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…
I'm thrilled to return to one of my favorite conferences this year! I have two panels:
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 National Reading Group Month Event will be hosted by the Charlotte, NC chapter.
Details to come!
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.
More details to come!
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.
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.