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Photos from the Big Thrill

by Alison Murphy

We had a great time at the Big Thrill this past Wednesday, and we hope you did too! All of the authors had amazing things to say, giving us candid answers about their work (“I didn’t know who the bad guy was until about 80% of the book was written,” said Tess Gerritsen of one of her books), the writing process (Charlaine Harris claimed that having her work on television hasn’t affected her work, saying: “No matter how many times I get my picture taken on the red carpet with Alexander Skarsgård, I still have to sit my butt down and write the book!”), and what they would’ve done if they hadn’t been writers (Karin Slaughter would have been a watchmaker because, as she said, “I like putting tiny pieces together.”).  Our favorite moment of the night? When asked why supporting libraries was so important, Lee Child spoke from the heart, saying: “not only did libraries save my life, they probably created it.”

Couldn’t make it? Don’t worry: we live-tweeted the event, so head on over to our twitter feed, @BPLFoundation, to catch up on all the fun. And don’t forget to check out pictures from the event at our Facebook page, courtesy of our wonderful photographer, Dana Curran!