AUTHOR WORK-SPACES: Burke, Lindsay, Mina, Freeman

This is our third in a series of author’s sharing photos of where they work when they create the great books we love to read. I find it interesting that the work spaces seem to be a different at the writing styles. If you click on the photos you can see them larger. Alafair Burke; I am a neat freak in almost every respect, except when it comes to my workspace. In my office, I have a tendency to make piles of books, bank statements, legal research, dog toys — just about anything that can be piled — until said piles eventually tip into a heap. I know where everything is, though, and Double (see dog in motion) gets to leave...

AUTHOR WORK-SPACES: Andrew Gross

Photos of my workspace, complete with mess and typical diversion on the computer screen. ~ Andrew Gross                               The new book from Andrew Gross is EVERYTHING TO LOSE and it comes out on April 22nd! A determined, down on her luck, mom caring for her handicapped son becomes entangled in a murderous conspiracy to keep a twenty year-old secret buried in this blistering thriller, set during the tragic aftermath of Hurricane Sandy.   This is part of a new on going feature with authors sharing photos of where they work. Some will have...

Author Work-spaces: Robert Crais

One pic wouldn’t cover it, so strap up and dig it: My office is shaped like an L, so we have three angles. Herewith, a brief tour:     Foreground: My MacBook Air and my feet. If you needed to be told this, please go to the end of the line. My desk is directly across from me. I know it looks like a bunker wall, but it’s my desk, shot from the opposite corner where I am currently parked in a large brown chair. Note the clutter and mess. This happens as I get closer to finishing a book. In this case, THE PROMISE. Mail, magazines, research articles, and junk pile up on the desk and floor. I know, I know, I should be...

Behind The Book: John Burley

Want a recipe for the making of a chilling medical thriller? Start with an emergency medicine physician with an inclination for writing tales of psychological suspense. Add a forensic psychiatrist with an interest in the minds of sociopaths. Mix well until the two are married, and what you end up with is John Burley and Lorie Gearhart, a pair of physicians whose training and experience have brought them face-to-face with some of the darkest aspects of human nature. Now sprinkle in an obsession with crafting a story about a pathologist in a small Midwestern town plagued by a serial killer, and the end result is John Burley’s debut novel THE...

Steve Berry – THE KING’S DECEPTION

I read an arc of THE AMBER ROOM back in 2003 and was thoroughly captivated by the book. Over the last ten years I have continued to read Steve Berry’s books, both the Cotton Malone series and the stand alone books. People go on and on about THE DA VINCI CODE by Brown and my eyes glaze over and all I will say is Steve Berry does what Dan Brown thought he did. And what he does is blend a love of history with global thriller action and creates books that are impossible to put down and even educational. I got to meet Steve nad his wife a few years ago at Love Is Murder and he was charming and very nice and he indulged this fanboy by signing a...

K. Daniels: Working at The Firm

Writing for The Firm   It took me nine months to land the job. I had a friend who had a daughter that worked for a private investigation firm, and I wanted to work there too. Now that the kids were in school full-time, it was time to go back to work, but I wanted something interesting, something challenging. I made a point of asking this friend each month about any job openings, and finally, there was one. I knew they needed someone to write and edit their reports so during the chatty part of the interview, when they said, “Tell us something about yourself,” I made sure to mention my weekly participation in a writer’s...