Penny Mickelbury in her own words:
I live in Atlanta, Georgia—my home town—though I often feel very much like one of the many tens of thousands of new-comers who have combined to make this one of America's largest and most vibrant cities. I moved back home after several decades away. Like many young people, I left right after college to seek my fame and fortune because I thought opportunities would be greater elsewhere...and in many ways that proved to be true. I learned a lot about a lot of things, and I lived in some of the country's greatest cities: Washington, D.C., New York City, Chicago, San Francisco, and Los Angeles.
I began my writing life in D.C.—not as the novelist and playwright I am today but as a journalist. I was a newspaper, radio and television reporter in the Capital City of the nation and the world. Those incredible years laid the foundation for the work that I do today, first and foremost by requiring that I write every day, and that I do it fast and get it right, and I will be forever grateful for the lesson and the experience...and for the place that is D.C. My first two mystery series are set there: The Mimi Patterson/Gianna Maglione Mysteries and the Carole Ann Gibson Mysteries. The third series, the Phil Rodriquez Mysteries, is set in New York City. I grew up in those cities—as a person and as a writer—and they grew on me. In fact, each of the cities I've lived in has left its imprint on me, none stronger or more powerful, however, than that of my hometown.
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GCLS Presents... The Author's Salon Interview