New York Times Bestselling author

Creative Loafing – Award Nominations

I am honored to be nominated for two awards in the Creative Loafing Best of the Bay 2017 Awards – BEST BOOK and BEST FICTION WRITER. I love being a part of this thriving local arts community, so to be nominated with some of the area’s best writers (Craig Pittman, Tim Dorsey, Steph Post, etc.)…

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Six Reasons You’re Not as Creative as You Could Be

Years ago, I attended a writers’ conference. After my speech was over, I sat in on a talk given by a writing professor. And what she said has stayed with me ever since. A woman in the audience lamented that she wanted to write, really wanted to, but could never find the time. The professor’s…

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Tough Women

Lisa Unger knows a thing or two about strong women, In her new book, THE RED HUNTER, these women are fighters, warriors, and survivors. They’ve been knocked down and pick themselves up again and persevere. So in honor of Women’s History Month this March, Lisa discusses below how these charters came to be and how everyday…

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Kate White and Lisa Unger, in Conversation

Kate White – wow! Former editor in chief of Cosmopolitan Magazine (yes, she knows all your secrets!), bestselling author of thrillers and mysteries, and a business and career expert who travels the country speaking to women. Impossible not to be intimidated by this powerhouse, right? What are the chances that she’s also a lovely, easy-to-talk…

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Heather Gudenkauf and Lisa Unger, in Conversation

Kung Fu, Home Renovation, and Nice Places with Dark Secrets Praised as masterful, intelligent, and terrifyingly real, Heather Gudenkauf’s novels have won awards, raced to the top of bestseller lists, and kept plenty of readers up past their bedtimes – me included.  After reading her upcoming novel NOT A SOUND, I sensed that we were…

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Goodreads Choice Awards Finalist

Woo hoo! INK AND BONE is a finalist in the Goodreads Choice Awards. Thanks so much to my readers — I’m so grateful to have come this far. Hope you’ll consider voting just ONE last time in this final round! From Goodreads: It’s all come down to this, the final battle for the best books…

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Goodreads Choice Awards 2016 Nominee!

Wow, I’m over the moon to share that INK AND BONE is a Goodreads Choice Awards 2016 Nominee for Best Horror Novel of the Year! Honestly, this is the award that means the most to me, because it’s all about readers and what they chose as their favorites for the year. So really, this award…

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Chris Pavone and Lisa Unger, in Conversation

Inhabiting Character, Art Imitating Life, and What Publishing Jobs Taught Us about Writing Most of the time, authors are alone. To complete a novel, one must be comfortable with solitude. In fact, one must even be happy to log hours with head bent in silence, fingers to the keyboard. But on the other side of…

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Book Tour – A Note of Thanks!

I’m back home now after a fantastic book tour for INK AND BONE.  The last couple of months were a whirlwind. Wow!  Thanks to everyone — booksellers, librarians, media, author pals, reader friends, and family — who turned out for my events up and down the east coast. Some were huge, some were more intimate.…

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Tess Gerritsen and Lisa Unger, in Conversation

Ghosts, Guns and Dark Places I am a long-time fan of New York Times bestselling author Tess Gerritsen.  Not just because she’s a superstar writer, but also because she’s a truly lovely and generous person.  She took time out of her crazy busy schedule to spend a week as my pen pal!  What started off…

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