Josephine “Joe” Flannigan

Created by Sara Gran Recovering heroin junkie JOSEPHINE "JOE" FLANNIGAN (clean for two years!) is offered a thousand bucks in cash to find a wealthy suburban couple's runaway daughter -- which sure beats shoplifting jewelery from department stores for a living -- in Sara Gran's acclaimed 2006 standalone novel Dope. But as she prowls the … Continue reading Josephine “Joe” Flannigan

Writers Say the Darnedest Things

"They're fancy talkers about themselves, writers. If I had to give young writers advice, I would say don't listen to writers talk about writing or themselves." -- Lillian Hellman "All writers are vain, selfish and lazy, and at the very bottom of their motives lies a mystery. Writing a book is a long, exhausting struggle, … Continue reading Writers Say the Darnedest Things

Claire DeWitt

Created by Sara Gran Uh-oh. We're not in Chandlertown anymore. But we certainly passed through there on our way here. Anyone expecting author Sara Gunn to simply milk the noir vein she tapped so well in her classic Dope has another think coming. Twentyish private eye CLAIRE DeWITT is, well, different. Imagine the squeaky clean … Continue reading Claire DeWitt