. Me.

And then your alarm clock went off.

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Don Bauder March 8, 2009 @ 11:28 p.m.

Response to post #3:...and I phoned her to congratulate her within an hour of that alarm going off. Best, Don Bauder

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MsGrant March 4, 2009 @ 6:45 p.m.

Caitlin Rother taught a class I took at UCSD recently called Feature Writing. I learned a TON. I'm still a novice writer, but she has a way of getting the point across that is so succinct and she emphasized that constantly. She has also been nominated for a Pulitzer for her work with the Union Tribune. I can't wait to read her books.

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Don Bauder March 4, 2009 @ 8:48 p.m.

Response to post #1: I'm not surprised that Caitlin is a good teacher. In her writing, she takes pains to use creative techniques to explain concepts to readers -- just as good teachers do. Best, Don Bauder

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