E.L. James, the author with the newfound androgynous name, is a genius marketer. The banality of the setting fits what I'd assumed was her market, suburban women worn down by any number of duties in a post-Steinem world.
I will be speaking on October 23 at a Colorado Authors book festival in Denver. I'll talk about the first days covering Columbine, and what set me on the road to writing the definitive book on the shootings.
When my novel, The Embers, first launched, there was only one thing I was afraid of. Unfortunately in the next few months I was going to be doing a lot of it: Reading my book. Out loud. To complete strangers.