Author Archives: jchasenovelist

About jchasenovelist

Published thriller author, criminologist, and blogger.

Discovering the Background of a Child Killer

Whenever we see a news story about an act of violence against a child, one of our first thoughts is to wonder what could be going on inside the mind of a person who would harm one of the most … Continue reading

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Gearing up for the BOUCHERCON 2014 #Mystery #Thriller Conference in Long Beach, California

BOUCHERCON is the Annual World Mystery Convention, where every year readers, writers, publishers, editors, agents, booksellers and other lovers of crime fiction gather for a long weekend of education, entertainment, and fun. What a fantastic event! This is the first … Continue reading

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DEAD GAME is on the Menu

A BOOK AND A DISH featured Dead Game with a review and one of my favorite recipes.  Thank you Martha A. Cheves! It’s a wonderful site with authors, their books, and a recipe to boot.  If you’re looking for a … Continue reading

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Do You Escape Real Violence with Fictional Violence?

When you turn on the nightly news, there is no shortage of stories that qualify as disturbing. From world events to the way people are treating one another in our own neighborhoods, the reality that surrounds us can be difficult … Continue reading

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San Antonio Police Rethink How to Handle Mental Illness

As a student of the criminal mind, I know there are some individuals who need to be placed in prison for the safety of society. They are sociopaths who know that committing rape or murder is wrong, but simply do … Continue reading

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Sometimes a Picture is Worth More Than a Thousand Words #EmilyStone #Thriller

*** A single picture can tell an entire story.  It can inspire, frighten, enlighten, and even provoke.  Here are actual screen grabs from the upcoming Emily Stone Thriller Series “live action” trailer.  It would not have been possible without and … Continue reading

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A Book and A Dish Compulsion Style!

I wanted to thank Martha A. Cheves from the book review site A Book and A Dish for the wonderful 5-Star review of COMPULSION, the first in the Emily Stone Thriller Series.  It’s a great blog with new book reviews and … Continue reading

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