I recently gave this talk to a group of creative professionals at ChappellRoberts about ways to stay creative during chaos.  This is also a topic that some of my author pals and I have touched on during our weekly #Authortalks chats on Twitter. When I was preparing my points, I was reminded of a New…

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I am deeply honored to be featured in 100 New School Alumni: Celebrating 100 Years of Bold Change-Making Leaders in Culture, Commerce, and Civic Life, with luminaries such as Kevin Kwan, Tom Ford, Dr. Ruth, Marc Jacobs, Donna Karan and more. My time at Eugene Lang College (’92), the undergraduate liberal arts college of The…

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How would you like to win a massive tower of books from some of the biggest, most acclaimed authors in the world, including Stephen King, Harlan Coben, Karin Slaughter, Mary Higgins Clark, Alafair Burke, Sara Blaedel, Kate White, Mary Kubica, Gregg Hurwitz, Sarah Weinman, Carol Goodman, Hank Phillippi Ryan, Ace Atkins, Jo Nesbo, C.J. Tudor,…

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Last year, I organized a fundraiser for hurricane relief and thanks to my generous author and reader pals, it was a BIG success. With our combined effort, we raised around $3,000 and one lucky reader won a huge stack of books! With the holidays approaching and the spirit of giving in the air, I wanted…

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I am honored and excited to be invited to Thrillerfest XIV as 2019 Spotlight Guest by International Thriller Writers! It is a favorite conference of mine, from a favorite organization. And the 2019 blockbuster lineup includes John Sandford, Harlan Coben, Margaret Marbury (Harlequin), James Rollins – not to mention all of the stellar authors and…

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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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Hurricane Relief – Top Thriller Writers Contribute a Flurry of Books! It’s no joke, of course. Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria have done deadly damage in Texas, Florida, and the Caribbean. We in the Tampa Bay area were braced for a direct hit when the storm shifted and we were spared the worst of it.…

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How an art gallery trip turned into an unexpected walk through real Florida—magical, wild, peaceful Big Cypress—and changed a writer forever “Moonrise” by Clyde Butcher In 2004, hurricanes savaged the Gulf Coast. Charley, Frances and Ivan cut deadly swaths across Florida. Though the roof of our 1968 house on the Intracoastal had been mauled and…

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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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Wow! I’m still seeing stars this morning after attending Bookends: An Evening with Two Literary Giants featuring Stephen King and John Grisham. Held at the State College of Florida and benefitting the Manatee Library Foundation, this fundraiser commanded over $200,000 last night. I was privileged to meet both authors at the VIP reception held before the…

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