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Thursday, October 04, 2007

Inside the Mind of Shane Maloney

See what happens if you mooch around the internet long enough...you find yet another brilliantly entertaining interview with Shane Maloney. Well, that's what happened tonight anyway.

Lucinda Schmidt (The Sydney Morning Herald & The Age) has collared Maloney and wrung a first rate profile out of the creator of Murray Whelan that should inspire hope for budding authors everywhere who are trying to get published.

Shane explains how his first manuscript (Stiff) was saved from the Text Publishing slush pile by publisher Michael Heywood, single-handedly saving the publishing company from financial ruin.

The story works it's way through to a snappy question / answer section that defines Maloney's clever wit to a tee.

1 comment:

Peter said...

I imagine a voyage inside the man's mind would be a colorful trip, full of sharp turns and sudden stops. Thanks!
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