Alison McMahan is the author of the award-winning Alice Guy Blaché, Lost Visionary of the Cinema (Bloomsbury, 2002) and The Films of Tim Burton: Animating Live Action in Hollywood (Bloomsbury, 2005). She writes screenplays, documentaries, (Homunculus Productions) and fiction.
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Nancy Bilyeau, the best-selling historical author of the series of historical thrillers The Crown, The Chalice, and The Tapestry. A veteran of the magazine business, Bilyeau is now an editor at The Big Thrill, the magazine for the International Thriller Writers Association. She invited me to write a monthly series on debut authors.
My first year at Thrillerfest (conference organized by the International Thriller Writers Association) was also the year I went through the Debut Author Program organized by ITW. Thrillerfest is an amazing conference, and it is even more amazing if you are lucky enough to go as a Debut Author.
They know her as Kali. She is there to see them off into the afterlife with kindness, with efficiency, and with two needles. She’s been a part of the right-to-die movement for years, an integral member, complicit in the deaths of twenty-seven men and women, all suffering from terminal illnesses.
And she just helped the wrong patient.