What do our favorite books about villains, monsters, and evil forces tell us about ourselves and our darkest desires?
On the panel:
J.T. Ellison, author of Tear Me Apart
Grady Hendrix, author of Paperbacks from Hell.
Mary Kubica, author of When the Lights Go Out
A.J. Tata, author of Direct Fire
We are drawn to stories of power, lust, revenge, and evil, with characters who haunt our sleep and torture our psyches. In fact, dear readers, you have chosen so many of these tales for your list of 100 best loved novels that it begs the question: what accounts for the attraction they exert? Where does this urge to enter the mind of a killer, or descend into another person’s madness, come from?
Perhaps we choose stories featuring villains and monsters because they allow us to experience our fears safely, and put them down again when we need to get away. Whatever form they take, our fears have much to teach us, and from Shelley to Rowling the experience of reading these books is cathartic, and quite often, wicked fun.
Come to WriterFest and learn from bestselling authors, screenwriters, and hit-makers!
Ticket price includes admission to the two-day event; three meals; three keynote sessions; and your choice of over 30 classes with bestselling authors across genres, successful screenwriters, poets, songwriters PLUS the folks behind the art: agents, editors, and producers.
I will be on the Villain panel.
The day Mia Jensen died, she finally got to live.
We've all played the "what if" game. For Mia Jensen, "what if" is a fact of life. Dissatisfied with her choices, she often dreams about what could have been. Now she has the chance to know. But that knowledge is going to cost her dearly. Only through death can she fully realize the value of her life.
Forty-year-old Mia Jensen is home after a terrible day, trying to figure out how she's come to this point in her life, when she hears a strange noise from the kitchen. She investigates, only to be brutally attacked and left for dead. As she dies, she experiences some of the lives that could have been hers had she only made a different choice.
Can one woman can find peace with the path she's chosen before it slips through her fingers forever?
Through the unique voices of New York Times bestsellers and rising stars in women's fiction, A THOUSAND DOORS examines how our smallest decisions can create lasting effects, and allows the thought–can we actually change our lives?
Bringing Mia to life are the following fabulous contributors:
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9TH ANNUAL BIBLIOFEAST BOOK & AUTHOR DINNER
The National Reading Group Month Event will be hosted by the Charlotte, NC chapter.
Maggiano’s, SouthPark Mall
4400 Sharon Road, Charlotte
I'm thrilled to return to one of my favorite conferences this year! I have two panels at Bouchercon:
Thursday, September 6 @ 4pm
with A.C. Frieden, K.J. Howe, Chris Pavone, and Boyd Morrison (M).
Saturday, September 8 @ 10am
Everyone Knows Your Name—Partnering with an Established Writer
with Boyd Morrison, Terry Farley Moran, and Jamie Mason (M)
The follow-up to her critically acclaimed Lie to Me, J.T. Ellison’s TEAR ME APART is the powerful story of a mother willing to do anything to protect her daughter even as their carefully constructed world unravels around them…
It's the largest one-day reading festival in Florida—and I get to go! I'm doing a Q&A at 11:30 a.m. in the A1 Tent and have a signing after.
This Colorado girl can't wait to be back in her old stomping grounds. I'll be chatting with my pal, fellow thriller writer Chris Goff, and signing LIE TO ME. Come say hi, Denver peeps!
DATE: Tuesday, September 12, 2017
TIME: 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. MT
LOCATION: Tattered Cover – Aspen Grove
This is a ticketed event: click here for details.
This is a ticketed event: click here for details.
Who wants to talk secrets, lies, and murder with me and the brilliant Tess Gerritsen? Any takers? ✋
DATE: Sunday, September 3, 2017
TIME: 1:15–2:00 p.m. ET
LOCATION: Decatur Presbyterian Sanctuary, presented by Emory University
I'm so honored to emcee Author! Author! 2017, a benefit for the Adult Learning Center of Williamson County. This group does amazing work to champion adult literacy throughout Middle Tennessee.
This year's event features Nashville authors Dana Chamblee Carpenter, Kelly Oliver, and Michael J. Tucker.
Need a ticket? Get one here.
“He who controls the weather, will control the world. He who controls time, will never be around.” —Thomas Frey
From New York to Venice and from Rome to the Bermuda Triangle, Nicholas and Mike and their team are in a race against time, and nature herself, to stop an obsessed family from devastating Washington, DC.
I am honored to be the guest speaker at the Friends of the Williamson County Public Library December Annual Meeting! The Friends do such important community work in Middle Tennessee, and I'd love to see you support them at their annual meeting.
For more information, visit their website.
I'm delighted to join the lovely Anne Bogel of the fabulous online literary destination, Modern Mrs. Darcy, for an online book club chat! We'll be talking about reading (and writing!) psychological thrillers. So if you've read NO ONE KNOWS, now's your chance for us to chat about it.
I'll let you know login details closer to the event. This is gonna be FUN, y'all!