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Guide to the Papers of Joanne Fluke

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Born ca. 1943, daughter of Cliff and Esther Gibson; grew up in Swanville (Morrison County, Minnesota); graduated from Swanville High School in 1960; attended St. Cloud State College; graduated from California State University at San Bernardino; taught grade school in Minnesota and in Michigan.

Married to Ruel E. Fischmann, television writer; one son, John Fluke.

Accessions:

December 1985
January-February 1986
12 March 1987
6 November 1987
20 June 1988
18 September 1989
25 July 1995
March 1996

BOX 1

Folder

1		Guide to the papers of Joanne Fluke.

2		Biographical data.

3		Correspondence with St. Cloud State University, 1985-19 .

4		Other correspondence.

5		Media coverage, 1984-19 .

6		Depository agreement with St. Cloud State University.

		Signed 13 Dec. 1985.

		Copy. Original held in the University Archives.


BOX 2		GALLEYS

Folder

1		"The Other Child"

		Received 31 Dec. 1985.

2		"Winter Chill," dated 17 Nov. 1983.

		Received Jan.-Feb. 1986.

3		"Cold Judgment"

		Corrected galleys. Received 25 Feb. 1986.

4		"Vengeance is Mine," dated 27 Nov. 1985.

		Preliminary (proofread) pages. Received 13 Dec. 1985.

		See also Boxes 10 and 11.

BOX 3		THE OTHER CHILD

		Working title: "Blood Relations."
		Received 31 Dec. 1985.

Folder

1		Correspondence, 1980-19 .

		Andrea Cirillo, Jane Rotrosen Agency; Coleen O'Shea, editor, Dell; 
	contracts with Dell, Hjemmets (Norwegian publisher).


		"Blood Relations"

2		Draft, ca. 1980.

		Typescript, 87 p.

		Label on cover page: Jane Rotrosen Agency.

3		Draft 3, Sept. 1980.

		Letter to Ms. Andrea Cirillo.

		Notes from folder.

4-8		 Draft 4.

		Typescript, 360 p.

9-10 		Draft 4, revised.

		Typescript, 369 p.


BOX 4		THE OTHER CHILD (continued)

Folder

1-2 		Draft 4, revised, continued.

3-5 		Final revision, 7 Nov. 1981.

		Typescript, 331 p.

6		Prologue, revised.

		Typescript, xi p.

7		"The Atonement," 22 Feb. 1982.

		"Sequel [sic] to 'The Other Child.'"

8-9 		Edited typescript, 18 June 1982.

		324 p.


BOX 5

Folder

1		Edited typescript, 18 June 1982, continued.

2		The Other Child, Dell, c1983.

		One copy autographed.

3		Farlig Besettelse, Hjemmet, c1983.

		Norwegian edition. Autographed.

BOX 6		 WINTER CHILL

		Working title: "She's Only Sleeping."
		Received Jan.-Feb. 1986.

Folder

1		Correspondence, 1982-1984.

		With: Andrea Cirillo, Jane Rotrosen Agency; Paul McCarthy, 
	editor, Dell; readers.

		Includes contracts.

2		Story note cards.

		Holographic.

3		Outlines

		a. "She's Only Sleeping." 6 p.

		b. "She's Only Sleeping." 12 p.

		c. "Winter Chill," dated 18 May 1983. 15 p.

		d. "Winter Chill," revised 20 June 1983. 17 p.

		"She's Only Sleeping"

4		Preliminary sections, 33 p.

		"Revised 2 June 1982."
		Label on cover page: "Jane Rotrosen Agency."

5-8		 Draft I.

		Typescript, 347 p.

9		Typescript, dated 5 Feb. 1983.

		350 p.


BOX 7		WINTER CHILL (continued)

Folder

1-2 		Typescript, dated 5 Feb. 1983, continued. 

3-5 		Edited typescript, dated 12 Jul. 1983. 

		323 p.

6-8 		Copy edited typescript, dated 27 Jul. 1983. 

		323 p.


BOX 8		WINTER CHILL (continued)

Folder

1		Winter Chill, Dell, c1984.

		One copy, autographed.


BOX 9		COLD JUDGMENT

		Working titles: "The Group,"; "The Therapist."
		Received Feb. 1986.

Folder

1		Correspondence, 1983-198 .

		With: agent; Paul McCarthy, editor, Dell.

2		Working papers.

		Author's notes; suggestions from editor.

3		Story note cards.

		Holographic.

4		Characters; outline.

		Holographic.

5		"The Group"

		a. Preliminary outline (?), 6 p.

		b. "Structural outline, 22 Nov. 1983, 3 p.

		c. "The Group." 22 Nov. 1983.

		Expanded outline: prologue; description of characters; chapters 
	1-6, 12 p.

6		"The Therapist"

		a. Structural outline, 3 p.

		b. Prologue, chapters 1-2, 25 p.

		c. Expanded outline, chapters 3-7, 7 p.
	
		d. Chapters 1-10, 96 p.

7-9		 "Cold Judgment."

		Edited typescript, 286 p.

10 		Cold Judgment, Dell, c1985.

		One copy autographed.


BOX 10 	VENGEANCE IS MINE

		Working title: "Wintergame".
		Received 12 March 1987.

		See also Box 2, folder 4.

Folder

1		Author's note cards, ca. 1984.

		Includes plot notes, character notes, notes on ending, etc.

		Holographic.

2		Author's notes, ca. 1984.

		Holographic.

3		Research materials.

		Includes mainly newspaper clippings, 1985.

4		Outlines, 1984.

5		Chapters 1-5.

		Drafts 1-3.

		Typescript with holographic corrections.

		Undated.

6		Prologue - Chapter 5, 3 March 1984 [i.e. 1985].

		Draft 4.

		Typescript with holographic corrections.

7		Prologue - Chapter 5, 19 April 1985.

		Draft 5.

		Typescript with holographic corrections.

8		Chapters 6-12, 3 April 1985 - 30 April 1985.

		Typescript with holographic corrections.

9		Chapters 13-17, 3 May 1985 - 22 May 1985.

		Typescript with holograhic corrections.

10 		Chapters 18-23, 23 May 1985 - 30 May 1985. 

		Typescript with holographic corrections.

11 		Chapters 10-16.

		Undated, but appears to be a second draft.

		Typescript with holographic corrections.


BOX 11 	VENGEANCE IS MINE (Continued)

Folder

1-3 		"Wintergame"

		Undated. Appears to be the final draft.

		Typescript. Missing page 93.

4		Miscellany, 1986.

		Includes holographic notes on corrections to galleys.

5		Vengeance is Mine, Dell, 1986.


BOX 12

Folder
	
1		The Stepchild, Dell, 1980.

2		Ste Barnet, Hjemmet, 1987.

		Norwegian edition.

THE PITCH

3		Author's notes.

		Holographic.

4		Proposal and sample chapter.

		Includes four versions dated Dec. 1985 through 1 April 1986. Also 
	includes letters from Joanne Fluke to Andrea Cirillo and Paul McCarthy 
	dated 31 March 1986.

5		Correspondence.

		Letter from Judy Davidhoff, Dell, to Joanne Fluke dated 16 Jan. 1987.

6-8		 "First draft roughs."

		Holographic revisions.


BOX 13 	THE PITCH

Folder

1-3 		Original submission.

		Includes letter from Judy Davidoff to Joanne Fluke dated 27 March 1987.

4-6		 "Revision roughs."

		Includes letter from Joanne Fluke to Judy Davidoff dated 9 June 1987
	containing list of revisions.


BOX 14 	FINAL APPEAL

Folder

1-3 		"Roughs."

		Typescript with holographic revisions dated 11 March 1988. Includes a 
	chapter 12 which was taken out.

4-6 		Typescript.

		Dated 11 March 1988.

7		Prologue and Chapter 1.

		Dated 4 May 1988. Includes holographic revisions.


BOX 15

		VIDEO KILL

		Working title: "The Pitch." (See BOX 13) Received 18 Sept. 1989.

Folder

1-2 		"Revision."

		Dated 6/8/87 or 6/8/88.

3		Galley proofs.

		Dated 8/2/88.

4		Video Kill.

		Pocket Books, 1989.

		Final Appeal.

		Pocket Books, 1989.
	
		VEGAS DOLLS

		Working titles: "Final Approval"
		"Final Development."
		Received 18 September 1989.

Folder

5		Author's notes.

		Holographic.

		Undated.

6		Outlines.

		Dated 3/29/88, 3/30/88, 3/31/88.

		Includes comments from Kathy Bradley, Editor, Pocket Books, dated 
	5/19/88.

7-8		 "First roughs."

		Holographic.

		Undated.


BOX 16 	VEGAS DOLLS

Folder

1-2 		"Second roughs."

		Holographic corrections.

		Undated.

3-4 		"First draft."

		Edited by Kathy Bradley, Pocket Books.

		Dated 8/28/88.

5-6 		"Revised draft."

		Dated 5/15/89.

		Published as Dead Giveaway. Pocket Books, 1990.
		See Box 22, Folders 5 and 6 for novel and a screenplay based on
		the novel.


BOX 17

Folder

1		Correspondence.

		Letter from Joanne Fluke to Jerry Westby, dated 20 July 1995. Letter 
	details her pseudonyms.  Includes copy of an "earthquake" letter dated 
	January 1994.

2-4		 "Blood Relations"

		Typescript. Contains a few holographic corrections by the author. 
	Undated. 257 pp.  Published as The Other Child, 1983. For related material 
	see Box 2, Folder1, and Boxes 3-5.

THE PITCH

5		Proposal.

		Undated. Published as Video Kill, 1989. For other proposals see Box 12, 
	folder 4.

6-8 		Typescript.

		Dated 8 June 1987. Second copy. 381 pp.


BOX 18 	FATAL IDENTITY

Folder

1-3 		Typescript.

		Dated 16 December 1992. 467 pp.
		Folder 1 includes a letter dated 9 January 1993 from Joanne Fluke to 
	John Scognamiglio, Zebra Books editor.

4		Individual page revisions.

		Undated.

5-6 		Page Proofs.

		Dated 11 May 1993. 350 pp.
		Folder 5 includes a letter dated 17 May 1993, from Amy Van Allen, 
	production editor at Zebra Books, to Joanne Fluke. Page proofs include
	holographic corrections by the author.

7		Fatal Identity.

		Zebra Books. September 1993.


BOX 19

DEAD GIRL

Folder

1-2 		Typescript. 234 pp.

		Dated 7 March 1993. Revised 5 April 1993.
		Includes letter from Joanne Fluke to John Scognamiglio, Zebra Books 
	editor.  Also includes letter from "Bill and Nancy" to Joanne Fluke dated 
	3 March 1993 containing suggestions and corrections.

3		Page Proofs. 224 pp.

		Includes letter of 10 August 1993 from Amy Van Allen to Joanne Fluke. 
	Holographic corrections by the author.

4		The Dead Girl. By Jo Gibson.

		Z*Fave. Kensington Publishing, November 1993.
		Includes copy of a different cover for the book.

THE CRUSH

5		Typescript. 249 pp.

		Includes letter dated 4 July 1993 from Joanne 	Fluke to Andrea Cirillo. 
	Also includes editorial letter from John Scognamiglio dated 14 June 1993. 
	Includes letters from Joanne Fluke to John Scognamiglio dated 4 July 1993 
	and 30 May 1993.

6		Page Proofs. 222 pp.

		Includes letter from Amy Stecher, Zebra production editor, to Joanne 
	Fluke dated 30 November 1993. Also includes letter from Joanne Fluke to Amy 
	Stecher, undated. Holographic corrections by the author.


BOX 20

1		The Crush. By Jo Gibson.

		Z*Fave. Kensington Publishing. March 1994.

		THE CRUSH II

2-3		 Typescript. 221 pp.

		Dated 8 September 1993. Folder 3 contains pages which were revised.

4-5		 Page Proofs. 237 pp.

		Includes letter from Amy Stecher to Joanne Fluke dated 20 May 1994. Also 
	includes faxes from Amy Stecher and Joanne Fluke to each other dated 27
	May 1994. Holographic corrections by the author.

6		The Crush II. By Jo Gibson.

		Z*Fave. Kensington Publishing. September 1994.

SLAY BELLS

7-8 		Typescript. 224 pp.
	
		Dated 28 October 1993. Folder 8 includes character list and three
		individual pages.


BOX 21

SLAY BELLS

Folder

1		Page Proofs. 223 pp.

		Includes letter dated 24 August 1994 from Amy Stecher to Joanne  
	Fluke and letter from Joanne Fluke to Amy Stecher dated 28 August 1994. Few
	holographic corrections by the author.

2		Slay Bells. By Jo Gibson.

		Z*Fave. Kensington Publishing. December 1994.

MY BLOODY VALENTINE

3		Typescript. 248 pp.

		Undated. Few holographic corrections by the author.

4		Page Proofs. 221 pp.

		Undated. Few holographic corrections by the author. Includes letter 
		from Joanne Fluke to Amy Stecher also undated.

5		My Bloody Valentine. By Jo Gibson.

		Z*Fave. Kensington Publishing. February 1995.


BOX 22

DEADLY MEMORIES

Folder

1-2 		Typescript. 393 pp.

		Undated.

3-4 		Page Proofs. 349 pp.

		Undated. Holographic corrections by the author.

5		Deadly Memories.

		Zebra Books. February, 1995.

		Dead Giveaway.

		Pocket Books, 1990.


6		"Dead Giveaway."

		A screenplay based on Fluke's novel Dead Giveaway. Ca. 1990.


BOX 23	

DANCE of DEATH

Folder

1		"Dance of Death."

		Typescript.  Dated December 1995.

2		"Dance of Death."

		Typescript.  "Edited first draft," dated December 1995.

3		"Dance of Death."

		Typescript.  "Final draft revised," dated December 1995.

		Includes letter dated 6 November 1995 from Joanne Fluke to Amy Griffin,
		associate editor, Scholastic.  Fax to Andrea Cirillo dated
		1 November 1995.

4		"Wicked."

		Typescript. "First draft," dated March 1996.  Holographic corrections.

5		Covers.

		Copies of paperback covers for Eyes and Wicked.


BOX 24	EYES

Folder

1-2		Typescript.

		"First draft," undated.  Holographic corrections.

3-5		Typescript.

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