News: August, 2009

Bouchercon 2009

Aug 29, 2009

I’ve just received word I’ll be appearing on a panel on serial killers, and why people are so fascinated by them, at Bouchercon 2009, the world’s premier conference for crime writers and fans, being held in Indianapolis, Oct 15-18.

The funny thing is, I am not partial to books about serial killers for a number of reasons, first and foremost that they are not driven by the motives or circumstances that usually drive people to commit murder, but rather by a combination of pathology and devastated childhoods. And too many authors write about them in my opinion, given their relative scarcity.

So maybe they put me on the panel to be the contrary voice--a position I don’t mind at all!