I’m pretty excited — okay, very excited — to be included in the New York Times Book Review and Book Podcast this week. When I was in NYC for Thrillerfest, I was interviewed by Tina Jordan about writing thrillers. It’s a joy to be included in the podcast with Lee Child, Megan Abbott, Lisa Gardner, and Lisa Scottoline. Check it out:
Making a Killing: Top Thriller Writers Talk about Their Craft
And this weekend’s NYT Book Review includes Into the Black Nowhere in “It’s Thriller Time / Lights Out!”
The Times says: “We’re hereby calling the next title trend: thrillers that stoke our fear of the dark with titles that play on words like ‘black’ or ‘night.'”
Yeah, pretty excited.
This Saturday, April 7th, I’ll be speaking at the San Antonio Book Festival. Details:
San Antonio Book Festival
Saturday, April 7, 2018
Serial Killers: Facts & Fiction with Meg Gardiner and Kate Winkler Dawson
San Antonio Central Library
San Antonio, Texas
The festival runs all day, and is packed with great speakers. Sandra Cisneros, Jorge Ramos, Holly Black, Paula Poundstone… check out the entire program.
If you’re around, I’d love to see you.
My Reddit AMA is now live!
Click the link below and head to Reddit.com/r/books. If you have a Reddit account you can take part in the Q&A. (If you want a Reddit account, you can sign up in about a minute.) And everybody can follow along with the conversation.
Meg Gardiner — Ask Me Anything.
On Friday, March 16th, I’m going to be doing a Reddit AMA — Ask Me Anything. There will be a link where people can ask me written questions and I’ll reply. About my books, writing, Jeopardy! the impending squirrel apocalypse — anything.
AMA: Meg Gardiner
Friday, March 16th, 2018
12 Noon Eastern, 9 a.m. Pacific
More details to follow on the 16th!
As part of the launch of Into the Black Nowhere, I did a bunch of talking. To readers, radio hosts, and magazines. Here’s a roundup. Just in case you want to know more about the novel, or my writing process, or which tunes I listen to when I write. Bonus: click through to enough articles, and you’ll see what I look like when I go axe throwing.
Meg Gardiner’s Dark Past — Texas Monthly
How Author Meg Gardiner Gets Into the Mind of a Killer — Austin Monthly
The Quintessential Interview: Meg Gardiner — Seattle Review of Books
Tracking the Darkness — The Big Thrill
The Kindle Chronicles Podcast
I’m home from the book tour for Into the Black Nowhere. While I clear my desk and finish the laundry and start writing UNSUB 3, why don’t you think of some questions to ask me? Leave them in the comments on this post.
And I’m editing the post to add: No spoilers!
Before you ask: I snapped the photo above at Interabang Books in Dallas when I spoke there on the tour. It’s a new independent bookstore and yes, I am in love with the place.
On Tuesday evening, I spoke at The Poisoned Pen in Scottsdale, Arizona, with Lisa Gardner. The Pen is a legendary independent bookstore, and it was an excellent event. Thanks to everybody who turned up — especially my law school classmates and the reader who drove three hours from south of Tucson to get books signed.
The bookstore livestreamed the event. You can rewatch the stream here.
And beforehand, Lisa and I recorded a podcast. It’s now up. Check out our discussion of Into the Black Nowhere, Lisa’s novel Look for Me, series mashups, dog boot camp, and more. Meg Gardiner & Lisa Gardner. February 6, 2018.
Many thanks to The Poisoned Pen and its owner Barbara Peters for inviting me to Arizona and for making the event a success.