Dallas-based author Julia Heaberlin’s writing room is her kitchen, and until recently it featured a giant Texas map posted on the wall. The map traced crime scenes in her latest thriller, Paper Ghosts—the story of a serial killer who claims to have dementia and a young woman who wants answers. Those answers slowly unfurl on a road trip that takes the pair to Marfa, Austin, Waco, and behind the Pine Curtain. Haberlin’s attention to detail is super-sharp, and that’s perhaps because before she was a novelist she was an award-winning editor at The Detroit News, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, and The Dallas Morning News. In our interviews, Heaberlin talks dementia, photography, public libraries, and the craft behind making us ask whodunit. Meanwhile, the University of…View Original Post
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