Q&A with Danny Mo author John Haines: Danny Mo author John Haines on his new book, and how it got published.
But that was only the beginning? Right. St. Martin's held on to it for two-and-a-half years before finally saying no. I found out later that it came down to my book, a big book by a no-name, or a private eye/golf novel by some CBS anchorman in New York. He got the two-book deal. I read both of his books, there are at least 40 golf things he got wrong, stuff you'd never allow if you knew the first thing about playing the game. I got at least 20 e-mails from St. Martin's. A woman editor there liked it, too, but Peter used her to confirm that Danny couldn't die. Each e-mail was a new burst of wind for my sails but nothing ever happened. The killer was Black Wednesday, Dec. 3, in 2008, I think, when the big five publishers cut their staffs 40 percent. When the economy dumped, that was it. Nobody had time for anything and