Why does Carol write pulp-fiction?
Because … I ain’t never backed down from no dare, that’s why. The co-creator, Paul Bishop, the big cheese behind the Fight Card Series—a bunch ‘a boxing novellas written in the style of the old pulps, asked my husband to write a story for his group, but not me. He gave me the bum’s rush. I told my husband, “Ain’t that a bite? How could Paul not ask me to write about sports?”
My husband, raised with four dames, hates sports, and was looking for a way out without rattlin’ Paul’s cage. I flip my wig over sports having been raised with four tough-mugs, and didn’t get asked.
So without tippin’ my mit, I dared to show them, and wrote a few chapters–all silk so far. Those chapters must’ve been okay ’cause Paul gave me the thumbs up. In fact, he was flummoxed that a gal like me would get the jest of the genre. But he ain’t one to welsh on a deal, so I wrote “Fight Card Romance: Ladies Night” for him.
I was in Fat City. I’ll be darned if not long after, writing pulp-fiction romance from the 40s and 50s became my passion of the present.
So razz my berries, stable the horses, and don’t put an egg in your shoe and beat it! (That’s slang for don’t leave.)