Mary Dixie is the daughter of Designing Women star Dixie Carter and step-daughter of Hal Holbrook. Her writing has appeared in Time, The Economist, San Francisco Chronicle, The Chicago Tribune, The Philadelphia Inquirer, and more. She worked at The Observer for five years as the publishing director, and has worked as a professional actor.
Her first novel, The Photographer, has been called “an explosive debut” (Library Journal) and “A breathless psychological thriller about epic mind games” (from People Magazine’s 20 Best Books to Read This Summer). It is destined to be the book everyone will be reading this summer.
Listen in as we dig into the real-life event that inspired the story, why it’s so important to write every day, and what it’s like driving an RV from coast-to-coast. And, as a bonus, you’ll hear a story about reading palms in Columbus, OH.
The Photographer is available wherever books are sold, but please consider purchasing from an independent bookstore if possible as small businesses need the love right now! If you must buy online, here’s a link to The Photographer on bookshop.org, where a portion of each sale goes to help support small, independent bookstores.
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