ROGUE FLASH: How Lisa Black’s ‘day job’ informs her novels

by | Sep 20, 2020 | Lisa Black, Rogue Flash, The Writer's Life, On writing | 3 comments

A nice spread in Florida Weekly magazine details an interview with thriller writer Lisa Black, in which she talks about getting published, how to process a crime scene and why readers are eternally drawn to mystery stories. 

She also introduces us to a forensic mannequin named “Bob” who has the unfortunate job of demonstrating bullet trajectories. 

However, getting her first book on the stands took longer than the article states–it says she wrote six, but she wrote six before switching to forensics from secretarial work. It took another three before one caught the eye of a major publisher. 

To read more, click here: Looking For Clues

Are you a fan of forensic shows? The fictional ones or the true-crime type? 

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  1. Gayle Lynds

    You have the most fascinating mind & skills, Lisa, and you're so beautiful, too! Love the article, and love seeing your photo on the cover. Wowsers! xxxx

  2. Rogue Women Writers

    Talk about the old (from Mark Twain I believe) line: "Write what you know" — Lisa is a master of forensic science (although it's amazing to me how she deals with dead bodies and then testifies in court about her findings!) Her books reflect her experience and tenacity — great reading!…Karna Small Bodman

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