Monthly Archives: October 2012

A Spooky Tale Indeed…

The blustery wind hammered the sides of the house and across the windows, but the rain refused to fall before darkness descended.  High-pitched tunes of the winter season squeezed through the age cracks in between the old weather-stripping and electrical … Continue reading

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What’s This I Hear About Type A Personalities?

I don’t think anyone has not heard someone described as a Type A Personality in movies, a family member, or someone you work with on a regular basis.  Okay, I’m not immune to this personality type label.  I admit it, … Continue reading

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Author Updates & Upcoming Rockin’ Halloween Interview

I wanted to convey a heartfelt thank you to everyone for the amazing support for my EMILY STONE SERIES.  Rest assured, Emily’s next huge adventure in DEAD BURN is about wrapped up and ready to experience.  That is, if you … Continue reading

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Violent Death of Infant Results in Only a Ninety-Day Sentence

How much prison time should be considered appropriate for the murder of an infant?  Yes, there must be consideration for intent, maliciousness, premeditation of this act . . . but what is the ballpark?  Five years?  Ten years?  Twenty?  Maybe … Continue reading

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Can Our Furry Companions Enhance Genre Fiction?

It’s no secret that I love animals and I share my household with two Labrador retrievers and two cats.  My top dog “Sarge” (photo above) is enjoying a nice swim at the beach.  Life just wouldn’t be the same without … Continue reading

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Violent Crimes Up for the First Time in Nearly Two Decades

It is sometimes difficult to believe, based on the horrible stories that get covered non-stop on the 24-hour news cycle, but violent crime actually has been decreasing for about two decades.  The incidences of assaults and rapes and robberies have … Continue reading

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Why Do We Cringe at Terrible Sounds?

Fingernails slowly dragged down a chalkboard, a shrieking woman, or that high-pitch sound of a drill makes us cringe on the spot and cower in disgust.  Even pressing your hands against your ears does not seem to help.  Okay, I … Continue reading

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