Friday, June 11, 2004

Blogger: Catch Me If You Can

Isabella is a blogger who claims she has fled the country to avoid an arranged marriage. She is from an extremely wealthy family and now evidence has been presented she made off with $140 million being held in trust for her. For over a year she has been roaming the world, mostly the islands, being bored, arranging to disappear, hanging out with drug runners, and private detectives after her, etc. Of course, this could all be a hoax to sell a book.

I'm a flight risk weblog

Twenty pages of legal drafts recently received and posted by The Agonist.

New York literary agent Bob Mecoy said he's been following Isabella's blog and is eager to represent her. Mecoy, a 25-year publishing veteran who runs his own agency called Creative Book Services, said he's been in contact with Isabella through e-mail, and has been pressing her for proof of her tale.

"She tells a terrific story, and I'm trying to find out if it's valid," he said. "I'm hoping it's real … (but) the first thing I need is validation, and then I'll find her an editor."

Mecoy said though it's a better story if it's true, it doesn't necessarily matter. If it turns out not to be, he'll pitch Isabella as a fiction writer.

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