In today's episode I interview crime writer Laura Burke. And believe me, you won't want to miss this amazing story of her incredible journey to becoming a published writer. Laura has had many lives and adventures: she's worked as a police officer, a private investigator, a nurse, and now she spends her weekends killing people... only in her novels, of course.
In the interview I talk to her about one of the darkest moments in her life, and how that started her on her journey to becoming an award winning author. I also talk to her about her crime novel "Black Orchid" and how much fun it is to write (and read!) mystery novels with twist endings. She also shares some insight and tips for new authors that she has learned on her way to becoming a crime writer.
One thing's for sure: there's no slowing this grandma down!
01:00 What Are You Reading Lately
04:00 Laura's amazing journey
17:12 Talking about "Black Orchid" (spoiler free!)
21:18 The Joys of the Mystery Genre
23:30 Writing Advice and the power of story
24:54 Future Projects
26:36 More discussion on the mystery genre
The Jettine Jorgensen Mystery Series by S. L. Menear
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