Hurricane Relief – Top Thriller Writers Contribute a Flurry of Books!

Hurricane Relief – Top Thriller Writers Contribute a Flurry of Books! It‚Äôs 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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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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First Love for "Crazy Love You"

Each year when early proofs are ready for the new book, copies go to fellow authors. I send some; my editor and agent send some. It’s always with humility and a bit of nervousness that I do this. I know how busy everyone is — looming deadlines, family, research, a towering stack of other galleys…

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Big Book Getaway 2014 – Group Selfie

What a blessing to spend time with some of my favorite writers who are also some of my favorite people! Wise, warm, and funny observations, a great crowd, and lots of laughs at The 2014 Big Book Getaway in Old Saybrook, Connecticut. ¬†Here I am with¬†John Searles,¬†Hank Phillippi Ryan, Tess Gerritsen,¬†Alafair Burke and David Handler¬†in…

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Key West Literary Seminar

The Key West Literary Seminar is a special gathering in a special place. Great to see old friends, make new ones, and deliver a talk about my journey from aspiring to published writer in the place where it all began for me! “The Dark Side: Mystery, Crime & the Literary Thriller” Full list of Presenters…

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What's In A Name?

In DIE FOR YOU, I did something I’ve never done before. ¬†A few months before I started writing it, a librarian in Pittsburgh contacted me, asking if I would be willing to auction off a character name in my next novel. ¬†The proceeds would benefit The Friends of the Library, one of my favorite organizations.…

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