Part of the Process

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Maybe it's tiresome for some touring authors to answer the same questions about their "process" from Bayonne to the Bay Area, but their responses can be so worth it. Writer [Mark Salzman], for one, wrote in his car while wrapped in a tin-foil skirt and wearing a towel on his head. At McNally Robinson Bookseller's "Three Men and a Lady" event, four novelists, with about half a dozen awards total among them, will indulge a curious audience and discuss their novels and the writing experience. Participants include [Carol Hoenig](, whose novel Without Grace won the Silver Medal for Book of the Year by [ForeWord]( magazine and first place for fiction by DIY Book Festival; Philip Jim Lasko, his novel Beauty of Souls was a finalist for the National Indie Excellence 2007 Book Award; [S.H. Postís samsara moon]( is historical fiction inspired by the authorís own tragic loss; and Richard Vetere, who co-wrote the screenplay adaptation of his novel [The Third Miracle](, which was produced by Francis Ford Coppola.

July 24, [McNally Robinson Booksellers], 52 Prince St. (betw. Lafayette St & Mulberry Sts.), 212-274-1160; 7pm, free.

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