BookTrib Asks Me to be First Author Interviewed for Inaugural Virtual Coffee Q&A

BookTrib asked if they could interview me for their first Virtual Coffee conversation. (You think I’d turn them down?) We chatted about my new novel, The Apprentice, which mirrors today’s Washington (but a lot more interesting and from a young woman’s point of view). My idea was to create an ongoing serial. Part One of The Apprentice is set for Dec. 26 release, just in time for Amazon Gift Card purchases.

They asked about what it’s like for a man to write about a female protagonist (I’ve got strong women in my life), and one who is a generation younger. I think you’ll find this a fun read–a lot more entertaining than what is going on in Washington right now.

Oh, and here’s the First Review of THE APPRENTICE. “This book is fast paced and holds true to being truly thrilling. Follow Trish as she realizes she’s in over her head and has nowhere to turn for help.”

INSIDE DISH: Hey Lee! Lee Child Honored at ThrillerFest

Spent last week in NYC at the annual ThrillerFest conference for thriller writers. Met up with lots of friends I’ve met over the years and had a day-long critique class with Lee Child. Lee was honored at the annual awards banquet this year for his 20 years of Jack Reacher novels.

One thing you can say about ThrillerFest,  it is entertaining. Lee is a Beatles fan (he is British after all) so two authors rewrote the lyrics to several famous Beatles songs and sang them on stage in his honor. The last tune was “Hey Lee,” sung to the tune of “Hey Jude.” Everyone in the banquet hall–all 800 or so writers–stood, clapped and sang Hey Lee! It was a great scene.


INSIDE DISH: How Did Lee Child’s First Novel Fare?

Lee Child is internationally known as one of the top thriller writers in the world with his Jack Reacher series. But how did he fare two decades ago when he first set out to write a thriller? Get all the details here about what he went through. I recently published the latest chapter in my anthology of famous thriller and mystery writers and their struggles to get published. There’s hope for everyone who has ever dreamed of writing a novel here.