Monthly Archives: March 2011

You Can Join the Growing List of Authors on Amazon Kindle

Amazon Kindle has broken records and expectations last year with whooping sales in the millions.  Jeff Bezos, Amazon.com founder and CEO, stated that millions of avid readers own an Amazon Kindle.  Currently, there are more than 410,000 book titles listed … Continue reading

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How Can We Prevent Wrongful Convictions?

Crime and justice is the standard that establishes our civilized society.  Justice should be swift and efficient.  In other words, the punishment should fit the crime.  There are so many heated discussions about crime, punishment, and the death penalty.  It’s … Continue reading

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Outlining Characters and Summary For a New Novel Project

As a writer, author, and criminologist, I find that I wear a variety of hats throughout my working day.  Writing, editing, promotion, researcher, and expert are just to name a few.  One of my favorite hats is when I’m beginning … Continue reading

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From the Archives of Serial Killers… Innocent Victims

From the personal diary of convicted killer Frederick Baker on August 26, 1867, “Killed a young girl.  It was fine and hot.” As I’ve been reading through true crime books and looking up serial cases for research, both for my … Continue reading

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Screenwriting Top Ten Check List

Screenwriting is one of the most fun writing formats you can venture into with your creative voice.  It’s difficult not be enthusiastic when it comes to movies and screenwriting extends that passion.  To put action and dialogue to the ultimate … Continue reading

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Fine Line between Thriller and Horror Genres

I have been told my books are scary and that there is a horror quality to them because of the serial killers.  I never really thought about how thriller and horror genres sometimes blend their boundaries.  Traditionally, when I think … Continue reading

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