Setting a novel in a radio station has been a long-time dream of mine. Early in my career, when I had no concept of how much money was required to both pay rent and eat, I worked at a small-market top-forty station in a Midwestern college town. My current thriller Body and Bone is set in a radio station modeled on that one, and the memory of it sparks almost insane levels of weepy nostalgia.
This was my first full-time job after graduating from the University of Kansas, and most of the employees were early-twenties recent college grads eager to take on the broadcasting world. We built that station from the ground up—the building wasn’t even finished when I was hired—and worked twelve- to sixteen-hour days for weeks ramping up to go on the air.
Posted Thursday, June 2, 2016 by Kimberly
In rural McCown County, Missouri, a young pregnant woman is found beaten to death in a trailer park. The only witness to the murder is Ivy, her six-year-old daughter, who points to her mom’s boyfriend—father of the unborn child. County prosecutor Madeleine Thompson promises the community justice, and in the Ozarks, that can only mean one thing: a death sentence.
Posted Thursday, May 26, 2016 by Kimberly
I posted here on Thursday with Buzz Books for adults from Book Expo 2016. Today, I want to tell you about the Buzz Books for Young Adults and Middle Grade readers. Every year, I’m amazed at the creativity of authors who are writing for these age groups, there are many fantastic new books on the way that I think your young readers will really enjoy!
Posted Monday, May 16, 2016 by Kimberly
This week is Book Expo America and it’s being held right here in Chicago! Yesterday was the Bloggers Conference where I heard many new good ideas and tools to use to make blogging a great experience. I got excited all over again about what I can do in this space and felt a renewed energy to focus on the blog.
Posted Thursday, May 12, 2016 by Kimberly
Today is the book release day for Rob Sinclair’s Hunt for the Enemy! I haven’t read this series yet, but I’ve heard good things about it and have it coming up next on my TBR list. If you like spy thrillers, give this one a try and let me know your thoughts!
The breathtaking and action-packed finale to the bestselling Enemy series. The Hunt is on. They’ve erased his past. Wiped out his very existence. But Carl Logan isn’t finished yet.
Posted Thursday, February 11, 2016 by Kimberly
The premise of Torture Man is interesting – take two individuals who are polar opposites in their worldviews and put them in a life and death scenario where they must rely on each other and then see if either of them changes their long-held belief system.
Posted Tuesday, November 24, 2015 by Kimberly