He moved to Florida with his family when he was 12 years old. Michael decided to become a writer after discovering the books of Raymond Chandler while attending the University of Florida. Once he decided on this direction he chose a major in journalism and a minor in creative writing — a curriculum in which one of his teachers was novelist Harry Crews.
After graduating in , Connelly worked at newspapers in Daytona Beach and Fort Lauderdale, Florida, primarily specializing in the crime beat. In Fort Lauderdale he wrote about police and crime during the height of the murder and violence wave that rolled over South Florida during the so-called cocaine wars. In , he and two other reporters spent several months interviewing survivors of a major airline crash. They wrote a magazine story on the crash and the survivors which was later short-listed for the Pulitzer Prize for feature writing.
The magazine story also moved Connelly into the upper levels of journalism, landing him a job as a crime reporter for the Los Angeles Times , one of the largest papers in the country, and bringing him to the city of which his literary hero, Chandler, had written.
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He spends his time in California and Florida. The Divergent Series was developed into three major motion pictures. Veronica grew up outside of Chicago and graduated from Northwestern University. She now lives in Chicago proper with her husband and dog and writes full-time. Camp won the Pulitzer Prize in journalism in , and was one of four finalists for the prize in Camp is the author of 40 published novels, all of which have appeared, in one format or another, on the New York Times bestseller lists.
Camp was born February 23, , in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. His maternal grandparents were immigrants from Lithuania and he spent many of his early years living on, or visiting, their rural acreage. Between his two stints at the University of Iowa, he served two years in the U. Army in Korea with the 4th U. Army Missile Command. His wife, Susan, died of metastasized breast cancer in May, In October, , he married Michele Cook, a journalist and screenwriter.
In addition to co-authoring the three books in the Singular Menace series, Cook has done the initial editing of all the Sandford books since After getting out of the Army, he then worked as a reporter for the Cape Girardeau, Missouri, Southeast Missourian for a year, covering such stories as the Cairo, IL, race riots. He was a reporter and an editor at The Miami Herald from , and a reporter and columnist for the St.
Paul Pioneer Press from He continues to do occasional journalism, and was embedded with the Air Assault Battalion during the Iraq War, and covered the Republican National Convention in St. His books are published in 43 languages around the globe. Hall, Audrey Fleurot and Amanda Abbington. The movie was the top box office foreign-language film of the year in USA, won the Lumiere French Golden Globe for best picture and was nominated for nine Cesars French Oscar and won four, including best actor, best director and best music.
With over 25 years in the business, she is still energized by the prospect of acquiring, developing and publishing great authors and books. She holds a B. Lisa Unger lives in the Tampa Bay area of Florida with her husband, daughter and labradoodle. Stephen Hunter has written eighteen novels. The retired chief film critic for The Washington Post, where he won the Pulitzer Prize for Distinguished Criticism, he has also published two collections of film criticism and a nonfiction work, American Gunfight. He lives in Baltimore, Maryland.
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Martin sold his first story in and has been writing professionally since then. He spent ten years in Hollywood as a writer-producer, working on The Twilight Zone , Beauty and the Beast , and various feature films and television pilots that were never made. He has been in the Seven Kingdoms ever since. James Rollins is a 1 New York Times bestselling author of international thrillers, translated into more than forty languages.
In each novel, acclaimed for its originality, Rollins unveils unseen worlds, scientific breakthroughs, and historical secrets—and he does it all at breakneck speed and with stunning insight. He honed his storytelling skills early, spinning elaborate tales that were often at the heart of pranks played on his brothers and sisters. Before he would set heroes and villains on harrowing adventures, Rollins embarked on a career in veterinary medicine, graduating from the University of Missouri and establishing a successful veterinary practice. He continues to volunteer his time and veterinary skills in support of the local SPCA.
His hands-on knowledge of medicine and science helps shape the research and scientific speculation that set James Rollins books apart. Lee Child was born in in Coventry, England, but spent his formative years in the nearby city of Birmingham. By coincidence he won a scholarship to the same high school that JRR Tolkien had attended. But he was fired in at the age of 40 as a result of corporate restructuring. Lee has several homes—an apartment in Manhattan, country houses in England and the south of France, and whatever airplane cabin he happens to be in while traveling between the two.
Lee spends his spare time reading, listening to music, and watching the Yankees, Aston Villa, or Marseilles soccer. He is married with a grown-up daughter. He is tall and slim, despite an appalling diet and a refusal to exercise. Lisa Gardner, a 1 New York Times crime thriller novelist, began her career in food service, but after catching her hair on fire numerous times, she took the hint and focused on writing instead.
A self-described research junkie, her work as a research analyst for an international consulting firm parlayed her interest in police procedure, cutting edge forensics and twisted plots into a streak of internationally bestselling suspense novels, including her most recent release, FIND HER. With over 22 million books in print, Lisa is published in 30 countries. Every year, one Lucky Stiff is selected for Literary Immortality. Lisa lives in New Hampshire with her auto-racing husband and black-diamond skiing daughter.
She spends her days writing in her loft with a young silly sheltie and a adventurous terrier. Her stories hav appeared in multiple collections, including the Best American Mystery Stories of and Born in the Detroit area, she graduated from the University of Michigan and received her Ph. After a stint of several years in dinner theater, back-up vocals, and bartending, she stayed home after the birth of her third child and began to write, working on short horror stories and romances. After some trial and error, she sold her first book, WHEN NEXT WE LOVE, in and since then, she has written over one hundred novels and novellas including category, romantic suspense, historical romance, vampire fiction, time travel, occult, and Christmas holiday fare.
She is pleased to have been published in approximately twenty languages, and to have been honored with awards from Waldenbooks, B. She has had books selected for the Doubleday Book Club and the Literary Guild, and has been quoted, interviewed, or featured in such publications as The Nation, Redbook, People, and USA Today and appeared on many newscasts including local television and Entertainment Tonight. Heather loves travel and anything having to do with the water, and is a certified scuba diver.
Married since high school graduation and the mother of five, her greatest love in life remains her family, but she also believes her career has been an incredible gift, and she is grateful every day to be doing something that she loves so very much for a living. His novels have been translated into 27 languages. Over ten million copies of his novels have been sold in the U. Box is a Wyoming native and has worked as a ranch hand, surveyor, fishing guide, a small town newspaper reporter and editor, and he owned an international tourism marketing firm with his wife Laurie.
He and his wife Laurie split their time between their home and ranch in Wyoming. Gillian Flynn was born in Kansas City, Missouri to two community college professors—her mother taught reading; her father, film. Thus she spent an inordinate amount of her youth nosing through books and watching movies. It was a good childhood.
This is the first time it is being published as a standalone. Walter Mosley is one of the most versatile and admired writers in America today. He is the author of more than 43 critically acclaimed books, including the major bestselling mystery series featuring Easy Rawlins. His short fiction has been widely published, and his nonfiction has appeared in The New York Times Magazine and The Nation, among other publications. He is the winner of numerous awards, including an O. He lives in New York City. He moved as a child with his family to Long Island.
In high school, he played football and ran track. His first major novel was By the Rivers of Babylon , published in and still in print, as are all his succeeding novels. He also co-authored Mayday with Thomas Block and has contributed short stories, book reviews, and articles to magazines and newspapers. In addition, Kathy co-authors the Virals young adult series with her son, Brendan Reichs.
Reichs is also a producer of the hit Fox TV series, Bones, which is based on her work and her novels. From teaching FBI agents how to detect and recover human remains, to separating and identifying commingled body parts in her Montreal lab, as a forensic anthropologist Kathy Reichs has brought her own dramatic work experience to her mesmerizing forensic thrillers.
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Reichs has travelled to Rwanda to testify at the UN Tribunal on Genocide, and helped exhume a mass grave in Guatemala. Mark Billingham was born and brought up in Birmingham. Having worked for some years as an actor and more recently as a TV writer and stand-up comedian his first crime novel was published in 20 Sleepyhead was an instant bestseller in the UK. It has been sold widely throughout the world and was published in the USA in the summer of Mark lives in London with his wife and two children. He is currently writing his next novel. Charlaine Harris is a New York Times bestselling author who has been writing for over thirty years.
She was born and raised in the Mississippi River Delta area. Though her early works consisted largely of poems about ghosts and teenage angst, she began writing plays when she attended Rhodes College in Memphis, Tennessee. She switched to novels a few years later, and achieved publication in with Sweet and Deadly.
After publishing two stand-alone mysteries, Harris launched the lighthearted Aurora Teagarden books with Real Murders , a Best Novel nomination for the Agatha Awards. Harris wrote eight books in her series about a Georgia librarian. In , she released the first in the much darker Shakespeare mysteries, featuring the amateur sleuth Lily Bard, a karate student who makes her living cleaning houses.
By then, Harris was feeling the call of new territory. Each subsequent book follows Sookie through adventures involving vampires, werewolves, and other supernatural creatures. The series, which ended in , has been released in over thirty languages. Personally, Harris has been married for many years. She lives in central Texas, and when she is not writing her own books, she reads omnivorously. Her house is full of rescue dogs. Iles spent his youth in Natchez, Mississippi, and graduated from the University of Mississippi in Iles wrote his first novel in , a thriller about Nazi war criminal Rudolf Hess, which became the first of twelve New York Times bestsellers.
A nonfiction memoir by the band, titled Hard Listening, was published this past summer. Hard Listening also contains a short story Greg wrote as an homage to King. Iles lives in Natchez, Mississippi. He has two teenaged children, at least one of whom aspires to both literary and film endeavors. Scott Turow is a writer and attorney. He is the author of nine best-selling works of fiction, including his first novel Presumed Innocent and its sequel, Innocent May 4, His works of non-fiction include One L about his experience as a law student, and Ultimate Punishment , a reflection on the death penalty.
His books have been translated into more than 25 languages, sold more than 30 million copies world-wide and have been adapted into a full length film and two television miniseries. That was when Brenda decided she needed to quit her job as a loan officer and help make a living from home. But she sold that book, and the rest is history.
Brenda and her husband, Ted, live in Sacramento and are proud parents of five children—three girls and two boys. She is known for weaving the visible and supernatural worlds together in epic stories that both entertain and challenge readers. Her books are rich tapestries of history, belief, philosophy, religion, and compelling characters that examine and extend our physical world beyond the limits we perceive. Anne lives and works in California. His books have been translated into 40 languages with more than 15 million printed copies in 51 countries.
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Parker lives with his family in Southern California. His books have been translated into forty languages. His most recent novel, Political Suicide was released in December, Since the publication of The Eagle Has Landed —one of the biggest-selling thrillers of all time—every novel he has written has become an international bestseller, including The White House Connection and Day of Reckoning. He has had simultaneous number-one bestsellers in hardcover and paperback, and has been published in thirty-eight languages worldwide. Holly Hepburn. Currawong Creek. Jennifer Scoullar.
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