Bob Baty, who studied novel writing with Lynn Hightower, recently landed a book deal with R.J. Buckley for his Vintage Connor series. His first novel, The Case of the Blonde in the Lotus Elite, follows retired cop Ray Connor as he looks for vintage cars, reconnects with an ex, and gets wrapped up in solving a mystery. The book is set for publication in June 2011, with a second book, The Girl in the MGA, to follow.

“For me, it all came down to Lynn Hightower. She made all the difference. I wanted to write crime fiction, and her enthusiasm and support just as I was starting this project, as well as her insightful comments, inspired me to keep going on this long and winding road to publication.”

Congratulations Bob!

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