The First TRUST ME Radio Interview

July 21, 2009

Here I am, interviewed by Julie Moody at KUT Austin, talking about researching TRUST ME, writing sympathetic characters, and why my books are (unexpectedly perhaps) popular with book clubs. Thanks Julie. The interview.

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TRUST ME and The Villains

July 20, 2009

This will be a short entry, because I frankly don’t want to say much about the bad guys in TRUST ME (and because I’m trying to get a ton of work done before the book comes out). Can I buy more hours in the day? Where’s THAT on Craigslist? Mouser (a man) and Snow (a [...]

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TRUST ME: Building a Hero

July 19, 2009

The germ of an idea for a book like TRUST ME — which is a “What if . . .” kind of story — usually suggests that the kernel of the plot comes first. Actually, for me, the plot idea and the main character idea often tend to arrive together (or so close together that [...]

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TRUST ME and The Dark World

July 18, 2009

When we think of heroes in fiction, they are defined by their willingness to enter a dark world–a place where their greatest fears and danger may overwhelm them. Think the dragon’s cave in the legend of St. George, the DeathStar for Luke Skywalker in Star Wars or the snake pit for Indy in Raiders of [...]

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TRUST ME Countdown

July 17, 2009

TRUST ME hits stores in the US and Canada next Thursday. I thought I’d use the days between here and then to talk a bit about the book and how I went about writing it. TRUST ME is about a young psychology grad student, Luke Dantry, who is trying to profile extremists who frequent online [...]

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COLLISION out in paperback today!

July 8, 2009

COLLISION comes out in the US/Canada today in paperback. I love the new cover — it looks stunning with the red, and also echoes the cover of TRUST ME. If you haven’t read it yet, please consider adding it to your summer list. Thanks!

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Luke Dantry on Twitter

July 6, 2009

The hero of TRUST ME, Luke Dantry, is now on Twitter, writing about his researches into the next wave of terror and criminal networks. Luke is a grad student in psychology who is penetrating online extremist sites to try and determine which participants might become violent. When he is kidnapped, he realizes that his research [...]

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I Go Underground

July 2, 2009

Here’s the poster ad for TRUST ME, currently in train stations and the London Underground: And here’s a silent ad for TRUST ME that’s running on LCD screens in the London Underground, to go along with poster ads. Basically, this is a moving poster. Here on YouTube.

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Get the Most out of a Book Conference

June 29, 2009

My fellow thriller author Jason Pinter offers excellent advice on how to get the most out of attending a writers’ conference.

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TRUST ME now in the UK

June 25, 2009

I was in Amsterdam and London last week. TRUST ME is now out in the UK and this week is the deal of the week at WH Smith Travel stores (the stores at airports, train stations, etc.). It should be available now wherever books are sold in Britain. (And I believe it’s also available now [...]

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Writers’ Spaces

June 9, 2009

Here’s a fascinating series of photos of the writing offices of several well-known science fiction and fantasy authors. I’m always interested in other writers’ offices. I can’t believe how many books some writers have, and I like seeing that some offices are chaotic and others are spotless. My office is somewhere in between, I think. [...]

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