Re: RARA-AVIS: Re: half-time job for mystery novelist

From: Brian Thornton (
Date: 15 Nov 2008

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    See "Parker, Robert B."

    Got his PhD from Northeastern (I think), and even taught for a bit before his novels began to pay (and pay and pay).

    Of course that was a while ago.

    And don't look at me. I teach, but my Master's is in Tudor-Stuart English and 19th century American history. No MFA here.

    On Sat, Nov 15, 2008 at 5:13 AM, Rob Kantner <> wrote:

    > That's a hoot. Their requirement for Ph.D would, I think, be
    > generically disqualifying; my college experience (crammed 4-year
    > degree into 9 years) taught me that no self respecting English Ph.D
    > would soil him/herself writing mystery/suspense. Except, possibly,
    > under a pen name -- but then how could it be proved? What a stitch.

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