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 –