I love to cook, and I definitely know my way around a kitchen—my husband and two teenaged sons can attest to (and are most grateful for) that. Most evenings, my favorite way to unwind from a long writing day is to pour a glass of wine, take out a big stainless steel pot, throw in some olive oil or butter—or both. I add a little of this, a little of that, and the next thing you know…dinner is served. I approach cooking much the same way that I write my novels: I have a general idea of what the finished product should be, and I know that I’m going to need specific ingredients—a dash of romance, a sprinkling of humor, some heavy-handed tension. But I’m never sure how much I’m going to use, or where they come in, or what else I’ll want to add along the way. I can...
Today, in honor of the anniversary of September 11th, I am guest blogging over at the Barnes and Noble Mystery Book Club. Here's a repost of that blog entry: Where were you on September 11, 2001? I’ll bet you know without even stopping to think about it. None of us will ever forget that tragic day, regardless of our proximity to Ground Zero or the Pentagon. Many details I personally recalled eventually made their way into my latest suspense novel, NIGHTWATCHER (Harper), from the drenching rain the night before and its impact on the Giants and Yankees games to the terrible sights, sounds and smells that ravaged my beloved city not just for days, but for months afterward. That morning, after dropping my older son at first grade and picking up the sitter for my preschooler, I heard on the car radio that a plane had struck one of the...
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