My palms were sweaty, but I made it through the Princeton library event where I read excerpts from Bend Me, Shape Me to illustrate how location affects crime fiction. You’ll have to ask attendees how it went, but if you want to know what I had to say, I hope you will visit my author blog here where I link to everything I meant to say and the examples I read from the book.
Here’s a tidbit of it:
The three books I currently have published are good examples of how the locations I lived in affected my writing. Painted Black shows Chicago’s dark gritty personality, Bend Me Shape Me contrasts that same Chicago personality with the slower pace of the Pacific Northwest, and Chasing Nightmares, a romantic suspense novel, makes use of the remote, stark areas around the abandoned gold mines of Colorado.