Thanks for friending me.
Nury, I think it is only the public's perception of crime writers as walking on the dark side.
I've met Lisa Gardner and Tess Gerritsen and you wouldn't look twice at them in the grocery store. No evil vibes coming off either of them.
Greetings from a Brit living in France who knows (a bit) and loves (a lot) the US. Currently struggling with a French translation of a mystery story I completed last year, tying in a mysterious death on today's Breton coast with Resistance skulduggery in 1944.
Thanks for the invitation, Donna. I'm also a crime novelist and a Christian - it's kind of an odd mix, isn't it? Crime writers are assumed to walk on the dark side, whereas Christians tend to be light, upbeat folk who focus on the positive.
However, I find that the two sides are not as irreconcilable as people thing. I think in the big picture, all crime stories have the same plot: chaos intrudes into the world, and a protagonist has to chase it out. To me, that's a very positive story...
Hi Donna, Good to be a friend. One of the great things about belonging to crime writing communities is how people who ought to be competitors are always generous with help, encouragement and all the rest. Good luck with the agent and the works (completed and in progress).