Below are four YouTube videos with some of the best thriller, mystery, legal, detective writers of our day. Between them they have sold almost three quarters of a billion books – yes, a billion (though Stephan King probably has more than half of them). Can you learn anything from these people? Absolutely, they have changed the thriller landscape as much as Agatha Christie (est. 4 billion sales) did with her still viable series’ of Miss Marple and Hercule Poirot.
Stephen King’s is long, but worth it – it’s last of the four. Karen Slaughter talks about how she writes (and where – a magical cabin in the woods?). Michael Connelly talks about Harry Bosch and making the Amazon series with Titus Welliver. And John Grisham shills (and discusses) his latest book, “Rouge Lawyer.”
Every mystery writer would kill for these opportunities, but to extrapolate and imagine what these great writers go through to deal with this “fame” is daunting. You have to love what you do to put up with all this fame and fortune.
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