Come join me and about twelve other authors in Dekalb Illinois and find out how my volunteer work inspired my Street Stories series.
My palms were sweaty, but I made it through the Princeton library event where I read excerpts from Bend Me, Shape Me to illustrate how location affects crime fiction. You’ll have to ask attendees how it went, but if you want to know what I had to say, I hope you will visit my author blog here where I link to everything I meant to say and the examples I read from the book.
Here’s a tidbit of it:
The three books I currently have published are good examples of how the locations I lived in affected my writing. Painted Black shows Chicago’s dark gritty personality, Bend Me Shape Me contrasts that same Chicago personality with the slower pace of the Pacific Northwest, and Chasing Nightmares, a romantic suspense novel, makes use of the remote, stark areas around the abandoned gold mines of Colorado.
On November 12 at 6:30 p.m. I will be reading from Bend Me, Shape Me at the Princeton Public library, 698 E Peru St, Princeton IL 61356. I will also talk a bit about how setting influences crime fiction and answer any questions you might have. Afterward, there will be an opportunity to buy books and have them signed.
I hope you will join me. I look forward to seeing everyone.
If you are interested in the reading i did last year from Painted Black, the whole event was recorded and is available on my Painted Black website.