Local All Things Considered Host Laura Lorson to moderate a panel of Kansas mystery writers, including Alex Grecian of “The Yard” series, Susan Kraus and Julie Tollefson. The event, part of the Free State Festival at the Lawrence Arts Center, begins tonight at 7:30. Click HERE for more information.
Alex Grecian is the national bestselling author of The Yard, The Black Country, The Devil’s Workshop and The Harvest Man. He also created the long-running and critically acclaimed graphic novel series Proof, which NPR named one of the best books of 2009, and the recently released Rasputin. The Yard was nominated for the Barry Award and the Strand Magazine Critics’ Award, and was named one of 2012’s best ten crime novels by Kirkus Reviews. Grecian lives in Topeka, Kan., with his wife and son.
Susan Kraus is a professional therapist/mediator and an award-winning travel writer who has also released a series of mystery novels Fall from Grace and All God’s Children set in a fictional Kansas town resembling Lawrence and featuring an unconventional therapist/mediator who is thrust into murder investigations.
Julie Tollefson is a writer and editor who grew up in the sand hills of southwest Kansas and now lives in the northeast corner of the state. She is member of the writing organization Sisters in Crime, and her short fiction has appeared in Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine and Fish Nets: The Second Guppy Anthology.
Moderator: Laura Lorson is the local host of All Things Considered and director/editor/commentator for Kansas Public Radio. She is also a recent two-round champion on the trivia television show Jeopardy! and, in her childhood, a devoted viewer of Quincy, M.E.