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LIFE BECOMING STRANGER THAN FICTION FOR NOVELIST

For romance novelist Barbara Joslyn, life is becoming stranger than fiction.

Joslyn has been a fugitive since she failed to show up in court Friday to be sentenced for a burglary conviction. On Sunday, The New York Times found her at Waldorf-Astoria Hotel, where she lives.The author of "Strange Sins" and "Private Dancers" hadn't made up her mind about whether to turn herself in.

"I have spoken about going to the airport. If I go to the airport, I won't make up my mind until I'm there. It's surreal," she said.

Joslyn vanished after the interview, the Times said.

She was convicted in June of stealing jewelry and art, including a Picasso, from the apartment of a wealthy friend.