DECEMBER 2020 ROGUE READS

        

Join us on Monday, December 14th at 7 pm EST (5 pm Mountain Time)! 

This month's featured authors are: Marc Cameron, Samantha Bailey, Jeff Lindsay and M. William Phelps with Jenny Milchman as MC. Following a brief introduction each of our guests will talk about their work, and then read for about three minutes followed by Q&A. Join us in the Zoom Room where the first 100 will have the chance to ask questions live. Everyone else can catch the event by clicking on Facebook Live where you can ask questions via comments. We'll be monitoring both chats throughout the evening, so come prepared.

Note: We'd love to have you join us in the Zoom Room, but this time you will need a passcode. Please email us in advance to get the code.

Then, as a special treat, each of our guests has paired a favorite snack food with their favorite drink providing a recipe for an enjoyable evening. You can find the recipes below, and trust us, the Rogues will be cooking all day. Drinking will commence at the start of the show!

Author of the New York Times bestselling Jericho Quinn Thriller series, Marc Cameron’s short stories have appeared in The Saturday Evening Post and BOYS LIFE magazine. In late 2016, he was chosen to continue the Tom Clancy Jack Ryan/Campus Thriller series. In Shadow of the Dragon a high-level Chinese mole, codenamed Surveyor, has managed to infiltrate American Intelligence. President Jack Ryan has only one choice: send John Clark and his Campus team deep into China. While writing, Marc likes to snack on smoked salmon dip and Ritz crackers paired with an ice-cold Dr. Pepper--even during Alaska winters!
Samantha M. Bailey is the USA TODAY, #1 Toronto Star and Globe and Mail, and Amazon, Barnes & Noble Nook, and Apple Books bestselling author of WOMAN ON THE EDGE. Her psychological thriller debut received a starred review from Publisher’s Weekly and was a PW Best Books Pick of the Week. It was also the December Fiction Book of the Month at Indigo Books and the Shopper’s Drug Mart January Book Lover’s Pick. It made the Pop Sugar list of “25 New Books to Add to Your Reading List This Spring” and She Reads’s “Fifteen Necessary Thrillers to Read in 2020.” WOMAN ON THE EDGE is published in North America with Simon and Schuster Canada, and the UK with Headline. It will also be translated in nine countries world-wide. Samantha likes to nosh on chips and rose wine. 

Jeff Lindsay is the award-winning author of the NY Times Best-selling 'Dexter' novels upon which the international hit TV show "Dexter" is based.  His books appear in 44 languages around the world.
Although a full-time writer now, he has worked as an actor, comic, director, MC, bouncer, teacher, DJ, singer, songwriter, composer, musician, TV host, sportscaster, waiter, dishwasher, teacher, arts reporter, soccer coach, talk show host, steel worker, cook, college professor, detective, gardener, handyman, greeting card salesman and sailing instructor.  He still does occasional work as a voice-over artist, including narrating his own audio books.
We asked Jeff for his favorite snack, and true to character, therein this story: 
I lived and worked in Hollywood for 12 years. Somewhere in that time, I must have sold something, because I went to a very pricey and trendy bar and restaurant in Beverly Hills. I don’t remember the name, but it had a waterfall cascading down the wall behind the bar. That’s why I went there. They also made a good Margarita – a real Margarita – and that was my kick at the time.Their bar menu included a delightful gnosh that went perfectly with the drink, and I re-created the recipe by taste. This is it: I call it,
Hilary’s Cocktail Taco Ingredients: Four white flour tortillas One cup white seedless grapes One wheel of Brie cheese
Thin-slice half a wheel of Brie cheese.Take one cup of white seedless grapes and cut them all in half, length-wise.Heat a medium, shallow frying pan to medium heat. Pour in just enough extra virgin olive oil to cover the bottom of the pan. Drop one tortilla into pan, and put a line of Brie slices down the middle. Add a row of half-grapes on top.Fold the tortilla in half. When the Brie starts to melt, flip over the tortilla. I like to cook until the tortilla is golden brown and the Brie is runny. If you prefer it non-crunchy, fine.Makes 3-4 Tacos.Additionally, if you feel experimental, you can sprinkle a dash of nutmeg over the grapes before you fold the tortilla. And of course, a Margarita helps it all go down…Skaal!


TRUE CRIME EXPERT/analyst, creator/exec producer/writer and former host of Investigation Discovery’s DARK MINDS(2011 –2014), investigative journalist M. William Phelps is the New York Times best-selling author of 39 nonfiction books and winner of the Excellence in (Investigative) Journalism Award from the Society of Professional Journalists, and the New England Book Festival Award. Phelps has written for numerous publications—the Providence Journal, Connecticut Magazine and Hartford Courant. Diversifying his talents, a well-known national expert on serial killers, Phelps consulted on the first season of the hit Showtime cable television series DEXTER and is a constant presence on crime film sets. Fave drink? Coke Zero Fave snack? Chocolate Whoopie Pie with vanilla frosting filling.

Our MC is Rogue Writer Jenny Milchman, the author of COVER OF SNOW, which won the Mary Higgins Clark Award, RUIN FALLS, an Indie Next Pick and a Top Ten of 2014 by Suspense Magazine and AS NIGHT FALLS, the recipient of the 2015 Silver Falchion award for best novel. Her fourth novel, WICKED RIVER, was an Indie Next Pick and selected as one of Strand Magazine's Best of the Year. Her fifth novel, THE SECOND MOTHER, came out summer 2020.

She served as Vice President of Author Programming for International Thriller Writers, is a member of the Sisters in Crime speakers bureau, and the founder and organizer of Take Your Child to a Bookstore Day, which is celebrated annually in all fifty states. Jenny lives in the Hudson River Valley with her family.

Check out the authors at our previous month’s reads here!

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