Tuesday, June 02, 2009


So I'm reading this article about a rip-off of J. D. Salinger when I come to this:

Author "John David California" said the message was described as a Caulfield-style tribute to a "great inspiration."
"John David California"? What?!

From my novel Trust Funds Boys:

"So who's the guy with Jeffrey Ryan?"

"That," he said, "is John Jacob Venezuela. He has a gossip column in Haute Manhattan which is just about the first thing everyone reads when the magazine comes out. If there is social dirt to dish, he dishes it."
"John David California"... "John Jacob Venezuela"... coincidence? Oh, hell no! I know when I'm being ripped off.

Oh... er... pay no attention to this. That was pure coincidence. *coff*