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This week we have a special treat - a double feature! I'm excited to welcome back HILARY DAVIDSON, whose book THE DAMAGE DONE won the 2011 Anthony Award!

 

 

Hilary visited with us once before:http://bookclubs.barnesandnoble.com/t5/Mystery/HILARY-DAVIDSON-blogs-about-Agatha-Christie-s-DESTINA...

 

She's back this week to celebrate the release of her new book, THE NEXT ONE TO FALL.

 

The Next One to Fall  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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ABOUT HILARY

 

 

Hilary’s claim that she will do anything for a story is something that she’s had a few opportunities to regret. It sounds great until she finds herself diving for shipwrecks in the icy waters of the St. Lawrence River or losing her shirt — literally — in the name of “cardio” striptease. On the other hand, it has also let her explore the cemeteries of New Orleans, Pompeii’s brothels, and Bangkok’s seedy night markets.

 

She got her start in journalism in 1995, when she moved to New York for five months to intern at Harper’s Magazine. When Hilary returned to Toronto, she joined the staff of Canadian Living magazine as a copy editor. While there, she began to freelance for newspapers such as The Globe and Mail and The National Post. Her first freelance article, “Death Takes a Holiday,” about a New Orleans cemetery, was published on February 14, 1998, in the Globe. She finally got the nerve to quit her day job to write full-time in June 1998.

 

Fortunately, Hilary’s first steady magazine gig guaranteed that she wouldn’t starve: as a restaurant reviewer for Toronto Life, she never went hungry. She started writing about a variety of subjects, including health and wellness, business and entrepreneurship, and science and psychology. Still, her first love was travel. 

 

Ironically, she has spent much of her time writing books and articles about her hometown, Toronto, and her adopted city, New York, where she’s lived since October 2001. She’s written 11 editions of Frommer’s Toronto and the first edition of Frommer’s New York City Day by Day, in addition to co-authoring five editions of Frommer’s Canada. (She also ghostwrote one book for a famous author who probably wouldn’t appreciate her revealing the title.) Hilary does venture further afield a few times each year, and her husband, Dan, somehow always manages to come along on those trips. Most recently, she has visited Peru, Chile, Easter Island, Hungary, the Czech Republic, Spain and Turkey.

 

In March 2008, she launched the Gluten-Free Guidebook, a website for people with celiac disease and gluten intolerance. (Hilary was diagnosed with celiac disease in 2004). The site — which has been covered by National Geographic Traveler, Reader’s Digest Best Health, and the Manhattan User’s Guide — helps others eat gluten-free all over the world.

 

Even though she’s always wanted to write fiction, Hilary didn’t start working on it seriously until 2006, after she returned from a trip to Prague. Her first short story was published by Thuglit in June 2007 (issue #17). It was called “Anniversary,” and it went on to be included in the anthology A Prisoner of Memory and 24 of the Year’s Finest Crime and Mystery Stories, edited by Martin H. Greenberg and Ed Gorman. The story was also mentioned as a “Distinguished Story of 2007” in the Best American Mysteries 2008 anthology by Otto Penzler and George Pelecanos.

 

Since then, Hilary has published stories in Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine, Beat to a Pulp, Crimespree, Crime Factory, Spinetingler, and Needle: A Magazine of Noir. In September 2009, she won first prize in the Watery Grave Invitational, a short-story contest for crime writers. She also won the 2010 Spinetingler Award for Best Short Story for “Insatiable,” which is in Beat to a Pulp: Round One. Her story “Son of So Many Tears” appears in Thuglit Presents: Blood Guts, & Whiskey (Kensington, 2010).

 

Hilary’s debut novel, The Damage Done, won the 2011 Anthony Award for Best First Novel, and the Crimespree Award for Best First Novel. (The book was also a finalist for the Macavity Award for Best First Mystery, and the Arthur Ellis Award for Best First Crime Novel.) The novel’s main character, Lily Moore, is, like Hilary, a travel writer. While their personal lives have nothing in common, they do share a few things, such as a love of vintage clothing, classic Hollywood movies, and Art Deco design. The sequel to The Damage Done is called The Next One to Fall, which will be published by Forge on February 14, 2012.

 

Interviews with Hilary:

 

Bouchercon 2011: “Julia Spencer-Fleming Interviews Best First Novel Nominee Hilary Davidson,” June 28, 2011

 

Mulholland Books: “A Conversation With Hilary Davidson and Brad Parks,”February 11, 2011

 

Women of Mystery: “Interview With Hilary Davidson & Book Giveaway” by Kathleen Ryan, January 3, 2011

 

Sea Minor: “Dancing With Myself: Hilary Davidson Interviews Hilary Davidson,” November 21, 2010

 

Day Labor (CrimeFactory blog): “Video Interview — Hilary Davidson” by Keith Rawson, November 9, 2010

 

Gadling: “Q&A With Travel and Fiction Writer Hilary Davidson” by Alex Robertson Textor, October 28, 2010

 

Pulp Serenade: “Interview With Hilary Davidson” by Cullen Gallagher, October 1, 2010

 

The ASJA Monthly: “Writers on Writing: Crime Writer Hilary Davidson” by Barbara DeMarco-Barrett (PDF), October 2010 issue

 

Chin Wag at The Slaughterhouse: “Interview With Hilary Davidson” by Richard Godwin, July 18, 2010

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Hilary's Short Fiction:

 

 

 

COMING SOON

“A Special Kind of Hell,” Beat to a Pulp: Round Two anthology

“The Barnacle,” Criminal Element


IN PRINT & ONLINE

“Ladykiller,” Crime Factory: The First Shift, edited by Keith Rawson, Cameron Ashley, and Jimmy Callaway, New Pulp Press, September 2011

“Necessary Evil,” D*CKED: Dark Fiction Inspired by Dick Cheney, edited by Greg Bardsley, Kieran Shea, and Jedidiah Ayres, August 2011

“Hedge Hog,” Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine, September/October 2011 

“This Little Piggy,” Pulp Ink, edited by Nigel Bird & Chris Rhatigan, August 2011

“The Other Man,” Beat to a Pulp, July 31, 2011
Reprinted by Mulholland Books, August 2011 

“Sorry Bastard,” A Twist of Noir, July 22, 2011

“The Black Widow Club,” Needle: A Magazine of Noir, issue #1, April 2010
Reviewed by Bookgasm

“Fetish,” Beat to a Pulp, April 2010

“Cheap Bastard,” Spinetingler Magazine, March 2010 
Named a Notable Story of 2010 by storySouth

“Good Bones,” Crime Factory, January 2010

“Undying Love,” The Feral Pages, issue #2, December 2009

“Beast,” A Twist of Noir, December 2009 
Won the Watery Grave Invitational in September 2009

“Insatiable,” Beat to a Pulp, September 2009 
Winner of the 2010 Spinetingler Award for Best Short Story
Anthologized in Beat to a Pulp: Round One (2010)

“Silent Partners,” The Rose & Thorn, Spring 2009

“Stepmonster,” Thuglit, issue #30, March/April 2009

“Family Man,” CrimeSpree Magazine, issue #29 (March/April 2009) 
Reprinted by A Twist of Noir in August 2010

“Son of So Many Tears,” Thuglit, issue #24 (February/March 2008) 
Anthologized in Thuglit Presents: Blood, Guts, & Whiskey, edited by Todd Robinson (Kensington, 2010)
Named a Notable Story of 2008 by storySouth

“Anniversary,” Thuglit, issue #17 (March 2007) 
Anthologized in A Prisoner of Memory and 24 of the Year’s Finest Crime and Mystery Stories, edited by Ed Gorman and Martin H. Greenberg (Pegasus, 2008) 
Named a Distinguished Mystery Story of 2007 in The Best American Mystery Stories 2008 by George Pelecanos and Otto Penzler
Podcast of “Anniversary” at Well Told Tales, read by J.B. Goodspeed, May 2009 (free iTunes download)


Contact Hilary at hilary@hilarydavidson.com, connect with her at GoodReads, or follow her on Twitter @hilarydavidson.



Text and photographs (except book covers) copyright 2007-2012 Hilary Davidson. All rights reserved Credits: (left) Beat to a Pulp: Round One cover by James O’Barr; (middle) Needle: A Magazine of Noir #1 cover by John Hornor Jacobs


 

 

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HILARY'S TRAVEL WRITING

 

 

There are two types of freelance journalists: specialists and generalists. Hilary falls into the latter camp. It’s hard to get bored when you’re writing about the military-industrial complex of the 19th century, the world’s best walking cities, autoimmune disorders, and learning vacations (especially when you’re working on all four at one time).

 

If she does have a specialty, it’s travel writing. Hilary has written about haggling in the “night markets” of Bangkok, erotic art in Pompeii, and the stone statues of Easter Island. She has a bank of images she’s taken in Peru, Turkey, and other countries. Also, she authored 17 guidebooks for Frommer’s Travel Guides.

 

MORE ABOUT PHOTOGRAPHY

 

MORE ABOUT GUIDEBOOKS

 

Another area of interest is celiac disease. Hilary’s Gluten-Free Guidebook site, launched in March 2008, features her reviews of restaurants, shops, hotels, and products targeted at travelers with celiac disease/gluten intolerance. 

 

Below are a few of Hilary’s articles, with off-site links to the magazines that published them or PDF files (PDFs coming soon).

 

ESSAYS

 

“At the Intersection of Rivington and Memory” (Spinetingler)

 

TRAVEL

 

On Location: Toronto — Canada’s Largest City Is Home to State-of-the-Art Museums, Fine Dining, Art G...” (Endless Vacation)

 

“Death Takes a Holiday: In History-Drenched New Orleans, It Is Not Always the Living Who Have the Most Interesting Tales to Tell” (Globe & Mail; PDF)

 

“How Low Can You Go? Haggling Is a Hallowed Tradition in Many Countries; Learn Its Secrets to Bid With the Best” (Canadian Airlines Inflight; PDF)

 

“Pompeii Pleasure-Seekers Still Caught in the Act” (Globe & Mail; PDF)

 

St. John’s. Then and Now: Hilary Davidson Takes Us on a Tour of a Brand-New St. John’s, Newfoundland...” (American Express Executive Traveler) 

 

Toronto Transformed: Toronto Has Got the Style and Showiness of a Great Metropolis. But It Is Still ...”  (American Express Executive Traveler)

 

Destination: Toronto Chic — A Shopping Tour of Three Neighborhoods in Canada's Capital of Cool” (Endless Vacation)

 

PROFILES

 

There Are No Small Potatoes: To New Yorker Scribe Malcolm Gladwell, Little Things Make a Huge Differ...” (University of Toronto Magazine)

 

“Rewriting Fate: Amy Tan Reveals How to Change the Past in a New Collection of Essays” (Pages Magazine; PDF)

 

Where He Has Gone: Globetrotting Anthropologist Wade Davis Takes a Walk on the Wild Side” (Quill & Quire)

 

Close-Up: He’s Snapped Victoria’s Secret Models and Hollywood Celebs. So Why Has New York Photograph...” (University of Toronto Magazine)

 

Contact Hilary at hilary@hilarydavidson.com, connect with her at GoodReads, or follow her on Twitter @hilarydavidson.

 

 

Text and photographs copyright 2007-2012 Hilary Davidson. All rights reserved.

 

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Hilary's website is here: http://www.hilarydavidson.com/Home.html

 

She's on Google+: https://plus.google.com/117627767672795731469/posts

 

On Twitter: https://twitter.com/#!/hilarydavidson

 

On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/hilary.davidson

 

Her blog is here: http://blog.hilarydavidson.com/

 

03/29/2012 to 04/01/2012, Sacramento, CA

Left Coast Crime

 

04/02/2012, San Francisco, CA, 6pm

Hilary will sign and discuss THE NEXT ONE TO FALL at Book Passage San Francisco (1 Ferry Building, San Francisco, CA; 415-835-1020)

 

04/03/2012, Berkeley, CA, time TBD

Hilary will discuss THE NEXT ONE TO FALL at a Mystery Readers Lit Salon(location and details via Mystery Readers Journal)

 

04/14/2012 and 04/15/2012, Easton, CT

Hilary will be one of the featured guests at Murder 203: Connecticut's Mystery Festival  

 

04/27/2012 to 04/29/2012, Bethesda, MD

Malice Domestic

 

06/01/2012 to 06/03/2012, Toronto

Bloody Words

 

07/11/2012 to 07/14/2012, New York City

Thrillerfest

 

10/04/2012 to 10/07/2012, Cleveland, OH

Bouchercon



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The Damage Done  

 

The Damage Done

 

Overview

 

Winner of the Anthony Award for Best First Novel

Lily Moore fled to Spain to get away from her troubled, drug-addicted younger sister, Claudia. When Claudia is found dead in a bathtub on the anniversary of their mother’s suicide, Lily must return to New York to deal with the aftermath.

 

The situation shifts from tragic to baffling when the body at the morgue turns out to be that of a stranger who had been using Claudia’s identity. The real Claudia had vanished months earlier, reappearing briefly on the day the impostor died. As Claudia transforms from victim to suspect in the eyes of the police, Lily becomes determined to find her before they do.

Is Claudia actually missing or is she playing an elaborate con game? And who’s responsible for the body in the tub? Determined to learn the truth at any cost, Lily is unprepared for the terrible toll it will take on her and those she loves.

 

 

 

 

 

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The Next One to Fall  

The Next One to Fall 

 

Overview

 

Hilary Davidson’s The Next One to Fall takes place three months after the events of her debut novel, the Anthony Award–winning The Damage Done.

 

Travel writer Lily Moore has been persuaded by her closest friend, photographer Jesse Robb, to visit Peru with him. Jesse is convinced that the trip will lure Lily out of her dark mood, but Lily is haunted by betrayal and loss. At Machu Picchu, the famous Lost City of the Incas, they discover a woman clinging to life at the bottom of an ancient stone staircase. Just before the woman dies, she tells Lily the name of the man who pushed her.

 

When the local police investigate, the forensic evidence they find doesn’t match what Lily knows. Unable to accept the official ruling of accidental death, Lily hunts down the wealthy man who was the dead woman’s traveling companion and discovers a pattern of dead and missing women in his wake.

 

Obsessed with getting justice for these women, Lily sets in motion a violent chain of events that will have devastating consequences.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Please Welcome HILARY DAVIDSON!

 

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Hi everyone!

 

Now that is what I call a very warm welcome! Thanks so much for having me here, Becke, and for your incredibly kind introduction. Looking forward to spending a lot of time hanging out here over the next week!

 

Hilary

 

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Welcome Hilary:

 

Can't wait to read THE NEXT ONE TO FALL! I finished THE DAMAGE DONE today and enjoyed it very much! I started reading it yesterday and it was very hard to put it down last night but I woke up about 4:00 am and had to read the rest. I had to find out what happened to Claudia! The ending was quite surprising and I liked all the twists and turns! I would say that you are quite a talented writer! Glad to know that Lil will be back in THE NEXT ONE TO FALL!

 

In regards to travel, I am looking forward to a two-week trip to Croatia in September. We have a driver and personal tour guides and will travel from Zagreb to Dubrovnik. My grandmother was born in Nin which is a tiny island connected to the mainland by two bridges. My grandfather came from Zadar which is on the Adriatic Sea. They recently built a Sea Organ there which has pipes and when the waves go through the pipes it makes music. Energy from the water is also stored and at night there is a plaza where colored lights give a Salute to the Sun. The Second Season of Game of Thrones which is an HBO special will also be filmed in Dubrovnik and an nearby island. It's a customized trip based upon where we want to visit and what we want to see and do. Going to Croatia has been on my bucket list for a long time!

 

Hope you enjoy your visit with us and keep on writing!

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hdNYC wrote:

Hi everyone!

 

Now that is what I call a very warm welcome! Thanks so much for having me here, Becke, and for your incredibly kind introduction. Looking forward to spending a lot of time hanging out here over the next week!

 

Hilary

 

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Hi Hilary - Normally I would have shot you a note to let you know your introduction was up, but I had to run out to a Superbowl party. I'm just posting the links on Facebook now!

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I'm not sure if I congratulated you on your Anthony win. If not, CONGRATULATIONS!

 

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Hilary - You are a successful travel writer, and you write short stories, too, as well as full length mystery/thrillers. How do these differ, from a writing standpoint? Which format do you feel most comfortable with?

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Hi Eadie!

 

I know I should feel bad about making you lose sleep, but there is no greater compliment than hearing that someone couldn't put the book down — or that they had to start reading it again at 4am! You've made my day. I'm so glad you read THE DAMAGE DONE, and I'm honored by your praise of the book. I'm happy you're interested in Lily's next adventure, too. Her world, in many ways, really crashes down in the first book, and I wanted to explore where she would go from there in THE NEXT ONE TO FALL. Even though it's a separate story set in Peru with a (mostly) different cast of characters, it takes place three months after the first book, and she's still very much dealing with fallout.

 

On the travel front, I'm jealous of your trip to Croatia! It sounds absolutely wonderful. I haven't visited Croatia but I've read about it and seen enough photos to know it's beautiful. Also, hearing that the second season of Game of Thrones is filmed there makes me curious (I love that show).

 

Thanks again for your kind words, Eadie!

 

Hilary

 

Hilary Davidson

www.hilarydavidson.com

 

 

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That's such a great question, Becke. For starters, I'd have to say that writing nonfiction and fiction are completely different experiences for me. This might me because of working on different guidebooks and magazines over the years, but when I write a travel article, I'm thinking about the audience reading the piece — what do they want to know about, what kind of thing will intrigue them, and so on. That might be because I've written for magazines that cater to really specific niches, like honeymoon magazines. I might want to write about some strange, haunting place that I've found, but it can be hard to shoehorn that into a travel story that supposed to be romantic!

 

Ironically, writing fiction has given me more freedom to write about places I've been. THE NEXT ONE TO FALL is set in Peru, which may be the most amazing place I've had the good fortune to visit. The book is a mystery — it starts with a woman's death at Machu Picchu — but I also got to explore Inca history and Peruvian culture and art and politics and all kinds of other things along the way. Oline Cogdill at Mystery Scene just wrote about the book on the magazine's blog, and she gave me the most amazing compliment. Here's part of what she said:

 

"I have never been to Peru nor have I tasted coca tea. But I had just read Anthony Award winner Hilary Davidson's The Next One to Fall, which is so wonderfully steeped in the scenery of Peru that I could picture the country as if I had been there. Davidson shows the reader Peru's geography, its politics, its violence and its people in ways that most travel articles do not.” 

 

When I was writing THE NEXT ONE TO FALL, I felt like I had the chance to explore why I find Peru so intriguing and to be really honest about the country's beauty but also about its problems. When you write a travel article, you're usually expected to be completely positive about everything. With fiction, there's room for shades of gray.

 

Writing short stories isn't really that different from writing novels for me — stories feel easier because they're shorter, but the writing process is very similar! In both cases, I'm obsessed with getting inside my characters' heads and understanding why they do the things they do. I love using different settings in short stories, too, because I get to see places I've visited through a fresh set of eyes. I don't outline, so with stories and novels I start with a scenario and see where to character takes it!

 

Hilary

 

Hilary Davidson

www.hilarydavidson.com

 

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That's such a great question, Becke. For starters, I'd have to say that writing nonfiction and fiction are completely different experiences for me. This might me because of working on different guidebooks and magazines over the years, but when I write a travel article, I'm thinking about the audience reading the piece — what do they want to know about, what kind of thing will intrigue them, and so on. That might be because I've written for magazines that cater to really specific niches, like honeymoon magazines. I might want to write about some strange, haunting place that I've found, but it can be hard to shoehorn that into a travel story that supposed to be romantic!

 

Ironically, writing fiction has given me more freedom to write about places I've been. THE NEXT ONE TO FALL is set in Peru, which may be the most amazing place I've had the good fortune to visit. The book is a mystery — it starts with a woman's death at Machu Picchu — but I also got to explore Inca history and Peruvian culture and art and politics and all kinds of other things along the way. Oline Cogdill at Mystery Scene just wrote about the book on the magazine's blog, and she gave me the most amazing compliment. Here's part of what she said:

 

"I have never been to Peru nor have I tasted coca tea. But I had just read Anthony Award winner Hilary Davidson's The Next One to Fall, which is so wonderfully steeped in the scenery of Peru that I could picture the country as if I had been there. Davidson shows the reader Peru's geography, its politics, its violence and its people in ways that most travel articles do not.” 

 

When I was writing THE NEXT ONE TO FALL, I felt like I had the chance to explore why I find Peru so intriguing and to be really honest about the country's beauty but also about its problems. When you write a travel article, you're usually expected to be completely positive about everything. With fiction, there's room for shades of gray.

 

Writing short stories isn't really that different from writing novels for me — stories feel easier because they're shorter, but the writing process is very similar! In both cases, I'm obsessed with getting inside my characters' heads and understanding why they do the things they do. I love using different settings in short stories, too, because I get to see places I've visited through a fresh set of eyes. I don't outline, so with stories and novels I start with a scenario and see where to character takes it!

 

Hilary

 

Hilary Davidson

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That's the kind of review most authors only dream about - congratulations!

 

My brother-in-law spent some time in Peru a few years ago. I'll recommend your books to him!

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Hilary - What are you working on now? How many books do you foresee writing in this series - did you plan it with a certain number of books in mind, or did you leave it open-ended?

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Hi, Hilary. I want to read some of your books and will definitely buy them.

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I just finished writing the third book with Lily last month! When I was writing THE DAMAGE DONE, I had ideas for three books with Lily... but I didn't know if anyone would want to read one, let alone three! I feel very lucky that my publisher, Forge, went for the idea. Each book has a separate, self-contained story, but the books follow Lily over he space of a few months, and she changes a lot in that time. I'm planning to write more books with Lily in the future, but my fourth novel will actually be a standalone. In a way, that's very exciting, and in another, it's a bit scary. I know Lily and her world so well, and I wonder if I'll get into another main character's head the same way. I guess I'll find out!

 

Hilary

 

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Hi Maxcat,

 

Thank you so much for that! If you want to start reading ASAP, there's a three-chapter excerpt of THE DAMAGE DONE online at a site called Darkest Before the Dawn:

THE DAMAGE DONE chapters 1 to 3

 

Macmillan has the first chapter of THE NEXT ONE TO FALL online:

THE NEXT ONE TO FALL chapter 1

 

I love online previews!

 

Hilary

 

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