Darcy Cosper writes that if you were planning to attend the LA Lit party tomorrow night, don't. "Circumstances have arisen...," she says. Cynthia Ozick's appearance on Thursday evening at the Central Library has also been cancelled, in her case due to illness.

In book deals: Stephen J. Cannell has sold two new hardcover thrillers in his series featuring LAPD detective Shane Scully, to St. Martin's. And proof that blogging can pay off: Wonkette Ana Marie Cox has sold her debut novel, Dog Days, called by Publishers Lunch "a comic tale about what happens inside the Beltway during the month of August," to Riverhead. The New York Post reported she got $275,000.

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