Sara Paretsky, the Lawrence native who created the fictional Chicago detective V.I. Warshawski, is featured today in a USA Today article.
Paretsky, a Kansas University alumna who now lives in Chicago, was interviewed on the eve of the opening of "V.I. Warshawski," the Kathleen Turner film based on her character.
"You get a rush when the opening credits roll and you see that, if it hadn't been for work that I did, this thing wouldn't be there," Paretsky is quoted as saying in the article.
She is the daughter of David and Mary Paretsky of rural Lawrence.
"V.I. Warshawski" opens Friday at area theaters.