Stories for Readers, Writers, and Sailors

With What Eyes Do We See the Soul? Nov 21, 2021

How I came to write The Prisoner's Apprentice: Post 3 of 3 (1, 2)

Once I’d finally accepted that the only way to get Rulloff out of my head was to write a novel about him, I assumed the best way forward was the direct path, to write the story from his viewpoint and let him explain...

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Getting to Truth, Through Fiction Oct 24, 2021

How I came to write The Prisoner's Apprentice: Post 2 of 3 (1, 3)

Once a seed like your great-great-grand-uncle murdered a bunch of people gets planted, no matter how much you want to ignore it, you're powerless against the enormity of the questions that roil inside you. So I gave in...

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It Takes a Villain to Make a Writer Sep 19, 2021

How I came to write The Prisoner's Apprentice: Post 1 of 3 (2, 3)

I didn’t start out to write a book about a serial killer—never consciously chose the darkest corners of the soul as a neat place to spend several years of my life. I’ve never been a noir kind of girl. In...

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