Author Feature: Gail-Anderson Dargatz

From Scratch

In From Scratch, Cookie is about to lose her job at the local bakery. She dreams of owning her own bakery but doesn’t think she has the skills or money to do it. Most of all, she doesn’t have the self-confidence. When she takes a course at the local college, she finds she has much more going for her than she imagined. With the help of her community, she figures out how to make sure no one has to go without her famous doily cookies for long!   What planning and research did you do […]

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Author Feature: Michelle Wan, Vicki Delany, Ronald Tierney and Gail Anderson-Dargatz

Haitian Graves by Vicki Delany

In this special Thriller Thursday feature, Rapid Reads authors Michelle Wan, Vicki Delany, Ron Tierney and Gail Anderson-Dargatz talk about their new fast-paced mysteries, some of the important themes in their novels, and the oh-so-glamorous life of a writer. Michelle Wan: What are your techniques for getting into the mind of your target audience? I do a lot of people watching, focusing especially on my people who are like my protagonist(s). I watch their body language, their mannerisms, listen to their speech. I engage them in conversation and ask them about themselves and the things […]

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