New York Times Bestselling author

Bouchercon – It’s No Mystery

It’s no mystery why crime fiction writers gather each year for Bouchercon! Colette Bancroft, book editor of the Tampa Bay Times just wrote this terrific article on the 2018 Bouchercon World Mystery Convention, a 100% volunteer run conference held in a different city each year. This year it was held right here in St. Petersburg,…

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Ace Atkins and Lisa Unger, in Conversation

With a name like Ace, is there any chance you’re NOT going to be famous? A college football star, Pulitzer-Prize nominated journalist, New York Times bestselling and award-winning author of twenty-three novels including THE SINNERS, which just released. Ace Atkins is as down-to-earth, funny, and smart as he is talented. I caught up with him…

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A Book and Its Cover

We all know that we’re not meant to “judge a book by its cover.” But we often do. We’re judgement machines, aren’t we? Encounter a person, a place, or pick up a book and we’re immediately forming opinions. In the book publishing world—back in the olden days—the common wisdom is that we have seven seconds…

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Mary Kubica and Lisa Unger, in Conversation

The delightful, talented and bestselling Mary Kubica was an overnight success with her stellar first novel The Good Girl … or was she? Mary agreed to be my pen pal and we discussed what it takes to get published, the highs and lows of the writing life, our upcoming new novels and more. Lots of…

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Sweet Sixteen – Cover Reveal for UNDER MY SKIN!

I’m over the moon to share the gorgeous, spectacular cover for my new novel UNDER MY SKIN (Oct 2, 2018.) This feels like an auspicious year, as it marks my “sweet sixteen” as a novelist. Sixteen books published over the past sixteen years! In addition to the stellar cover, it’s always such a thrill when…

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Sara Blaedel and Lisa Unger, in Conversation

Sara Blaedel, Denmark’s Queen of Crime — sure. Super talented, internationally bestselling author of the crime series featuring the tough, smart, and all-too-human Louise Rick — yes! But more than any of that — she is a great spirit, a wonderful friend, and one of the people I am most happy to have in my…

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Hellbent

Lucky readers! HELLBENT by my bestie, New York Times bestselling author Gregg Hurwitz, is out today! Run, don’t walk to get your copy from your favorite bookseller. Gregg delivers an amazing thrill ride every single time he sits down and puts pen to paper. He’s one of the best! If you haven’t yet discovered his…

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Alafair Burke and Lisa Unger, in Conversation

It’s probably true in all industries, but publishing seems especially a business of relationships. Even though authors don’t all work together in the same place, we do gather quite a bit at conferences and speaking engagements. And when you do this work for long enough, some of those authors with whom you share a stage…

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IN THE BLOOD in Development as a TV Series!

IN THE BLOOD has been optioned by ITV Studios America and is being developed as a TV series adaptation by the stellar team of director Gary Fleder (Homefront, Runaway Jury, Kiss the Girls), writers Adam Targum (Banshee, The Dead Zone) and Chris Silber (NCIS: New Orleans), along with co-executive producer Mary Beth Basile (Life Unexpected)…

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Two Sentence Horror Story

I chase her over the crackling frozen lake and into the black winter forest, heart revving with effort, frigid air biting my skin. When I reach her, my hand closing over her pale dead wrist, the wind blowing her hair around her like dull fire, she slowly turns and the face I see is my…

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