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Elmore Leonard’s 10 Rules of Writing, illustrations by Joe Ciardiello.  New York :  William Morrow & Company, 2007.

Commentary on Own Work

“Commentary on LaBrava.” The New Black Mask Quarterly, Number 2. Edited by Matthew J. Bruccoli and Richard Layman. A Harvest/HBJ Book, 1985.

Touch. New York : Arbor House, 1987. Introduction

The Big Bounce, (Hardcover reprint.)  New York : The Armchair Detective Library,  1989.

Unknown Man No. 89 . (Hardcover reprint.) New York : The Armchair Detective Library, 1993.

“Elmore Leonard, Criminal Conversations,” The Paris Review,  No. 164, Winter 2002-2003

Book Introductions

Irwin Faust, Willy Remembers. New York : Arbor House, 1983.

H. N. Swanson, Sprinkled with Ruby Dust. New York : Warner Books, 1989. Introduction by Elmore Leonard.

Balthazar Korab. Detroit: The Renaissance City. Charlottesville, Va : Spradlin & Associates, 1989.

George V. Higgins, The Friends of Eddie Coyle. Owl Books; September 2000

H. C. Heinz. The Professional. (Reprint.) Da Capo Press, 2001. Introduction by Elmore Leonard.

Eli Zaret. ‘84: The Last of the Great Tigers, Untold Stories From an Amazing Season. Foreword by Elmore Leonard. South Boardman, MI : Crofton Creek Press, 2003.

Charles Willeford, Miami Blues (Reprint.) New York: Knopf, 2004.

Walter Mirisch. I Thought We Were Making Movies, Not History. Madison, Wisconsin :University of Wisconsin Press, 2008. Introduction by Elmore Leonard.

Julie Reyes Taubman, Detroit: 138 Square Miles. Museum of Contemporary Art, Detroit,  2011

Peter Leonard, Voices of the Dead, The Story Plant, 2012 Introduction by Elmore Leonard

Book Reviews

“Diamond in the Booth.” The New York Times.  April 7, 1991.  Review of Ernie Harwell’s Diamond Gems.  Ann Arbor, Mich : Momentum Books, 1991.

“All the Lonely People.” The Washington Post, January 31, 1993. Review of Fraud by Anita Brookner. New York : Random House 1993.

“Rent-a-Cop and Robbers.” The Washington Post , April 1983. Review of Dancing Bear by James Crumley. New York : Random House 1983.

“Busting the Tijuana Pirates.” The New York Times Book Review, February 5, 1984. Review of Lines and Shadows by Joseph Wambuagh. New York : William Morrow & Co, 1984.


“Quitting.” A chapter in The Courage to Change. edited by Dennis Wholey. New York :
Houghton Mifflin, 1986.

“On Richard Bissell.” A chapter in Rediscoveries II. New York : Carroll & Graf, 1988.

“Everyman: Great characters but where’s the love interest?” The New York Times Magazine, April 18, 1999.

“McHeard Is The Word. The Grey Area: Truth as Entertainment.” Forbes Magazine, Oct. 2, 2000.

“Hail Mary, Spirituality: With or Without Prayer” The New York Times, May 7, 2000.

“Imagine Pitching this in Hollywood” The New York Times, April 8, 2001.

“Easy on the Adverbs, Exclamation Points and Especially Hooptedoodle.” The New York Times, 7/16/2001.

“Thank God for Robert Johnson.” Chapter in Martin Scorsese Presents the Blues: A Musical Journey, ed. by Peter Guralnick. Amistad Press, 2003.

For the Love of Books. New York : Berkeley Books, 2000.  Contribution by Elmore Leonard.

“Elmore Leonard. ” A section in Writers Dreaming by Naomi Epel. New York : Carol Southern Books, 1993.

“For Swanie, Bless His Heart.” Los Angeles Times, June 16, 1991.

“Hollywood and Me.” The Guardian, April 18, 1997.

“My Car Story.” Esquire, Oct. 1998.

BookForum: Reflections (on the topic of fiction into film) (2007)

Wild Kingdom - Windows On The World

“A Taste for Life’s Seamy Side.” A conversation with Alvin P. Sanoff. U.S. News & World Report, March 9, 1987.

“A Life of Many Hues, Memories of John D. MacDonald.” St. Petersburg (Florida) Times. Jan 4, 1987.

“What Elmore Leonard Does.” Chapter in Who’s Writing This? Notations on the AuthoriaI With Self Portraits. Dan Halpern, Ed. Hopewell, N.J.  :  Ecco Press, 1995.

“Richard Bissell.” For the Love of Books, 115 Celebrated Writers on the Books They Love Most. Ronald B. Shwartz, ed. New York Grosset/Putnam, 1999.

Snoopy’s Guide To Writing Life, Writers Digest Books, 2004

“How I Write.” Gentlemen’s Quarterly, September 2000.

“The Lost Art of Writing by Hand.” Esquire, Feb. 2002.

“Making It Up As I Go Along.” AARP Magazine, July/August 2009.

“Crime Does Pay.” Life Magazine, November 1990.

“Reflections on the Topic of Fiction into Film.” BookForum, June, July, August, 2007.

“I Owe It All To Raylan,” TV Guide, 2010

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