Tag Archives: Lisa Gardner

Whatcha Readin’?

What are you reading right now? — well, aside from this post, smarty-pants. What’s on your nightstand, or wherever you keep your open book? What’s your preferred genre? Do you ever read outside your genre? If you’re a writer, you … Continue reading

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Top Ten Book Faves

The tag game on Facebook these days is to name the top ten books you’d grab if your house caught fire. Grabbing your Bible is a given, thank heavens, but what would you want to take with you besides that? … Continue reading

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Early Lessons from The Black Dahlia

Back in January of 2010, I made a New Year’s resolution some of you may remember: to read every book Donald Maass used as an example in his The Fire in Fiction. All this time, and I’m just now hitting chapter … Continue reading

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Defending Jacob, by William Landay

Not long ago, one of my favorite authors recommended a book by one of his favorite authors. Joseph Finder has never let me down. It was he who led me to Lisa Gardner’s Love You More, so I didn’t have any … Continue reading

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Sneaky, Sneaky!

I just got my manuscript for The Cat Lady’s Secret back from my critique partner, and guess what?! She loves it! And guess what else?! It’s got serious problems. Okay, I admit, I already knew that. Part of the reason … Continue reading

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The Survivors Club, by Lisa Gardner

Lisa Gardner wrote the epitome of a thriller. Tense, exciting, edge-of-your-seat suspense and incredible characterization make this book a must-read for lovers of this genre, and a must-study for writers in general. The Survivors Club, one of Donald Maass’s examples … Continue reading

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