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Erika Lopez
Erika Lopez grew up in Torrington, Connecticut, a sort-of big city in the middle of nowhere. She’s a Marist College graduate/writer and a lover of Thai food, sushi, flea markets and all things book-related. Erika can usually be found reading, catching up on the latest episodes of American Horror Story or Game of Thrones, or daydreaming about ways to travel back to Europe.

BookTrib Best of 2017: Gail Sagel Perfects Makeup Accessories with Face in a Case

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Today we take a look at previous BookTrib posts that engaged hundreds to thousands of readers this past year. We’re taking a look back at some of your favorite posts before we kick off the new year!  It’s not just about the makeup; it’s about making our entire lifestyle easier. From Wall Street to Westport, CT, Gail Sagel is the epitome of the modern-day woman. As an award-winning makeup artist, published author, entrepreneur, cosmetic developer, brand ambassador, and a single mother, Sagel knows all too well the stresses that come with the go-go-go of an ambitious lifestyle. She’s found great success working in the financial industry for more than a decade, but her lifetime passion finally became her occupation when she realized the…

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Our Final #ThrillerFest2017 Debut Author Lili Wright Talks ‘Dancing with the Tiger’!

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Our final ThrillerFest 2017 debut author is Lili Wright and her book, Dancing with the Tiger! Read about what she has to say about her all-time favorite thrillers and how she’d kill of our heroine! BookTrib: If you were on death row, what would be your last read? Why?  Lili Wright: Charlotte’s Web. A beautiful book about mortality. Innocent pig learn to accept his dear friend’s death. Cute baby spiders are born. The circle of life. Humble. Radiant. It’s something to shoot for. BT: If you were going to kill off your protagonist what method would you use?  Why? LW: Arsenic-laced mescal in a mariachi bar in Guanajuato, Mexico. Anna Ramsey would feel very good as she was checking out.…

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ThrillerFest 2017 Debut Author Isabella Maldonado Talks ‘Blood’s Echo’

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ThrillerFest 2017 Isabella Maldonado Blood's Echo

Today’s ThrillerFest 2017 debut author is Isabella Maldonado and her new crime thriller Blood’s Echo. Read on to find out how she’d finish off her protagonist and what her final read would be on death row! BookTrib: If you were on death row, what would be your last read? Why?  Isabella Maldonado: As a former cop, for me to end up on death row means my life has veered way off course. I can only assume I was convicted of a crime I didn’t commit, like John Coffey in Stephen King’s The Green Mile. And no, that wouldn’t be the book I would choose as my last. It’s bad enough that I’m in those circumstances without reading about my impending demise.…

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ITW ThrillerFest Debut Author K.J. Howe Talks ‘The Freedom Broker’

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ThrillerFest 2017 K.J. Howe THE FREEDOM BROKER

Today’s ThrillerFest 2017 debut author is K.J. Howe. Read about how she answered our “thrilling” questions, and check out her new book, The Freedom Broker. BookTrib: If you were on death row, what would be your last read? Why?   K.J. Howe: I’m on death row. I only have one last read. Some of the books that first came to mind include: Many Lives, Many Masters by Brian Weiss—a book about reincarnation, so I could figure out how to come back in another life as J.K. Rowling. Shawshank Redemption by Stephen King—allowing me to design the ultimate escape plan. Angel of Death Row by Andrea Lyon—featuring 30 years of experience from death row lawyer Andrea Lyon, I mean, there would have…

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ThrillerFest Debut Author Susan Alice Bickford Holds Her Readers Captive in ‘A Short Time to Die’

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Thrillerfest 2017 Susan Alice Bickford A SHORT TIME TO DIE

Meet today’s #ThrillerFest 2017 debut author, Susan Alice Bickford, and her new novel of suspense, A Short Time to Die. Read on to find out who some of her favorite authors are, as well as how her main character would kick the bucket! BookTrib: If you were on death row, what would be your last read? Why? Susan Alice Bickford: Given that death row in my state (California) is indefinite, I would commit to read all the series and authors I love: Lee Child, Sue Grafton, Michael Connelly, Karin Slaughter (this list goes on and on). If my date with the executioner really did catch up to me, I’d re-read my own debut novel, A Short Time to Die, to…

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Meet ThrillerFest 2017 Debut Author David McCaleb and his Bestseller ‘Recall’

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David McCaleb THRILLERFEST 2017 Debut authors RECALL

David McCaleb is today’s ThrillerFest 2017 debut author! Read on to find out more about his military thriller, Recall, and the heart-wrenching way he’d kill off his protagonist! BookTrib: If you were on death row, what would be your last read? Why?  David McCaleb: If I were languishing on death row, eating my final meal of nachos piled with guacamole, my last read would be Psalm 23. Why? Being executed, trivial as it may seem to some, would stress me out. Yes, we’re all dying – some of us faster than others – but the process isn’t anything I look forward to. Plus, I don’t like needles, and my third novel’s edits aren’t complete, and I don’t know if my book contract contains…

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ITW’s ThrillerFest Debut Author Jonathan Putnam Talks ‘Perish from the Earth’

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ThrillerFest 2017 Debut Authors Jonathan Putnam PERISH FROM THE EARTH

Meet today’s featured ThrillerFest 2017 debut author, Jonathan Putnam and his soon-to-be-released historical thriller, Perish from the Earth. Check out what he has to say about his favorite thriller and preferred method of murder (in books!). BookTrib: If you were on death row, what would be your last read? Why?  Jonathan Putnam: My first inclination is to say The Idiot’s Guide to Death Row Appeals, for obvious reasons, but since I was a trial lawyer before becoming a mystery writer I could actually represent myself. So I’ll say instead Nabokov’s autobiography, Speak, Memory. It is one of the most beautiful, perceptive and haunting books I’ve ever read. I’d want it with me at the end. BT: If you were going…

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ThrillerFest 2017 Debut Author Jennifer Soosar Keeps Readers on the Edge of Their Seats

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ThrillerFest Jennifer Soosar Parent Teacher Association

Say hello to today’s featured ThrillerFest 2017 debut author Jennifer Soosar and her new novel of suspense, Parent Teacher Association. Read on to see how she cleverly answered our “thrilling” questions! BookTrib: If you were on death row, what would be your last read? Why? Jennifer Soosar: If I’m on death row it means I’ve done something terrible like killed somebody, and it wasn’t in self-defense. I’ve been sitting here for a while, many years in fact. Plenty of time to think about my actions, plenty of time to read all the books in the prison library. Prison’s been great for catching up on reading. But now, execution day is close. There’s a little time left for one last book.…

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#ThrillerFest17 Debut Author: Brian Klingborg Kills It with Kill Devil Falls

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ThrillerFest Brian Klingborg KILL DEVIL FALLS

Meet today’s featured ThrillerFest 2017 debut author, Brian Klingborg, and his new novel of suspense, Kill Devil Falls. Check out how he answered our “thrill-worthy” questions! BookTrib: If you were on death row, what would be your last read? And why?  Brian Klingborg: If I were on death row, I would choose as my final reading material something to help me gain perspective on the nature of life, the universe, why we are born and why we die. One option might be Stephen Hawking’s A Brief History of Time. To be perfectly honest, I already own this book, but so far I haven’t been able to make it past the first three chapters. No doubt, knowing the end is near would…

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Beauty For The Busy: Gail Sagel Perfects Makeup Accessories with Face in a Case

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It’s not just about the makeup; it’s about making our entire lifestyle easier. From Wall Street to Westport, CT, Gail Sagel is the epitome of the modern-day woman. As an award-winning makeup artist, published author, entrepreneur, cosmetic developer, brand ambassador, and a single mother, Sagel knows all too well the stresses that come with the go-go-go of an ambitious lifestyle. She’s found great success working in the financial industry for more than a decade, but her lifetime passion finally became her occupation when she realized the world of beauty was her true calling. Sagel’s newest product is the totally convenient, super hip Face in a Case. If you haven’t heard about this new product yet, then you’re missing out! Designed as a chic and…

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