Throughout my career as an author, I’ve had an opportunity to meet many others who were further along in their professions, and who were kind enough to answer my questions about the craft or the business of writing.
We’re not supposed to have favorites. Like, kids. I’m a mom and I’m not supposed to have a favorite kid. And I don’t. I might have a favorite k
Remember when you were a teenager … or maybe more recent! … when you loved filling out personality tests to find out what kind of person you are? Ha …
I’m thrilled to have my friend and amazing suspense author Erica Spindler back to Murder She Writes. Enjoy! And while you’re enjoying her blog, check out h
I’m thrilled to host Lisa Black again at Murder She Writes. Not only because she’s a terrific person, but because she writes terrific books — with fa
Woo hoo! It’s another release day in the Brennan house. BREAKING POINT — the 13th (!) book in the Lucy Kincaid series — is out today! Bella Caruso su
BREAKING POINT is out in two weeks! I’m really excited about this book for several reasons. 1) The cover. I LOVE this cover. It hits all the right spots for me.
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This summer I binge watched HAWAII FIVE-O (all 7 seasons) and loved it — great ensemble cast, over-the-top action, great dialogue. It was an all-around fun cop s
First, before we get to our irregularly scheduled program, great news! SHATTERED is #67 on the USA Today bestseller list. via GIPHY If you haven’t bought SHATTER
In regard to the thirteen (soon to be fifteen) novels I’ve written, anywhere from a quarter to a third of the time is spent doing the research that makes the incidents in my books plausible enough for readers.
It doesn’t matter if the story pertains to a topic which is second nature to me (say, a street route, movie studio roster, and location of a new planet for a contemporary Hollywood story–as I did for my very first novel, True Hollywood Lies; or if I’m looking for a zombie drug, traditional bigamist outpost and White House floorplan, which was necessary for my latest story, The Candidate, research is an integral part of my–and most novelists’–writing process.
And it most cases, it takes us far outside our comfort zones.
Case it point: I interviewed two licensed commercial pilots–one who flies jumbo jets for a national carrier, another who flies mid-sized private jets for corporate clients–for a very important scene in The Candidate, in which the plane of a highly skilled licensed pilot’s plane is sabotaged, but it must look like pilot error.
You’d think that would be easy, right?
Wrong. Here’s why:
Allison Brennan is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of nearly three dozen romantic thrillers and mysteries, including the Lucy Kincaid series and the Max Revere series. She lives in Northern California with her husband, five children, and assorted pets.Read more
FBI Agent Lucy Kincaid tackles her most dangerous case yet ... while her fiance Sean Rogan receives life-changing news.