A couple of weeks ago, I took part in the Bald-Faced Liar thing that was spinning around the crime fiction community. I posted six outrageous truths and one outrageous lie about my secret, sordid past. A few people commented on what they thought the lie was, and a few more emailed me with their selections. But now…now it is time…time for the final, official truth to be revealed.
The seven claims I made were:
1.Â During my poker career, I once won a large pot from actor James Woods.
2.Â Back in my musical career, I once played piano behind Jerry Lee Lewis.
3.Â Also, back in my musical career, I often played in a bar in Honduras frequented by “death squad” members.
4. When I was in college, I was in several classes with Bill Clinton.
5. I was arrested in Zimbabwe as a “provocateur”.
6. While in Port Of Spain, Trinidad, I once danced with Miss Trinidad (of the Miss Universe contest, where she went on to finish 2nd).
7. I know, without doubt, who was behind the JFK assassination.
And yes, the lie is #7. Only Deborah Sharp was sharp enough to make the correct call. Everyone else, without exception selected #5, which I’m afraid actually happened, along with #s 1, 2, 3, 4, and 6.
Okay, now that that’s done with, anybody got anything they’d like to sound off about? On any subject at all? Come in, please. Over.