NEWS, OPINIONS, AND VIEWS

Recommended: The Scorching by Libbi Duncan

The Scorching by Libbi Duncan is perhaps one of the most relatable YA fantasy novels I’ve read in a long time. Many of you may be disappointed, but I did not love reading The Hunger Games books and felt happy with watching […]

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Recommended: Looker by Laura Sims

In the interest of full disclosure, I must begin my review of Looker by Laura Sims by saying this: My feelings about this novel are likely influenced by … let’s call it creative marketing. All over the internet, Looker was billed as […]

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A Friday of firsts

As a longtime print journalist, I admit my relationship with TV news channels was, at one time, somewhat antagonistic. We wanted to scoop them, and we weren’t happy when they reported something we didn’t have. But as an author, the TV news […]

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I will make my television debut on Friday morning

I was booked this morning as a guest on Amarillo’s NewsChannel 10 (KFDA-TV, local CBS affiliate) 2nd Cup morning show. I will be leading off the show at 9 a.m. Friday, Feb. 15, and speak with Ali Allison.

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Dan Mallory’s lies were hurtful, and I hope he sees that now

I set out today to write a comparison of “The Woman in the Window,” last year’s literary thriller that had everyone talking, and “Copycat,” the movie that Dan Mallory was accused of essentially ripping off by The New Yorker in an expose […]

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Dan Mallory’s debut was not an amazing thriller, but his rise in the publishing world is

I finished the audiobook of “The Woman in the Window” on Feb. 4. Then I saw a Joyce Carol Oates Tweet, which led me to the New Yorker magazine profile of Dan Mallory, also known as A.J. Finn, who at one point in his bizarre literary life also wrote as his younger brother Jake, whose real name is John. Confused yet? As you can see, The New Yorker’s headline is appropriate for the piece: A Suspense Novelist’s Trail of Deceptions.

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In the news: Rick Treon featured in The Big Thrill magazine

Going from interviewer to the interviewee felt a bit strange late last year when Azam Gill from The Big Thrill sent me questions via email. He was working on a feature story for The Big Thrill, the online magazine of the International […]

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Recommmended: Hunting Annabelle by Wendy Heard

Book review: Hunting Annabelle by Wendy Heard is one of the best debut thrillers I’ve ever read. Recommended for thriller lovers who enjoy being outsmarted by the author.

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