Lisa Gardner, author of 'Before She Disappeared' - New York Times bestseller discusses the perils of pantsing, getting it done early, and her first standalone in 20 years.
Lisa Gardner is a prolific author. She's published 11 'DD Warren' novels, 2 'Tessa Leoni' books, and is back with her first standalone in 20 years. 'Before She Disappeared' tells the story of Frankie Elkin who spends her life doing what no one else will, searching for missing people the world has forgotten about.We talking about why she likes to get things done in the morning, and how she figured out how she works best. Also, how the characters figure themselves out in her down time which drives the story, although it seems to change between books. We talk about being a pantser, who likes to plot at the start, and why she hates the actual words on the page.To get a copy of the book, click here - https://amzn.to/3uF0Mp6We're having lots of lovely chats over on patreon.com/writersroutine, sign up and get involved to share some writing firstname.lastname@example.org See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Lisa Gardner joins Zibby to discuss her latest thriller, Before She Disappeared, as well as how she grew attached to both the story and the novel's protagonist, Frankie. Lisa shares how her writing practice has shifted over her decades-long career and why she wants to tell different kinds of law enforcement stories. She also confessed to some high school antics!Purchase Lisa's book on Amazon or Bookshop.Amazon: https://amzn.to/3xveFYQBookshop: https://bit.ly/2RYQotYSee acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
“All Boston all the time.“ Jamie McIntyre and Torie are joined by Lydia McOscar of Brookline Booksmith (thanks Eric Londergan!) They gush about seven time Super Bowl winner Tom Brady (yes, Boston misses him!), Indies in the time of pandemics and Simon Winchester love pouring in. Best selling crime author Lisa Gardner joins to talk about her latest, Before She Disappeared. A recovering alcoholic spends her life looking for missing people everyone else has forgotten. Deserted Island gets royal.
Ep. 222: Lisa Gardner on How To Keep Moving Forward With Your Story
How Do You Write
Lisa Gardner is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of twenty-three suspense novels, including The Neighbor, which won Thriller of the Year from the International Thriller Writers. An avid hiker, traveler, and cribbage player, she lives in the mountains of New Hampshire with her family. Before She Disappeared is her latest stand alone novel. How Do You Write Podcast: Explore the processes of working writers with bestselling author Rachael Herron. Want tips on how to write the book you long to finish? Here you'll gain insight from other writers on how to get in the chair, tricks to stay in it, and inspiration to get your own words flowing. Join Rachael's Slack channel, Onward Writers! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
It's February, so that could only mean one thing, #1 NYT Bestselling Author Lisa Gardner is back with her latest book "Before She Disappeared." Lisa Gardner, a #1 New York Times bestselling thriller novelist, began her career in food service, but after catching her hair on fire numerous times, she took the hint and focused on writing instead. A self-described research junkie, she has transformed her interest in police procedure and criminal minds into a streak of internationally acclaimed novels, published across 30 countries. She’s also had four books become TV movies (At the Midnight Hour; The Perfect Husband; The Survivors Club; Hide) and has made personal appearances on TruTV and CNN.Lisa’s books have received awards from across the globe. Her novel, The Neighbor, won Best Hardcover Novel from the International Thriller Writers, while also receiving the Grand Prix des Lectrices de Elle in France. She was also recognized with the Daphne du Maurier Award in 2000 for The Other Daughter. Finally, Lisa received the Silver Bullet Award from the International Thriller Writers in 2017 for her work on behalf of at-risk children and the Humane Society."Before She Disappeared": "Recovering alcoholic Frankie Elkin spends her life doing what no one else will–searching for missing people the world has stopped looking for. A new case brings her to Mattapan, a Boston neighborhood with a rough reputation. She is searching for Angelique Badeau, a Haitian teenager who vanished from her high school months earlier. Resistance from the Boston PD and the victim’s wary family tells Frankie she’s on her own–and she soon learns she’s asking questions someone doesn’t want answered. But Frankie will stop at nothing to discover the truth, even if it means the next person to go missing could be her."
Lisa and I discuss her new mystery Before She Disappeared, the complexity of plotting a person’s disappearance in 2021, walking the streets of Mattapan for research and the delicious food item that she discovered there, the real-life inspiration for Frankie Elkin, and much more. Before She Disappeared can be purchased at Murder by the Book. Lisa’s recommended reads are: Home Before Dark by Riley Sager Confessions on the 7:45 by Lisa Unger The Silent Wife by Karin Slaughter The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue by V. E. Schwab Thanks to Danielle Martin for sponsoring this episode. Her novel Glimmer As You Can can be purchased here. If you enjoy reading mysteries and want to listen to more episodes like this one, try Alice Henderson, Halley Sutton, David Heska Wanbli Weiden, and/or Wendy Walker. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
#1 New York Times bestselling author Lisa Gardner has been writing thrillers for the past twenty years. You probably know her best from her three book series, including the one with Detective D.D. Warren, but her latest novel, Before She Disappeared is a standalone novel. In Before She Disappeared, Frankie Elkin is a middle-aged woman who spends her life hopping between towns to try locating missing persons, with a focus on tracking down those who live in marginalized communities. She's a recovering alcoholic and a bartender, which sounds like an odd combo until you meet her. When police run out of threads in a missing person case, Frankie starts looking for them. In her newest case, Frankie finds herself in Boston, searching for a missing Haitian teenager. More than one person don't like her asking questions, and the police do not embrace her help at the start. Lisa details the type of work Frankie does for Carol during this week's episode. She describes the life of this woman, who is tied between average life and crime. She also discusses this book being a standalone, what that means for upcoming novels, and some of the challenges she had researching and writing modern day aspects of this thriller. Books discussed in this episode: Before She Disappeared by Lisa Gardner: Sign up for the weekly Bookreporter.com newsletter here FOLLOW US Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/bookreporter Website: https://www.bookreporter.com
Taking Risks to Pursue Your Dreams with #1 NY Times bestseller, Lisa Gardner
Lisa Gardner is no stranger to taking calculated risks as a writer. From leaving high-paying jobs to constantly letting go of agents and switching publishers, she has always lived by the phrase: “If you really want to write, you’re going to write." Lisa is a #1 New York Times bestselling thriller author who has sold millions of books worldwide. Among many outstanding works, she is well known for her debut novel, The Perfect Husband, a twisted story of love and suspense. Her latest publication, Before She Disappeared, is available tomorrow. From Amazon.com: New York Times #1 bestselling crime novelist Lisa Gardner began her career in food service, but after catching her hair on fire numerous times, she took the hint and focused on writing instead. A self-described research junkie, she has parlayed her interest in police procedure, criminal minds and twisted plots into a streak of bestselling suspense novels. Her 2010 novel, THE NEIGHBOR, won Best Thriller from the International Thriller Writers. Most recently, she was honored with the Silver Bullet Award for her work with at-risk kids and homeless animals. Lisa loves to hike, travel the world, and yes, read, read, read! Whether you’re traditionally published or indie, writing a good book is only the first step in becoming a successful author. The days of just turning a manuscript into your editor and walking away are gone. If you want to succeed in today’s publishing world, you need to understand every aspect of the business - editing, formatting, marketing, contracts. It all starts with a good book, then the real work begins. Join international bestselling author J.D. Barker and indie powerhouses, J. Thorn and Zach Bohannon, as they gain unique insight and valuable advice from the most prolific and accomplished authors in the business. In this episode, you’ll discover: -How to kill a friend and maim a buddy -Why Lisa gets inspired by true stories -Why writing is a personality, not an art -The differences between calculated risks and impulsiveness -How to find your unique writing process Links: J. D. Barker - http://jdbarker.com/ J. Thorn - https://theauthorlife.com/ Lisa Gardner - https://www.lisagardner.com/ The Perfect Husband by Lisa Gardner - https://mybook.to/PerfectHusband Before She Disappeared by Lisa Gardner - https://mybook.to/SheDisappeared Proudly sponsored by Kobo Writing Life - https://kobowritinglife.com/ Music by Nicorus - https://cctrax.com/nicorus/dust-to-dust-ep Voice Over by Rick Ganley - http://www.nhpr.com and recorded at Mill Pond Studio - http://www.millpondstudio.com Contact - https://writersinkpodcast.com/contact/ *Full disclosure: Some of the links are affiliate links. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/writersink/support
Thank you for tuning in once again! This month we are talking about Find Her by Lisa Gardner and it was such a good one! Summary from Amazon: "Seven years ago, carefree college student Flora Dane was kidnapped while on spring break. For 472 days, Flora learned just how much one person can endure. Miraculously alive after her ordeal, Flora has spent the past five years reacquainting herself with the rhythms of normal life, working with her FBI victim advocate, Samuel Keynes. She has a mother who’s never stopped loving her, a brother who is scared of the person she’s become, and a bedroom wall covered with photos of other girls who’ve never made it home. When Boston detective D. D. Warren is called to the scene of a crime—a dead man and the bound, naked woman who killed him—she learns that Flora has tangled with three other suspects since her return to society. Is Flora a victim or a vigilante? And with her firsthand knowledge of criminal behavior, could she hold the key to rescuing a missing college student whose abduction has rocked Boston? When Flora herself disappears, D.D. realizes a far more sinister predator is out there. One who’s determined that this time, Flora Dane will never escape. And now it is all up to D. D. Warren to find her." For more information visit theabysspod.com Join us next month to talk about The Woman in the Window by A. J. Finn so come back October 2nd! The Abyss is hosted by Brittany Wilson and Hallie Burrell.“Envision” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/; “Ossuary 6 – Air” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 Licensehttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
Beyond The Cover with #1 NYT Bestselling author Lisa Gardner
Lisa is back on Suspense Radio talking about her latest book "When You See Me", book 11 in the D.D. Warren detective series. #1 New York Times bestselling author Lisa Gardner unites three of her most beloved characters—Detective D. D. Warren, Flora Dane, and Kimberly Quincy—in a twisty new thriller, as they investigate a mysterious murder from the past...which points to a dangerous and chilling present-day crime.FBI Special Agent Kimberly Quincy and Sergeant Detective D. D. Warren have built a task force to follow the digital bread crumbs left behind by deceased serial kidnapper Jacob Ness. When a disturbing piece of evidence is discovered in the hills of Georgia, they bring Flora Dane and true-crime savant Keith Edgar to a small town where something seems to be deeply wrong. What at first looks like a Gothic eeriness soon hardens into something much more sinister...and they discover that for all the evil Jacob committed while alive, his worst secret is still to be revealed. Quincy and DD must summon their considerable skills and experience to crack the most disturbing case of their careers—and Flora must face her own past directly in the hope of saving others.