I think there’s nothing quite like the thrill of meeting an author. Meeting someone in the flesh whose words you’ve read and followed has to be one of the more memorable things to happen to someone. It is something I can never be blasé about no matter how many I’ve met, or may meet in the future. Well today, Sara Paretsky stopped by the Red Wheelbarrow to sign copies of her new book Bleeding Kansas. She breezed in a little before lunch and started chatting away animatedly while signing her books. She is such a lively character full of interesting anecdotes. We were really pleased to learn that she loves Cara Black (whose new book Murder in the Rue Paradis is now in the store!).
Fans of her V.I. Warshawski detective series might be surprised to know that her new novel is actually quite different. It is a tale of three families from Kaw River Valley in Kansas whose lives are changed radically when Gina Haring, a lesbian Wiccan arrives in town. Critics have called her new novel, gripping with a kind of vibrant storytelling that we’ve all come to expect from Sara Paretsky. Get your signed copies now at the RWB.
P.S. Just in case you were wondering when Warshawski is coming back…she’s due to release her new novel in 2009.