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Say Hello!

Posted on Sep 10, 2009 by Lisa Ricard Claro   1 Comment | Posted in author · lisa gardner

Don’t you just love it when you get more than you anticipated? I’m talking cool stuff like going shopping and finding a great sale that offers twice what you expect for half the price, or asking your teenager to dust only to discover that she not only dusted but vacuumed, scrubbed the bathrooms, the kitchen, and started laundry. Way cool, right? Well that happened to me this afternoon. Not the whole teenager-cleaning-the-house thing which is, let’s face it, more of a fantasy than a serendipitous reality. I’m talking about the more-than-you-expect thing.

Here’s what happened. I read a book by author Lisa Gardner (see Authors Who Rock My Socks). I have read her novels before and enjoyed them, but never felt compelled to visit her website. Oh, what I was missing! It turned out to be a treasure trove of information for writers. Aside from the usual book list and contest stuff, her site includes a section called “Tricks of the Trade” which includes terrific info on the craft of writing as well as a downloadable lecture series that she wrote for a month long class. If you are a writer, I beg you to peruse Ms. Gardner’s site. You won’t be sorry.

If you are not a writer, visit her site anyway and take a look at her book list. If you enjoy suspense novels, this may be for you. The novel I just finished, Say Goodbye, was her creepiest yet (read the book to learn why I chose a spider image!) and I enjoyed it enough to pass it along to my hubby with the caveat that the book contains some disturbing stuff. (Ms. Gardner’s ideas come from true crime and her research is thorough.)

I’m heading back to Ms. Gardner’s website now so I can review the first lesson in her lecture series. This may not be as exciting as a teenager cleaning the house, but in my world, it comes pretty darn close.

Til next time –

1 Response to "Say Hello!"

  1. Comment by Cathy C. Hall
    September 17, 2009 at 3:22 pm  

    I DO love it when I get more than I bargained for! Just checked out Lisa Gardner's site and it's a true bonanza…a great website, great writing articles.And that spider lighting up? Fabulous!

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