Springfield, IL: A state book fair is a bang-up place to greet your audience–if the genre you wirte in is anything other than mine.
When kidnapping threw our small town into a tailspin, I felt an odd guilt because I knew my own life was suspect.
Dale knows the route by heart–Illinois 33, angling across farmland to Mattoon, where I-57 stretches north to Chicago. “I can drive it with my eyes closed,” he tells his wife, Cassie. “Don’t do that,” she says. “I want you back in one piece.” They’re outside in the garden where the morning air is still and […]