Love & Death in Burgundy, 2017
"The bookmobile for me was like the best circus in the world coming to town. I still remember the thrill of climbing the short steps into a cozy world full of everything I ever wanted."
No Witness but the Moon, 2016
"I have often judged the quality of a town by the depth and breadth of its library. Everything else is just ego monuments and real estate."
Murder Is Such Sweet Revenge, 2015
"As a child I spent countless hours in dark, African jungles, or discovering the world from the gondola of a balloon, or spanning the vast reaches of space to a far off planet made of gold. And the best part, I didn't have to leave my local library to do it!"
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."
The Whole She-Bang 3, 2017
"Librairies are a gateway in all communities -- but the doors they open are not to just access knowledge and the joy of reading. They are safe welcoming havens for the youngest to the oldest of readers, a place where they can sit and open the covers of a book that may take them places, comfort, excite or give them life-changing ideas. As a child, my local library was my favourite place, my safe haven, its books a lifeline to greater possibilities."
Desert Ice, 2017
"Libraries hold our hearts in words."
War, Spies, And Bobby Sox: Stories About World War Two At Home, 2017
"The library was my refuge as a child. I would ride my bike up and come home with my basket filled with books. The happiest day I can remember was when, at nine years old, I heard the children's librarian hand me off to the adult librarian and tell her it was okay to let me check out whatever I wanted."
Saving Hope, 2017
"Libraries hold the past, present, and future in their stacks."
Bad to the Bone, 2017
"I love libraries. Always have, always will. I was fortunate enough to grow up near the wonderful Carnegie Library in Pittsburgh. Now I live in Los Angeles, which has a fantastic library system. Books mean a lot to me--and libraries, and librarians, are the greatest!"