For the Friends’ Annual Meeting on October 11, an enthusiastic crowd of mystery fans heard Boston author Joe Finder speak about his writing career, which has taken him from his office in Back Bay to Hollywood. Friends’ Board member Theresa Lynn introduced Finder, who credits his hometown librarian with finding stories for him to read a a young boy, books that intrigued him and eventually led him to becoming an author. He writes thrillers that usually incorporate some business themes to set off the story and character development. One reviewer called Finder “The CEO of Suspense.”
Finder talked about seeing his works made into movies, usually with lots of changes to make them more marketable to theatergoers. He also spoke about how his best seller, Paranoia, became a Hollywood movie project starring Harrison Ford and gave the crowd behind-the-scenes insights into what really happens when a book transfers to the big screen
After his talk, Finder signed books and answered questions about his work.