Re: RARA-AVIS: Gerald Page

From: Gerald W Page (
Date: 22 Jun 2008

On separate occasions I took Sam Moskowitz and Darrell Richardson to the Peachtree Book Store. Neither found anything, of course, but it was an experience watching them go through the shelves. They seemed to know something about every book in there.

    My story in Mike Shayne was an Armadillo story, of course. The editor, Charles Fritch asked me to try my hand at a more serious mystery-man story and I began work on it, but the magazine folded before I could finish it.

  ----- Original Message -----
  From: Richard Moore
  Sent: Sunday, June 22, 2008 11:03 PM
  Subject: Re: RARA-AVIS: Gerald Page

  Welcome, Jerry! Jerry and I used to haunt the same used bookstores in
  Atlanta in the 1960s and 1970s. Those were the days when used
  paperbacks were two for a quarter (okay, a little more by the late
  1960s) at the Peachtree Book Store and there was always Cantrell's on
  the square in Decatur where he gave out wooden nickels as promotional
  items. As I mentioned recently, Books Again on McDonough Street in
  Decatur is my current favorite.

  I was just at Curt Phillips' house and saw his copy of the Mike Shayne
  issue with your story. I sold several stories to MSMM back then but
  some how I must have missed that issue.

  Richard Moore

  --- In, "Gerald W Page" <geraldpage@...>
> I was just getting ready to introduce myself to the group.
> I'm Jerry Page; I've been writing and editing under the name
  Gerald Page since the 1960s, mostly science fiction and fantasy, but I
  did appear in Mike Shayne's Mystery Magazine toward its end. In the 70s
  I was the editor for DAW Books of the annual The Year's Best Horror
  Stories anthologies.


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