Monday, May 19, 2014

This Year's Edgar Awards


 A few pictures from this year's Edgar Awards Ceremony.  Though I didn't come home with a win this year, we had a wonder time.







Thursday, January 16, 2014

I'm thrilled to share that my second novel, UNTIL SHE COMES HOME (Dutton/Penguin), is among the six novels nominated for this year's BEST NOVEL award.  It's all the more exciting as some of my favorite authors are among the other nominees. 

I had a wonderful time when last I attended the Edgars, and I look forward to another terrific trip. 


From the 2012 Edgar Awards Ceremony - pictured here with Agent Jenny Bent and Editor Denise Roy

Thursday, January 9, 2014

Writers in Paradise Evening Reading Series

For those of you in the Tampa Bay area, The Eckerd College Writers in Paradise Conference will be hosting several public readings in the near future.  Here's a look at the line up...

All events are free and open to the public. They are held at Miller Auditorium on the Eckerd College Campus at 8:00 each evening.  A wine and cheese reception precedes each reading from 7:30-8:00.


2014 Eckerd College Writers' Conference Evening Reading Series:

Saturday, January 18
Tim O'Brien with Q&A moderated by Dennis Lehane
Sunday, January 19
Dennis Lehane and Andre Dubus III
Monday, January 20
Jon Chopan and Les Standiford
Tuesday, January 21
Laura Williams McCaffrey and Peter Meinke
Wednesday, January 22*
NO READINGS
Thursday, January 23
Lori Roy and Stewart O'Nan
Friday, January 24
Ann Hood and Sterling Watson
Saturday, January 25
Laura Lippman and Attica Locke

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Very excited to be part of WRITE YOUR HEART OUT TAMPA BAY, coming to Tampa Sunday, October 27. The day-long event will be led by Poynter Institute senior scholar (and darn fine guitalele player) Roy Peter Clark. The rest of the lineup includes Pulitzer prize-winning writers Daniel Ruth and Tom French, and award-winning Tampa Bay Times Journalists Kelley Benham and Jeff Klinkenberg. And…me.
 
The event will be held Sunday, October 27 9:30-4:30 in the  The Straz Center (Maestro’s, 2nd floor), 1010 N. W.C. MacInnes Place, Tampa, FL 33602.  Details can be found here...
 

50 WRITING TOOLS & HOW TO WRITE SHORT
Roy Peter Clark is Poynter’s senior scholar and the author of Writing Tools: 50 Strategies for Every Writer, The Glamour of Grammar and Help! For Writers. His latest, How to Write Short, was published in August.


WRITING WITH OPINION
Daniel Ruth is a Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist with the Tampa Bay Times editorial board. His journalism career spans four decades as a reporter, film critic, television critic, and columnist and editorial writer.

STARTING OFF WITH A BANG
Lori Roy was awarded the Edgar Allen Poe Award for her debut novel, Bent Road. The book has been optioned for film. Her second novel, Until She Comes Home, was recently named a New York Times Editors’ Choice.

TELLING YOUR OWN STORY
Tom French teaches writing at The Poynter Institute, Indiana University and at newsrooms and conferences around the world. He is a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and the author of three nonfiction books.


Kelley Benham is an award-winning writer and editor at the Tampa Bay Times. Her most recent project, a three-part series about her daughter Juniper, was a finalist for the 2013 Pulitzer Prize in feature writing.


FINDING GREAT CHARACTERS
Jeff Klinkenberg writes about Florida culture for the Tampa Bay Times. He is the best-selling author of four books, including Seasons of Real Florida and his latest, a collection of essays entitled Alligators in B-Flat.


 

Monday, August 26, 2013

On the air...

A few days ago, I had the pleasure of speaking with Mary Glenney on 88.5 out of Tampa.  She hosts a weekly program called FROM A WOMAN'S POINT OF VIEW.  We talked about my latest novel, UNTIL SHE COMES HOME, Detroit and why we write about the past. 

You'll find a portion of that interview here.  (Slide forward to the 45 minute mark)

Monday, June 24, 2013

From the Book Bloggers...

I thought I'd accumlate some of the reviews the book bloggers and websites have been posting about UNTIL SHE COMES HOME, as well as a few interviews and guest blogs I have contributed.  These folks obviously have a great love of books and a passion for what they do, and they're an important part what we writers are trying to accomplish. My thanks for the on-going support.

This is a work-in-progress and I'll be updating periodically. My apologies if I've missed anyone. I'll be checking and double-checking in the days ahead.

May 28th, 2013 Fresh Fiction - Guest Blog    A Stranger Comes to Town

May 31th, 2013 CayoCosta72  - Review  "As she did in Bent Road, Lori Roy creates a world so real, that readers will find themselves “living” in 1958 Detroit. A master at character development, Roy also creates an intricately woven plot line. Highly recommended."

May 31th, 2013 Jen's Book Thoughts - Five on Friday interview

June 11, 2013 Omnimystery News - A Conversation with Suspense Novelist Lori Roy

June 13, 2013 BookPage - Review  "If language can be delicate and brutal at the same time, this is what Roy achieves in a beautifully written, dark exploration....The author’s stunning word pictures convey the air and mood almost of a fairy tale or fable—strange, laden with foreboding, dark around the edges where it may initially seem clear."

June 13th, 2013 McGuffy's Reader - Review "Lori Roy is a very talented and gifted author. Her characters are well developed and genuine. She draws you into her stories of suspense with urgency, and holds you there until the very end.  Then she leaves you wanting more. She does that here, as she did in her first book, "Bent Road"."

June 14, 2013 BookReporter -  Review  "Roy brilliantly sets her stage for this novel in Michigan to demonstrate nationwide racial injustice..."


June 2013  BookBitch - Enter to win 9 signed thriller novels

June 19th, 2013 Jungle Red Writers - Guest Blog   A Favorite Keepsake

June 24, 2013 Booking Mama - Review  "I wasn't quite sure what to expect when I picked up a copy of UNTIL SHE COMES HOME by Lori Roy....I knew that Ms. Roy's debut novel BENT ROAD won an Edgar Award, so I did have some pretty high expectations. I am happy to say that UNTIL SHE COMES HOME did not disappoint. I actually ended up reading this entire novel in less than 24 hours."

June 24th, 2013 The Reading Cafe - Review  "Lori Roy does a fantastic job in this suspenseful and tense tale of a neighborhood that seemed a perfect place to live, become a cesspool of lies and secrets.  Roy slowly rips the masks of their lives, and shows us what is underneath in the face of tragedy."

June 24th, 2013 The Reading Cafe - Guest Blog   Where Do Characters Come From?