Monday, September 3, 2018

9/3@9amPT thriller writer Lori Rader-Day on KUCI 88.9fm!

LISTEN to today's conversation with Lori Rader-Day!

Lori Rader-Day is an Anthony Award winner and William Morrow/Harper Collins novelist whose frontlist title this summer hinges on a plot drive by the "dark sky" community. Essentially there are internationally protected areas where lights are off so that the stars can be seen and there is no "light pollution."

Lori Rader-Day’s debut mystery, The Black Hour, won the 2015 Anthony Award for Best First Novel and was a finalist for the 2015 Mary Higgins Clark Award. Her second novel, Little Pretty Things, won the 2016 Mary Higgins Clark Award and was a nominee for the Anthony Award for Best Paperback Original. Little Pretty Things was named a 2015 “most arresting crime novel” by Kirkus Reviews and one of the top ten crime novels of the year by Booklist. Her third novel, The Day I Died, was an Indie Next Pick and is a nominee for the Mary Higgins Clark Award and the Barry Award. She lives in Chicago.

Some recent dark sky related news: -artificial-light-at-night- and-cancer-risk/ m/news/wimberley-valley-wins- dark-sky-designation

Lori-Rader day is a thriller writer and not a scientist, but a dark sky preserve is her setting and she's spent time on them. She has some interesting insights in relationship to her own experiences, as well as speaking about her book.

Lori will address:

  • Dark Sky preserves--what are they and how did Lori find out about them?
  • How has growing population and climate change reduced our access to Dark Sky?
  • Environmental impact of creating Dark Sky preserves
    Lori's own research into and experiences with Dark Sky preserves
  • Her journalism background and how she shifted to thriller-writing

STARRED REVIEW “Fans of Agatha Christie’s And Then There Were None will be riveted by Rader-Day’s (The Day I Died) latest psychological thriller, which makes you question who you really know and trust and whether you should be afraid of the dark.” –Library Journal

My firm began working with Lori at the beginning of her career with her debut release, "The Black Hour," in 2014 which won an Anthony Award for Best First Novel at the Bouchercon World Mystery Convention, and was named a finalist for the Mary Higgins Clark Award as well.

“A tense tale of murder among old friends featuring an evolving protagonist and high-stakes mind games.” –Booklist

“I don’t know a writer who captures better the insecurities and damaged and damaging relationships of ordinary women.” -Ann Cleeves, winner of the Crime Writers’ Association Diamond Dagger

From the critically-acclaimed author of The Day I Died comes a terrifying twist on a locked-room mystery that will keep readers guessing until the last page

Only in the dark can she find the truth . . .

Since her husband died, Eden Wallace's life has diminished down to a tiny pinprick, like a far-off star in the night sky. She doesn't work, has given up on her love of photography, and is so plagued by night terrors that she can't sleep without the lights on. Everyone, including her family, has grown weary of her grief. So when she finds paperwork in her husband's effects indicating that he reserved a week at a dark sky park, she goes. She's ready to shed her fear and return to the living, even if it means facing her paralyzing phobia of the dark.

But when she arrives at the park, the guest suite she thought was a private retreat is teeming with a group of twenty-somethings, all stuck in the orbit of their old college friendships. Horrified that her get-away has been taken over, Eden decides to head home the next day. But then a scream wakes the house in the middle of the night. One of the friends has been murdered. Now everyone—including Eden—is a suspect.

Everyone is keeping secrets, but only one is a murderer. As mishaps continue to befall the group, Eden must make sense of the chaos and lies to evade a ruthless killer—and she'll have to do it before dark falls…

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