Mary Kubica

Every Last Lie Excerpt

CLARA They say that death comes in threes. First it was the man who lives across the street from my father and mother. Mr. Baumgartner, dead from prostate cancer at the age of seventy-four. And then it was a former high school classmate of mine, only twenty-eight years old, a wife and mother, dead from… Read More »

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Moody Mysteries for the End of Summer

  Maybe it’s the temperature, pushing people outdoors; maybe it’s the constant song of the cicadas, obscuring the sound of rational thought; maybe the haze, blurring the borders of the real and imagined. Or maybe it’s desperation that occurs during the last days of summer: a yearning for days to remain stretched, while being driven somewhat… Read More »

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Pretty Baby Excerpt

HEIDI The first time I see her, she is standing at the Fullerton Station, on the train platform, clutching an infant in her arms. She braces herself and the baby as the purple line express soars past and out to Linden. It’s the 8th of April, forty-eight degrees and raining. The rain lurches down from… Read More »

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Quit Your Day Job: The Surprising Positions Your Favorite Authors Once Held

Though they may seem to be born naturals, not every writer starts out that way. Take a look at the early jobs of some of your favorite authors; some jobs may have woven their way into later works of fiction, and some—well, some jobs are just downright drudgery.   Emma Donoghue The author of Room… Read More »

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