William Kent Krueger: A Writer of Extraordinary Grace

I don’t remember when I first read William Kent Krueger‘s debut mystery, Iron Lake, (published in 1999 and followed by an Edgar award for Best First Novel), but I do remember being captivated from the first page. The language is beautiful, even poetic, but it never pulls the reader out of the story. The descriptions of … More William Kent Krueger: A Writer of Extraordinary Grace

Carolyn Haines: Writer, Teacher, Animal Lover, Prankster

I met Carolyn Haines at an MWA-University in Atlanta, Georgia, and was immediately charmed by her humor, her down-to-earth attitude, and her huge heart. She runs an animal rescue and, when she’s not writing and teaching university classes, spends most of her time (and money) caring for needy dogs, cats, and horses. And she’s a … More Carolyn Haines: Writer, Teacher, Animal Lover, Prankster

Jochem Vandersteen: Author, Reviewer, Champion of the Private Detective Genre

Today, the spotlight is on Jochem Vandersteen, creator of the Sons of Spade review blog, founder of the Hardboiled Collective, and author of the Noah Milano and Mike Dalmas stories. His first full-length novel, a Noah Milano mystery called White Knight Syndrome, is available in print and e-books. Since then, he’s written a number of … More Jochem Vandersteen: Author, Reviewer, Champion of the Private Detective Genre