Wanda Morris discusses the first pages of her latest novel, Anywhere You Run, how she represented the racist language of the time period, why she felt it necessary to do so, and the bridge she creates as she moves from a powerful third-person prologue with a different point of view to the first-person voice of Violet in her opening chapter.
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Wanda Morris’s Anywhere You Run was called one of the Best Crime Novels of the Year by the New York Times, NPR, Washingting Post, CrimeReads, and many more. She is also the author of All Her Little Secrets, which has been praised by Karin Slaughter as "brilliantly nuanced" and was reviewed by The Boston Globe, LA Times, New York Times, Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Seattle Times, and South Florida Sun Sentinel among others. It was named as one of the "Best Books of 2021" by Hudson Booksellers and selected as the #1 Top Pick for Library Reads by librarians across the country. It was also serialized in Entertainment Weekly and selected as a Marie Claire book club pick and has been optioned for a Showtime limited series. Wanda is a member of Sisters in Crime, Mystery Writers of America, and Crime Writers of Color. A corporate attorney and former President of the Georgia Chapter of the Association of Corporate Counsel, Wanda established a signature female empowerment program known as the Women's Initiative. She is married, the mother of three and lives in Atlanta, Georgia.