A few months ago, my friend Helene Cooper of The New York Times read an advance copy of my new novel, BLEAK HARBOR. She emailed me to say she liked the book and to ask, “Where do you come up with this shit?”
Good question for someone who has never been involved in pedophilia, sexual asphyxiation, suicide, or murder, except on the page. I talk about how I deal with potentially controversial topics–autism, @metoo, medical marijuana–without simply ripping stuff from the headlines.
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