The Mysterious Bookshop hosted the launch event for Lies She Told last night. Thank you to all the friends, family and readers who came out and made it a great night. I really appreciate and love you!
Also, thank you to The Mysterious Bookshop. I signed a bunch of copies so if you want a first edition of a Sept. Book of the Month Club pick that has gotten pretty stellar reviews (Don't take my word for it: see here) then click this link.
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BOTM's selections are made by a panel of esteemed book critics and editors, as well as a changing group of special guest judges from major publications and celebrities.
The Book of the Month club started in 1926 and helped launch the literary career of Ernest Hemingway with its selection of The Sun Also Rises. Since then, it has helped promote and discover such authors as Margaret Mitchell (Gone with the Wind) and J.D. Salinger's The Catcher in the Rye.
I am honored that Lies She Told was chosen and humbled to be included.
Clouds loomed over the ocean, a gathering black mass in the darkening evening that gradually assumed the shape of a ghostly pirate ship moored to the horizon. Light crackled in the dense fog like the flash of light before cannon fire. The expected blasts never sounded. The squall, visible as day over the dark, still water, was still too far away for thunder. Lightening can be seen for fifty miles or more, though. The storm was silent. But it was coming.
If I were writing a new thriller, this is how I might describe the electrical storm my husband and I witnessed last night in the North Fork of Long Island. The tone is foreboding. The clouds are likened to a pirate ship; the lightening flashe...
Whatever your politics, it's kind of impossible to argue that Michelle Obama didn't give a fantastic speech at Monday night's Democratic Convention. It was a master class on that favorite writing mantra: show don't tell.
The first lady didn't start her speech by telling people her opinion on what is wrong with America or what is right with it. She didn't quote somebody else's idea as a springboard to launch into her own political philosophies. Instead, she told a story with which every parent, arguably every person, can relate. She recounted seeing her small children get into a vehicle with large secret service men and feeling the weight of her choices. Okay. Most people have never watched their children g...