Literary Birthday - 8 July - Alison McGhee

Happy Birthday, Alison McGhee, born 8 July 1960

Five Quotes

  1. I like to write in all different genres. I just like a new challenge.
  2. You are most powerful when you are most silent. Poeple never expect silence. They expect words, motion, defense, offense, back and forth. They except to leap into the fray. They are ready, fists up, words leaping forth from their mouths. Silence? No.
  3. Walk slowly; all you can ever come to is yourself.
  4. I suppose, the natural outgrowth about writing about two friends, it becomes about their friendship, and the complexities of it, and the way personality plays off each other, and what they each like to do, separately and together.
  5. Your heart literally hurts when it’s breaking. You can feel it, every beat another ache, and nothing you can do will stop it, either from beating or breaking.

McGhee is an New York Times best-selling American author. She has written picture books, books for children, and adult novels. 

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Literary Birthday - 7 July - Kathy Reichs

Happy Birthday, Kathy Reichs, born 7 July 1948

Five Quotes

  1. Murder mysteries are puzzles that are fun to resolve.
  2. I’m not writing great literature. I’m writing commercial fiction for people to enjoy the stories and to like the characters.
  3. I’ve never lost my capacity to be shocked.
  4. What gives my books authenticity is that I actually do what it is I’m writing about. I think the fact that I am in the autopsy room, I go to the crime scene and I do work in the lab gives my books this flavour that otherwise they wouldn’t have.
  5. I don’t think I’m driven. I think I’m disciplined. I have a lot on my plate. I have a lot I have to accomplish in any given year. There are days I’d rather sit by the pool, but I go sit by the computer instead.

Reichs is an American crime writer, forensic anthropologist and academic. She has written 21 novels featuring Temperance Brennan. They have been translated into 30 languages. Reichs has been a producer for the TV series Bones, which is based on the books.

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