The Ugly Truth Behind the Fiction — Research on Human Trafficking for Laerka, my Southern Gothic Thriller

Texas Monthly recently ran the article below to cast a much needed light on US brothels, in particular, those forcing underaged foreign girls into prostitution. The following is an excerpt. Most people who are aware of the existence of human trafficking think that it happens in faraway places, like war-torn countries in the former Soviet … Continue reading The Ugly Truth Behind the Fiction — Research on Human Trafficking for Laerka, my Southern Gothic Thriller

Crowdsourcing for new book on alchemy in Renaissance France

My next book is The Peddler of Wisdom, an adventure set in Provence. I've got a draft of it sitting on a kitchen shelf, and Elliot and I have begun talking in earnest about going to Provence next summer. To get to all the places mentioned in the narrative, though -- Villefranche, Marseilles, Aix en … Continue reading Crowdsourcing for new book on alchemy in Renaissance France