Fat Cat Takes the Cake, 2016
"I wish everyone could have my childhood, lugging armfuls of books home every week from the library and devouring them. I visited strange lands and other times, and made good friends with fictional characters that stay with me today."
A Margin of Lust, 2017
"I often go to the library to write. Sitting in the stacks, I feel surrounded by a community of cheerleaders, comrades, and co-conspirators. The incredible imagination and fortitude represented by books on the shelves inspires me to keep on. Libraries are magical."
DEVIL'S BREATH, 2017
"If it weren't for libraries, I wouldn't be a writer."
Carpe Diem, Illinois, 2014
"Libraries -- where adventures happen."
Look Live (Book 5, Caught Dead in Wyoming), 2016
"On writing: We have more power than ever before. We take 26 letters and go create universes. On library enthusiasts: One sign of a book lover: When it's raining, books get covered by the raincoat first. Person gets covered second."
A Stitch To Die For (An Anastasia Pollack Crafting Mystery, Book 5), 2015
"From the time I learned to read the library provided me with an escape from an unhappy childhood, introducing me to new worlds and new possibilities that gave me hope for a brighter future."
The Day I Died, 2017
"I owe libraries everything, including my mystery writing career. When I was 12, I had read the entire kids' section of my library, so they sent me upstairs to the adult books. But I was sure I wasn't supposed to be there, so I ducked into the first room so I wouldn't get sent back down. It was the mystery room, where I discovered Agatha Christie and Mary Higgins Clark. The mystery room is precisely where I needed to be."
Never Fear: The Tarot, 2016
"Growing up in Hawaii, I attended Punahou school from grades K through twelve. Each section of campus had its own marvelous magical labyrinth for an inquisitive girl to wander, touching spines and guessing at mysteries. Nearly forty years later, I still enjoy wandering through aisles of books, brushing my hands along the covers and feeling the excitement of stories yet unknown."