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T.K. Thorne’s childhood passion for storytelling deepened when she became a police officer in Birmingham, Alabama. “It was a crash course in life and what motivated and mattered to people.” When she retired as a captain, she took on Birmingham’s business improvement district as the executive director. Both careers provide fodder for her writing, which has garnered several awards, including “Book of the Year for Historical Fiction” (ForeWord Reviews) for her debut novel Noah’s Wife. Her first non-fiction book, Last Chance for Justice, was featured on the New York Post’s “Books You Should Be Reading” list. She loves traveling, especially to research her novels, and speaking about her books and life lessons. She writes at her mountaintop home, ...more

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Noah's Wife

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Breaking the Code of Silence

In the beginning of my novel, House of Rose, my police officer heroine shoots a man in the back. I deliberately placed Rose in that situation, because it put her in trauma, and that is how character is built. I wanted readers to experience that from her perspective, to be uncomfortable. Having to pull the trigger is not a comfortable place. I am a former police officer, and, like my fellows, I alw

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Advance caveat-I wrote this book, so read other reviews for a more unbiased opinion, but I do want to say that I tried to bring my skills as a novelist into play. It is quite a challenging endeavor to write a true story that has the kind of arc and n ...more
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Oz. I loved all the books. The world was so real to me, when I finished the last one and realized I was never going to be able to fly over the Deadly Desert to Oz, I cried like a baby. Not saying how old I was either!
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