The History of Sally Super
Sally Super grew out of my fondness for Gladys Williams, a character in
the Tom Bethany series. Gladys was a coroners
assistant who became a medical student and would have become a doctor eventually. Still
might, if I ever go back to Bethany.
I put Sally Norcross in charge of an apartment building so as to provide her with a constantly
changing cast of characters. I put the apartment building in New Haven because
university towns attract odd and interesting people, among whom are convenient experts in
As I got going, Sally became more and more different from Gladys, and is by now almost
entirely different. This is probably a good
thing. If youve read the Bethany books and feel otherwise, though, let me know.
Im posting the manuscript as I go along partly in the hope that it will be a way
of keeping my feet to the fire. I also hope for reactions and
assistance. Here and there, for instance, youll see the
letters TK; in the magazine world they mean To Come. (Why not TC? I dont know.)
TK indicates that the writer counts on the research department to provide the correct
date or address or whatever. CK stands for Check, and signifies that the writer
isnt quite sure of what he just wrote. If you can help, please do so.
Id also appreciate hearing about
inconsistencies, inaccuracies, and errors. Time lines that dont track,
things that seem illogical or impossible, characters whose physical descriptions change between
chapters. All objections noted, all inquiries welcomed, and all correspondence
answered. My email address is at the bottom of the page.
On some days, semi-intelligible notes to myself will appear at the end of the manuscript.
These are to remind me the next day of what Im supposed to be doing, although by then I may
have decided to do something else entirely.
- Chapter 1,
Chapter 2, Chapter 3,
Chapter 4, Chapter 5
- Chapter 6,
Chapter 7, Chapter 8,
Chapter 9, Chapter 10,
- Chapter 11,
Chapter 12, Chapter 13,
Chapter 14, Chapter 15
- Chapter 16,
Chapter 17, Chapter 18,
Chapter 19, Chapter 20
- Chapter 21,
Chapter 22, Chapter 23,
Chapter 24, Chapter 25
- Chapter 26,
Chapter 27, Chapter 28,
Chapter 29, Chapter 30
- Chapter 31,
Chapter 32, Chapter 33,
Chapter 34, Chapter 35,
Copyright © 2004 by Jerome Doolittle