Saturday, May 14, 2016

T.R. Ragan

T.R. Ragan (Theresa Ragan) is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author. Her exciting Lizzy Gardner series (Abducted, Dead Weight, A Dark Mind, Obsessed, Almost Dead, and Evil Never Dies) has received tremendous praise. In August 2015 Evil Never Dies hit #7 on the Wall Street Journal bestselling list. Since publishing in 2011, she has sold two million books and has been mentioned in the Wall Street Journal, the L.A. Times, PC Magazine, Huffington Post, and Publishers Weekly.

Ragan grew up in a family of five girls in Lafayette, California. An avid traveler, her wanderings have carried her to Germany, Ireland, the Netherlands, China, Thailand, and Nepal, where she narrowly survived being chased by a killer elephant. Before devoting herself to writing fiction, she worked as a legal secretary for a large corporation. Ragan and her husband Joe have four children and live in Sacramento, California.

Her new novel, Furious, is the first book in her Faith McMann series, to be followed by Outrage and Wrath.

Recently I asked Ragan about what she was reading. Her reply:
The Cuckoo’s Calling, by Robert Galbraith.

Although I have yet to read the Harry Potter books by J.K. Rowling, I recently read The Cuckoo’s Calling published under Rowling’s pseudonym Robert Galbraith. Detective Cormoran Strike and his smart new assistant set out to investigate an apparent suicide. I was quickly drawn into the story. This isn’t just another murder investigation. There were just enough details and twists and turns to keep me guessing. And the ending caught me by surprise. The characters are as interesting as they are colorful, and the writing is fresh. I found myself eager to meet my word count for the day so I could get back to reading!
Visit T.R. Ragan's website.

The Page 69 Test: Furious.

--Marshal Zeringue