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February 12, 2008

THIS IS HOW... to score a Perfect 10!

"Jo Barrett has written an engaging tale of heartbreak... THIS IS HOW IT HAPPENED had me laughing so much I was near tears... Because this story made such an impression and will most definitely do the same with most readers, it deserves RRT's Perfect 10 award." - Romance Reviews Today

February 8, 2008

Gary takes on the Serbs

THE COCAINE CHRONICLES, an anthology that Gary Phillips co-edited with Jervey Tervalon, has just been published in Serbia! Check out Gary’s interview with Belgrade.

Gary also has another anthology about to hit bookstores. POLITICS NOIR is filled with original short stories about that most vicious, ruthless and entertaining blood sport -- the pursuit of elected office! Contributors include Shamus winner Ken Bruen, National Book Award winner Pete Hautman, and the critically acclaimed Michele Martinez.

February 6, 2008

Another star for Jo!

"Barrett’s tale of revenge is one of those rare, impossible-to-put-down books. There’s a plethora of black humor, witty dialogue, and plot twists. The unique, unforgettable characters, from the justice-seeking Maddy to her recovered drug-addicted brother to the sweet-toothed hit man, all come together to make one delectably entertaining story. Barrett, the author of the international favorite The Men’s Guide to the Women’s Bathroom (2007), has created another winner with this fast, funny read." - Booklist (Starred review)