After a few eye-opening years as a political journalist, followed by an outrageously fun time as a political speech writer, Tina Laningham fell in love with the art of writing fiction. Her debut novel, A Glass of Crazy, placed in the top five percent of the Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award and received a favorable review from Publishers Weekly. She has studied suspense writing with James Patterson and currently teaches writing in Texas.
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
That's easy. The Bad Seed. I was ten and it scared the hell out of me. I was amazed at the emotional impact a book could have on the reader. Now I strive to scare my readers. Yes, my next novel is a thriller...
How do you approach cover design?
To me, it's important for the cover design to reveal the setting and the mood of the story.
The urge is rising.
The urge to kill.
Meet Vanessa, a serial killer who's gone straight, until something makes her snap. Now Detective Candice Blake is obsessed with solving the Napa Valley murders, but it makes her question everything she believes.
"Fresh and funny..." —Publishers Weekly
Ingredients for A Glass of Crazy: Take one famous dad who gets caught with his pants down. Add a best friend who becomes a traitor. Toss in a boyfriend who thinks he's not gay. Stir and drink.
Between public humiliation and the betrayal of a friend, Abby is losing it. And why Rafa picks this moment to give Abby a ring? This is why God invented vodka.