In April 2015, B.K. Stevens debuted the blog series “The First Two Pages,” hosting craft essays by short story writers and novelists analyzing the openings of their own work. The series continued until just after her death in August 2017, and the full archive of those essays can be found at Bonnie’s website. In November 2017, the blog series relocated to my website, and the archive of this second stage of the series can be found here.
One week from today brings the release of Root of All Evil, the debut novel by Liz Milliron and the first book in the Laurel Highlands Mystery Series.
While Root of All Evil, published by Level Best Books, is Liz’s first novel, she’s already had great success as a short story writer, with stories in the Bouchercon anthology Blood on the Bayou, the Malice Domestic anthology Mystery Most Historical, and Fish Out of Water, the fourth anthology from the Guppies Chapter of Sisters in Crime. Liz published a series of Laurel Highlands short stories too. You can find out more about all these on her website.
In the meantime, enjoy this preview of her new book, and be sure to pick up Root of All Evil next week to find out what happens after these first two pages!
Please use the arrows and controls at the bottom of the embedded PDF to navigate through the essay. You can also download the essay here to read off-line.