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Posts Tagged ‘Stephen King’

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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An Evening with Stephen King and John Grisham

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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The Story is in the Details

I love getting mail from my readers! Occasionally, I get a question that really makes me think. And when I write the answer, I wonder if other readers or writers might enjoy it, too. Here is an edited version of a letter I received from a retired math teacher turning his attention to writing for…

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Thrill Ride – Favorite Thrillers

I have been on a thrill ride for as long as I can remember. I’ve read wildly, across genre, never discriminating. I love a big, character-rich story with a dark heart, with a compelling mystery or some kind of ticking clock at its center. I want to be lured in by prose, captured by character,…

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Drawn To The Dark

I was drawn to dark and frightening books — much to my parents’ dismay.   I loved to be scared. And my parents never sought to censor what I read; if I could reach a book on their shelf, and decipher the words within, it was mine.  So I read (avidly, voraciously) books wildly inappropriate…

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Closing the Door

There’s a village in my computer — friends, fans, readers, and colleagues.  It’s a populous, sometimes chaotic little burg always bustling with news, gossip, opinions and potential excitement.  It’s very attractive to the writer, the quiet, semi-recluse who is often alone in her own head.  When the words dry up and the blank page seems a mile long,…

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